Thread: r&d ride plate
12-31-2005, 08:00 PM #1
r&d ride plate
The r&d ride plate better work for this freaking ski. Grinding and Grinding and GRINDING. Why the hell didn't they make the ride plate to fit around the damn pump? Whats wrong with these people when they did all their testing!!!!!
By the way, HAPPY NEW YEAR, we are spending our time working on the gpr, hahaha.
12-31-2005, 08:56 PM #2
all that elbow grease will be worth it.
01-01-2006, 09:21 AM #3
Dude, I did not know you had to grind that much. Then we had to hollow out the bolt holes to match them up to the hull. Luckily my buddy had the tools to do it if not, I'd been SOL. Its on there now along with the r&d 1200 intake grate and a IR 13/19 prop.
What ya think I'll gain with all that stuff?
01-01-2006, 09:30 AM #4
01-01-2006, 11:41 AM #5
Because to use the 1200r plate on the 2" extension requires some grinding. The "Riva plate" had this "wonderful" raised area with their pretty little name on it, that you grind through for a very long time to clear the pump/nozzle. The side of the plate nearest the transom requires some hogging of material to relieve the bolts area of the pump as well.
The 1300 plate requires no grinding, as far as I know.
01-01-2006, 08:18 PM #6
I didn't really see any gains from the ride plate or intake as everyone was stating. The IR prop I got hurt my hole shot from my 12.5/18 concord I have, but I didn't see any gains on top end from using it. Mid range wasn't all that good either.
I haven't stepped the sponsons, thats tomorrow and then more testing. We have a stock 13/19 prop we can use and a 14/20. But first I am going to run it the way I have it and hit it with a tach to see what the numbers are first, then swap and swap, test and test more.
01-01-2006, 08:26 PM #7
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You should have only done the ride plate by itself to see what gains you got. If you did that AND the prop you don't konw where you stand! Also, how can you put a prop on it with out a tach on??? It sounds like you're doing this a bit out of order... I could have miss read it.
01-01-2006, 09:21 PM #8
01-02-2006, 07:42 AM #9
Originally Posted by hydrotoys
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01-02-2006, 08:07 AM #10
easily, you just listen to the motor and it tells you whats its doing. You can feel if its loading, spinning or just right. Yeah a tach would be nice, but its just like riding a ski, I can normally tell what speed the ski is doing without looking at the gps.
If it quits raining, we are going to slap every combination possible on the ski to see what we got.
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