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    I need to add some angle aluminum to my ride plate. What size do most jet boaters use? How many bolts? Has anyone tried JB weld, it seems like that would give a really clean installation. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by cole ss View Post
    I need to add some angle aluminum to my ride plate. What size do most jet boaters use? How many bolts? Has anyone tried JB weld, it seems like that would give a really clean installation. Thanks
    JB Weld sounds like a great idea...I'd definitely try that.

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    I used 1 inch angle and it was 1/8 thick. use three bolts to hold it on. I think the only way the JB weld would work is if the plate never bowed because that stuff dries hard. Once it starts to crack I think the pieces would fall right off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MudPumper View Post
    JB Weld sounds like a great idea...I'd definitely try that.
    Do I detect a note of sarcasm?

    Quote Originally Posted by nosfomoco View Post
    I used 1 inch angle and it was 1/8 thick. use three bolts to hold it on.
    I did the same, but used a few more bolts. 1 bolt every 3" would be plenty. I was having fun drilling and countersinking and put one every 2".

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    Super glue is cheaper than JB Weld
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    I like to use 1" x 3/16" structural angle (not architectural angle), and like Squirtcha said every 3"± is fine. Here's one I just finished for myself the other day.

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    Why not find a local welder and have it TIGed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MudPumper View Post
    JB Weld sounds like a great idea...I'd definitely try that.

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    I doubt it would hold up to the beating those plates take

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    Quote Originally Posted by MudPumper View Post
    JB Weld sounds like a great idea...I'd definitely try that.
    And then put your helmet on and wait for the short-bus pick up > and don't forget to lick the windows yummm
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    MPD uses 4 pieces of channel and puts bolts every 1.25".
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    Quote Originally Posted by propless dancer View Post
    MPD uses 4 pieces of channel and puts bolts every 1.25".
    hmmmm, my MPD plate doesn't have all that, unless it was a special order option I didn't know about
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    Quote Originally Posted by propless dancer View Post
    MPD uses 4 pieces of channel and puts bolts every 1.25".
    The spacing changes on the fasteners on different areas of the plate. There was some engineering behind that setup by Jack and one of his engineering buddies, they did a good job on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cs19 View Post
    The spacing changes on the fasteners on different areas of the plate. There was some engineering behind that setup by Jack and one of his engineering buddies, they did a good job on it.
    My whole setup came off the cp that you guys did for scott foley. When he crashed the boat I sawzalled the intake out and took everything attached to it. The plate, intake, shoe, and spacers are all top quality hand made chit.

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