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Old 10-11-2015, 09:31 PM
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DIY Wake Surf Shaper

I tested out a new wake gate on my 205v today. Instead of attaching to the swim platform, this one attaches to the side of the boat using velcro similar to the Ronix Eight.3 wake surf shaper. I bought 2 "ten 80" skateboard ramps on Amazon, and some industrial strength velcro. Total investment was $60. I attached the two ramps together using 4 bolts and nylock nuts. Each ramp is approx 17 degrees of angle, so the final angle of the wake shaper is 35 degrees or so. I was impressed with the results. Better than the wake gate I made for the swim platform. Here are some pics. This is with the boat evenly weighted with 750s in the rear lockers, 300 in the ski locker, and another 750 in the bow. 10mph.

Here's a link to the ramp: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001J...ie=UTF8&psc=1#

And here's a video (there is no rider but I assure you it rode every bit as good as it looks): http://youtu.be/7yozujChpR8

I'm pretty stoked. I'll add some more pics of the shaper. Here's one of the wake for now since I can only seem to get one pic to attach per post...
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Old 10-11-2015, 09:39 PM
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Did you get to surf ? Pics of velcro attachment?


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Old 10-11-2015, 10:04 PM
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Think it's possible to make a strap that connects to the front and rear hooks to avoid the velcro on the sides?
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Old 10-11-2015, 10:04 PM
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wake looks good... wouldn't ever strap two ramps to the side of my boat though lol
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Old 10-11-2015, 10:28 PM
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Yes and it rode well. Plenty of push, pocket was long, and lip stayed clean. Here's a pic of the velcro. I had to shim it with a 3/4" piece of plywood which I have since replaced with a piece of HDPE of the same thickness.
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Old 10-11-2015, 10:34 PM
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Think it's possible to make a strap that connects to the front and rear hooks to avoid the velcro on the sides?
Haven't really thought of that. No reason you couldn't get straps attached to the wake ramp, but getting it attached to the front/rear hooks while preventing it from moving up and down? I'll leave that to someone more inventive than myself!
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Old 10-11-2015, 10:37 PM
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Haven't really thought of that. No reason you couldn't get straps attached to the wake ramp, but getting it attached to the front/rear hooks while preventing it from moving up and down? I'll leave that to someone more inventive than myself!
Given some though to trying this but using large suction cups on the bottom and possibly using straps to keep it in position. Using weatherstripping between the bottom and the hull to keep water out as well. One ramp not enough?
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