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    you can tell alot by the cavitation burn on the plate. boats that i know run big mphs usually have the burn more in the center of the plate. mine's been burning towards the frt but recently i made so changes and can see it starting to xmas tree in the right spot.

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    I don't want mine to burn...I apply sun screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerDown View Post
    I don't want mine to burn...I apply sun screen.
    Thats to funny!!! For a slower boat ( no disrespect intended ) Spray the plate with a flat black paint and go run it. The plate and paint will tell you how the plate is working or not. If you are not going over 100 mph you wont get any reading by plate pit but a coat of paint will tell the tail. M

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    On fast Comp Jet circle boats you can just about cavatation burn the plate up. The real fast boats run jet dynamics ride plates that have a concave like a waterski to eliminate the problem. I don't see this technology on the drag boats, but they don't go very far fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbottom View Post
    On fast Comp Jet circle boats you can just about cavatation burn the plate up. The real fast boats run jet dynamics ride plates that have a concave like a waterski to eliminate the problem. I don't see this technology on the drag boats, but they don't go very far fast.
    Riverbottom, Very tru and to think about the water a circle boat runs in vs a drag boat. Very good point! M

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    Quote Originally Posted by ol guy View Post
    For a slower boat ( no disrespect intended ) If you are not going over 100 mph you wont get any reading by plate pit
    No disrespect intended in return but that statement is flat wrong. You most certainly will see plate pit well below 100 mph. Maybe paint will show it earlier I don't know, but it will pit and get the xmas tree all the same if things are working well.

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    Great question ! Mine is tree shaped, starting where it bolts to the shoe, and tailing back to nothing 3/4 down the ride plate. Good or bad ?

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    'Reading' the ride plate is only one aspect of using 'the bottom & hardware reading method' and to solely rely on it to try and setup a jet boat is, in my opinion, a waste of time ..... there's alot more that needs to be 'read' (and very carefully, I might add as some things show themselves very subtley, especially as one gets close to the optimum) to get a handle on what's happening as far as the aero/hydrodynamics of what's going on ..... anyone who tells you otherwise, is full of 'It'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1/4 Miler View Post
    'Reading' the ride plate is only one aspect of using 'the bottom & hardware reading method' and to solely rely on it to try and setup a jet boat is, in my opinion, a waste of time ..... there's alot more that needs to be 'read' (and very carefully, I might add as some things show themselves very subtley, especially as one gets close to the optimum) to get a handle on what's happening as far as the aero/hydrodynamics of what's going on ..... anyone who tells you otherwise, is full of 'It'.
    VERY well said 1/4 miler. Ride plate is only part of the whole picture. M

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    Thanks ol guy ..... I was watching this thread develope and felt a little too much focus was being put solely on the ride plate without the other critical factors involved in really 'reading' how a boat is functioning. 'Reading' the bottom & a boat's hareware can be an extermely useful tool ... as useful as a data acqusition system and, even more powerful when combined with one. Unfortunately, trying to convey how to do it effectively is extremely difficult to try and do over the internet unless one is 'talking' to someone who has an indepth understanding of aero/hydrodynamics and even then, words are no substitute for 'hands on'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1/4 Miler View Post
    Thanks ol guy ..... I was watching this thread develope and felt a little too much focus was being put solely on the ride plate without the other critical factors involved in really 'reading' how a boat is functioning. 'Reading' the bottom & a boat's hareware can be an extermely useful tool ... as useful as a data acqusition system and, even more powerful when combined with one. Unfortunately, trying to convey how to do it effectively is extremely difficult to try and do over the internet unless one is 'talking' to someone who has an indepth understanding of aero/hydrodynamics and even then, words are no substitute for 'hands on'.
    Once again very well said! a picture is worth a thousand words when it comes to trying to recommend a cure for alot of power and boat still wont MPH. I have tried to state that you can have 800 h/p and if the boat is stuck in the water its all a waste. " loose is fast and out of control " (days of thunder ) a great statement and relates well to 1/4 miler. M

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    Would it be a bad idea to run without the rideplate? i have a 74 Taylor with a MILD 455 and a 12je

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    Quote Originally Posted by squirt View Post
    No disrespect intended in return but that statement is flat wrong. You most certainly will see plate pit well below 100 mph. Maybe paint will show it earlier I don't know, but it will pit and get the xmas tree all the same if things are working well.
    Call it even!!! I was relating to a drag boat where things sometimes get changed to qwick for the plate to show pit. Not to mention that a 1/4 miler will not show the different patterns that a cicle boat will. You cicle boat drivers see more miles on the water in 1 heat than a quarter pounder will see all weekend. Not to mention the fact that you guys go out in the water that 1/4 milers walk away from. So it's different set-ups and conditions. For the record I have alot of respect for a circle boat driver. I have driven boats in lots of oh [email protected] situations and you race in it. Again one setup to go fast and one to go fast and turn and burn. Maybe not as fast but a drag boat won't cut a turn like a circle boat will. and if it does normally someone is wet. M

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