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Old     (thedocta)      Join Date: Jul 2005       06-14-2006, 8:08 PM Reply   
Now that I have your attention I need some help. I need any advice on building a floating slider that is 30-40 foot long, and a ride on. Here are some specific questions:

How long?

What will it cost?

What angle for ride on section?

What material? (this is budget).

What do I float it with? (If it's barrels, where do I get it and how much do the cost?)

Also if anyone has pics of sliders liek this, or plans, or jus pics of floater designs lemme know. Hopefully I'll have a diagram of my plan coming soon. Thanks, Greg
Old     (wakeriderixi)      Join Date: Jan 2004       06-15-2006, 9:44 AM Reply   
Thats a dirty dirty trick!
Old     (wkbrdr)      Join Date: Jan 2006       06-15-2006, 10:50 AM Reply   
How long? 30-40 isn't that what you want?

What will it cost? depends on size and materials

What angle for ride on section?flat...that works the best...

What material? (this is budget). trex at lowes or HD

What do I float it with? (If it's barrels, where do I get it and how much do the cost?) barrels or foam...varrels from a car wash, strayform is avil in 4x8 sheets and 1 1/2 inc h thick just get like 4 of them for each 8 ft section
Old     (thedocta)      Join Date: Jul 2005       06-15-2006, 11:50 AM Reply   
Is 30-40 ft long enough? Like will it be to short to even notice I'm riding it?

Think my materials are barrels (free hopefully), scrap wood and 2x4's, trex (is this expensive?), then random stuff liek wood sealer and paint. Budget is about 300.

Thanks for the advice, anyone else or any pics of how to attach the barrels to teh slider section would help.
Old     (gundogg)      Join Date: Feb 2004       06-15-2006, 12:23 PM Reply
Old     (deuce)      Join Date: Mar 2002       06-15-2006, 12:34 PM Reply   
Slider Taylor's Boats built on the hull of a Tige.

(Message edited by Deuce on June 15, 2006)
Old     (deuce)      Join Date: Mar 2002       06-15-2006, 12:37 PM Reply   
Back story as copied and pasted from

Taylor is always thinking of something to do for the wakeboard community and this year he went all out! It's the TBI Slider! It can be trailered to any lake, launched and towed to a location. The ramps that are stored inside are easily assembled with 8 bolts. It's built on a 21i Tige hull. It was a customer's boat that got re-po'd by the bank. Then the bank tried to sell it and it got stolen. It was later found in a field totally stripped! So the bank gave it to Taylor and it sat in the boat yard for 2 years. A couple months ago Taylor had the idea to build a slider onto the hull. Jason Coop designed it and Mike Sailors, one of the mechanics at Taylor's boats built it. This thing specs out at 8' tall, 18 feet up ramp, 21.5' flat bar, 16' down ramp! WakeUtah plans to have this thing at as many of our events as possible!
Old     (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       06-15-2006, 12:48 PM Reply   
At least Tige's are good for something.

Just jokes people.
Old     (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       06-15-2006, 12:54 PM Reply   
Thats funny Eubanks
Old     (thedocta)      Join Date: Jul 2005       06-15-2006, 8:24 PM Reply   
Hah ya if I had $0983098092309845830 I'd definately build that, buttt. Anyways that things real tight, any non hijacking advice? Though it was a good subject to hijack too.
Old     (deuce)      Join Date: Mar 2002       06-16-2006, 6:54 AM Reply   
Are you saying that I hi-jacked your post?

I thought that I brought in blue-print for the worlds greatest slider(IMO).....????

I would be happy to ask Dave to delete if you are offended?

*****ing hi-jack....I gave you pics & measurements....ungrateful kids nowadays.....CHRIST....
Old     (thedocta)      Join Date: Jul 2005       06-16-2006, 7:59 AM Reply   
Hah sorry that IS probably the world's greatest floating slider but not quite my budget or plans.
Old     (newman)      Join Date: Jun 2006       06-16-2006, 9:01 AM Reply   
The Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, KY sells their used (empty) 40-gallon whiskey barrels for $20 apiece. You may get splinters, but at least they're self-disinfecting.


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