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kgrove
08-29-2011, 01:57 AM
Anyone ever tried removing their swim step for surfing? It would be a pain to get back in the boat (unless you have a pickle fork with the ladder in front), but every boat I've ever seen the swim step digs into the water when surfing and seems to screw up the wave. I've seen mods that people will do, but I don't particularly feel like taking a saw to my teak. I might, however, consider ditching the teak for a day if I knew it would make a material improvement in the wave.

Just a thought... curious if anyone has tried it.

CantRepeat
08-29-2011, 06:50 AM
What boat do you have?

gatorguy
08-29-2011, 09:08 AM
I've thought about it, but have yet to try it.

thatsmrmastercraft
08-29-2011, 09:55 AM
What boat do you have?

Profile says 2008 X-15

CantRepeat
08-29-2011, 11:12 AM
I haven't gone without one, but I have made a very modified step that was completely out of the water. It made a pretty big difference in the wave.

Custom Swim Platform (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtdZoTb6GS0)

coz
08-29-2011, 11:53 AM
Modify it to your liking :headbang:

http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/ff321/Ontarion46m/Platform.jpg