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PostPosted: Apr 06, 2005 2:46 am    Post subject: Homemade Board racks Reply with quote

I just wanted to have the first post ever in here....and i plan on making some board racks this summer...is or has anyone else done this, they dont seem hard to make at all, especially for the 300 bucks they usually cost
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PostPosted: Apr 06, 2005 3:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm gonna make my own. I'm just gonna make a template outta cardboard and then put it on some steel(havent decided thickness or whatnot) and then cut it out with a plasma cutter at work then have a bar going accross like to connect the two parts.
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PostPosted: Apr 06, 2005 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I made some a few years back. They worked great, but I still ended up buying some "real" ones a few years later.
Here's a link to the thread:
http://forums.wakeboarder.com/viewtopic.php?t=2047&highlight=35+board+rack
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PostPosted: Apr 06, 2005 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ya but those looks kinda ghetto I have a welder and have a plasma cutter at work to use so I'm gonna make em look nice.
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PostPosted: Apr 06, 2005 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeez - fine, whatever!
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PostPosted: Apr 06, 2005 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried this, I had pracically no resources so I made wood ones, they might work for wall racks but u really need metal and the right tools for a good board rack. To see a pic of mine, check my gallery.
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PostPosted: Apr 06, 2005 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buergday, nice work on yours man thats pretty damn good

smlparksguy133, I was planning on making mine out of wood too, but i think it might be a better idea to make it kinda like how buergday did, ill have to see what i have to work with...and i didnt see the pics in your gallery, i might have missed it or there not there
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PostPosted: Apr 06, 2005 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buergday, those look freaking sick, especially for the price. I might have to look into some of those ha
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PostPosted: Apr 06, 2005 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scott M, O my bad, Ill post them.
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PostPosted: Apr 06, 2005 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We built some out of 3/4 pipe with a 1/8 steel plate as the back. 6 pieces of pipe made up the prongs. We arc welded them on, then capped the ends and padded them with foam pipe insulation. The backing plate was padded with some rubber-like floor mat. We used 2 U-bolts to mount them on the tower. We used nylon straps with buckles to hold down the boards. They worked well. Sorry the pic is crappy, but it's the only one I had to use.
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PostPosted: Apr 06, 2005 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good ideas guys. I like what I see. I am doing work on my friends boat- taking out passenger seats and putting in a long lift-top box. The box will be 6' long and 21" wide and about 14" high. It will be made of plywood (primed/painted), pressure-treated 2x4. The box will be sided with marine carpet (top too actually), and a hand-made mahogony bench-top. We're gonna most likely put something on side of box, and I plan to route a logo or something in the top I'm making. When all is done, we hope to store 2 boards(one with bindings) , extra bindings, tools, battery, vest, rope. All lockable. When the project is finished I'll post some pics.
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PostPosted: Apr 12, 2005 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

anyone else got any homemade board racks, im trying to finalize my plans and any imput would be great
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PostPosted: Apr 14, 2005 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I build my own racks last year and they work and look great....

you can email me for pics or info cgutzmer@comcast.net
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