04-26-2009, 01:02 PM #1
Filling space between grate and pump shoe
I think a could of people have done this. Is there any benefit to it? I thought about making mine all into one piece but haven't gotten around to it.
04-26-2009, 01:54 PM #2
Also, eliminating that space would have to reduce cavitation.
The issue I had was, assuming you do not weld them, if you use an epoxy based product like quicksteel or the like, it will dry VERY hard. Could be a serious issue if the bond breaks and pieces of the material go through the pump/impeller.
I have not seen pictures of people who have done it, but I imagine it can be done.
Would be even better if some company made a one piece grate/shoe...
04-26-2009, 02:08 PM #3
i think philip gpr tried this i would talk to him about it.
04-26-2009, 02:31 PM #4
04-26-2009, 02:36 PM #5
5200, 4200, and metal epoxy all work well for me and i have used them all several times.....dont expect any gains from this but its not to say half a dozen little touches like this wont yeild the odd tenth.....
04-26-2009, 03:23 PM #6
The old school skis came with the one piece grate-shoe and so do the new generation skis (SHO/FZR)
04-26-2009, 04:07 PM #7
I seem to remember reading that Billy (rx951) did this and getting tossed off?
04-26-2009, 04:24 PM #8
filling gaps on rideplate
04-26-2009, 05:07 PM #9
If you seal it up with 5200, how do you plan on taking the grate off after every ride to inspect it for cracks?
Considering my experience with self-destructing grates, I plan on inspecting my SS one after every ride. It's the safe thing to do.
04-26-2009, 05:40 PM #10
I am pretty confident in my SS grate, but you do have a good point.
Maybe there is a way to reduce gaps, ect... but still be able to remove the grate. However, I hardly ever remove the grate as is.
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