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    I have heard you guys talk about a burn mark on the bottom of your ride plates from time to time. If im not seeing one on my boat is that a sign that something could not be setup right or top speed is too slow?

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    thats a sign you need more HP
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    I haven't seen burn marks but I have seen the ride plate end up with a big upwards pressure 'dent' in the middle of it due to water pressure. I had to remake mine with thicker and better quality aluminum because of that. It was explained to me at the time why that was happening but those brain cells are long gone.
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    It's a sign that your boat is not fast enough.

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    Nah, don't worry about it. I don't have much of a burn mark on mine. It's noticeable even after one run, but then again that run was a 112 mph pass

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    Quote Originally Posted by NO BUTT NO PUTT View Post
    I have heard you guys talk about a burn mark on the bottom of your ride plates from time to time. If im not seeing one on my boat is that a sign that something could not be setup right or top speed is too slow?
    How many degrees above the bottom of the boat??? If the plate is set so high that it comes out of the picture then you won't get a reading. Start at 2 degrees off the bottom and work from there. M

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    Quote Originally Posted by ol guy View Post
    How many degrees above the bottom of the boat??? If the plate is set so high that it comes out of the picture then you won't get a reading. Start at 2 degrees off the bottom and work from there. M

    Its set at 2 degrees.

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