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  • My custom Nautique 230 NSS

    Max 1.6
    • Year: 2009 Brand: Nautique / CC Device Type : NSS (slide) Style Surf Device Material: Stainless Steel Control: Powered with Automated Controller Cost: $1000-$1499 Platform Type: Fiberglass

    I have a 2009 230 and nothing really is "bolt on" to this boat. To install the oem NSS you have to move the platform mounts and do some fiber/gelcoat. 

    I decided to design my own plates and have them laser cut. My design is made to install on 230 with  a lower platform. 

    I used the same lenco as Nautique do and my control is the lenco switch with auto-retract feature. 

    There goes for the pictures.





    I calculated the force on my transom before going ahead. Water pressure at 15mph is 3,25psi following fluid density and speed formula.
    My plate extend the boat by 2,25in which turns to 100 sq.in. So in total my plate supports around 300 lbs at 15mph. 
    I surf around 10-11 so the plate get less than 300lbs. 
    I have 8 bolts supporting my system but 5 of them are on the critical edges. If there was only these 5 bolts, they would take 60 lbs each which is pretty low. The transom is around 3\4 thick so it's capable of supporting this. 

    Lenco's are the 101-XDS which are 10in retracted length.


    For those who wanted to see. Here is the wave with full ballast on port , 3/4 starboard and belly+arrow in the front. Only 3 in the boat. 


    Sorry there was some traffic so the other waves hits mine but you can see what it gives.




    So here's a setup for a Nautique 220. Similar to my 230 NSS but on a different hull. 

    Here's a video of the result, quite impressive. Surfer is a beginner but you can see how clean and big the wave is. 




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    Awesome project, Max 1.6.  Thanks for sharing.  That's some solid info on the psi force the system generates.   I'm thinking about trying this on my Malibu.  No doubt to me Nautique's NSS design is clean.   Nicely done!

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