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DIY Surfgate Questions

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TXBu

I'm thinking about making my own surfgate setup for my 2000 sslxi this winter. Would any of you be willing to send me your diagram/drawings?

I'd love to make this look as seamless as possible so I'm thinking about having it foamed and then fiber-glassed.

A few basic questions:

What should i use for the hardware?

How can I control it from my dash?

Will I have to modify my swim platform?

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Slurpee

Start reading my friend. Search for SlurpeeGate and TeakGate. Those are mine and MartinArcher's designs. Mine's ghetto, although I'm going to fix that finally now that my newborn isn't a newborn anymore, but is now 3.5yo and can enthusiastically hand me tools. :) Wow! Has it really been that long since this thing was invented? Anyways, MA's is fantastic with the integrated electronics. A real piece of art. I'm going to finally give him a run for his money this season though. :) [Teaser]

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braindamage

I have the same boat and have built a few diy gates. The stepped transom and the length of the teak deck has caused me to think that a gate won't work.

I've tried both a Malibu and NSS style gate and wasn't able to get anything significant.

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TXBu

I have the same boat and have built a few diy gates. The stepped transom and the length of the teak deck has caused me to think that a gate won't work.

I've tried both a Malibu and NSS style gate and wasn't able to get anything significant.

Hmm...I just can't get a decent surf wave no matter what I do. If a surfgate won't work then I might as well forget it until its time for a new boat.........

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braindamage

Hmm...I just can't get a decent surf wave no matter what I do. If a surfgate won't work then I might as well forget it until its time for a new boat.........

Unfortunately that's where I am...maybe there are others who have had better luck that will prove us wrong

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martinarcher

Start reading my friend. Search for SlurpeeGate and TeakGate. Those are mine and MartinArcher's designs. Mine's ghetto, although I'm going to fix that finally now that my newborn isn't a newborn anymore, but is now 3.5yo and can enthusiastically hand me tools. :) Wow! Has it really been that long since this thing was invented? Anyways, MA's is fantastic with the integrated electronics. A real piece of art. I'm going to finally give him a run for his money this season though. :) [Teaser]

:yahoo: I can't wait to see it!

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