|does anyone know what width alloy the wake racks are made from? |
i want to make my own
|What width alloy ??? |
If you mean what Aluminum alloy then 6063-T6 is great becuase it anodizes the britest but 6061-T6 is commonly used. The latter is a little stronger and is great if your powder coating but it yellows a little when anodized.
|sorry what size plate do they use |
ie 1/4" thick
|Most use 1/2" plate for the forks.|
1/2" plate 6061 is fine, but after machining both sides down for good finish you'll be left with a fairly skinny fork. Our first generation racks (and most others) are this way, but we stepped it up this past year and started using 5/8" plate which gives the forks a much improved strength and better appearance. They are now bombproof.
|Jerry - I think one of us still owes the other a beer or something You better be in Orlando this Fall so I can collect!|
|Now Now Billy boy. Let's not get graphic here on WW. There are some minors around. |
Actually, you'll have to square up with Pat, Mike, Mark, and our friend Dan(from Surfside) since they are the responsible for all the debauchery that occured in Orlando. I narrowly escaped that evening! But if you insist, I'm always up for a free beer.
|Hey id like to make my own racks to but i need some ideas on how to coat the rack so it doesnt scratch my board and how can i hold it in there. thanks.|
Your first generation racks were already bombproof, I bet the newer design is really great. Keep on making the wonderful products.
|Use neoprene or vinyl. vinyl is more durable in the light. |
For $190 I ship out a rack already make. That is about a inexpensive as it gets for top drawer quality.