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Response LXi wedge

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Hi all,

Does the wedge in the raised position affect the ski wash of an 03 to 06 response LXi compared to the same boat without the wedge?


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Technical answer, yes. The added weight will have an affect on the wake. Highly doubtful you will notice it though. I ski behind a 2011 Response LXi all the time that has the power wedge and it’s a great skiing boat. Thousands of passes through the course and PB is behind that boat. The only way it will have a truly negative affect is if it isn’t all the way stowed and catching in the water. 

That said, since that era response was only available with the manual wedge, I know many who take it off since it is easy and they never used it. Just the wedge plate is left on the transom. 

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My buddy's wedge has a tendency to dip in the water as he turns, not sure if he needs to adjust or correct any potential play / looseness with it.  Hopkins is spot on, the mass will affect the wake just as extra fuel does.  You could run the experiment for yourself via doing using fuel as a simulation and/or remove it to compare.

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The wedge on my Sunsetter LXI affects my wake for the better!  Not sure why but I leave it on bc it knocks the rooster tails down a bit at 30 mph.  My thought is it deflects the exhaust water some as I don’t think it’s dragging.   Very weird I know. 

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You won't notice a difference with/without it.  I took mine off my RLX and have it sitting in my garage, but I honestly don't notice any difference other than how it looks.

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