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Old 08-27-2012, 07:44 AM
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is the surf tab worth the extra money? thanks
I've never used them but from what I've read they are not worth the $1500.
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:51 PM
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is the surf tab worth the extra money? thanks
I know you didn't ask me, but save your time and money, trim tabs won't increase the displacement of the hull, so the impact on the wake is minimal.
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Posted this in the wrong thread yesterday while I was at the lake.

It's my new custom swim step. I cut it out of a 3x5x.75 6061 sheet of aluminum. Had it out for testing yesterday and now just need to top it off with some seadec.
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:36 PM
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Looks great Tim, was it out of the way?
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:39 PM
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Looks great Tim, was it out of the way?
Hey Jason,

It is completely out of the water at surf speed. I've got the best of both worlds now, a big swim step for loading and unloading and it doesn't mess of the wave!
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looks great. since i thread jacked the wtb x30 thread with my question, i will throw it over here.

i have a pair of extra brackets if got from mc x15 who lost his boat in hurricane sandy, i am planning on making a surf platform. do you think plywood would be okay for my trial and if it works make one out of teak.

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Old 02-06-2013, 01:22 PM
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looks great. since i thread jacked the wtb x30 thread with my question, i will throw it over here.

i have a pair of extra brackets if got from mc x15 who lost his boat in hurricane sandy, i am planning on making a surf platform. do you think plywood would be okay for my trial and if it works make one out of teak.

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Sure you can. I did the same thing but with 1x5 pressure treated wood. Just be careful of splinters and you should be fine.
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Sure you can. I did the same thing but with 1x5 pressure treated wood. Just be careful of splinters and you should be fine.
What is the most important factor in the surf platform-size (narrower so weighted edge of platform doesn't cut into wave) or raising the entire platform higher out of the water? Looking at making a surf platform before the summer and was wondering what your feelings are.
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What is the most important factor in the surf platform-size (narrower so weighted edge of platform doesn't cut into wave) or raising the entire platform higher out of the water? Looking at making a surf platform before the summer and was wondering what your feelings are.
The purpose of altering the platform is to keep it from messing up the water coming off the surf side of the boat. If doing that by raising up the platform I think you would have to raise so high it would be kind of funny looking.

I went with making the platform as large as possible without it touching the water while at surf speed. This meant narrowing it as well as shortening it up a bit. I tested a few different sizes to make sure I had it as large as possible but made sure it was out of the water while surfing.

By far this was the most important part of getting a clean wave off of the boat. With the platform in the water I was getting that double lip you see on a lot of boats. It also impacted the over push of the wave.
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The purpose of altering the platform is to keep it from messing up the water coming off the surf side of the boat. If doing that by raising up the platform I think you would have to raise so high it would be kind of funny looking.

I went with making the platform as large as possible without it touching the water while at surf speed. This meant narrowing it as well as shortening it up a bit. I tested a few different sizes to make sure I had it as large as possible but made sure it was out of the water while surfing.

By far this was the most important part of getting a clean wave off of the boat. With the platform in the water I was getting that double lip you see on a lot of boats. It also impacted the over push of the wave.
I picked up a second teak platform last week that I plan on resizing to help with the surf wake. The width of the platform ended up being about 6" less (3" on each side) on the transom side of the platform than the platform that came on my boat. I've got some brackets coming and I have to add a support piece to the bottom for my FAE, but it will at least get me going in the right direction.
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