I have thought about providing shaped blanks, but it becomes fairly costly. With the cost of cutting, shaping, and shipping the "blank", you are probably looking at >$200. Shipping alone is at least $60, the foam is another 50, shaping can range from $50-100, so it becomes somewhat undesirable to most customers.
We have traction pads that I would be happy to sell to you and others. They would be $75-100 each, but they are made for wakesurf and work really well. You can check out our instagram feed (@day1wake) for lots of pics.
If you wanted me to shape a blank, provide traction, and send to you, I could. I'm just not sure if the cost would be worth it to you. Would you also want me to cut and set the fin boxes?
Thanks for the questions, let me know if I can help.
Thanks for your tips in the DIY board thread, has your company considered offering any shaped boards for the wakesurf DIY guys that would like to glass there own boards? It might not be a large market, but I know when I was looking at trying one all that I could find available were larger ocean wave boards that would have required a lot of modifying to be what you would want, also along the same line I am having trouble finding traction pads like are used on wakesurf boards, you can find them on ebay and such, but they are still geared toward ocean boards, for the DIY guy you have to buy 2 rear pads and try to cut one to look decent for your front pad, do you/would you, sell wakesurf traction pads separately? Again thanks for the insights you have posted on building your own boards, understanding shapes is still my weakness, epoxy work is more the part that I enjoy.
Sorry for my delay in responding, I haven't been on in a while - life is busy.
Here is what I would recommend with regard to setting up for surfing (I am also a FlyHigh dealer and can get you the sacs):
- Put as large a bag as possible in the lockers (750#) next to your engine and plumb them into the overflow of your stock ballast. This works great and doesn't take long to set up.
- Buy a Tsunami pump and get 4 more sacs
- The four additional sacs include a pair of 400# bags - one for the under-seat cooler compartment and one to go under the seat behind the driver seat.
- The final pair should be a v-drive set of 200# sacs that will go under the bow seats.
I am in the process of pluming the bow sacs to the sac in the cooler compartment. This will speed up my fill/empty times.
With a full tank of gas, stock ballast filled on the surf side, KGB filled, and your 3 additional sacs per side, you will throw an unreal wake with just the driver and rider. The more people along for the ride, the better.
Feel free to call or email with more questions. We would also be happy to build you a custom surf board.
Hit me up any time through Day1Wake.com, or by phone: 206.851.7334.
hey B just curious what kind of input you can give me on setting up my 07 x45 with the 8.1... i bought this boat in january and am hoping to get a jump start of setting it up for surfing the cold waters here in washington.... also have u ever had any idleing issues? mine has been surging from 2000-3000 rpms, biut it only happens towards the end of my boating sessions... thanks---chris