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Old 04-29-2017, 10:42 AM
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Slalom Wake Plate - Attitude Adjustment Plate

I finally engineered the perfect wake plate for a Prostar 214... need advice on maximum negative angle!
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Old 04-29-2017, 10:55 AM
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I finally engineered the perfect wake plate for a Prostar 214... need advice on maximum negative angle!
I'd love to see what you've got. I want to put a plate on my X14 to make the wake as flat as possible.
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Old 04-29-2017, 10:57 AM
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Custom Prostar Slalom Wakeplate Pictures

Turned out 1000% better than I imagined...
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Old 04-29-2017, 11:15 AM
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Here are pictures of the Mastercraft OEM Wake Plate for the X14V (found one locally for sale at MN Inboard)... measures 9 1/2" deep x 21 1/2" wide and uses one Lenco Short Actuator with 2 1/4" throw.

My design is 13" deep x 24" wide with "Wings", my thought is to feather that edge for softer wake transition. Also with a deeper tab, I should get same result with less turbulence!

Hope to install next week and test Friday 5-12-2017.
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Old 04-29-2017, 06:17 PM
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Dry Fit Slalom Wake Plate Prostar 214

It fits, but due to weight of tab we're looking at installing two actuators. Maybe 3/16" plate Stainless Steel was too robust?

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Old 04-29-2017, 06:54 PM
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I'd love to see what you've got. I want to put a plate on my X14 to make the wake as flat as possible.
Me too!
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Old 04-29-2017, 07:41 PM
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Before and after wake pics would be cool. Also take pics of details of mounting

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Old 04-29-2017, 11:34 PM
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I used a Bennett 18" wakeplate on my 05 X2. Same idea as what you are doing. Yes, it does help to soften the rooster tail at slalom speeds.
Install thread and more pics here: https://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk...ad.php?t=62554
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Old 04-30-2017, 10:21 AM
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Nice install of the Bennett! Do you know the max negative distance (in relation to the bottom of your boat) for this install? I've heard 2" is ideal.

I wanted to build my own plate for three reasons: custom size (intrigued to see result of increased surface area), could add bottom strakes to avoid creating additional small wakes outside the normal wake (this is what Mastercraft does), and cost. The 7 Gauge (heavy duty) Lenco 12 x 18 tab is $369.00 plus freight. That does not include actuators, control, or wiring. The Lenco would not have the wings, the bottom strakes, and still require modification for the mounting plate to fit between the exhaust tips.

I'll take install pics and water test pics / videos.

I may have my guy make a duplicate wake plate in slightly thinner material to alleviate the weight... but then would I be concerned with rigidity? I think either way (thinner material) or using this prototype i'll use two actuators for support.

I may end up with three or four extra wake plates when all is said and done! I'm obsessed with this project!
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Old 04-30-2017, 12:56 PM
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If all is successful, I'd be interested in maybe buying a spare off of you. I would really like to get it all hooked up so that it reads through the VDIG on the X14, just like it was a factory option. Not sure of the parts needed for that, but that is my ideal install.
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