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beretta5spd 08-04-2012 6:10 PM

Floating slider build
 
I though I would share a slider build I designed and built or friends of mine and hopefully inspire some of you guys.

Designed it Wednesday after work. It took about 8 hours total to get it on paper.

I had about 26 hours of build time into it. So far I have only hit it 8 or so times but it was a lot of fun.

First pic... Main slider frame with the left side barrel supports in place.
http://img.tapatalk.com/6c3cbf90-c4e4-90a5.jpg

Second pic .... Frame built, putting on 3/8" plywood
http://img.tapatalk.com/6c3cbf90-c51e-10f6.jpg

Third pic... On ramp started (note it is designed to be bolted to the bulk of the slider)
http://img.tapatalk.com/6c3cbf90-c573-5242.jpg

Fourth pic... All sheeted
http://img.tapatalk.com/6c3cbf90-c5b0-1bbc.jpg

Fifth pic... Almost all painted and puckboard in place.
http://img.tapatalk.com/6c3cbf90-c5d9-6fe8.jpg

Sixth pic... Heading to the water. Note the 3 parts plus barrels.
http://img.tapatalk.com/6c3cbf90-c646-eb3b.jpg

Seventh pic... Yes it is that heavy
http://img.tapatalk.com/6c3cbf90-c682-bd7f.jpg

Eighth pic.... Happy new owner
http://img.tapatalk.com/6c3cbf90-c6a3-23ba.jpg

Ninth pic... Full view
http://img.tapatalk.com/6c3cbf90-c6db-15d0.jpg

Tenth pic.... In the water
http://img.tapatalk.com/6c3cbf90-c700-dc1f.jpg

Specs:
38 feet long
Roughly 640 linear feet of 2x4
10 sheets of 3/8 plywood
Weighs around 1100 pounds
Floats VERY well on only 4- 55 gallon plastic drums

It has been so much fun building this for friends and now we are using it for a kids camp this week for both winching and sea doo. If you have any questions on the build let me know.

beretta5spd 08-04-2012 6:13 PM

Main section is 24 feet
Ride on ramp is 10 feet
Ollie on ramp on the other end is 4 feet with 2 foot Ollie

Readyaimfire 08-05-2012 11:53 AM

Super sick! If u dont mind me asking, about how much total fid u spend on supplies? Ive been wanting to build something like this.

beretta5spd 08-05-2012 1:58 PM

Thanks for the complement. This build cost roughly 700 bucks. Around 450 in wood and 250 in puck, paint, screws and other supplies.

It is built like a tank and should last for years to come

beretta5spd 08-05-2012 10:38 PM

Some sick pics from tonight. Both these guys are 16 and under having a good time

http://img.tapatalk.com/32137f7c-5801-e429.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/3210d66e-580d-b8b5.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/b849c2f6-581e-a6fa.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/1715b464-5833-daf2.jpg

baitkiller 08-06-2012 4:59 AM

Wow. I would have guessed midnight sale at your local construction site. Nice job, nice shop.

rplogue7 08-06-2012 5:32 AM

I've legit been wanting to do something like this all summer ! Keep up the good work, and keep the rail wet. Great Job

beretta5spd 08-08-2012 6:35 PM

http://img.tapatalk.com/ceaede94-1368-d466.jpg

Unreal day winching this thing. Lots of kids hitting the rail for their first time too. Super stoked to be on the lake hitting this beast.


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