Greg , first off thanks for the motor placement help . Now I'm having intake reset (leaked ) and I want to go with a back cut shoe to try and get ass of boat to lift and free up (as prior conversations it was breaking water about 4' from rear as you can see in my avitar ) . Had a tapered shoe in it . Pump always stayed loaded so we are thinking biting edge is good but what degree shoe to start with and what angle to start ride plate at ? Also having my bowl and suction tapped for psi gauges , what kind of psi are we looking for highs and lows on both of these areas ? Who's loader do you suggest ? I will post a pic of the one I'm running now once it's out . Mike at Central Texas Jets is doing work on pump and setup .