View Full Version : 2013 Outback V wakeplate

09-12-2017, 11:49 PM
Still learning. What should wakeplate position be for different activities like skiing, wakeboarding, or just cruising around. Nothing in manual on suggested positions.

09-13-2017, 06:24 AM
Unless I want an increased wave for wakeboarding or surfing I pretty much keep the wakeplate in the fully down position.

09-13-2017, 10:58 AM
Fully down will keep the nose down and is much better for hole shot/planing off. Slightly to half way up is good for cruising as it lifts the bow out of the water and reduces drag-- this may give a smoother ride and sometimes improves fuel economy. As you go more toward all the way up it raises the bow even more. This can make the wake much steeper as it forces the aft end of the boat deeper in the water. Depending on ballast and speed you may see diminishing returns. Play with the plate at different speeds and notice the differences. It's fun!