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    Default Surf Platform for 06- OBV

    So reading on Wakeworld and some other sites, I have seen some guys making new swim platforms that are smaller and don't interfere with the wake for surfing. my original platform definately slices the water and disrupts the "push" for the wave.
    So my dad and I have been talking about it, and finally pulled the trigger. we ended up finding a nice piece of "Marine plywood" at a local store in Columbia SC. also bought some marine paint to make it look nice. pretty close to matching the boats color. So far we have cut the plywood, rounded the edges to match the orginal platform, and also cut the same contour to match the back of the boat. we also used a router to round the edges all the way around the platform to make smooth, and of course sanded. over all demensions of the board are 48x24, and have plenty left over if we need to make another one. I will need to apply about 2 more coats of paint, and i will probably put a layer of clear poly on top to give it extra protection.

    rear deck 1.jpgrear deck 2.jpgrear deck 3.jpgrear deck 4.jpgrear deck 5.jpg

    once I get a chance to test it out i will put more pics up, give some feed back.
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    rear deck 6.jpg

    Missed one. this is just one coat of Marine paint.
    B.J. Reed

    2006 Moomba OBV

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    Nice, was just thinking about this, except to use star board and hydroturff..

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    So not meaning to thread jack, but you guys really think a little spray off the platform is killing the push? Is your spray hitting lower or higher on the wave?

    You have me wondering (yet again) and watching a vid from last summer to see how much mine is cutting into the wave.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlGGiGlnxp0

    Is your spray similar?

    Very curious how much difference it really makes so I'll be watching your review.

    Another perspective here -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYrJzbEM8wQ

    In my case the splash appears to be going to the high side of the wave. You think that will negatively affect push?
    Old enough to know better, young enough to do it anyway.

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    What's the aprox size of the platform?

    I know my stock platform cuts heavily into the wave...
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    Default Surf Platform for 06- OBV

    Quote Originally Posted by parrothd View Post
    Nice, was just thinking about this, except to use star board and hydroturff..

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    You may want to double check that the hydroturf will agree to the Staboard.

    I encapsulated some plywood in fiberglass and and used hydroturf to pad the top.

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    Berg - In all honesty I don't think the smaller platform makes any significant difference. Maybe a little but not a must have item.

    I have noticed that the surf side corner sinks a bit deeper. My guess is that the larger swim platform was acting as a trim tab.

    Your platform doesn't seem to be creating extreme interference. I had quite a bit of water that would travel over mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boonejeepin View Post

    I have noticed that the surf side corner sinks a bit deeper. My guess is that the larger swim platform was acting as a trim tab.
    Sinks deeper with the stock platform or the surf platform?
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    Default Surf Platform for 06- OBV

    Going by memory, I think the rough size is 24 x 48.
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    Sinks deeper with smaller platform.

    Or, at least in my mind.
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    + lead and a collection of other ballast bags

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