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    Default When should you replace the ride plate?

    It gets a little more "pitted' every year and has been on the boat for 5 seasons. Is it time to replace? Should a different material be used instead of aluminum?
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    How does the shoe look ? IMO it should start the burn on the shoe as well, but every set-up is different.
    As far as yours is not too bad, I have seen mine much worse, golf balls (Dimples) speed !
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    Put a straight edge on it . Front to back and side to side. If its real bad just replace it. Every 2-3 years isn't uncommon on something like your deal gene. They take a beating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Burn View Post
    It gets a little more "pitted' every year and has been on the boat for 5 seasons. Is it time to replace? Should a different material be used instead of aluminum?
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    I didn't catch the 5 seasons ! I am using a piece of channel for my rideplate, less holes drilled lasts longer for me. I used to crack them at the holes, but we beat the piss out of them in CompJet circle racing.
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    Thanks for the info.
    Have you guys ever used other materials, (Titainium or magnesium) and did it help prevent the burn spots?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Burn View Post
    Thanks for the info.
    Have you guys ever used other materials, (Titainium or magnesium) and did it help prevent the burn spots?
    thicker is better . the one thing you can do to prevent burn spots is, quit driving so fast.. . the erosion is telling you the plate is doing what it's supposed to do...

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    Besides telling you are going fast can the location of the burn be used for tunning? The burn on my old boat was much closer to the shoe, and had a tear drop shape to it. Thanks, be safe. schick
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    I used 316 stainless on mine and it still shows burn marks, but it should last longer than aluminum
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