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    I have a 76 18' rogers,450 hp,droop,p/d. running bout 78 mph @ 5400 rpm. I don't want to pull my intake! boat is running great. is an add-on "shoe" & rideplate good money spent , or should I leave it alone. I know it's not a real shoe ,more of a mounting plate for the rideplate. would I benifit from the plate? will the bolt on shoe have ill effects on my ride. I have no pressure readings. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogerroost View Post
    I have a 76 18' rogers,450 hp,droop,p/d. running bout 78 mph @ 5400 rpm. I don't want to pull my intake! boat is running great. is an add-on "shoe" & rideplate good money spent , or should I leave it alone. I know it's not a real shoe ,more of a mounting plate for the rideplate. would I benifit from the plate? will the bolt on shoe have ill effects on my ride. I have no pressure readings. thanks
    It has been my experience that the bolt on rideplate and shoe assemblies usually cause more harm than good. The whole trick to installing a shoe is to get the bitting edge above the keel this cannot be accomplished with a bolt on assembly. Save your money and do it right and the benefits will make you a very happy camper. Winter time is a good time for a project like this so keep it in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogerroost View Post
    I have a 76 18' rogers,450 hp,droop,p/d. running bout 78 mph @ 5400 rpm. I don't want to pull my intake! boat is running great. is an add-on "shoe" & rideplate good money spent , or should I leave it alone. I know it's not a real shoe ,more of a mounting plate for the rideplate. would I benifit from the plate? will the bolt on shoe have ill effects on my ride. I have no pressure readings. thanks
    I don't know how fast you wanna go, but My 19' Rogers only does high 60's. I have a mild bbc, Berk w/ A impeller, droop and PD. I kinda wish I would've done a shoe and plate last year when I had the jet out but I was on a tight budget then. 78 mph is pretty damn respectable. I'd say leave it alone until you have a need to pull the jet. Just my 0.002

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    Thanks guys, thats what i kinda thought. guess I was hoping for a cheap rideplate since i asked i have learn alot on the jet school thread in jet room .

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