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    Ride plate ?'s

    I ride mainly in the rougher water so I hear the stock plate is the one I should go with or is it? Can a R&D be modded for rough and occasional smooth runs or can the stock plate be modded for better speed when needed. I have the stock plate and a 1200r plate and a 1300r plate which is the right choice. Like I said usually rough water but occasionaly I do get the glass smooth for the Speed runs.
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    I run an R&D plate in all conditions by adjusting the rear of the plate with shims. Shim the rear down with fender washers to reduce the angle and keep the nose planted in rough water. In smooth water, remove the shims to increase the angle and help lift the nose of the ski.

    Because the R&D plate is longer than stock, you are increasing the length of the boat. This should aid in rough water hookup.

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    Is your R&D plate stock? or do you have the angle mod? Skegs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedJunky
    Is your R&D plate stock? or do you have the angle mod? Skegs?
    I have the IR skeg and angle mods. But, even with a stock R&D plate, the effect would be the same.

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    Re: Ride plate ?'s

    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedJunky
    I ride mainly in the rougher water so I hear the stock plate is the one I should go with or is it? Can a R&D be modded for rough and occasional smooth runs or can the stock plate be modded for better speed when needed. I have the stock plate and a 1200r plate and a 1300r plate which is the right choice. Like I said usually rough water but occasionaly I do get the glass smooth for the Speed runs.
    Any thoughts ?
    R&D is an excellent choice for all types of water conditions and can be modified in a way that is great for all water conditions, even with the skegs on.

    There is nothing wrong with the stocker either for rough water and can be
    "slightly modified" but as 02GPRaider said, the R&D plate is longer and can be angled better.

    If you get a chance, send it down to Tampa to get the mod done on that 1200 plate you have. Check Fernandos "Machineing & Truing" thread for the info on this mod. Its 125 bucks, but also requires some work on your end as well to have it fit properly (Pump Grinding).

    Here is the link>>>http://www.greenhulk.net/yamaha/viewtopic.php?t=1124

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