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Building a slider! Design Pics inside. Please comment!!!!

 
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PostPosted: Jun 26, 2009 3:16 pm    Post subject: Building a slider! Design Pics inside. Please comment!!!! Reply with quote

So This is my design. the idea was taken from a previous post i just tweaked it a bit and am hoping your input will help me get this thing in the water a little faster.

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PostPosted: Jun 26, 2009 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going for something lightweight and maneuverable but still strong w/ enough support to stay in place. I've gone with steal tube uprights sunk into lake bottom so that i know its stationary. The slide-able 2x4 supports will be placed around each upright, or every 2nd upright, crossing the rail horizontally and set in place with the set screw shown then anchored with sand bags. This should keep the rail from moving to much side to side when your smashing into it.

tell me what you think!
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PostPosted: Jul 06, 2009 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

curtblanchette, that is a great idea, I am making a slider myself. I would like to see what it looks like once you made it Smile
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PostPosted: Jul 07, 2009 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks bro. I still haven't started the build yet Mad still searching for a location on our lake thats shallow enough. I think i'll start it this week and post pics.

That PVC tube slider those guys built is a good beginner slider to start with and i think you should build it. As for making it lighter? You need to think of how wide your floaters are going to be, If you can manage to find some that are a little less wide you can do without the angled sides that they sheeted with ply-wood. That's just a ton of unnescessary weight. If you're worried about getting torn apart when bailing just make sure you keep everything together. Nothing sticking out. If you keep that in mind during the build you wont have to sheet over and cover up loose ends. Keep it simple and use as little materials as possible without jeopardizing strength.

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PostPosted: Jul 07, 2009 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has your entire crew hit sliders before? If anyone's going to attempt it as their first slider I would want some kind of a ramp up to it.

What length is this going to be?

I've never heard of anyone doing the cross supports like you're talking about. Usually the uprights have enough rigidity to counteract any lateral forces, which should be minimal. A rider doesn't put much force on the slider other than on the Y axis and waves shouldn't hit the uprights that hard. It's a good idea but I'm not sure it's necessary.

Where are you going to install this? A slider location can be tricky with all of the various authorities out there.

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PostPosted: Jul 07, 2009 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are a few floating fun boxes out at a lake here that i've been riding around on for the last season or two. But our a-frame and sliders were pulled out last summer. That's why i've been trying to get something we can pull out at the end of the day so that it doesn't get confescated. Yet still be lightweight and maneuverable.

Thanks for the input on the horizontal supports> And I agree with you, there really shouldn't be much lateral force against the slider so we'll see how it holds without them first. Do you know much about the regulations towards sliders in lake's in canada?
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PostPosted: Jul 10, 2009 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think a floating slider is definitely the way to go, I'm not sure about Canada, but if I mounted a slider in Oklahoma without permission from the COEs I would likely see a hefty fine.
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PostPosted: Jul 10, 2009 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, that is a valid point. I hear if you put private property signs on a floater it's classified as a "Raft". I'm not sure if that applies to Canadian standards but that's word on the street. Cool
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PostPosted: Jul 10, 2009 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wakebrad wrote:


What length is this going to be?

Where are you going to install this? A slider location can be tricky with all of the various authorities out there.


I was planning on making 2 of those at 10 feet and attach them together.
As for location. It's on a very big long lake with lots of undeveloped lakefront. So finding a quiet spot might not be too hard
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PostPosted: Dec 15, 2009 7:52 pm    Post subject: floaters Reply with quote

where can i buy/get some floaters? I have built a slider but i dont know where i would be able to get some floaters. And how much are they if you know?
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