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    Ride Plate

    I got a new op ride plate for my ski, my problem is getting the old one off! I have all the screws out and have scrapped the silicone from around the outside, I guess there is some on the inside of the plate? Is there an easy way to pry it off without scratching the fiberglass to much?


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    2 X 4 Between the pump and plate..

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    do you mean from the back? and should the grate come off with it?

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    Yes from the back the grate can stay it tucks under the plate.

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    I suggest you unscrew and remove the intake grate first, just to get it out of the way.

    If the jet pump is out, and the boat is right side up and well supported at the rear sides, then put your foot on the rear center of the ride plate, and apply some weight. It should release - don't fall and hurt yourself.

    OR, use the jet pump BASE mount at the forward hull tunnel wall as a brace for a long 2x4, and pry the ride plate away from the hull.

    Do NOT pry against the rear portions of the jet pump itself, if it is still installed.

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    got old ride plate off finally! I used a long screw driver and hammer and hammered the screw driver like a chizzel. I tried using a crow bar and broke the tip off! Polairs must use thw worlds strongest silicon to seal that thing!

    The Op ride plate only has 8 screw holes as opossed to the 10 (missing the back two) on the Polaris one I guess this is ok. I am riding this evening in what will probabaly be a rough lake and hopefully not be porpusing so much!

    Thanks for yalls help!

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    please post how your ride went as I am considering buying a long op ride plate to fix porpoising problems on my sl. Also, how much did you end up spending for that plate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pres319 View Post
    ...I am riding this evening in what will probably be a rough lake and hopefully not be porpoising so much!...
    Make sure you leave enough time for the sealant to properly cure. You don't want it to start lifting up because it is still soft underneath.

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