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    I have never used the up pedal in my boat.. Actually once at flat out and it felt like it jumpd out of the water at 90mph.. If you know what your talking about please explain what for and how to use it..be serious as my flatty has the power to blow over...
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    From what I understand it used mainly in circle boats. The down pedal is used coming into the corner and the up pedal would be used to give the boat more out of the hole. But I guess you could also use it to adjust how much the boat would lift out of the water at full speed. Just my .02

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    The up pedal is used to hold the top end plate position. Flat Bottom, Runners or Tunnel V-Drives after 100 MPH will want to suck the cavitation plate down against the down pedal spring. You need to have good spring pressure to keep this from happening. Also it is a great foot stop to keep you from sliding forward at shutdown. Good Luck RACERICK

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    In quarter mile it's used to get the boat on plane quicker and towards the big end to get the extra ump on the competition.
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    if your plates are set up correctly , you dont need the up pedal !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pm/pe122 View Post
    if your plates are set up correctly , you dont need the up pedal !
    well im glad you put it that way ..im in the process of setting them up corectly but not sure whats the correct way..its a 71 hondo true flat with solid plates.and not exactly sure how the gull wing should look like.ive been getting conflicting advice..was wondering whats yours..

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    Quote Originally Posted by racerick784 View Post
    The up pedal is used to hold the top end plate position. Flat Bottom, Runners or Tunnel V-Drives after 100 MPH will want to suck the cavitation plate down against the down pedal spring. You need to have good spring pressure to keep this from happening. Also it is a great foot stop to keep you from sliding forward at shutdown. Good Luck RACERICK
    what if i have a lock out also.. would that keep the plates from being pulld down ?

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    your plates should be an extention of the bottom of the hull , this is a good baseline ,get your straight edge , slide your boat back on the trailer and , laydown on your back and get to know the bottom of your boat ! dont be afraid to add some spring pressure , you can also put a stop on the cav rod to hold plates up once you figure out were your boat is comfortable ( safe) . but like i said , with correct spring presure and plate adjustment you wont need a stop .
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    Quote Originally Posted by rampgirlll View Post
    In quarter mile it's used to get the boat on plane quicker and towards the big end to get the extra ump on the competition.

    Ok that is why you belong in a kitchen and not in a flat bottom.

    EPIC FAIL!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboatguru View Post
    Ok that is why you belong in a kitchen and not in a flat bottom.

    EPIC FAIL!!




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    Quote Originally Posted by rat flatty View Post
    ive been getting conflicting advice..
    Forum boards are famous for this... (happens in person too). First educate yourself on WHO knows what they're talking about.

    just sayin...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboatguru View Post
    Ok that is why you belong in a kitchen and not in a flat bottom.

    EPIC FAIL!!
    Doesn't she just push the boat off the trailer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by racerick784 View Post
    Also it is a great foot stop to keep you from sliding forward at shutdown. Good Luck RACERICK
    i always enjoy a nice swim after a hard pass ! .......... bad advice !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharp Shooter View Post
    Doesn't she just push the boat off the trailer?
    I believe she wipes it down as well so lets give her some credit.

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