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Old    Ryan Weaver (deepsouthryda)      Join Date: Sep 2005       07-28-2009, 9:41 AM Reply   
i made some weights by taking some 4" pvc pipe and capping one end, then i filled it about 3/4 full with rebar then filled all the empty space with mortar and then capped the other end once it was dry. i sealed the caps on with pipe dope and silicone so the caps wouldn't allow any mortar or rust to come out and then i made handles just inside of either cap with some rope that i had lying around. They cost me about six bucks each to make and they weigh in at nearly 120 lbs (each one is 40" long) and since they are so narrow, they take up practically no room and i can put them on either side of the engine compartment in the rear lockers without taking up relatively any space and they are easily stacked. they take about thirty minutes to make and once they are done, they are easily moved to adjust the wake. i just thought i would share this little weighting ingenuity with everyone and see if anyone else has come up with any ideas for weighting that don't take up tons of space or break the bank. look forward to hearing some input!
Old    chris campbell (ccampbe77)      Join Date: Jul 2009       07-28-2009, 11:21 AM Reply   
any pictures?
Old    Ryan Weaver (deepsouthryda)      Join Date: Sep 2005       07-28-2009, 11:26 AM Reply   
i have pictures of the finished products but i didn't think to take any of the step by step. I will post some sometime today.
Old    AtTheLake (bmartin)      Join Date: Jan 2007       07-28-2009, 12:07 PM Reply   
Sounds like a good idea. You can even fashion some handles out of nylon straps if you find yourself moving them around a lot.

You must have some rebar laying around, because it would cost most of us a lot more than $6 to fill 4" PVC with it. Could also cap some tire weight lead in the PVC.
Old    Jeremy (jsweat)      Join Date: Apr 2007       07-28-2009, 12:24 PM Reply   
tire weight lead is how my brothers and i are doing it
Old    Ryan Weaver (deepsouthryda)      Join Date: Sep 2005       07-28-2009, 3:01 PM Reply   
haha yeah i didn't think about that. i build houses and we tie rebar for foundation footings so i took two bars out of a cord and just cut them to length with a band saw. that stuff still isn't very expensive. my camera died earlier so i will get some pics up in the next day or so

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