Ride plate, wedge angles
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread:
Ride plate, wedge angles

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    7

    Default Ride plate, wedge angles

    Greg,

    I'm new and I'm sure this question has been answered 50k times but here I go. I have a 1975 Miller Jet/Berkley. My boat had 14 degrees of wedge and shot a awesome rooster tail ,very fast, but I want to mellow it out a little, maybe pull a tube for the kids. I took both 6 degree wedges out and put in a 2 degree along with the 2 degree wedge that the ride plate adjusts on. Do I level the ride plate with the intake under the boat or should I set the ride plate 2 degrees less or more than the nozzle. Without any wedge at all where is 0 degrees, intake level, pump flange, transom?
    Does anyone have a picture/schematic of these angles? Sorry for all the questions?

    See pictures(if I did it right)

    Thanks,

    Mike D
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	100_1778.jpg 
Views:	121 
Size:	95.9 KB 
ID:	120883   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	100_1779.jpg 
Views:	121 
Size:	93.2 KB 
ID:	120884   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	100_1780.jpg 
Views:	121 
Size:	91.5 KB 
ID:	120885   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	100_1781.jpg 
Views:	136 
Size:	91.2 KB 
ID:	120886  

  2. Remove Advertisements
    PerformanceBoats.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Senior Member motomattox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    162

    Default

    Man....just a thought here but if it's in your budget you should really look into getting a Place Diverter. You will be able to adjust the nozzle angle as needed instantly. Also, looks like your pump is missing the bracket for the reverse bucket cable....
    I remember setting ride plate angle at 4degrees off keel, but I could be wrong. I'm gonna listen in on Greg's explanation
    "Keep talking...it aint often I get to hear a genius speak"

  4. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    corona calif
    Posts
    1,119

    Default Wedge

    Save your money and buy a Place diverter and you will be a happy camper. 4degree's is a good place to start on the rideplate.

  5. Remove Advertisements
    PerformanceBoats.com
    Advertisements
     

  6. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    7

    Default

    Thanks for the input, I would love to get a place diverter but money is tight. I got a hold of the Miller boat guys and got some of their advice also.
    Thanks again,
    Mike D

  7. #5
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    7

    Default Ride plate,Wedge

    Here is the latest thing I have done, if it helps anyone. I now have 4 degrees of wedge and will set the ride plate at 2 degrees. Does anyone know where can find 7/16-20 RH and LH threaded connecting rods for my ride plate turnbuckles? The ones I have are too short now that I have removed 10 degrees of wedge. I also need information on how the steering tube adapter seal works and if it needs to stay loose for movement.

    Thanks
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	100_1951.jpg 
Views:	120 
Size:	90.8 KB 
ID:	125600   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	100_1952.jpg 
Views:	126 
Size:	90.6 KB 
ID:	125601  

+ Reply to Thread

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in

Tags for this Thread

Digg This Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95