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Old 21 March 2006, 10:23   #1
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Securing a Wakeboard

Does anyone know of the securing arrangements / bracket that the ski nautique (or similar) boats use to secure wakeboards to their A frames?

I intend to attach mine to the A frame for transisting and keeping it off the deck of the rib and was interested to know if anyone has any good ideas for this?

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Old 21 March 2006, 10:38   #2
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drill 2 holes either end of the board find some bailing string and tye it on
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Old 21 March 2006, 10:45   #3
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they are very good
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Old 21 March 2006, 11:19   #4
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drill 2 holes either end of the board find some bailing string and tye it on
Stu - maybe a little bit crude..........


Riva - Had a quick look at their website, however, prices start from 180 upwards, so likely to be a tad on the expensive side.

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Old 21 March 2006, 11:40   #5
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Ive been looking for wakeboard racks for ages as i too am not willing to pay circa 200 for the monster ones or any of the other big name brands (there are at least 10 others)

The cheapest rack that I've found is this but it requires a horizontal tube on your a-frame.

I have had a quote from this seller for $45 shipping for one set and $60 for 2 sets

If anybody wants to go halves on the carriage let me know and we can get together and buy a pair of racks and save some money.
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Old 21 March 2006, 15:17   #6
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Any one with a bit of MIG weldin know how and a grider with a few bits of bar can weld them on the Aframe with a gap to put your board in. I'm a wakeboarder my self and we just put all the boards on the top of the
aframe but im goin to put some racks on the side or the Aframe this year when i get time at work.


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Old 21 March 2006, 15:31   #7
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There's no way I'm attempting to dismantle all the lights navigation and communications kit that's running through my a-frame to take it off to do the work and there's no way I'm welding it whilst its still attached to the RIB

Guess that means I'll have to pay for bolt on kit
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Well weld it on to plat and then bolt it on to the
aframe. You can make them look reli nice powdercoated and a nice shap. and if you happen to no someone with a flowjet cuter ur a lucky man.
About 1 hours worth of cuting and geting it all ready
10mins or less with the MIG in your hand
About 30 quid 4 the two in the powercoat

say 20quid at most 4 the metal 4 both of them.

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allready looked at manufacturing would do it in stainless rather than worrying about powder coating - I came up with the following problems though.

The clamp to attach to a frame those monster clamps are buetifully engineered best I can come up with would be U bolts (YUK)

The rubber strip that surrounds the forks to protect the wakeboards.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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The rubber strip that surrounds the forks to protect the wakeboards.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Agree with you the monster one does look the business but it should for that price.

If it were me I would go with stainless tube with thin pipe lagging covering it to protect the board - may well look more functional than beautiful but would be hell of a lot cheaper.

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