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Curious if anyone has made their own ride plate kit...I have a wj with a kit on it, 18 foot tahiti, putting in a fresh mild 468, thinking of making a ride plate for cheap. Any ideas on equipment or the best way to go about it, anyone done their own???? cost??? picd??? was gonna get a wj ride plate but the brackets don't mount due to it having the energizer kit (Berkeley styling I guess), so maybe I need a Berkeley kit? Really don't wanna tap into the bowl..may be use a wj cradle and rig it to work..? All knowledge is accepted!!! Thanks.
 

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Curious if anyone has made their own ride plate kit...I have a wj with a kit on it, 18 foot tahiti, putting in a fresh mild 468, thinking of making a ride plate for cheap. Any ideas on equipment or the best way to go about it, anyone done their own???? cost??? picd??? was gonna get a wj ride plate but the brackets don't mount due to it having the energizer kit (Berkeley styling I guess), so maybe I need a Berkeley kit? Really don't wanna tap into the bowl..may be use a wj cradle and rig it to work..? All knowledge is accepted!!! Thanks.
A true ride plate requires intake removal and machining of the intake casting as well as relieving the hull (behind the intake) Tom
 

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A true ride plate requires intake removal and machining of the intake casting as well as relieving the hull (behind the intake) Tom

Tom, isn't a ride plate more about the boat than the pump?... Seems like you would need a bunch of data from extensive testing in order to find the right size, and position of the plate based on BOAT performance.... One size really can't fit all, can it?.....
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Tom, isn't a ride plate more about the boat than the pump?... Seems like you would need a bunch of data from extensive testing in order to find the right size, and position of the plate based on BOAT performance.... One size really can't fit all, can it?.....
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We have machined Jacuzzi intakes for ride plates and shoes and built these one off for years and yes your correct much is predicated on the boat , the position of the jet etc I think what the OP was possibly thinking about was a "add on plate" fastened below the base of the transom adaptor , Also Super jet made a kit years ago that included a bolt on ride plate adjustable bridge and related pieces similar to the pic below , I recently removed on of theses kits from a berkeley application similar to the old SJ
 

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Ya know Tom, I need to come see you, well, just to come see you...... Drag Greg out for an afternoon/evening, and just hang out, swap lies, and check out your new CNC equipment, that I'm sure you've purchased by now....
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Ya know Tom, I need to come see you, well, just to come see you...... Drag Greg out for an afternoon/evening, and just hang out, swap lies, and check out your new CNC equipment, that I'm sure you've purchased by now....
Ray
Your always welcome Ray, bring heat its freezin Azz , and BTW Greg would never "stretch" the truth he's as honest as Abe :wink2:
BTW no CNC yet But Josh's new Bridgeport does have some cool 'lectronics :rolleyes:
 

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We have machined Jacuzzi intakes for ride plates and shoes and built these one off for years and yes your correct much is predicated on the boat , the position of the jet etc I think what the OP was possibly thinking about was a "add on plate" fastened below the base of the transom adaptor , Also Super jet made a kit years ago that included a bolt on ride plate adjustable bridge and related pieces similar to the pic below , I recently removed on of theses kits from a berkeley application similar to the old SJ


I want one... Is this style still produced?
My wish list is always bigger than my paycheck..

Boz
 

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We have machined Jacuzzi intakes for ride plates and shoes and built these one off for years and yes your correct much is predicated on the boat , the position of the jet etc I think what the OP was possibly thinking about was a "add on plate" fastened below the base of the transom adaptor , Also Super jet made a kit years ago that included a bolt on ride plate adjustable bridge and related pieces similar to the pic below , I recently removed on of theses kits from a berkeley application similar to the old SJ


I want one... Is this style still produced?
My wish list is always bigger than my paycheck..

Boz
Boz thats a 'clandestine piece from my used parts collection , wouldn't be hard to fab up as a kit if desired Tom
 
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