Anyone want to rent out their extra ski :D. I've been boatless for years now, somehow getting married ultimately leads to no-toys. I could probably coordinate 2 wakeboard boats for a double up session, unbalasted but better than nothing.
Thanks a bunch. The entire conversion I have about $350 in resin and cloth. It has been a HUGE project so far only because I am a bit anal about cutting corners. I would have shortened up the tail but I set back the pump 2 inches and needed all the tray I could get.
The footholds were done in 2...
I added a few cooling lines in the process.......I forget to take pictures of the progress. But I have foamed the tray and used the "cutout" of the old tray as the foam template. I got the 4 lb. foam for strength and ease of carving. My footholds will probably mimic the superfreak as I really...
I cut the back end of the ski down about 6 inches I think, can't really remember. This part was relatively easy compared to the nose.
I also moved the pump back 2 inches which I will get pictures of that tomorrow. I hope I can find them!
To close that hole in the nose I used that pink foam you can get from Home Depot and that 'foam in a can'. I used the pink foam as the platform to hold the spray foam and just shaped it to what I had imaged in my head. Honest, I had no idea what I was trying to do, just kept sanding and hoped...
IMPORTANT: After glassing the inside of the nose. I used West Systems Six10 Epoxy filler to fill the gaps in the ribs of the nose. This stuff is AWESOME. Not very expensive and just makes life so much easier. Doesn't run and is incredibly strong.
Some leftover pictures from the previous...
So the nose I cut from that divot in front of the gas cap to under the front rail lip. The ribs are cut at 1 1/2 inches apart and I did 11 cuts (the more the easier the curve up). I used a drimmel tool to start the cuts then I used a reciprocating saw with a straight wood blade. I shimmed the...
The goal is to build a back-flip hull off small boat wakes with stock 701/b-pipe power.
Build talking points:
- Rocker nose
- 2" setback pump
- Shortened rear by 6"
- Cut hood down and take out liner
- Add cooling lines
- Defoam and custom widened tray (U.S. Composites 4 lb. foam)
Haha yeah actually, back when people still raced 2 strokes.
If you have ever been to a pro wakeboard tour stop, 95% of the people aren't watching. Its more of a lifestyle image then people actually giving a chit about the sport.