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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2017

    Default 2013 Outback V wakeplate

    Still learning. What should wakeplate position be for different activities like skiing, wakeboarding, or just cruising around. Nothing in manual on suggested positions.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Naperville, IL || North Scott Lake, MI


    Unless I want an increased wave for wakeboarding or surfing I pretty much keep the wakeplate in the fully down position.

    2013 Outback V
    - ballast: 900# rears / 400# center / 650# IBS
    - audio: Exile SXT9Q x 2 towers / Kicker KM65 x 6 cabins / Xi 12 sub / Javelin & XM15.4 amps / ZLD
    - FAE
    - DIY suckgate

    2003 SeaRay 182 -- gone but not forgotten...

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Tallahassee, FL


    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!
    My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
    2008 LSV (sold)
    2000 Outback LS (sold)

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