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  • Fae wakeplate contraption


    Gravity
    • Year: 2006 Brand: Centurion Model / Trim: Elite v Cost: $0-$249 DIY or Professional Install: I installed it Engine Type: 5.7 black scorpion
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    Built a new exhaust pipe  and wanted to do a sort of silent stinger. After going this route i would probably go straight out if i did it again. I wanted there to be no chance of the fae affecting the wake and wave so i added the wings to the extended wake plate. 

     

    I cut and had the wing bent in a brake to match  the hull of the boat. Then calculated where to put the hole for the pipe. Then put door edge moulding around the hole. 

     The plate is 13inches out and the flar part is 14inches and the wings are 5.5 inches 

    Then used a 90 degree 4to3inch abs adapter to the 3inch abs for the fae. Using abs cement to hold it all together.  Then used rivets to hold it to the original flange. And a bracket to hold the downpipe to the plate. It is extremely solid.  Not the  best looking but hope it functions well. 

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    I like it! Report back how it works. Why did you choose to 90 up before 90 over, looks like you couldve 90d right out to the center and went down, made it a lil more low profile.. 

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    8 hours ago, S2X said:

    I like it! Report back how it works. Why did you choose to 90 up before 90 over, looks like you couldve 90d right out to the center and went down, made it a lil more low profile.. 

    Hindsight i probably could have. It would have been out too far to get any angel to the down pipe. The braces hit if it turns too soon. 

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    On 1/4/2019 at 8:14 PM, Gravity said:

    So after using it all summer i was pretty impressed. Did the job well. I am thinking about cutting the wings on each side at a 45 instead of what they are now. Any feedback would be great

    Guess that depends on what you are trying to gain by modifying it.    

    I agree with @S2X, seems like you could have brought it straight out and down vs up and then back down.  But the angles are hard to tell if that'd clear those turnbuckles.   That plastic may never need replacing... but my A.D.D. would have me searching for mandrel stainless pieces that could be welded into a Y.     

    I frickin' love that you made this BTW.  It so hits the point of this website!    Make your boat better.   And I'm a huge fan of getting rid of exhaust.    

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    12 hours ago, Rugger said:

    Guess that depends on what you are trying to gain by modifying it.    

    I agree with @S2X, seems like you could have brought it straight out and down vs up and then back down.  But the angles are hard to tell if that'd clear those turnbuckles.   That plastic may never need replacing... but my A.D.D. would have me searching for mandrel stainless pieces that could be welded into a Y.     

    I frickin' love that you made this BTW.  It so hits the point of this website!    Make your boat better.   And I'm a huge fan of getting rid of exhaust.    

    I was actually talking about the plate. But yes it would be nice to have a better looking more streamline design. But my boat sits in the water all summer so looks are not as important to me. I really appreciate the feedback. 

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    For your down exhaust: Could you use 45 degree angled to bypass brackets diagonally? Also you could by some silver shiny spray paint to give it that metal look. 

    Besides bringing the bow down and bringing the boat on plane faster Does your center plate also lessen your wake? What have you noticed? Not sure what you use your boat for and curious what you noticed before and after the plate. Ive thought about installing a center tab/plate that raises and lowers by switch so lessen my wake for waterskiing when not surfing or wboarding

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    12 hours ago, Married2Maristar said:

    For your down exhaust: Could you use 45 degree angled to bypass brackets diagonally? Also you could by some silver shiny spray paint to give it that metal look. 

    Besides bringing the bow down and bringing the boat on plane faster Does your center plate also lessen your wake? What have you noticed? Not sure what you use your boat for and curious what you noticed before and after the plate. Ive thought about installing a center tab/plate that raises and lowers by switch so lessen my wake for waterskiing when not surfing or wboarding

    My (and all) Tige has a center plate with an actuator. It make a large difference for getting on plane quickly when deployed and is useful to fine tune the wake as well. 

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    On 6/10/2020 at 8:50 AM, SONICJK said:

    My (and all) Tige has a center plate with an actuator. It make a large difference for getting on plane quickly when deployed and is useful to fine tune the wake as well. 

    What does the Center tab do for  your wake in different scenarios? Speeds? Water sports?

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    On 6/27/2020 at 9:23 AM, Married2Maristar said:

    What does the Center tab do for  your wake in different scenarios? Speeds? Water sports?

    the center tab basically lift the rear of the boat out of the water, so the more deployed it is the smaller the wake is. 
    For wakeboarding you want it up so you've got more boat in the water (more displacement = larger wake) and for skiing you want it down to lift the rear of the boat and get less displacement for a smaller wake. 
    For surfing you can adjust it to clean up the wave for different ballast levels. 
    You can also use it to fine tune the wake, small adjustments can clean up the lip or flatten the top etc. 

    helps keep the boat on plane with ballast too, you can put the tab down to offset some of the ballast weight. 

    I honestly don't know why all inboards don't have an adjustable center tab, it's very useful. 

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    Thanks SonicJK —All if that is what I was hoping to hear from someone who is really putting the system through it’s paces. Looks like I’ll be adding tabs to the boat. I’ve got some pretty short vertical areas of transom to work with though. Wanted to coordinate the timing of my projects so Center tab before or in tandem with exhaust makes the most sense. 

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