Jump to content
wakedog01

2005 Avalanche C4 RH prop a-plate

Recommended Posts

wakedog01    0

New to Centurion and first time post.  A buddy of mine has a 2005 Avalanche C4 RH prop with the manual, screw adjustable, stationary plate (not the a-plate).  We replaced the rear hard tanks with 2 1100 lb fat sacs.  When listing, the surf wake on the the starboard size is great with long pocket and clean.  When listing to the port side, the wake is all mush and not clean.  I surf goofy so I am ok but my buddy is regular and wants to figure out how to clean up the port side.  I have a few questions and any assistance would be appreciated.

1)  Would fabricating and adding the attached a-plate (making the "wing" on the right side instead) correct the port side wave?

2)  For anyone fabricating an a-plate, did you use type 304 or 316 stainless steal?

3)  Can the attached a-plate be a direct swap to the manual, screw adjustable, stationary plate?

APlate (2) (1).jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Troy    233

Yes. I did an a-plate to clean up my starboard wave due to a LH prop. The a-plate helps a lot, just make it opposite of what the drawing shows. Not sure on which stainless. direct swap.  Mine is adjustable but for surfing, I leave it all the way up almost all the time. 

RH on an 05? Awesome! My whole family and most of my friends are goofy riders, wish mine was a RH. With all my mods though, my goofy wave is on point now, just took a while to get it that way. LOL. 

Edited by Troy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
wakedog01    0

Hey Troy, thanks for the response.

When you say "all the way up", does that mean the a-plate is past parallel to the bottom of the boat?  I don't see a lot of adjustment with the  manual, screw adjustable, stationary plate and it would pretty much parallel to the bottom of the boat all the time.

I found a fabricator that would make the plate out of stainless steel type 304 for $250.  However, he recommended type 316 stainless steel for saltwater applications.  This more than doubled the price and wondered if it was worth the price since we're in fresh water.

Any other mods you'd recommend to clean up port side?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
volzalum    278

You should be fine with 304.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Troy    233
23 hours ago, wakedog01 said:

Hey Troy, thanks for the response.

When you say "all the way up", does that mean the a-plate is past parallel to the bottom of the boat?  I don't see a lot of adjustment with the  manual, screw adjustable, stationary plate and it would pretty much parallel to the bottom of the boat all the time.

I found a fabricator that would make the plate out of stainless steel type 304 for $250.  However, he recommended type 316 stainless steel for saltwater applications.  This more than doubled the price and wondered if it was worth the price since we're in fresh water.

Any other mods you'd recommend to clean up port side?

All the way up for me is slightly up from level with the bottom of the boat.  You wouldn't have issues with level with the bottom, I wouldn't bend it so it goes down though. IMO

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Recent Status Updates

    • HennyRi257  »  chowder2016

      Hey @chowder2016 looking at a used Ri257 at Mello's.. Any feedback you can provide before i commit ? :-)
      · 0 replies
    • volzalum

      Sad this forum is not as busy as it used to be since so many jumped to the Facebook groups .. the FB groups are not nearly as easy to search, and the threads do not get organized well ...
      · 2 replies
    • MajaKazazic

      Are you  engineering students and searching for homework help services?helpmeinhomework.com provide all types of engineering assignment homework help services.helpmeinhomework has a reputation of providing premium quality online engineering assignment help for over a decade. Students all over the world find our services effective and reliable.Our Engineering Topic computer science,help with electrical engineering ,mechanical engineering,civil engineering...etc

      · 0 replies
    • MatthewsDave

      Sometimes it is normal for students to have trouble completing their finance assignments on time, seeking help from the team of experts in finance assignments to complete the assigned work on time. With the effective guidance of finance homework, we also strive tirelessly to improve your grade.
      Expert teams are available at any time to assist you in all types of topics related to your finance assignment, allowing you to easily complete finance homework on time to get an A + grade. You can certainly gather a lot of important information under the guidance of our energetic Finance faculty.
       
       

      · 0 replies
    • harlobra

      Heading to Lake Ouachita Arkansas in the morning for a week of houseboating and surfing.
      · 0 replies
    • Nick213

      Ordered a  sewlong cover...... hope it's as good as everyone says since there almost double the cost of others.
      · 3 replies
  • Topics

  • Popular Contributors

    Nobody has received reputation this week.

×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.