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    Default Ride Plate for AMerican Turbine SD-309?

    Anyone make a ride plate to fit the SD-309? I know Place makes one for their droop snoop, but I don't want a droop.

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    There is a guy that goes by "BigDog" on here that has some 8" aluminum channel that works great for ride plates. Give him a call at (408)394-5196
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivernut View Post
    Anyone make a ride plate to fit the SD-309? I know Place makes one for their droop snoop, but I don't want a droop.
    The only tried and true "Bolt on" ride plate I know of is the Place "lift kit" but the droop is required to make it work , maybe give some thought to an off season project and pull your intake for machining and ad an intake mounted ride plate beyond the "grunt labor (engine and intake removal) , this is a fairly straight forward and simple task , call or PM for more info Tom

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    There is no offseason for me in Massachusetts. We break ice to get to the winter fish on the rivers. I have an aluminum Eagle / Gator jet bass boat, not a pretty boy fiberglass toy. My intake is welded on. My boat came with welded on mini trim tabs which now sit higher because I added a 1/4" aluminum plate to the bottom of the hull. I can weld on a ride plate, but stll need a way to attach it to the bowl. Ideally I'd like one the bolts up to existing holes and hinges with the power trim.

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    Sorry about your seemingly perenial winter , if you weld it (the plate)as you indicate , there are inumerable , clean and effective ways to support and bridge the rear of the plate to the rear area or the bowl utilizing the bolt circle at the rear for example where the nozzle adaptor attaches or simply drilling and tapping the underside of the bowl casting , a droop is not required to do so heres one we just finished with a "c" bowl for example Tom

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    That looks cool. How many holes had to drilled in the bowl? Do the holes go completely through? My boat with the 2" x 15" welded on tabs is very hard to dial in. They adjust with a mallet. Slight changes can make a difference of 3-5 mph and flat calm or extreme proposing. I take it the ride plate dies the same but is more precise when adjusting. I want to be able to trim all of the way up without bouncing, but also without scrubbing off top end speed. Is a ride plate like that one likely to do this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivernut View Post
    That looks cool. How many holes had to drilled in the bowl? Do the holes go completely through? My boat with the 2" x 15" welded on tabs is very hard to dial in. They adjust with a mallet. Slight changes can make a difference of 3-5 mph and flat calm or extreme proposing. I take it the ride plate dies the same but is more precise when adjusting. I want to be able to trim all of the way up without bouncing, but also without scrubbing off top end speed. Is a ride plate like that one likely to do this?
    There are 2 holes in the bowl , that particular Bridge was configured to fit that "C" bowl Tom

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    What type of bowl is the SD-309 pump?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivernut View Post
    What type of bowl is the SD-309 pump?
    Likely its a "split bowl" in which case it would look different , dont belive I have a current pic without a droop but you'll get the idea heres another from our past projects

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    I have a split bowl. Do you sell everything in a kit that would fit mine?

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    I have a SD 309 bowl that was drilled for a standard Rideplate mount. If you are interested, make an offer. Your bowl is a different bolt pattern than a standard berk bowl.

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