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Old 04 May 2006, 12:14   #21
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My little Rib didn't have an aframe so for towing I rigged up a bridle between the two s/s towing eyes. Was originally going to use carabiners but I decided against it in the end in case one failed - didn't want it firing into the "lardy person with their butt wedged into a tractor inner tube" a couple of bowlines sufficed in the end.

Obviously, this arrangement isn't too good for serious wakeboarding as theres not enough lift, but fine for donuting.

With regard to the prop, well my ski line had a sort of float after the first metre or so that kept it away from the prop. I always cut the engine if anyone was in the water anyway and got someone to feed the line out to take up the slack when towing.
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Old 04 May 2006, 13:01   #22
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he roy can you get a decent wake behind that rib of yours cause ours is so small that jumping the wake is almost impossible any one got ideas to get a bigger wake?
and at what speed do you board?
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Old 04 May 2006, 13:42   #23
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we just stick 4 or 6 25lt cans full of water in the back or one fat man wich eva is easyer to find. and we board from 18mph to 28mph. you have to hang on when you go in to a turn it try to kick you off your board at 28mph. we got up to 45mph with a wakeboarder he S*** him self and let go fast

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Old 04 May 2006, 14:06   #24
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lol i was also thinking about putting ballast in it so we will give it a try soon:P
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Old 04 May 2006, 14:20   #25
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Big inboards on an outdrive give the best wake. Specialist ski boats like Mastercraft and Skinautique are crap as they are set up for minimum wake for skiers. I gather that the comp wakeboard boats have air pumps that blast air out of the transom to produce wake.
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Old 04 May 2006, 14:50   #26
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yes i know that but not everybody has the money to buy one of those
(such a shame)
not only the comp boats but boats like super air nautique's have a hugh wake to road behind one last year
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Old 04 May 2006, 15:42   #27
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he roy can you get a decent wake behind that rib of yours cause ours is so small that jumping the wake is almost impossible any one got ideas to get a bigger wake?
and at what speed do you board?
We wake board at 16 to 20 knots depending on the weight of the rider and there personal preference.

As far as the wake is concerned it is OK - I'm not exactly at the kind of level where I need a massive wake yet anyway.

If you go here http://www.riblog.co.uk/blog/media/2...rd_Weekend.wmv there is a video of some friends and family wakeboarding - you can get an idea of the size of the wake from the size of their jumps. Theres 20 minutes of it - and some slightly better jumpos later on - the first wakeboarder up is my 60 year old step granmother...
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By the way - by far the best way of improving your wake - is to load your boat up with friends.

Forget ballast bags - they are for the billy no mates of the world. If you cant find enough bodies who will volunteer to load up your boat - then you are doing something wrong.
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Old 05 May 2006, 04:38   #29
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wow roy that look so much fun:P but thats the point dont got 7 mates hanging around in my closet to put on the boat so i'm gonna try with jerrycans or something:P should work quit well
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