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borka 06-15-2007 4:25 AM

May be someone saw that a while ago. Just interesting link - <a href="http://www.eriksinfobase.com/erikhenne/WakeboardJournal.htm" target="_blank">http://www.eriksinfobase.com/erikhenne/WakeboardJournal.htm</a>

carcrz 06-15-2007 6:36 AM

Pretty cool write-up! How much cash you think you have in that?

wakeman7 06-15-2007 7:03 AM

I would love to build one. I wonder how much it cost.

ironcross25 06-15-2007 7:15 AM

Looks like he spent about $220 and a lot of time. I just added his materials list but then again he might have others he didnt list. I think at first it may be a little expensive since you may have some screwups and need to get more materials but if you stuck with it you would be able to make a killer custom board for cheap. If you made enough of them you could quit your day job move to a sweet lake and open up a custom wakeboard shop. How sweet would that be. Wake up ride then make boards.

malibuboarder75 06-15-2007 7:17 AM

Wakeman, building a wakeboard would cost almost nothing. It all depends on the materials used though. Fiberglass mat is $3/yard. Fiberglass cloth is $6/yard. Fiberglass resin is $26/ gallon. If you decided to use epoxy resin, your price would increase a little. Also, the core material would be tough. I would probably use this 3ply wood they sell at home depot. It is $10 for a 4x8 sheet and is super flexible and strong. Guys use it to build canoes. Plus the stuff absorbs resin really well, and the wood is water resistant. You could probably build one for under $100.

wakeman7 06-15-2007 7:21 AM

thanks Leo

ronnyboy27 06-15-2007 9:16 AM

That's awesome!

lfrider139 06-15-2007 10:32 AM

yeah that was a cool article, i just may have to give this a shot...thanks boris

blaketheho 06-15-2007 11:44 AM

That's awesome! That would be a really fun project and a great way to learn how different features (rocker line, tunnel depth, etc) effect the feel of a board. Not to mention the new found appreciation for what it takes to design and manufacture a wakeboard! It's not rocket science but prob. not as easy as it seems either... <BR> <BR>Do it up!!

woohoo 06-15-2007 12:51 PM

That's very cool, that would be so much fun to do.

malibuboarder75 06-17-2007 8:47 AM

Im building some fiberglass ballast tanks for my 2001. It looks like I overshot my fiberglass needs. I am gonna have about 5 yards of mat left over. I'll post the pics if I build one.


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