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    01 Virage having exreme porpoising

    My wife and I took our 01 Virage out yesterday. We enjoyed the day and had a great time but the ski seemed to porpoise more than it should. We could be on flat water and it would just start. I would have to slow down and drop back in the water to stop it. I couldn't move any more up on the ski and still steer. I'm about 195 pounds and my wife is 125.

    I would apricate any help in this mater.

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    Check under the hull. Make sure the ride plate bolts are snug and the plate has not moved out of position.

    Same for the intake grate. The single front bolt must be tight and the rear of the grate must align with the ride plate bottom surface.

    Has anything been changed since the last time you rode it?

    Check the jet pump bolts, make sure the pump is not loose at all. Same for the steering nozzle assembly. Check for cracked nozzle, that sort of thing.

    Also check inside the hull. Is there a lot of water inside?

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    No water inside, I just purchased it and got it running well. I'll check everything else.

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    If you just purchased it......get used to it. The Virage hull porpoises badly with 2 people. I don't know how nobody realized that while designing it.

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    I was afraid of that. The game plan is this will be my wife's and I will purchase another this coming spring.

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    The jet pump has a wedge, 4 degrees. Check that it is installed with the thin edge up.

    I didn't know the Virage will porpoise with 2 riders. My Virage TX is fine with my 250lbs, have not had a passenger yet.

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    Also when you take off with 2 riders, to get on plane it's like your riding a wheelie......nose high!!!

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    The thin edge is up.

    It's more so when my wife is riding with me. I may try putting some weight in the front hatch and see if that helps.

    I looked around but there doesn't seem to be an aftermarket ride plate for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myself View Post
    Also when you take off with 2 riders, to get on plane it's like your riding a wheelie......nose high!!!
    That’s right, my wife has to hang on

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    Spin your nozzle spacer so the thick edge is up if you can. That will redirect the thrust angle to push the nose down. If it's still not enough you could stack another spacer to push the nose down even more!

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