|Now that is getting cold, I would like to make a wind protector that goes between the walk threw bow area and the front window. I have seen that Malibuís come with them stock. "It's a great Idea" It's a Plexy Glass wind block that look's like is slides in a channel and covers the Area between the front window and the area used to walk into the open bow, Has any one made one or have photo's of there "set up". I m looking for some Idea's, where do people keep the wind block when its not in use, Is there a trick way to stoe it. Thanks G"|
|Hey man cant you just put on your bow cover?I just started doing that and it keeps all the wind out.|
|That what I was thinking after I saw your Profile?|
|Gee thanks for you "help" What is the saying "when you get stuck Ask a question or change the subject" I have been running around with the Bow cover On. I asked this Question because I don't want to have the bow cover on.|
|By Wes (pesos) on Thursday, November 07, 2002 - 8:33 pm:
|same here - i'd like to have a malibu-style drop-in slot windblock deal instead of always having to use the bow cover...|
|Mastercrafts came with a snap on type piece that went in that space. My friends 99 205 had one and it worked fine.FYI|
|By Bob (bob) on Friday, November 08, 2002 - 1:58 am:
|my boat came stock with a folding door and a recess that it goes back into when not in use. two pieces of marine plastic, two hinges, and two locks (one for when its closed and one for when its open|
|You can also just lay an upsidedown wakeboard from the windshield to the floor. I used to do that before I got my malibu. |
We have used 1/4" or thicker ABS black plastic. Go to your local plastic supply and ask if they have some remnants. You should be able to pick up a piece for $10 or cheaper. Some patience, jig saw, and sander will get you a nice fitting part. Try to make it so that it will fit between the walk-thru parts of the interior and "wedge" itself in when you close the window. Storing is easy.
|I suggest plywood and roofing nails. Does the job on my Centurion|
|'Jerry" Thank's We are on the same track, I have been to the Plastic Supply place. They have the plactic in all thicknes's and color's. I have allready made a template (plastic), that fit's nice. I just need some sort of track system that the plastic slides into. My friend "Mike" has a Malibu and It has a Aluminum Track system that his plastic wind block slides into. It has some sort of felt in the Aluminum channel that keep's the plastic snug and keeps from scratching it, So that's what Im on the hunt for now. I ll post some photo's "Up Sidedown Wake board" as a wind block "Next thing I will be doing is adding a confedarate flag to the boat! "Jackie your the Man" send some photos of your Centurion!!!|
|Ok I Finished it here it is. You can see more photo's here |
|What about 18 oz vinyl with industrial velcro on the sides?|
|Grant> that looks awesome bud! Did you have to screw into the fiberglass to mount the tracks? |
|DANG! That is sweet! Where did you get the channel for the tracks? Can you post the link to the other pictures?|
|I think you have a bew business on your hands Looks like it was from the factory.|
|nice work dude, |
And since you found absolutely no help here,
I nominate you as
"The wakeworld leading expert
on wind blockers"
Can I get a second on that?
|second that |
Yo Grant - Hey that looks awesome, did you but the tracks from Malibu they look just like mine. Dig the red plexiglass
|By Wes (pesos) on Wednesday, November 20, 2002 - 2:18 pm:
|Grant - that is sweet :-) how much? ;-) |
|By BobD (bigd) on Wednesday, November 20, 2002 - 2:42 pm:
|DUDE!!! I liked that battery charger rig you built a while back too! Did you bend the plastic at the top or is it just tapered off? If it's bent how did you do it? That looks better than stock.|
|Ok for more info go here: http://www.geocities.com/mtbmudmachine/windblock.html?1037838016879 |
1. The tracks are from a Mailbu $18 each from local dealer "I got the Idea from my buddy Mikes Mabilu" Thank's Home Boy
2. Yes you have to screw the track's into you boat.
3. Yes the plastic store (Tap Plastic) bent the plastic. I gave them $40 and didn't ask how?? (I should have}
4. The whole thing cost around $68
5. Thank's for the Ideas.