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    Riva ride plate test results

    Did my first run this morning with the new Riva plate.
    conditions: Cloudy, windy, 83, lower humidity.
    69.4
    I was so close to 70 I could taste it.
    I ran in a 10-15 mph cross wind. No matter which way I went up or down the James river, the wind got me. Will it do 70?...... I think it will. My gps blipped 69.6 a few times but never held it long enough to register. I really think the cross wind kept me from hitting 70. It jumps up on a plane quicker and seems to have a smoother ride. I'm not as skilled a rider as most of you guys so the handeling comments are not too long...... It handles better at top speed.
    I'll let a more experianced rider give you guys some of that input
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    so how much quicker over your previous best?

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    COOL!,Thanks for the results,Do you know what mph you gained?

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    great numbers. Was this without the wedge? How much gas?

    Curtis
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    The last several weeks, I've been running 67.4-67.5 with a best of 67.8.
    I would say that it gave me a solid 2 mph gain. If it hadn't been so windy this morning, I could have pulled 70. I think a lot of people should get a 2-2.5 mph gain.... 3 mph? Maybe, but I think that would be pushing it. I guess we'll see. I pulled the wedge when I put the plate on. I am going to put the wedge back in and run again in a few days.
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    How much gas were you running when you tested?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cue03 View Post
    How much gas were you running when you tested?

    Thanks.
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    Jim did u ride in chop to see how the hook up is? I'v heard that the boat wants to jump around more in chop or chasing sombody else in front of you..JR

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    Quote Originally Posted by shermanator View Post
    Jim did u ride in chop to see how the hook up is? I'v heard that the boat wants to jump around more in chop or chasing sombody else in front of you..JR
    JR,
    I ran through as many boat wakes as I could. I didn't see any unhooking.
    I did notice that you can get the ass end into an almost contolled slide. Before, it stuck very hard in a turn and would stick harder than you could hold on to it. Now, you can use the throttle and steering to put it into a slide. Once you get used to it, it's easy to use this to cut faster.
    I hope this explanation makes sense. I'm not known for my handeling prowess

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    The lake where I ride has many boats and skis on it yesterday and will have to say that with the Riva plate the boat was much quicker (don't have GPS) and over the boat wake it did come unhooked but it was briefly. These were bigger than normal boat wakes because they were pulling wake boarders etc and turning circles and churning up the water. So the chop was a good size. Overall I was impressed.

    What I am not impressed about is the reverse. It doesn't perform the same and spits the water up and out over the rear of the boat the harder you are on the throttle when in reverse. This is most likely due to the plate ending almost flush with the exit nozzle. There isn't much space for reverse to push the water down and under the boat.

    Just my thoughts.

    Jim, did you notice any change in operation/performance of reverse?

    Thanks

    Curtis

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