Greg - Ride Plate Question

# Thread: Greg - Ride Plate Question

1. ## Greg - Ride Plate Question

Who initially came up with the idea of the ride plate and what was the logic behind it. I've asked several people that have been in jets for a long time and have gotten a 'variety' of answers ... just curious about your recollections as you've been at this a long time also.

Jak

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3. ## Rideplate

Jak I really don't know I'll have to talk to Carl an Lee and see if they can remember.I kown that without a rideplate with aggressive shoe's it can get pretty hairy on shut down.

4. Thanks for the reply ... would really like to find out what the initial thinking was ... any help would be appreciated.

5. Originally Posted by 1/4 Miler
Thanks for the reply ... would really like to find out what the initial thinking was ... any help would be appreciated.
I was told, it makes the boat act like a longer boat, without actually making the boat longer. It extends the back of the boat out another 2 ft or so.

6. Originally Posted by 1/4 Miler
Thanks for the reply ... would really like to find out what the initial thinking was ... any help would be appreciated.
1/4 pounder, Another to ask might be Jack Mclure @ MPD. all I know is 1975 we had on put in our 18ft jet and If I recall it was done by Bay-Jet. M

7. Originally Posted by HawaiianJet
I was told, it makes the boat act like a longer boat, without actually making the boat longer. It extends the back of the boat out another 2 ft or so.
HJ, from this pic you can see that "1/4 Miler" probably already knows what a ride plate does. I think he was just looking for some history on its origin/development. BTW, a 2 foot long ride plate would be about 6" longer than normal.

1/4 Miler's ride:

8. Originally Posted by Oldsquirt
HJ, from this pic you can see that "1/4 Miler" probably already knows what a ride plate does. I think he was just looking for some history on its origin/development. BTW, a 2 foot long ride plate would be about 6" longer than normal.

1/4 Miler's ride:

I'm aware of that. His screen name is 1/4 Miler.

He asked what the logic was behind it, and I felt like typing something.

And I said "or so", actually never really measured my plate, never installed it either, missing the shoe.

Thanks.

9. ## Rideplates

Wow what an intresting conversation.Today I got a hold of Carl Carlson formly of Berkeley pump company. I posed the question who had the first rideplate ,Carl went silent and after a few seconds he said you are going to have to call Lee Talbott not with Berkeley but was one the 4 or 5 guys that were involved in trying to get the jets to go fast. Alot of trial and error.Lee has an eng. background so this became a passion of his in the early days of jet boating some of the things they learned by trial and error are still conepts that we use today. I received so much info that you have to give me a little time and I'll be able to share it with all of you guys.

10. Originally Posted by greg shoemaker
Wow what an intresting conversation.Today I got a hold of Carl Carlson formly of Berkeley pump company. I posed the question who had the first rideplate ,Carl went silent and after a few seconds he said you are going to have to call Lee Talbott not with Berkeley but was one the 4 or 5 guys that were involved in trying to get the jets to go fast. Alot of trial and error.Lee has an eng. background so this became a passion of his in the early days of jet boating some of the things they learned by trial and error are still conepts that we use today. I received so much info that you have to give me a little time and I'll be able to share it with all of you guys.

Sounds very interesting ... look forward to the info your going to post up. Thanks ... Jak

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