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  • Originally posted by gatorguy View Post
    So, I just have to rave about how much I love my suck gate!! I built it last year, took it to Lake Powell and tried it. I wasn't impressed. It built a pretty wave, but not good enough to surf ropeless. Well turns out I wasn't loading my boat right. This year I got the best wave out of my boat I have ever gotten. Now I know it's not a monster compared to a big boat, but for coming out of a tiny little '97 PS205, it's nothing to laugh at. And on top of that, I'm not about to sink my boat like I used to when I would pile all the weight in one corner.

    My set up is as follows: 750lb bag on each side of the motor shifted all the way to the rear. (My problem last year was that they were more forward like when I'm wake boarding.) Then 6 people to go surf: driver, surfer, 3 in the back, and one in the bow. Awesome wave. I even did my very first 360 on it last week. (Kid in picture's first try at surfing)
    Any chance you could give me the dimensions for this?

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    • Hey there,

      Any chance you can send me the CAD/3d print file for this model? I'd love to give it a go Please PM me if this is ok!

      Cheers!

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      • Anybody using the Cosmos handle have a pic of how they attached the HDPE to the handle? My Seastow bit the dust. I bought a Cosmos and looking for ideas.

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        • I get a ton of private messages on the Bobv5 and I can’t reply to all so posting it up here.

          The manufacturer (Seastow, Surfstow, etc) changed the suction cup properties and quality went way down. Cups would only stay put for awhile, then stop working, brittle plastic, etc. Without a quality handle I stopped making them. I’ve made a few for friends and family on the aluminum handle, swapped the springs, and they are all still working great. So if you are DIY that’s the route I’d suggest.

          There are also a ton of other v5-like models on the market now. Stick with a similar paddle size IMO. Mission Delta is still the best you can buy if you’ve got the cash.

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          • Originally posted by buddy1234567 View Post
            Hey there,



            Any chance you can send me the CAD/3d print file for this model? I'd love to give it a go Please PM me if this is ok!



            Cheers!


            Did you ever get this?


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            • Since none of you jerks would send a picture (I kid because I love) I just went with the same style I had before. Used the stainless springs from the Seastow. They were slightly different, but I think they will work. Find out tomorrow.

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              • Originally posted by ewilcox11 View Post
                Since none of you jerks would send a picture (I kid because I love) I just went with the same style I had before. Used the stainless springs from the Seastow. They were slightly different, but I think they will work. Find out tomorrow.

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                It worked great. The Seastow was good, but sometimes it would take a couple tries to get it on good. This this thing was easy to put on and never budged. Cosmos is definitely better.

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                • Hi,

                  We never got the Seastow out here in the Middle East, so always went with the aluminium handle.

                  Since that is much stiffer, one can make a simplification: you don’t need to cut out a part that fits between the two cups and to which you would mount the deflector mounts.

                  (Sorry... no pic until next week)

                  You can go ahead and fix the deflector mounts directly on top of the front or rear cup. While the deflector then sits not on the center of the handle, I’ve experienced no issues whatsoever with that.

                  I went there because with my 2010 X2, I couldn’t get the gate to stick far back on the hull and therefore now work with the deflector mounted on too of the rear cup.

                  Tarek




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                  • X10 diy shaper

                    With some help from this thread I whipped up this crude shaper without even going to the hardware store, needs to be refined but had a blast with it this summer.... 2005 X10 750# in each rear locker, factory KGB full, 700# bow seat bag......the overcast photo that shows the clean and dirty side of the wake is with zero ballast and one person in the boat
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                    • Originally posted by bet_on_black View Post

                      The manufacturer (Seastow, Surfstow, etc) changed the suction cup properties and quality went way down. Cups would only stay put for awhile, then stop working, brittle plastic, etc. Without a quality handle I stopped making them. I’ve made a few for friends and family on the aluminum handle, swapped the springs, and they are all still working great. So if you are DIY that’s the route I’d suggest.
                      I have one of the older ones if someone want's to make a deal PM me. I have built two BOBs and got a third handle from Amazon over a year ago.

                      Cheer, Steve.

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                      • Originally posted by bet_on_black View Post
                        I get a ton of private messages on the Bobv5 and I can’t reply to all so posting it up here.

                        The manufacturer (Seastow, Surfstow, etc) changed the suction cup properties and quality went way down. Cups would only stay put for awhile, then stop working, brittle plastic, etc. Without a quality handle I stopped making them. I’ve made a few for friends and family on the aluminum handle, swapped the springs, and they are all still working great. So if you are DIY that’s the route I’d suggest.

                        There are also a ton of other v5-like models on the market now. Stick with a similar paddle size IMO. Mission Delta is still the best you can buy if you’ve got the cash.

                        If you can, clear some of your PM space. Trying to ask you a couple questions, thanks!

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                        • My DIY Wake Shaper

                          Been lurking for a while soaking up all the knowledge I can from TT while I revamp my parents neglected '06 X-45. Thought I would share my attempt at a wake shaper! Cheers!
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                          • Got to say pretty cool and smart. Wife in the background adding up how crazy we all are in one of the pic's.

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                              • Just got through browsing all 206 pages and had a few questions to save me some trial and error. The ramp style gate I had been given with the boat split yesterday, so I’m going to be building one of these new suckgates. For those of you that have experimented with the 205v hull, have you found the 90 or 45 degree gate works better? Also, currently I run 750s rear, KGB, and IBS which obviously isn’t full. I’m wondering if switching out the IBS for a 750 in the walkway will help lengthen the wake. Just trying to get everyone’s opinion before spending $350 on another bag and pump.

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