Originally Posted by Rugger
Love that so many companies are making them now. Don't have to spend $500 for something you can make for $30 in parts. Tons of examples of DIY versions on here and other sites. Both DIY projects and a list of vendors to buy the suck gates here:
Even for $200, I'd still prefer to make one for $30. Easy and works the same. It's not dynamic hydraulic engineering that's for sure. You're diverting water to delay convergence. You don't have to have exact angles or dimensions for that.
I made a few different versions over the summer. After my 3 versionsI decided that I wanted something that looked real good not like a Suck Gate or a Frankin-Gate and worked great. You know not a Handle on Demand, some shelf brackets and a cutting board. I have no problem spending $200 for function and looks especially considering its the thing that is actually creating the wave. I mean, nice boat, nice boards, good ballast, then I whip out this frankin-gate that looks like a 11th grade sho[p project.