So I put a closed center loader with longer ramps into my boat to see if it would be better than the open center loader that was in it. I really like how the boat handles, with the diverter all the way down, feels real loose and does not porpous at all. The front could be a little higher, as it is riding a little wetter than I would like. If I put the diverter up one click, it porpouses very bad. I have never really gotten this boat to take a nice set.....Yet.
The boat is a 18 foot mako, delta bottom, dominator pump, 1/4 inch shoe, pump is set way back, handhole cover is outside the boat. It has a droop, diverter and one small wedge and a ride plate that is pretty much set all the way up. It also has a nozzle insert in it, I believe it is the blue one.
With my old loader, we were having problems getting pump inlet pressures above 20 psi, just couldnt do it, not even with a 5/8 shoe. With the new loader, our pump inlet pressures were around 35-38 psi with the 1/4 shoe. I think this is a good thing? The engine is a sbc 388 with an intercooled blower on it, spinning a b impeller 6000-6100 rpms at 84-85 miles per hour. I know it will run better if I can just get it to take a set already. With the diverter down, where it does not porpous, there is zero roost.
Where would be a good place to start, should I try the larger shoe? Last time I had it on, the boat road really really wet. Or should I mess with the ride plate for starters?
I am still learning with this but do seem to be making some progress, and I think my hull really likes this loader.