SXR Tiger craft sxr custom build

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this project has basically taken over every single chance of free time ive had since september and if i had the chance to take on a project like this again i wouldnt even attempt it. i knew itd be alot of work but once you get into it and really try to design something with a nice look and tooling to match it becomes quite time consuming i figured out the hours i put into this that if i just spent working o.t for my real job i could have a few different hulls sitting in my shop right now but im a big fan of doing things yourself and with the facility,materials and composite knowledge around me i figured id give it a shot. after plenty of redbull, beer and some very very itchy late nights its about completed. the company i work for has done numerous highend composite projects. my dad. the owner designed and built the kali river rapids ride located in the animal kingdom at walt disney andthe xcelerator ride in knotts berry farm ca. he also managed to build some badass offshore powerboats that hold world and national championships. when the economy was good we were also building some yachts and smaller boats for different companies. we've had our hands in pretty much anything with fiberglass. our main business is fiberglass pools.








just so everyone knows im not a fly by nite guy i plan to keep evolving with new designs to make a top notch product with funtioning features, i also have a legit business TIGER CRAFT LLC and have made arrangements to get titles for every custom ski that is built and sold. i am also a dealer for hydro turf, skat trak, titan and thrust

not knowing too much about standups before i bought an sxr back in july its weird to think ill have my own design to ride soon. originally i would of never started this particular build with this hull but trinity and bullet are the only companies currently offering an aftermarket sxr hull that im aware of. i wanted something with a drasticly changed top deck after spending about a month shaping, trying new designs i settled on something i liked. i am working on a freestyle ski that i hope to have finished in about a month. for now this will do its getting hotter everyday and i finally realized i didnt have a ski to ride. i have all the stock sxr parts from this so i laid a hull up late last week popped it off the mold tuesday and plan to have this thing on the water friday. ive seen guys that put 30 hrs into just assembling skis i hope to be under that with and i have to fit everything, bond top to bottom, make a bulkhead, glass in everything you need to bolt a ski together. and i know theres things im forgetting.


this hull is a complete vinyl, glass layup no carbon on this one i want to see what i can accomplish using what i think will work with. its not just one material either im using several different fabrics.

so far the bottom trimmed is 32lbs and the top trimmed 34lbs i was expecting it to be more for the layup i didnt so im happy with the numbers as i should be right around 110ish finished i would consider this hull to be a surf style layup.

im making this ski with a super wide tray and no footholds at the moment im just in a rush to get on the water NOW

by the way these pictures are just as i was done trimming them, fresh out of the mold. no mold release to wipe off and if and when i buff this is will look amazing it pays to have good tooling and molds as it reflects in the part. i only use the best resins and composites available hk gelcoat, best in the business hands down. theyve changed the gelcoat game thats forsure and currently lead the marine industry in high def high gloss gelcoat finishes.














the base price for this hull in glass your choice of gelcoat with graphics and turf for 4k

i will sell it as a build kit and i will sell just the top and or bottom for someone that would like to do a serious makeover on an sxr

stay tuned for more info and pics.
 
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Matt_E

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Nice work.

trinity and bullet are the only companies currently offering an aftermarket sxr hull that im aware of.
Trinity
Bullett
WDK
QSM
TrixStar
...and probably some others I don't know about.

after spending about a month shaping, trying new designs i settled on something i liked.
How did you do this? I often wondered how hull builders do that. Just build one hull design, test ride it, note improvement opportunities, build the next, repeat?
 

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And try out each prototype to evaluate riding characteristics? That seems incredibly labor intensive.
How many did you build before arriving at the final shape?

Edit: The front looks awesome.

Double edit: I suppose if it's a stock copy, there wouldn't be any ride characteristic defining. Never mind.
 
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Very nice work. At 110 you are a good 50 or more pounds less than a stck SXR.
thanks guys im now wide open on the free style one dying to get that finished because i have all the necessary parts to build a flatwater machine. depending on the outcome and how far it goes. i also plan to sponsor some riders.
the one i had that i used for a plug was 180 with the hood those things stock are insanely heavy once you start hacking into one its easy to see why i think the bottom was a good 5/8s thick!
 
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And try out each prototype to evaluate riding characteristics? That seems incredibly labor intensive.
How many did you build before arriving at the final shape?

Edit: The front looks awesome.
2 different ones. i messed with the bottom drastically at first with off the wall things just to throw a wrench in the hydronamic part of it. also learned alot of things by doing so. it was a fun ski but wasnt what i was going for. went back to a stock sxr bottom and silghtly tweaked some features until i could tell there was a handling/ hookup difference over the stock bottom
 

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I remember seeing a thread you started a few months back, and was super excited about this hull. I absolutely love the look of it and your pricing is very competitive.
 

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2 different ones. i messed with the bottom drastically at first with off the wall things just to throw a wrench in the hydronamic part of it. also learned alot of things by doing so. it was a fun ski but wasnt what i was going for. went back to a stock sxr bottom and silghtly tweaked some features until i could tell there was a handling/ hookup difference over the stock bottom
Just curious, why not mount the poll closer to the nose and add more rocker? Both those features help A LOT in flat water freestyle.
 

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2 different ones. i messed with the bottom drastically at first with off the wall things just to throw a wrench in the hydronamic part of it. also learned alot of things by doing so. it was a fun ski but wasnt what i was going for. went back to a stock sxr bottom and silghtly tweaked some features until i could tell there was a handling/ hookup difference over the stock bottom
Just curious, why not mount the poll closer to the nose and add more rocker? Both those features help A LOT in flat water freestyle.
 
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Just curious, why not mount the poll closer to the nose and add more rocker? Both those features help A LOT in flat water freestyle.
There was no point on this type of hull to try and achieve a freestyle specific boat. I was already so far along before I decided I myself wanted a freestyle ski.like I said im still working on one now and it will be available soon. This is a great alternative for anyone looking to drastically reduce the weight of their stock sxr ski. And people kill it on trinitys in the surf so it will also work for that and is available in different lengths
 
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Where in Jersey are you?
id love to drop an 1100 in that sexy hull!

lets do it man. i live in bargenat but the shops down south near hammonton . i have a mint 1100 setup sitting on the shelf i plan to put in the next ski and basically build it to sell. some things im doing with that setup will make it very cost effective for someone to build and entirely new ski from the ground up
 
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would you ever thnk about building a race hull out of it? i love the design, how different is the bottom compared to a stock sxr? is it chopt at all?
id def be interested to put an 1100 in it! did you ever think about put front sponsons on it?

justin
 
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would you ever thnk about building a race hull out of it? i love the design, how different is the bottom compared to a stock sxr? is it chopt at all?
id def be interested to put an 1100 in it! did you ever think about put front sponsons on it?

justin
that was the original idea i had in mind,wanted a cool new race hull love the look of the hydros and wanted to design something nice. bottoms not much different but has some tweaks. not chopped but available in any length you want. and as far as the sponsons i did alot of research on which ones i wanted too use found alot of feedback on destroyers,tbms and so on decided it was better if they are sold seprately. some people like them in different locations than others so i didnt want to have a permanent part of the hull that could not be changed, but i will have an adj set soon
 
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Hey Chris,

How's it going? You ever finish up that 1100 build?

I've seen this hull get built up from the initial stage and has come a long way. Definitely recommend taking a ride down and checking it out.

Brian Hollema
Brian, I did and it rips.
Just finished a full ground up HX-1100 build (thread on PWCToday) and now doing a full build for my buddy, a Blaster-1100.

Now I stumble upon this sexy hull, and I want it! lol
 
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