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    I'm wrapping up the mechanical work on the Canyon, so I started thinking about the setup. While I don't know the impeller or HP, I do know the loader is a blocker with the ramps flush with the keel. The shoe is a bit odd, but essentially a flat shoe. The ride plate is only 1* up but I'm used to semi V's not Placecraft tunnels. Berk standard intake, Berk droop, place diverter.
    Is 1* right for these or should it up a bit more?






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    Quote Originally Posted by slowride View Post
    I'm wrapping up the mechanical work on the Canyon, so I started thinking about the setup. While I don't know the impeller or HP, I do know the loader is a blocker with the ramps flush with the keel. The shoe is a bit odd, but essentially a flat shoe. The ride plate is only 1* up but I'm used to semi V's not Placecraft tunnels. Berk standard intake, Berk droop, place diverter.
    Is 1* right for these or should it up a bit more?
    Mike try it up about 4 to 4.5. Also where are the air plates at ?

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    I'll check the air plates tonight. The last time I looked at them I noticed they used 1/4" alum plate to drop them, but I'll get an angle tonight.






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    Checked the air plates and they are set at 0






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    Set the air plates down 2* and spray the bottom of the ride plate with graphite spray and make a hard pass. get on the trailer and look to see how the wear patern is on the plate. You basically want a christmas tree patern on the ride plate. Adjust accordingly.

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    Don't set them down 2*. That's terriable advice. Leave them at 0 and try that. If anything go up 1 decree at a time until you think it feels better

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    Quote Originally Posted by Futs View Post
    Don't set them down 2*. That's terriable advice. Leave them at 0 and try that. If anything go up 1 decree at a time until you think it feels better
    To each his own Futs. I played with mine up,flat and down. got the best ride, launch and lift that way. BUT MINE WAS VERY LIGHT.

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    This isn't a SWTD. Your right to each his own. For a river boat that's going to be cruising around a lot air plates being negative 2-3 degrees will make the thing propose like a Miami dolphin. Every boat is different. Mine liked up 3 and it aired out a lot more then your light one did. Mine weighed in the 750 range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Futs View Post
    This isn't a SWTD. Your right to each his own. For a river boat that's going to be cruising around a lot air plates being negative 2-3 degrees will make the thing propose like a Miami dolphin. Every boat is different. Mine liked up 3 and it aired out a lot more then your light one did. Mine weighed in the 750 range.
    my mistake I thought it was a swtd. I also guarantee you are making alot more H/P than I was back then. So with all that being said my suggestion on plates is do-do. Sorry for the interference now back to your'e regular programing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Futs View Post
    This isn't a SWTD. Your right to each his own. For a river boat that's going to be cruising around a lot air plates being negative 2-3 degrees will make the thing propose like a Miami dolphin. Every boat is different. Mine liked up 3 and it aired out a lot more then your light one did. Mine weighed in the 750 range.
    Haven't had this on a scale, but it seems like a medium layup (sure not a potato chip, but not a tank either). The only sense I have of it's weight is from towing it. Tows REALLY light and has very little tongue weight. Might be the weight distribution, but the Dodge doesn't really know anything's on the hitch with this boat.






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    Had the ride plate off to make resealing the transom plates easier, so decided to puss out and creep up on the plate setting. I'll start testing it at 2* up and see how it likes it. Move it up, retest. Repeat as necessary.






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