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    To wedge or not to wedge!!!

    Got the extended pump installed, but I want to know if I need the wedge or not. It is a 95 SL750 with trim. Are the wedges for the three seater hulls? My other 95 has a short pump, but no wedge. Input guys. What do the wedges do?


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    I would put the wedge in!!! It will give you more speed. But if it porpus real badly and you do not like it. Then pull the wedge out. I like the wedge on my SL but some skis do no do well with the wedge. I think it depends on rider weight and what ride plate you are using and the water conditions.

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    Exactly. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    I use the wedge with the extended pump but I do need a plate.

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    need?

    Quote Originally Posted by ph2ocraft View Post
    Exactly. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    I use the wedge with the extended pump but I do need a plate.
    can you be more specific with "I NEED A PLATE"
    cant you just grab ANYTHING and EVERYTHING off one of your shelfs???

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    The extended pump should already have a wedge installed. They point the thrust up (if mounted like factory) which in turn raises the nose of the ski. Getting more boat out of the water increases speed, however it also makes 2 seaters more prone to porpoising. That's the reason others are saying you may need a longer ride plate. The plate helps level the ski off, reducing the porpoising, so the 2 struggle against each other, but when you find a good combo for you, it should complement each oher.

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    It has the OP extended plate. I will try it with and without the wedge at Powell next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KEYZBUM View Post
    can you be more specific with "I NEED A PLATE"
    cant you just grab ANYTHING and EVERYTHING off one of your shelfs???
    Beleive it or not I do NOT have a ride plate for a 2 seater with the extended pump. I have one-offs and cool PRO plates, tons of 3 sesater ride plates but not 1 damn 2 seater plate fr the extended pump.

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    BTW, I am also going to try a three blade 12/17 impeller. any idea how it will work? Stock motor. I have the 5141079 also if I don't like it.
    Keep in mind that this ski had a pos 93 750 pump and I went right to the extended pump. Hoping to pick up a few mph.

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    She likes the bike. But the ski gets her wet!!!! xlint89's Avatar
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    It should give you a good hole shot and ability to pull passangers better, but not too much up top. A 750 should have a 13/18, but the pump should make a very noticeable difference regardless. Be careful on the hard turns now, I threw myself right off the first time I pegged the handlebars with the longer pump.

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    hehe, I worn people about the better turning with the exyended pump but they don't believe me.

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