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Old    Brian (silverlude)      Join Date: Apr 2004       02-13-2012, 2:27 PM Reply   
Purchased some single fixed style surf racks for my Mailbu Illusion X tower. Have the factory swivel racks for wakeboards/skim boards and plan to add the single racks for a surf board on each side. Does anyone have input on best to have surf racks above or below the swivel racks on that tower? Pros vs cons? Any pics appreciated. Tks
Old    Robert Garcia (ragboy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       02-13-2012, 5:52 PM Reply   
You know, tige has that surf bimini, but I bet you could do that conversion with any canvas place really easily. Putting a couple of boards on top of the bimini is a great option. I have thought about doing the same thing on our 24Ve bimini. Sew a couple extra squares to make pockets and then a couple of straps.
Old    jkw (lakesurfer)      Join Date: Jul 2009       02-13-2012, 8:22 PM Reply   
You could do something like this:

http://innovativemarinecanvas.com/accessories.html
Old    Robert Garcia (ragboy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       02-13-2012, 8:47 PM Reply   
Those straps look great, I wonder if those would work universally, thanks for the link...
Old    jkw (lakesurfer)      Join Date: Jul 2009       02-13-2012, 9:05 PM Reply   
You could also mount these on top of a 6 ft tower with quick release clamps and easy mod to the bimini. If you have a taller tower, you could mount these upside down in the middle of the tower. Instead of using bungee cords, you could use 1 inch straps with Dakine pads on them. These would make great racks for custom boards.

http://www.centurioncrew.com/index.p...k-250-shipped/
Old    Brett Burrows (Riteride)      Join Date: Sep 2010       02-14-2012, 9:55 AM Reply   
They will work best in the top position.. Did you get them with 32 degree forks?
Old    Bryan Locke (gwnkids)      Join Date: Nov 2003       02-14-2012, 10:17 AM Reply   
I think you are looking for these racks they are DBOT 5 double racks and fit everything except the thickest boards and they do not interfere with the bimini
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Old    Brett Burrows (Riteride)      Join Date: Sep 2010       02-14-2012, 10:59 AM Reply   
I still have brand new DLX double surf racks with 32 degree forks in both fixed and spinner style that match the factory racks.. They are just waiting to be on a boat

The DLX racks were a factory option for that year.. They are the same as the spinner racks in the picture above..
Old    Brian (silverlude)      Join Date: Apr 2004       02-14-2012, 6:09 PM Reply   
I will have to check on the 32 degree angle issue. Not sure about that one.
Old    Brian (silverlude)      Join Date: Apr 2004       02-15-2012, 9:06 PM Reply   
Bryan, are DBOT 5 racks still in production? Did a search and found bad links ect... Wakesurf racks that is,,, only saw wakeboard racks

Last edited by silverlude; 02-15-2012 at 9:16 PM. Reason: brain dead
Old    Brian (silverlude)      Join Date: Apr 2004       02-29-2012, 7:08 PM Reply   
Brett, please PM me about your racks ect... Tks
Old    Brian (silverlude)      Join Date: Apr 2004       03-28-2012, 8:44 PM Reply   
Anyone know where the heck you can get some Dbot5 surf board racks like the ones in this thread???? After 2 months and 2 surf rack orders and many trips to machine shops I still have no solution for my surf racks that is desireable. I just got another set of racks today,was assured the clearance of the anlge of the forks would not let the surf boards be interfeared with the boards in the lower rack but,,,,sure enough,,, put them up there and you guessed it, the wakeboard boots in the lower rack are still in the upper rack fork. I just don't understand why this has been so hard to get right as the manufactures I've worked with seem to say theirs will work but,,,same old clearance issue. You would think with surfing getting so much more popular this would have been better thought out.
Old    Brian (silverlude)      Join Date: Apr 2004       03-29-2012, 8:14 PM Reply   
With as many views as this post has had can some of ya post pics of your set ups so others can get some ideas ect... and if there are needs maybe a manufacturer will take heed and build some stuff for various applications, tks.
On another note, I really do not want to cut flaps into my bimini to get to boards on top of tower and also have concerns for head room for the taller guys but if I can't get the racks I want with proper angle for upper locations on my Illusion X tower I may have to go that route for awhile. Ideas appreciated.
Old    Harold Hemming (h20king)      Join Date: Dec 2009       03-30-2012, 6:59 AM Reply   
yep get a hold of Samson sports. My buddy has a 247 and has four Samson swivel racks.Tell Scot what you need when you call and he can make it happen.sorry for the bad pic but you can see the two different angles on the racks
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Old    Brian (silverlude)      Join Date: Apr 2004       04-02-2012, 10:24 AM Reply   
Harold, thanks but a friend has those low angle/flat racks on his tower and he does not like them. I don't want to replace my 2 existing racks. There just has to be a better way. The Dbot5 racks were just what I need but no one seems to want to make some with that angle/cut ect..????
Old    John James (johnboyy7)      Join Date: Apr 2011       04-02-2012, 2:55 PM Reply   
where did i see this pic posted? i cant seem to find it.
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Old     (packrat)      Join Date: Mar 2005       04-02-2012, 3:51 PM Reply   
Here you go Johnboyy7
http://www.centurioncrew.com/index.p...334#entry65334
Old    Corson Piper (piper907)      Join Date: Dec 2011       04-02-2012, 6:50 PM Reply   
http://www.centurioncrew.com/index.p...ead-surf-rack/

... I had them listed on the classifieds here, but I think I let the add expire.
It should be up again shortly
Old    Brian (silverlude)      Join Date: Apr 2004       04-02-2012, 11:22 PM Reply   
I have looked into those as well but then you loose use of bimini top, if mounted on the Illusion X there is just not enough head room under the tower. Trust me,wish it were that simple. I really dont want to have to replace my lower forks due to cost. I have looked into havin the mounts modified for the right angle off the tower but it's cost prohibitive and voids warranty of racks ect...
Old    John James (johnboyy7)      Join Date: Apr 2011       04-03-2012, 5:28 AM Reply   
thanks packrat and piper.
Old    Brian Tison (fuzzball147)      Join Date: Apr 2010       04-03-2012, 11:24 AM Reply   
You might check the Bullet Lines site. Krypt is their rack line and they make a single point adjustable rack that might work. I have one for my tower and it is a well made product that has a ton of adjustment to get it where you need. Not sure if it will work for your tower but it's certainly worth a look.
Old    Brian (silverlude)      Join Date: Apr 2004       04-03-2012, 3:41 PM Reply   
Had the Krypt's. Sent them back, to much mods needed to get them to work on the tower with correct angle.
Old    Duffy Mahoney (duffymahoney)      Join Date: Sep 2008       04-12-2012, 9:16 AM Reply   
Here is the new custom rack install on my tower. I used some cool thumb screws and tapped my tower so that I can still put my bimini up. I am going to have my upholstery cut a small hole in my bimini.
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Old    Corson Piper (piper907)      Join Date: Dec 2011       04-12-2012, 10:16 AM Reply   
Looks GOOD Duffy!!!

...now you just need one for the other side!
Old    Duffy Mahoney (duffymahoney)      Join Date: Sep 2008       04-12-2012, 10:34 AM Reply   
I spent my mod budget for the year
Old    Kent Tuttle (krt)      Join Date: Jan 2012       04-12-2012, 1:00 PM Reply   
That looks really nice, I wish my over the top bimini wasn't in the way.
Old    Duffy Mahoney (duffymahoney)      Join Date: Sep 2008       04-12-2012, 1:42 PM Reply   
I am going to cut a simple hole in the bimini so I can use both.
Old    Harold Hemming (h20king)      Join Date: Dec 2009       04-12-2012, 7:51 PM Reply   
Looks great Duffy.Post pics once you get the bimini done
Old    Robert Garcia (ragboy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       04-12-2012, 8:35 PM Reply   
That is pretty cool.
Old    Duffy Mahoney (duffymahoney)      Join Date: Sep 2008       04-13-2012, 9:15 AM Reply   
I may not even use a bimini this year
Old    Corson Piper (piper907)      Join Date: Dec 2011       04-13-2012, 12:54 PM Reply   
... mounting the boards on top provides a good amount of shade anyway.
Just make sure you use a boardbag if you are using your boards as a bimini
Old    Corson Piper (piper907)      Join Date: Dec 2011       10-31-2014, 12:28 PM Reply   
Classified ad has been updated...
http://www.wakeworld.com/classifield....php?view=4326

I have a few these in stock and ready to ship out.

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