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    can you run a droop without a ride plate?

    well i mean how many of you are doing it and is it safe,
    I was going to order one today and was kinda talked out of it because he said without a ride plate the boat would be riding on the round part of the pump and be very unstable at high speeds.(place no longer makes the droop and ride plate combo)

    I have a 76 challenger hull 18-19 ft

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    im running one with a berk "R" nozzle with great sucess by far the BEST mod i have done to my boat and i have done A LOT! the droop and nozzle by themselves gave me 9 mph on the gps it went from 56 to 65 without doing anything else

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    I'm running a droop without a ride plate- no ill handling effects at speed. It's only a 60-65 mph boat though and a bit on the heavy side- the droop did help air it out a bit.
    Wish I had a ride plate- but the closest place I would trust to do it is 290 miles away- right now the logistics of that trip ain't happening. My hull is kind of a beater- it would cost more than the hull is worth to do it and I'd still have a beater.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollbrow View Post
    My hull is kind of a beater- it would cost more than the hull is worth to do it and I'd still have a beater.
    lol im kinda in the same boat no pun intended dont have the know how to set the intake and the closest place for me is well over 400 miless away so i am just going to buy the add on shoe and ride plate from duane @ htp he said the shoe realy isent a "race" type setup but works very well on most pleasure type boats

    i did notice i lost ALL low speed 20-30 mph handeling when i did the droop BUT the 9mph gain is well worth the loss in handeling

    i also am using a full v blocker loader and 2 wedges with the droop to help add lift wich deffinatly worked!! and was good for about 2 mph but when i do the shoe and ride plate i will probly get a semi closed or full open loader because the closed loader cavitates from a dig

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    I run one on the Rescue Boat, it only runs 55mph though. It is one of thoughs Place versions that you can put the bolt on ride plate on. I am thinking about adding it though.
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    yeah i was going to buy the place droop with a ride plate but PLACE no longer makes it

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    Quote Originally Posted by carveronline View Post
    yeah i was going to buy the place droop with a ride plate but PLACE no longer makes it
    i have a ride plate from place ill sell ya.
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    added benefits of a ride plate, besides ride control, is to reduce drag of the hardware of the back of the boat, on take off.
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    place no longer makes the droop or ride plate
    is that place ride plate adjustable ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carveronline View Post
    place no longer makes the droop or ride plate
    is that place ride plate adjustable ?
    yes, you bolt it on to the botttom of there droop and adjust to your boat.
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    I used to own the same boat as you 79 Challenger. I ran a droop with no rideplate with a 600hp BBc. Never gpsd it but i ran high 70's if not faster. It handled great. I would add the droop if I were you.

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    well i found out that most of the droops that you buy drop the thrust line 1in and have 7.5 degrees built in and the place droop was a little more aggressive with a 1.5in drop and 8 degrees built in thats why it had the optional ride plate


    any ways thanks guys i ordered one today

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    I ran one before i did my setback, Boat ran 86 MPH back then and it wanted to chim a bit at higher speeds in anything but smooth water. But i dont think that was caused by the droop, my understanding is that it's just a commen problem with vbottoms running 70+.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleekvino View Post
    i have a ride plate from place ill sell ya.
    Vince check your PMs !
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