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  1. Teak Surf Deck

    Start a topic in shop talk under surf devices and ask your questions there. That's what this site is all about... throwing in other people's experiences to work together on projects. I'm sure all of us could learn more about the arduino system as well in this capacity. There are also a few good threads in Shop Talk to check out and get started with in terms of sizes and angles. Although unlike EE stuff, the mechanical side is not an exact science believe me. Welcome to Wake Garage!
  2. Teak Surf Deck

    I don't remember exactly... most gates seem to be in the 20-25 degree range. If I had to do this platform over again, I probably would not have cut it down all the way from the back of the platform, but starting 6" from the back if that makes sense. Make your gates first, get them to the outside edge of the transom as far as possible, and then determine how to cut down your platform would be my advice. Oh, and post your project (in progress and then completed) for others to learn from please!
  3. Centurion Avalanche Floor Update

    Look on the Resources page under flooring. This one is marine deck factory.
  4. Real simple project here but maybe someone else will benefit from seeing it. I had some scratches on the back of my transom, which I inherited from buying a used boat. The plan was to wet sand and polish the scratches, and then cover it with a transom saver to protect it going forward. We still use the boat for wake boarding, which seems to be the biggest culprit for transom scratches. Here's the scratches prior to the fix. Rather than tying on a branded transom saver with a big logo, I chose to go for a sleeper look -- where you really can't tell there's a transom saver at all. I used a sample of EVA foam flooring, which cost $40 plus shipping. I used the Marine Deck Factory material that many on Wake Garage have used for floors. I went with plain black grain texture, lined up horizontally. Cutting it was as simple as using a razor blade. I ended up using blue masking tape as a visual line to cut with... so that I didn't draw on the actual material. Final picture with the EVA foam... you hardly even notice its there.... which was what I was after. Provides nice soft protection against the transom. I may also add a narrow strip across the back rail of the surf gate swim deck I added for the surf gate project. Totally simple. About a 10 minute job. Works for me.
  5. Thanks @Hein, and good idea on black screws. Would look nice.
  6. MB Slappers

    I've seen boats that use 2 Nauticurls on them. Said they got a better wave than using just one but I haven't tried it personally. They were not line up with each other either, but offset.
  7. MB Slappers

    @Shoebox most here think it does make a difference with a taller gate (delays more water), especially as you sink the boat w/ballast. However I would not worry too much about it because there are so many variables to a surf Wake that at one point in my testing gate height the results seemed negligible. In other words it doesn't suddenly start working at a given height. Taller gates spray more too, but so what. Another option if you want them flush is to raise your swim platform. I lifted mine 3" which gave me 14" tall gates that were flush. Although the newer modern boats typically have a higher mounted platform already. Mine was ten years old
  8. New Interior

    Thanks for sharing this project. All I can say is wow! Looks awesome and I love the attention to detail. I think most on this site have boats ten years or older and your post proves the concept, make your current boat better. Looks brand new. Really like the carbon fiber look with French stitching. Nice to see other flooring alternatives as well. I'm gonna get a sample of that stuff to check out.
  9. Wave Control Malibu 247

    Here you go @Macdaddy ...another option for a 247. It seems to require more ballast weight than gates, but a bolt-on solution, no swim deck issue and the wave looks great. Great post TimbrrSS. Thanks for updated pics too.
  10. Malibu Swim Step bracket replacement.

    Those swim brackets look great... I almost did the same. Shadetreefab ... yeah I saw timbrss ballast pump bracket too in the other project. Great solution
  11. Stealth Gates --- DIY Surf Gates on 2007 LSV

    @Surfingrx yes, they work just like a factory surfgate. I had been using flat plastic ones all summer roughly the same dimensions. The wake logic controller also works awesome as well and is fairly popular now, from a GPS based automation standpoint. Really hard to comment on surf gate vs a wave shaper. They both essentially do the same thing, delay convergence, just from a slightly different location and many are slightly different sizes anyway. I've been using some form of diy surf gate since 2012 so I'm obviously sold on its benefits. The wave is great, long, and the convenience makes it hard to go back. Plus the Wake transfers are fun to do. Hope that helps
  12. Stealth Gates --- DIY Surf Gates on 2007 LSV

    Thanks. I updated/edited the project above with a few more pics of the LEDs. Got to see them from the shore on a camping trip. The LEDs did not improve my surfing ability, however.
  13. Stealth Gates --- DIY Surf Gates on 2007 LSV

    Yes. Used #14 SS (I think), along with 3m 4200. They aren't going anywhere. Very little force at all to the hinges.
  14. Stealth Gates --- DIY Surf Gates on 2007 LSV

    Thanks man. Oh and I can arrange a wake garage sticker for you. Let me know! appreciate everyone's input and help on this project along the way. Love wake garage for that. Can probably solve a lot of problems when we put our heads together.