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malibu03lxi

Has anyone tried this surfgate?

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malibu03lxi

I came across this on instagram today and is pretty much like wicked gate but more fine tuning it seems just wondering if anyone has tried it out? http://www.wakefx.com/

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rugger

That's cool, but I still can't beleive all the money and effort people are putting in for a manual gate setup. It's a whole different experience with powered or automated gates.

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Cayute

Put out another grand and you would be pretty close to an automated surf gate no?

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Vtxdave

Wow that price is crazy. And the picture it's shown on is a centurion with quicksurf already on it. I only have about 300 in my system and it's fully adjustable. Only thing is I had to drill holes which I guess most people are scared of.

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Badger

Is there an automated aftermarket system available somewhere?

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D-GOOSE

For that price I would go with Wake shaper.

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TexasTexas95

Wake shaper has an automated one. No drilling required, and it's got a wireless remote. Good luck hearing from them though. Absolute trash for customer service...

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Vtxdave

Gosurfassist is one. But I wasn't about to spend that much money

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btothemalm
Fellow crew members, we felt everyone's pain so after making our own for our 2008 Malibu 23 LSV and 2011 Axis A20 we decided to launch them as a DIY Surf Panel called "SURFSIDE" Panels that clamp on to your swim platform. No drilling, no measuring, no ratchet straps! Just clamp or slide on and go! It also floats!


Several models to choose from. We also have a universal model in the works.


Check them out here: http://www.missionboatgear.com


Check out the before and after photos and videos on our Instagram feed: https://instagram.com/missionboatgear




*** Disclaimer, my only affiliation to this company is that the designer and I are good friends and he helped me design one for my 2008 LSV which was the prototype for his production model. I say we in my post because I have been helping him build them and get the word out. If my post violates the "Terms of Use" on the forums please let me know. I am not compensated in any way by this company (well, maybe a beer or 3 now and then).

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rugger

Is there an automated aftermarket system available somewhere?

Well, the only difficult part of an automated system is the controller. And Martin archer has us covered on that with his GPS based "wake logic" controller. Plenty of recipes for the gates.

I'm just saying this because I started with manual gates, then powered, then automated with a controller. It's a no brainer in the same way perfect pass is -- once you've used it.

Just trying to encourage more to try it. Not to take away from the cool manual gates popping up either.

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TimbrSS

How much is the WakeFX?

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jonredcorn

It is pretty crazy how many of these aftermarket surf gate companies there are in Minnesota... let alone within 10 miles of each other on Lake Minnetonka... We must get bored during the winter

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btothemalm

It is pretty crazy how many of these aftermarket surf gate companies there are in Minnesota... let alone within 10 miles of each other on Lake Minnetonka... We must get bored during the winter

I wouldn't say bored, I would say committed to the search for the best wave with the boats we are currently invested in. I'm not a player for a $110,000.00 boat every few years technology changes. Plus, we are all getting older and this sport is so much less impact to our aging bodies!

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racer808

Anyone know what that WaveFX costs? I am all about the manual set up right now, I don't plan to keep my current boat long enough to justify the investment. I like the Wake Shaper too since it is collapsible & works on either side. Anyone try to the WakeShaper yet?

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