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Wooden WB/Surf boat


Ndawg12

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Wood grain wrap, I wish I thought of that... :rockon:

That's not a wrap, it's a wood boat. I hadn't seen one built as a wakeboard boat like that, but there are still several companies building new wood boats and restoring the originals.

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That's not a wrap, it's a wood boat. I hadn't seen one built as a wakeboard boat like that, but there are still several companies building new wood boats and restoring the originals.

I want to see a vid of someone cutting it in half before I believe! :lol:

I might wrap mine in wood grain vinyl :crazy:

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I think it is incredible. I would love to own one.

If you have a lot of disposable income - although you could say that about any boat, and especially high end wakeboard boats - here's my recommendation: Gar Wood Custom Boats. I'm kind of partial though, because my family owns the company. Gar Wood and Chris Craft were the benchmarks for wooden boats back in the '20s and '30s, although Chris Craft was more of a mass manufacturer.

I'm not sure I would get one as a wakeboard boat, however. They're not as high maintenance as you might think, but with boards, ropes, and all the gear and climbing in and out associated with skiing, you're asking for more cosmetic problems and potential damage than a boat that gets used as a cruiser or a commuter.

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rockin it old skool - luv it! - crazy, you think of a wood boat and you get the chris craft vision and now there's a tower and a guy surfing it - fantastic... next time I hit up the wood boat show - I'll be looking through a different set of eyes - I saw an old chrysler boat a couple years back for about 6k beautiful boat... throw on a tower and viola- I could only imagine the dings on the finish..

thanks for sharing...

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That is a pimp boat!!!

I made some sawdust a few years back...

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More pics of it here, including the build process.

I'm not sure I'm willing to swell the hull everytime I want to use it. Trailering it would be out or it would leak like crazy everytime you put the boat in. You'd have to put it on the lake & leave it so the wood would swell up & seal it all up. Then leave it till you pulled it out at the end of the season.

Unless you could have a big shop for it that would maintain the high humidity to keep the wood swelled up.

Wonder what the bill is to have it sanded down & reoiled every year.

The guy who owns the Malibu dealer here in town owns several of these Stancraft boats, including one that hauls people out to the floating green on the CdA Resort golf course.

Although the tower looks like a G3, I think it's actually made by Samson.

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More pics of it here, including the build process.

I'm not sure I'm willing to swell the hull everytime I want to use it. Trailering it would be out or it would leak like crazy everytime you put the boat in. You'd have to put it on the lake & leave it so the wood would swell up & seal it all up. Then leave it till you pulled it out at the end of the season.

Unless you could have a big shop for it that would maintain the high humidity to keep the wood swelled up.

Wonder what the bill is to have it sanded down & reoiled every year.

The guy who owns the Malibu dealer here in town owns several of these Stancraft boats, including one that hauls people out to the floating green on the CdA Resort golf course.

Although the tower looks like a G3, I think it's actually made by Samson.

Too Cool. That is one beautiful piece of work. 250K? Wow.

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The surfwake looks great, I guess with 2400 lbs of ballast and 5,000 lbs of weight that would be expected. What a cool boat, they definitely took some Malibu body lines when coming up with the design. $250k is crazy, but if you have the money... why not.... definitely one of a kind.

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i just keep thinking of maintaining the wooden trailer though? And how do bearing buddies work on wagon wheels?

:lol::rofl:

Thanks for the laugh.

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That is a pimp boat!!!

I made some sawdust a few years back...

I like yours better

i just keep thinking of maintaining the wooden trailer though? And how do bearing buddies work on wagon wheels?

:rofl: . If you use enough bacon grease they will. Make sure you flush them with whiskey first!

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