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    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.

    Thoughts?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisrokc View Post
    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.

    Thoughts?
    I have thought about the exact same thing many times. I could see it being beneficial for several reasons. Assuming you get it all straight when you join the two, never have to worry about them being in there true once you seal pump to hull.

    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...

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    i think philip gpr tried this i would talk to him about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by o uncola o View Post
    I have thought about the exact same thing many times. I could see it being beneficial for several reasons. Assuming you get it all straight when you join the two, never have to worry about them being in there true once you seal pump to hull.

    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...
    I was thinking about using 5200 or something similar for the inside of it, just in case that did happen. I would use quick steal on the outside. Hmm, maybe philip gpr will chime in!

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    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.....

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    The old school skis came with the one piece grate-shoe and so do the new generation skis (SHO/FZR)

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    I seem to remember reading that Billy (rx951) did this and getting tossed off?

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    Exclamation filling gaps on rideplate

    Quote Originally Posted by Inkaddict View Post
    I seem to remember reading that Billy (rx951) did this and getting tossed off?
    http://greenhulk.net/forums/showthre...hlight=warning

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    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.

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    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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