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    here is a pic of my rideplate, the spacing seems excessive, but everything is true, and there is a three degree incline, well the shoe and rideplate completly cured my porpising problem and i felt like i increased mph, i forgot my gps when i tested, my boat ran 60mph at like 4000rpm, berore the rideplate, i gained about 100rpm if i remember right, now is this spacing ok? tell me why there is so much space there when all the others i see have hardly any, someone told me last year that maybe my intake or something may have been mounted wrong, if thats the case shouldnt i be haveing handleing issues, and look at the pic the transom adapter is as low as it can go, it dosent look like it was mounted wrong,,, and i had a friend run it out while i was on shore to see how wet or dry the boat ran, well to me it seemed that with the diverter in neutral the boat was fairly dry, like the part of boat in water was just from the front of motor back, is that about right, or should i angle it up to 5 degrees?

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    Just asking if it is a bolt on ride plate or the one that needed machining on the intake?

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    it is the bolt on shoe and rideplate kit, from hi-tech, its a 12JC pump,

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    I need to get one, is it easy to install?

    Contact for supplier if possible.

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    ya it was easy, helps to have an extra set of hands under there, id be a whole lot easier to let someone else do it!!! lol

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    Good, I do everything myself

    Do you have contact details for Hi-Tech as I need to find out if they ship internationally.(South Africa).

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    heres phone417-858-8616
    and email is [email protected]

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    Thank you for your kind assistance Sir,

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    I've got the same HTP bolt on deal on my turd....I think it was a good improvement.

    Different boats have different intakes and keel designs...so you're gonna have different spacing. I've got about 3/4" between the saddle and the ride plate. Your pump exits higher in relation to the keel than mine does, so you'll have a different dimension.

    You will probably want to add some angle aluminum to that plate to stiffen it. When the boat rocks back on it it will flex, essentially putting a bunch of hook in the plate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lbhsbz View Post
    I've got the same HTP bolt on deal on my turd....I think it was a good improvement.

    Different boats have different intakes and keel designs...so you're gonna have different spacing. I've got about 3/4" between the saddle and the ride plate. Your pump exits higher in relation to the keel than mine does, so you'll have a different dimension.

    You will probably want to add some angle aluminum to that plate to stiffen it. When the boat rocks back on it it will flex, essentially putting a bunch of hook in the plate.
    really, hmm i never thought of that, should i add some angle to it to get the front of the boat up a little more untill it starts porpising?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clements_40 View Post
    really, hmm i never thought of that, should i add some angle to it to get the front of the boat up a little more untill it starts porpising?
    No, not adjust the angle, get some aluminum angle and bolt it to the plate to make the plate stiffer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lbhsbz View Post
    No, not adjust the angle, get some aluminum angle and bolt it to the plate to make the plate stiffer.
    ok i understand what ur saying there, but, do you think i just got lucky and got the angle right to begin with, or should i play with the angle of the plate to get more speed? i have no clue,

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    Play with it. I pulled mine up until I got a slight porpoise out of it, then dropped it a degree (or whatever the thickness of a 5/16" nut is...that's what I use as spacers.) I've got adjustable cav plates too so I'll probably spend quite a bit of time this summer finding the happy combination between cav plate angle, wedge, and ride plate angle. No two boats will be the same I don't think.

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    thank you for the help!

    any other advice is welcome

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