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Old    Trey (Treybiz)      Join Date: Nov 2014       05-07-2015, 6:24 AM Reply   
Little bit of weird going on here...

http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/boa/5012328363.html
Old     (newwhit)      Join Date: Mar 2007       05-07-2015, 6:32 AM Reply   
uh.....awesome?
Old    Ian Brown (onlyinboards)      Join Date: Oct 2014       05-07-2015, 7:03 AM Reply   
yeah, sign me up for one of those!
Old    "G" (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       05-07-2015, 8:34 AM Reply   
I think that's a awesome "Idea" but I wonder if there was/is a better way to do that
Old    Brian (Ewok01)      Join Date: Apr 2013       05-07-2015, 8:46 AM Reply   
Old    Trey (Treybiz)      Join Date: Nov 2014       05-07-2015, 8:46 AM Reply   
There has to be... It's got to drive weird with the bottom portion of the mount hanging that low.
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       05-07-2015, 9:20 AM Reply   
maybe its a new take on a wedge?!? I like the idea of a submerged platform to hang out on. sounds kinda cool but it looks bad hanging off the platform

jump seat behind the captain looks a little tall as well
Old    Rich B (Rich_Bruening)      Join Date: Sep 2010       05-07-2015, 4:54 PM Reply   
Holy ideas batman... this could cause excessive alcohol intake while on the water. The craigslist post is kinda janky, but that could really help add a few good times on the swim platform. I want one!
Old    Rich B (Rich_Bruening)      Join Date: Sep 2010       05-07-2015, 4:56 PM Reply   
I wonder if you could do a "double decker" platform, with one stacked ontop of the other, then slide one out with support brackets that allow it to stay upright. Kind of along the same lines as a hidden cuttingboard under the countertop in the kitchen, but then lowers with brackets to help support it. Might save space and prevent those really low sagging brackets that could catch some drag while the boat is moving... hmm..

Last edited by Rich_Bruening; 05-07-2015 at 4:57 PM. Reason: added description
Old    Brandon Brown (challengerwake)      Join Date: Mar 2015       05-07-2015, 9:00 PM Reply   
Cool idea but with the supports hanging below waterline it would have to throw off the wake. It also looks like it would be hard to put on a board or ski to get to water. This idea would work great on the early to mid 90s mastercrafts and nautiques with integrated platforms.
Old    Art (rallyart)      Join Date: Nov 2006       05-07-2015, 10:31 PM Reply   
It's specifically designed to keep guests from asking to surf.
Old    Jordan Maxymek (Jmaxymek)      Join Date: Feb 2012       05-08-2015, 3:30 AM Reply   
I thought at first that it might just be a funny camera angle but it looks like they for sure sit below the running surface of the boat and must throw up a spray and wash out any chance at having a good wake. Would be curious to see pictures of it moving though.
Old    Jordan Maxymek (Jmaxymek)      Join Date: Feb 2012       05-08-2015, 3:31 AM Reply   
Also, the stance on that board is terrifying but I do like the "wake skates"
Old     (WakeWise)      Join Date: Jun 2014       05-08-2015, 4:48 AM Reply   
The tough the the platform deploying while towing someone is scary. Imagine the debris field.
Old    Brian (Ewok01)      Join Date: Apr 2013       05-08-2015, 6:38 AM Reply   
That picture I posted is from a cobalt. They have hydraulic drop swim platforms too, and they filed a patent infringement lawsuit against SeaRay. The swim platforms from these boats sit higher off the water than a ski boat platform at water level or below if you have some ballast filled. I bet the hardware from the Cobalt or SeaRay would hang in the water underway and disrupt the wake, especially at surf speed and attitude. It's a cool idea though.
Old    Tim (dukeno1)      Join Date: May 2006       05-11-2015, 9:58 AM Reply   
Just painting the brackets black would help it blend a little better imo.

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