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Old 03-31-2014, 10:19 AM
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Cutting down teak deck for better wakesurfing wake.

Hey guys I am thinking about cutting down the size of my teak deck on my 09 x45 to clean up the wake some. We surf with an 1100bag on in rear locker and 750 in board locker plus the 500 kgb and 250 stock on the port side.

I have taken the back deck completely off and surfed and it made a huge difference.
So any suggestions on how to do it/ what not to do when cutting it?

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Old 03-31-2014, 10:34 AM
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Have you thought about going to a fiberglass shop and having one fabricated that would meet your needs? Then you would still have your teak deck intact if you want to return to it or to have when you sell one day.
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:41 AM
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I don't really want to do that for a couple reasons. One I am getting fresh air exhaust and underwater lights installed so I don't really want to spend more money. Also I won't ever go back to wanting a full size deck because we surf so much and I am not thinking about selling the boat for years and years.
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Old 03-31-2014, 02:01 PM
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It was an X30 but you may want to look into this post to give you some idea on how to move forward.

User "rgardjr1" cut down his fairly significantly and it didn't help according to him.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=40934&page=7
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Old 03-31-2014, 02:06 PM
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How about not using a deck at all and using a rope ladder over the side to get in/out?

http://www.westmarine.com/boarding-l...FeMF7Aod3X0AGQ
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Old 03-31-2014, 02:20 PM
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The 45 has a bow ladder. Just use that and leave the teak deck at home.

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Old 03-31-2014, 02:30 PM
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It was an X30 but you may want to look into this post to give you some idea on how to move forward.

User "rgardjr1" cut down his fairly significantly and it didn't help according to him.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=40934&page=7
I did this last year and really didn't notice a difference on my X-2. We only surf on the port side. There was still a small amount of the platform that digs into the wave. I have a problem with the top of my wave washing out and this did not help with that at all. I have a Fresh Air Exhaust on my boat which may contribute to the washing out. I do not have any tabs on my boat to adjust the wave. I picked up the extra platform cheap from the local dealership that closed. I cut down the platform as much as I could without having to make tons of modifications to the bottom layer pieces that run along the edge of the platform. I know other people have gotten better results than I did on different models.
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:35 PM
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Has anyone ever thought of cutting the teak deck in a way that it would hinge up a corner during surfing and fold back down to normal when laid back down? A 45 degree cut, some hinges and lock pins? Interesting. ....
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Old 04-01-2014, 12:10 AM
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Great points here about trying the surf wave without the deck at all before deciding to cut one down. I would certainly recommend that first.
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:22 AM
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I added an attitude plate last year and this really cleaned up our wave. I thought about doing the same thing with our teak platform, but didn't have the courage to cut it up.

By the way, have you noticed the shape of the NXT platform? Is that the shape you are trying to achieve?

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