Thread: Rideplate Truing
11-14-2005, 07:47 PM #1
Anyone ever notice how uneven the rideplate is with the hull? Talk about a sloppy fit
My project for the week is truing the rideplate to the hull
11-14-2005, 08:40 PM #2
Oh well i was bored so i got started on it.
Man my rideplate was seriously misaligned with the hull. Whipped out the grinder and made the hull match the rideplate in the two areas that were really bad. Then used a dremel to grind out the sloppy silicone and then followed up with some marine epoxy. Will have alot of sanding to do tomorrow and perhaps another coat of epoxy in some areas.
11-14-2005, 08:57 PM #3
Do your hands look anything like the hull bottom? What a mess.
11-14-2005, 09:02 PM #4
haha! yea, i got a little bit on me.
I'll have that hull smooth as a babies ass in no time though
11-14-2005, 09:23 PM #5
Jerry i noticed how bad mine isn't flushed with the hull. Is there anything i can do with that? I smoothed it out with silicone but it seems like a ghetto fix. Can you take out the rideplate and shim it or recess it?
11-14-2005, 09:26 PM #6
Do you not get in shit from your wife for spending too much time in the garage??
Mine limits me to 2.5 hrs a week...Anything more than that and I have to bribe her with flowers or something..
11-14-2005, 09:30 PM #7
The secret is to get in shit and get sent to the garage.........
11-14-2005, 09:35 PM #8
Yea, she is kinda getting fed up with me spending so much time in my workshop.
I guess you could shim the rideplate, but it's a bitch to get off. To me it's just easier to break out with the sander and some epoxy. I will make it match up one way, or another.
11-14-2005, 09:38 PM #9
i know on my RXT... the rideplate is shimmed down from the factory... literally having shims to bring the rear of the rideplate lower from the hull. if i remove the pump and look at the gap between the rideplate and the hull, you can see the gap gets wider as it goes towards the back and i can see the spacer shims in there. i'm guessing that the rideplate being shimmed down on my ski is probably there to eliminate porpoising or something.
11-14-2005, 09:48 PM #10
Yeah i tried to bribe my g/f with sex but that failed miserably. How thick is the underside of the rideplate? I'd be scared to sand through it. You think marine tex is good to use for that?
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