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    Hey guys, Eddie marine has a ride plate kit that bolts to the bowl,
    but doesn't require the intake to be machined. At what point is the
    shoe required to be lowered to keep the jet loaded? I have my intake
    out & ready to install. I sent my intake in to CP perfromance, but they
    said it wouldn't work because I have a JC bowl & the rear cradle wouldn't
    attach right. I'm in the middle of doing everything else right now, so a
    new bowl isn't in the cards right now. Can the machining be done & intake
    installed with just the shoe installed? Please, help a fellow jet boat brother
    out.......

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    You don't want to run just the shoe without the rideplate.

    CP may not have the rideplate yoke you need, but I believe Duane at Hi-Tech Performance does.

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    I also see a shoe/ride plate kit for intakes that are already installed on HI-TECH's website. How about the water loading at high speeds? Is a shoe required to keep the jet loaded or will a good loader work? I have a 2155 intake that is rounded for the shallow "V". So, how about the ride plates that are part of the droop kit on the Eddie Marine website? Anyone use these? This is confusing, there's too many options........

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    Quote Originally Posted by konajet74 View Post
    I also see a shoe/ride plate kit for intakes that are already installed on HI-TECH's website. How about the water loading at high speeds? Is a shoe required to keep the jet loaded or will a good loader work? I have a 2155 intake that is rounded for the shallow "V". So, how about the ride plates that are part of the droop kit on the Eddie Marine website? Anyone use these? This is confusing, there's too many options........
    You have the intake out!!! Have it machined for a shoe!!!

    Do not make the same mistake I made, and rush the project and put the intake in without machining for a shoe. Then, 4 months later, wishing that I had machined the intake for the shoe and installed a ride plate. The adapt-a-shoe is for boats with the intake already installed!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by konajet74 View Post
    I also see a shoe/ride plate kit for intakes that are already installed on HI-TECH's website. How about the water loading at high speeds? Is a shoe required to keep the jet loaded or will a good loader work? I have a 2155 intake that is rounded for the shallow "V". So, how about the ride plates that are part of the droop kit on the Eddie Marine website? Anyone use these? This is confusing, there's too many options........
    Give Duane at Hi-Tech a call.(Or Jack at MPD) I am sure he can answer your questions and get you headed in the right direction.

    In general, the add a shoe kits and the add on ride plates are a half way measure, you won't see the full benefit. You have your intake out, machine it and get the shoe/ride plate. OldSquirt posted a pic of a cradle Hi-Tech made for the "C" bowl. Just my $.02

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    Quote Originally Posted by Real McCoy View Post
    Give Duane at Hi-Tech a call.(Or Jack at MPD) I am sure he can answer your questions and get you headed in the right direction.

    In general, the add a shoe kits and the add on ride plates are a half way measure, you won't see the full benefit. You have your intake out, machine it and get the shoe/ride plate. OldSquirt posted a pic of a cradle Hi-Tech made for the "C" bowl. Just my $.02

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    now why do you say you will only see half the benefit with the bolt in ride plate kit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by slotracer View Post
    now why do you say you will only see half the benefit with the bolt in ride plate kit?
    Very little adjustablility???
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    Quote Originally Posted by HawaiianJet View Post
    Very little adjustablility???
    what do you mean? you still adjust the plate up or down at the cradle
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    Quote Originally Posted by slotracer View Post
    what do you mean? you still adjust the plate up or down at the cradle
    I don't know, just thinking out loud. Which explains the ??? at the end.

    I was thinking more at the shoe, being able to adjust how far above or below keel it sits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slotracer View Post
    now why do you say you will only see half the benefit with the bolt in ride plate kit?
    I personally have no experience with these set ups.

    It has been said that the adapt a shoe/ride plate set up can negatively affect the boats shut down due to it haning lower than the keel. A machined shoe normally sits above the keel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HawaiianJet View Post
    I don't know, just thinking out loud. Which explains the ??? at the end.

    I was thinking more at the shoe, being able to adjust how far above or below keel it sits.
    HJ,

    I am glad you are on here to soak up as much knowledge as possible and are bored, but when it comes to people asking questions, unless you KNOW what you are talking about sit back and learn with some of the answers. The advice about machining the shoe since it is already out is absolutely 100% correct. +1 for you. Coming on after that with guesses can cost someone a lot of time, a lot of money, or get them hurt. I know you are eager to share everything you have picked up here so you can be the teacher not the student but you do have to be careful with what you say because like I said there are consequences here even if you put questionmarks at the end???.

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    Cy,

    Very well put. Some of us that even know something can be reluctant to respond to some of the questions.

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    So, My boat is a 18' semi V, where will the rideplate come into play
    besides high speeds? Is it required for boats under 80? I'm guestimating
    on everything since I haven't ran it w/ the motor going in it. Tim Morgan
    is setting up the head cam package right now (full roller 454 w/ 990's).
    I have a feeling it's going to run like a raped ape, so I'm getting prepared.
    I just wasn't sure if the shoe is required if I can get a ride plate setup
    that bolts to the droop and not the intake? Thanks guys!

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    well i guess i am going to find out about how it works. i just bought one and plan on installing it. if i have problems with it hanging down to much theres always the grinder one thing is right though if you are not sure about what is going to happen thinking out loud could get someone hurt.
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