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Old 03-13-2018, 02:53 PM
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Attitude adjustment plate x15

Whatís up everyone! New to TT long time mastercraft fan. I have a 2008 x15 and want to know what ppl think about the attitude adjustment plate. Iím an aggressive open water slalom skier. I know I wonít get a ProStar wake out of it but does the plate lay it down good enough to warrant getting it installed?
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Old 03-13-2018, 05:12 PM
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In the market for a similar boat and I would prefer if it had one. It will help with smoothing out the slalom wake, getting on plane with heavy ballast, lengthen surf wave, and get the bow down when cruising for better fuel economy.
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Old 03-13-2018, 05:57 PM
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Thanks Shaun R for the reply. I’ve been racking my brain weather to get the plate or look for another MC, but the family likes the boat and so do I, but I love to slalom as well. Now I just need to find out where to buy one. I’m
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Old 03-13-2018, 07:29 PM
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You can put a package together yourself fairly easily. Bennet and lenco sell the pieces ala carte. Then, you would install for your particular set up.

I have looked into doing this on my 205v based hull and will do it eventually.
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:35 PM
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I have a 2006 x15 and installed a trim tab earlier this winter. Based on what I read it would help with flattening out the wake some as well as helping drop the nose of the boat and clean up the surf wake. I also like to slalom and wanted to be able to make the wake smaller. Iím ready for some warm weather so I can get it out and see what kind of difference it makes. There is a tread I started that has exactly what I did and part numbers I used. Here is a link to the thread. Pictures are upside down and sideways, canít figure out how to fix that. Maybe it will help you though.

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Old 03-14-2018, 02:49 AM
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I installed a Bennett plate on my 05 X2 (205V hull) several seasons ago.
Helps with both slalom wake and surf wake . . . although not as dramatically as I had hoped but it is noticeable.
I have an install thread here somewhere. Sorry, don't have time to look now.
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Old 03-14-2018, 01:30 PM
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I installed one a 2007 214DD... yes it helped some. There is a thread on this site with more details. My advise is you do not need electric actuators. The negative angle needed is consistent enough to just go with adjustable manual standoffs.

However, after all i went through i ended up just buying a 2015 Prostar and can't say enough about the wake on that boat!
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Old 03-14-2018, 01:41 PM
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If you’re an “aggressive open water skier” I would look into a different boat honestly



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Old 03-14-2018, 03:31 PM
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Thanks guys for the replies! It’s gonna be a tough decision. I guess I’ll put the plate on the x15 and if I’m still not ok with the slalom wake, when I sell it I’ll ask that much more�� Hopefully I’ll get to it soon, it’s starting to warm back up here in Florida, and I’m itching to get it back on the water!
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Old 03-15-2018, 10:53 PM
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I have a 2012 x-15 with the center attitude plate. I set it to 70%, fill the KGB to 25% and run about 32mph. It's no Prostar, but it gets the job done for casual open water skiing. It makes a massive difference with the plate down, strongly recommend. I also use the plate to help smooth out the ride in the chop, works like a charm.

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