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  1. #1
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    Default where do you run your wakeplate???

    Hey... i finally got my boat out again last night and was pulling some buddies behind it. I had my ballast all filled up and was playing around with the wakeplate, it seemed like once i got past a certain point it didn't really help the boat produce a bigger wake... (this was for wakeboarding), so i'm wondering where you all run your wakeplates at?

    thanks

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    Generally wake boarding we run it all the way down, doesn't matter if its 0 or full 2500 ballast.

    Yesterday we were out and had 2500 ballast and i moved it to a 1/4 up mostly i use it to help clean the wake up a bit when loaded. Other wise its always 100% down.
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    For me it really depends on the weather, chop and the wake. If there is glass I will run it all the way up. If there is chop i will start moving it down to sink the bow into the waves a bit more and it helps with the chop. It also depends on where the wake starts washing out and you can move the wakeplate up or down to change where the wake washout is.
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    The wakeplate doesn't necessarily add much size, it shapes. By shaping it will let you tune the wake to eliminate wash on the lip

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    ok... several diff. awnsers.. lol! i found that last night because it was choppy out that having it about 30% down helped clean up the wake, but i was just curious.

    thanks

    geoff
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    When you say "up" are you referring to the needle being all the way to the right or all the way to the left on the gauge?
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    we run ours all the way up. what i've noticed is all the way up makes the wake more vertical and all the down makes the wake more mellow.
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    When I say up or down, I'm talking about the relative position of the plate. Down means it's dragging in the water, forcing the bow down. Up means the plate is pointing to the sky, letting the bow ride high and the stern to settle deeper in the water.

    So with that out of the way, I always start with the plate down to keep the bow low and get on plane the fastest. Once on plane I'll usually find a nice spot about halfway for wakeboarding, and nearly all the way up for surfing. If the boat starts to porpoise, I lower the plate until it stops.

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    great info... thanks guys... i'm picking up a surf board today so i can try out the surfing tonight!!

    geoff
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    I guess I just dont understand how some people run it all the way UP. At about halfway, my boat starts to porpoise (sp?) like Shamu and all the way UP, well, Im sure Id have myself a nice submarine.
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