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    This was something that Tint,HPJ,I and others talked about yesterday!
    Ride plate settings! It is understandable that some of us or all go off keel set at 0* and set all the hardware from this point! This is the way alot of us do it! But, lastnight I did some checking and if you are running a tapered shoe you can set the rideplate with a stright edge off the shoe! If some of you guys would check this out and let me know if I am right it would be great!
    Set the keel at 0* and take a long stright edge at keel and see what the tip end of the rideplate is from the stright edge! (Barring that the shoe is even with keel!)
    18" rideplate will have about a 7/8" gap
    19" rideplate will have about a 1" gap
    these are at a 3-4* angle to keel! This is just to see if my thoughts are correct and I am doing this right! I used a dig.angle finder and it showed the same 3* at rideplate with the hull keel at 0*
    Just Coby rambling! LOL! Fireaway!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Widetrack View Post
    This was something that Tint,HPJ,I and others talked about yesterday!
    Ride plate settings! It is understandable that some of us or all go off keel set at 0* and set all the hardware from this point! This is the way alot of us do it! But, lastnight I did some checking and if you are running a tapered shoe you can set the rideplate with a stright edge off the shoe! If some of you guys would check this out and let me know if I am right it would be great!
    Set the keel at 0* and take a long stright edge at keel and see what the tip end of the rideplate is from the stright edge! (Barring that the shoe is even with keel!)
    18" rideplate will have about a 7/8" gap
    19" rideplate will have about a 1" gap
    these are at a 3-4* angle to keel! This is just to see if my thoughts are correct and I am doing this right! I used a dig.angle finder and it showed the same 3* at rideplate with the hull keel at 0*
    Just Coby rambling! LOL! Fireaway!
    ok...mines set at ...ah hell you know...

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    FWIW


    I put my angle finder on keel in front of the intake and 0* it and then I clamp a 2ft level to my ride plate and set the angle finder on it .


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    so your desk is set at 6* ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TINTDESIGNZ View Post
    so your desk is set at 6* ?

    Thats 0.6*
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNYoungblood View Post
    Thats 0.6*
    musta fell off the blocks?

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    So what did you come up with Mike? But that is not the question! There are more ways to skin a cat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Widetrack View Post
    So what did you come up with Mike? But that is not the question! There are more ways to skin a cat!

    Fell off it's blocks!!! You are killing me Tint!

    WT your measurements work out on mine,now just gotta see if it helps me any!
    course it only moved mine down less than an eighth of an inch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Widetrack View Post
    So what did you come up with Mike? But that is not the question! There are more ways to skin a cat!

    Fell off it's blocks!!! You are killing me Tint!

    Sorry I had to reread your post I have never measured rideplate angle that way and have never been told to do it like that, but hey if it works it works ... All I can get outta mine is 3*, it hits the TA box .. Gonna fix that this week




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    WT your measurements work out on mine,now just gotta see if it helps me any!
    course it only moved mine down less than an eighth of an inch.


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    [QUOTE=TNYoungblood;1426968]Sorry I had to reread your post I have never measured rideplate angle that way and have never been told to do it like that, but hey if it works it works ... All I can get outta mine is 3*, it hits the TA box .. Gonna fix that this week


    It's not that good of a post!! Hard for us southern boys to understand!! LOL!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Widetrack View Post
    This was something that Tint,HPJ,I and others talked about yesterday!
    Ride plate settings! It is understandable that some of us or all go off keel set at 0* and set all the hardware from this point! This is the way alot of us do it! But, lastnight I did some checking and if you are running a tapered shoe you can set the rideplate with a stright edge off the shoe! If some of you guys would check this out and let me know if I am right it would be great!
    Set the keel at 0* and take a long stright edge at keel and see what the tip end of the rideplate is from the stright edge! (Barring that the shoe is even with keel!)
    18" rideplate will have about a 7/8" gap
    19" rideplate will have about a 1" gap
    these are at a 3-4* angle to keel! This is just to see if my thoughts are correct and I am doing this right! I used a dig.angle finder and it showed the same 3* at rideplate with the hull keel at 0*
    Just Coby rambling! LOL! Fireaway!
    Only door like that at the boat ramp raising or lowering the shoe so you can duplicate the ride plate angle for consistant testing. The only reason to do it this wayis to keep the boat from rolling down the ramp when you unhook the trailer to level the keel
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    Quote Originally Posted by tigertooth View Post
    Only door like that at the boat ramp raising or lowering the shoe so you can duplicate the ride plate angle for consistant testing. The only reason to do it this wayis to keep the boat from rolling down the ramp when you unhook the trailer to level the keel
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