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mikea

wakeboard rack measurments....

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mikea

I plan on making some wakeboard racks and surf racks

if you could please answer the following.

make

model

distance between sets of forks (between bindings)

distance between forks (where your board goes)

depth of forks (how deep into the rack the board goes)

Just thought it would be something to keep me busy during the winter Crazy.gif

thanks

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D-GOOSE

Is this for the boat or your wall? what are you going to make them out of?

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mikea

for the boat

i plan on making it out of alum. base and black delrin(plastic) forks

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Pistol Pete

I wouldn't trust delrin to hold my board at speed in rough water. (unless it's really thick) You better go alum. all around. Then, I'd annodize.

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mikea

I think my first one will be all delrin forks, to help protect the boards

approx. 1" sq legs.

I put a pc. in a vice with 16" hanging out and put a 12" cresent wrench on it "to give it yank test", it flexed but did fine

if i do not like that i will use 1/2" delrin sandwiched in between 3/16" thick alum. pc's.

i am just making this up as i go.......

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mikea

i just like the idea of delrin, because it is so easy to work with, and hope that it will protect the boards

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Pistol Pete

Yeah,

Sounds like a good idea. Delrin is real easy to machine and light weight.

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mikea

I plan on checking with the polymer sales guy and finding out if he recomends anything

I am kinda hoping to do wakeboard racks at 90 degrees to the tower and incorporate a wakesurf rack parallel/verticle with the tower

all as one unit

i just need dimensions.

I have also thought worse case... put a Pc of 1/2" threaded rod in each fork leg

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mikea

talked to the polymer sales guy and he recomended nylon, said it is mech. stonger than delrin. just a little harder to work with

at this point i just need dimension to build to.

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Pistol Pete

Mike,

Looks like it's just me and you on this thread.

If I remember, I'll give you the measurements of my wake designs board racks this weekend. I applaud your DIY (and save some cake) attitude, I'm the same way.

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mikea

well i can buy racks, but would like to avoid it if possible.

#1) i have a whole machine shop that i can play in whenever i want (after hours).

#2) $250 a pc. thats like maybe $60 in material????

#3) gotta try and keep myself busy

#4) for some reason i feel very poor..... Crazy.gif

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Pistol Pete

Yeah, don't forget what B.O.A.T. stands for.

Bring Out Another Thousand.

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mikea

i just rec'd pictures today from the factory

(several, many thousand ago)

i tried to insert a pict. in my last post, but could not

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Pistol Pete

Depending on your "level" of membership, you may not be "allowed" to post pics. One option would be to put them up on another site (like a photo sharing site) then give us a hyperlink to the site.

Where are you located, Mike? I've got some uses for a machinst once in awhile and I'd hate to pay full retail for my small time boat related jobs.

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NorCaliBu
at this point i just need dimension to build to.

I have a rack that goes on a Fly-High pole and the dim's are as follows:

Made out of 3/4" Nylon

Inside dimension from arm to arm - 8"

Slot that the board sits in is 9" deep

Hope that helps. :)

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Pistol Pete

Mike,

Go to "visit my gallery" and click on the album that says "wake board racks for Mikea" These are "wake designs" racks, they're old school, probably the first racks ever made. Anyway, remember I'm a car mechanic, not a photographer.

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