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ptagher

Roswell vs Nauticurl vs DIY or other

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ptagher

I’m having trouble dropping $400 on a wakeshaper that I know I can make myself. 

I have all the woodworking tools and ability to diy one but have seen so many I’m not sure which is the latest greatest diy one or if I should just buy one. 

I have a 2000 LSV and although we tried wakesurfing when we bought our boat about 10 years ago I haven’t tried since. 

I have no ballast as of now but will be “bagging” up some used chain in 50lb sacks since I can get that for free. 

I know someone that has the Roswell and loves it but have been seeing a few out there that have some slots along the outside edge to clean up the wake supposedly. I figure I could cut those out with a router if it does in fact help 

Any advice is appreciated. 

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ahopkinsVTX

Lots of people have made their own. Do a search on here and you should find quite a few examples. 

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ptagher

I’ve seen a lot of examples but haven’t seen any since some manufacturers began slotting, funneling, and flaring their designs. 

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oldjeep
Posted (edited)
7 minutes ago, ptagher said:

I’ve seen a lot of examples but haven’t seen any since some manufacturers began slotting, funneling, and flaring their designs. 

All of the homemade versions I have seen have a pretty basic wedge shape.

At the boatshow I purchased a Mission Delta 2.0  which is supposed to have some improved suction cups.  If you are looking for a somewhat cheaper alternative, the Delta 1.0 seems to be selling out for under $300

One example

https://www.amazon.com/MISSION-Boat-Delta-Shaper-Solution/dp/B07NZV4KVW

 

Or the Swell is only $250

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01K5Y6KQI/ref=sspa_dk_detail_0?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B01K5Y6KQI&pd_rd_w=SGigL&pf_rd_p=733540df-430d-45cd-9525-21bc15b0e6cc&pd_rd_wg=obfJh&pf_rd_r=V27RQ8BSJHH8P9FXV1BN&pd_rd_r=5aa8b394-4728-11e9-84ba-832727955b09

 

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CLTMalibu08

I have the original delta. It works phenomenal. 

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ptagher

Seems like the consensus is they all work fairly well. I think I’m going with the Nauticurl since I like the looks and construction, and the design allows it to be placed as far back as possible. 

Now I need to make my weighted bags. I about killed myself picking up a 5 gallon bucket of used chain from work. 125lbs!

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sChamblee
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I have about 20-30 bucks in mine that I made. It’s held up for 3 years now. 

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asp13

Pretty good video comparing a few commercially available suck gates. There are also lots of videos of people posting the wave made with home made suck gates too

 

 

 

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bkearney

I also made my own suckgate. If you  have a drill, a jigsaw, and 2 - 3 hours they are easy to do. Here is a photo of a prototype

https://photos.app.goo.gl/eaYGr6t3PMwenfB8A

The real one was the same shape, but made out of cutting board material instead of plywood.

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Eagleboy99
On 4/26/2019 at 8:33 AM, asp13 said:

Pretty good video

For sure.  Thanks for posting.

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Nitrousbird

Or spend $80 for something better than you can DIY (unless you have a 3D printer):

https://www.shapethewake.com

I have one, works great.

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asnowman
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 i have a nauticurl i am selling. We are upgrading to a new boat and trading in. 

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vanamp
On 3/29/2019 at 3:09 PM, ptagher said:

 

Now I need to make my weighted bags. I about killed myself picking up a 5 gallon bucket of used chain from work. 125lbs!

Mission also makes empty bags for weight.  A little pricey but they seem pretty nice. 

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Chatty21VLX
On 8/24/2019 at 8:19 AM, asnowman said:

 i have a nauticurl i am selling. We are upgrading to a new boat and trading in. 

Price?

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Slurpee
On 3/15/2019 at 7:22 AM, ptagher said:

I’m having trouble dropping $400 on a wakeshaper that I know I can make myself. 

I have all the woodworking tools and ability to diy one but have seen so many I’m not sure which is the latest greatest diy one or if I should just buy one. 

I have a 2000 LSV and although we tried wakesurfing when we bought our boat about 10 years ago I haven’t tried since. 

I have no ballast as of now but will be “bagging” up some used chain in 50lb sacks since I can get that for free. 

I know someone that has the Roswell and loves it but have been seeing a few out there that have some slots along the outside edge to clean up the wake supposedly. I figure I could cut those out with a router if it does in fact help 

Any advice is appreciated. 

About 7 years ago after those first teaser surfgate videos came out I fabricated one that clamped to the swim platform of my ‘01 for about $100 in stuff from a Lowes. OMG it was awesome what it did.   There’s a lot of suck gate how-to’s out there now.  The nice thing about DIY is its fun to invent and experiment.  It eats up a lot of time though.  So if you’re a bored engineer like me then go for it.  If you’re time from work or family is Worth a lot then just buy one.  They’ve advanced A LOT.

 

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Catman

1/4” HDPE plastic ($6), 1/8” aluminum ($5), stainless hardware ($3) & Harbor Freight suction cup lifter ($8). I welded together. I tie a fender to it and set the fender in the boat. Works great. 

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