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Old 08-16-2010, 12:21 AM
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I discovered today that my XR drives have no caviation plates installed. Are these really needed? Will they make the boat faster? Boat is a 36' Eliminator Daytona. Thanks.
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The only time the cavitation plate is needed, is to get on plane. Whether you not you can get on plane without is something you will have to try. Had a friend in a 38 Top Gun that lost his cavitation plate off one XR and tried for an hour to get on plane and never could.
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I discovered today that my XR drives have no caviation plates installed. Are these really needed? Will they make the boat faster? Boat is a 36' Eliminator Daytona. Thanks.
Are you talking about the little silver plates that screw on just above the prop?
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Yes! the little silver plate above the prop...
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Yes! the little silver plate above the prop...
I have a pair less hardware if you want them, don't remember what they went for new but make me an offer & they are yours. Made a difference for me getting on plane in my 32 Spectre Cat that had no tabs. My current boat has been upgraded from the bravo drives thus no use for them.

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Michael,

Will you be in Bristol this weekend?

And if so, what is your affiliation with NASCAR ?

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Michael,

Will you be in Bristol this weekend?

And if so, what is your affiliation with NASCAR ?

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ET,

I will not, was supposed to go to Skater to fetch my boat but looks like it will be next weekend instead. I'm a team Mgr @ Hendrick Motorsports! Bristol is a great track one of my favs, I attended the spring event but won't be there this weekend.

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Michael,

Your choice and advancement in your vocation is only surpassed by your selection and investment in your avocation.

May I ask, Is this a new Skater Product that you'll be fetching, and if so, can you devulge length , style and motor selection.

Would you be inclined to use the Sterlings or perhaps use something "In-House" from the Charlotte Area for the powerplant?

# 24 and 48 ? ...Dang !

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Michael,

Your choice and advancement in your vocation is only surpassed by your selection and investment in your avocation.

May I ask, Is this a new Skater Product that you'll be fetching, and if so, can you devulge length , style and motor selection.

Would you be inclined to use the Sterlings or perhaps use something "In-House" from the Charlotte Area for the powerplant?

# 24 and 48 ? ...Dang !

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In fairness to 34Mach 1 & in an effort not to hijack this thread I'm going to keep my response to your inquiries short.

First off I posted pics of my previous boat, a Spectre 32 w/ the SS Cavitation Plate set up.

If you want to know more about my 2007 Skater 30 w/ Ilmor power check out this thread. http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/g...y-upgrade.html

I'm in my 18th season at HMS & yes I'm affilliated w/ the #24 & #48 teams. Many people ask me why I don't have HMS build my engines & the answer is quite simple, we aren't in the marine business, we don't build big blocks & w/ 500+ employees we simply can't take on personal projects. Keep in mind our 850+ hp Cup Engines get rebuilt after every event too.
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