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T100
11-02-2011, 02:23 PM
I took off my racks for winter storage and thought how could I convert my wakeboard rack into a surf board rack, (by removing the centre bracket). So I first went to my local machinist and he suggested try down the street at the granite place they have a water jet cutter, $30 bucks later and a little bite of time re-installing the rubber and there ya have it. Money is a little tight at the end of boating season so this will work for a season or two.:D


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bergermaister
11-02-2011, 02:32 PM
Nice! I'd be curious what they'd charge to build a set, mimicking the ones you bring in...

RobertJ
11-02-2011, 03:00 PM
Nice, I plan to do this this winter as well and I am going to try and grove the slot for the rubber where the old finger was.

T100
11-02-2011, 03:21 PM
Nice! I'd be curious what they'd charge to build a set, mimicking the ones you bring in...

I'll ask to see if they're able to with the water jet.

RobertJ, how are you planning on putting in the Grove?

sandm
11-02-2011, 05:41 PM
our local skiers dealer had some surf tines made a year ago or so. they retailed for $200, so guessing that cost was somewhere around $100 or so. they just replaced the wakeboard tines. looked factory.

moombadaze
11-02-2011, 06:36 PM
http://diywake.com/shop/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=73&cat=Wakeboard+Tower+Racks


not sure if these would fit the clamps or not, but the diy stuff isnt to bad

ChrisK
11-02-2011, 07:18 PM
Does anyone know if having a water jet cut off a tine on a powdercoated rack would distort the paint all over the area of the cut? Or would it come out looking clean like T100's?

RobertJ
11-03-2011, 02:10 AM
T100, I have access to a mill and I will either use a slot cutting bit of make a cutter to match the grove.

Boonejeepin
11-03-2011, 11:27 AM
I was thinking about doing the same thing last night. Great idea!