Guess I need to see this work in person.
There are some good vids on the Malibu site and Vimeo. If I remember correctly, the basic premise is that the gate changes the point of convergence of the wake as it comes off the boat. The off side gets pushed further back.
forgive me for high jacking the thread.... prior to building them I was running 750 in the surf rear compartment, 750 on the surf side floor and 1100 in the playpen compartment @11mph. Now I run 750 on the surf side rear compartment, 350 on the non surf side rear compartment and 9.8mph on the goofy side, 10.5 on the regular side. This gives no noticeable lean. The gate isn't noticeable to handling until you get to about idle then it won't turn sharp against the gate. Ive had a noticeable savings in fuel due to the lower speed and weight. Also I like the idea of no lean with regards to oil delivery.
This is my build thread on the Supra forum.http:// http://www.supraboats.com/bb...urf-Gate-Build
Ok sorry I got it to work, look like a great idea! Has anybody fab on for a moomba lsv? The hull looks very similar and i think i would be able to get it to work. but I am not the engineering type, i can sure build it from instructions but not from scratch.
If you guys really want to see some automated high tech DIY surf gates you should checkout what the malibu crew is doing.... Amazing! Speed deployed and retracted.... Very nice! I'm still moving forward w/ my surf/trim tab install cause I want the ability to adjust any lean of the boat under power w/ the touch of a button. Any surf wave adjustments to me are icing on the cake.
Here is a ton of automated surf gates install DIY's: