Thread: R & D rideplates
03-26-2008, 10:13 PM #1
R & D rideplates
got an email today from jerry, and the r & d rideplate is shipping today.
Cant wait to test it. I doubt it will make it here in time for this weekend skip. But maybe.
03-27-2008, 05:01 AM #2
Ah finally the wait is over
It would be cool if you can test it out against a riva plate!
03-27-2008, 07:43 AM #3
04-09-2008, 01:12 AM #4
Last edited by sportman; 04-09-2008 at 07:48 AM.
04-09-2008, 04:20 AM #5
The rideplate will provide you with more gains than any other mod right now for the ultra! People have seen anywhere from 2 - 4 mph from the riva. And the boat wont suffer much in the rough if you put the plate without the wedge, not in ad water conditions anyway.
Some offshore guys also approve of the plate, claiming atleast 1 mile.
ps Red08Ultra250, couple of days ago i was riding it at wot, when all of a sudden the reverse lever explodes right in my face. I return to the beach and i notice a loss of speed (64) and an extremely unstable ride, reminded me of how the seadoos handle the rough. Only after putting it on the trailor did i notice that the rideplate had fell of.
Funny thing is without a rideplate i was dragracing an rxp and i beat him.
Last edited by turboAD; 04-09-2008 at 04:31 AM.
04-09-2008, 04:44 AM #6
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04-09-2008, 05:24 AM #7
I was running a riva plate and luckily the mounts were unhurt. lucky i guess.
Apparently the mechanic did not tighten the bolts holding the right plate all the way and the silicone had not cured long enough, which probably caused an opening in the front and allowed the water to rip the plate off.
04-09-2008, 06:00 AM #8
Wow, you were very lucky to have no damage. The screws musta have come out before the silcone let loose otherwise the last screw or two would have likely been snapped off or ripped the seats from the bottom of the hull.
04-09-2008, 06:33 AM #9
04-09-2008, 07:03 AM #10
Turbo, sounds like he didnt use loctite on the bolts.?
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