Thread: shimming ride plate
12-24-2007, 09:04 PM #1
shimming ride plate
how much washers should i use and where???
12-25-2007, 01:24 AM #2
You need enough washers to get the proper measurement. Most people like to start around .95" and work from there take some speed measurements before and after shimming to see the difference if any shim up and down until you get optimal results.
01-19-2008, 03:31 PM #3
just wondering sounds sort of like a stupid question but can i take the washers from the back bolts of the ride plate and use those in the front? what risks are they by ding this?
01-19-2008, 03:38 PM #4
I have shim's at both locations front and back. The important thing to watch out for is the front lip of the plate does not hang below the pump shoe, a slight step is preffered so it does not drag in the water.
01-19-2008, 03:39 PM #5
ok so..if i get 2 extra washers one on each side of the front bolts i and it does not hang below the pump shoe i'm ok?
01-19-2008, 03:53 PM #6
Yes you are ok. I have one of my skis with two .040" shims in front and nothing in the rear. This is Jim's Performance FF plate it works great. is your plate stock or modified?
Last edited by OsideBill; 01-19-2008 at 04:23 PM.
01-19-2008, 04:11 PM #7
Hello yami, Bill is correct you do not want to shim the front of the plate below the pump shoe because it will create drag. You can shim the plates on two different ski's the same but one will handle different then the other, Depending on how the rest of the ski is set up and the weight of the person. The best way i can tell you to set the plate is shims in back of plate equals (better handling and takes speed away) Shims in front of plate equals (better speed but creates porpoise and takes away handling) Now the key is to find the sweet spot to have handling and speed for your water conditions. You will need to take a pack of shims with you and do some testing. Thank you, Jim
Last edited by JIM'S PERFORMANCE; 01-19-2008 at 04:13 PM.
01-19-2008, 04:56 PM #8
so since i ride in mostly choppy waters i would go with shimming in the back? but i also want speed i think the solution to that is to jus send my plate to youlol
01-19-2008, 05:02 PM #9
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