View Full Version : Need wake help
07-07-2004, 12:53 AM
We bought a 2003 Outback LS with tower. We decided not to buy the adjustable wake so we could garage it. Maybe that wasn't a good idea but I am looking for ideas on smoothing out the wake. We used to have a flat bottom which had no wake. So this is a huge change for some of us that are cutting much harder. We are skiing about 34MPH with ~50 ft rope. Any ideas?
07-07-2004, 06:46 AM
You might try shifting your crew to different locations in the boat.
07-08-2004, 11:32 AM
The wake plate is the way to go. It will definitely smooth that out for you.
08-04-2004, 12:59 AM
Any ideas of the cost of the adjustable plate ??? Can I install it myself ???? How far down in degrees can it be lowered for storing??
08-04-2004, 04:01 PM
Your dealer can install the hydraulic wake plate for around $800.00-1,000.00 (we ended up ordering our boat with it, but I seem to remember that range). You can also try it yourself by contacting Bennett trim tabs. They also sell them at Overtons. I remember someone saying on this board you could pick up an adjustable plate for like $200.00??? Maybe do a search for it on this board. I have heard it was difficult to get it working properly when a DIY'er tried to tackle it. As for the angle, it can be lowered, I think mine will only go to about 30 degrees or so. Not far enough to make it fit in my garage. My garage now has a small addition on it! Boaters... we are peculiar bunch. Good luck.
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