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    Posted: September-25-2020 at 4:39am
I'm looking to get a wake shaper, but am concerned that not all designs are compatible with the hull of my boat (1982 Ski Nautique 2001). I emailed Liquid Force about their Wakesurf Edge and was told that none of their shapers are compatible with the 2001 hull.

Anyone with experience/recommendations as to which shaper will work best?
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You can make one for about $20.  Search the 'net, probably find the design on planet nautique.

I had made one, worked good.

It uses a dent puller suction cup, get at Harbor Freight.  Also a cutting board - Walmart.

Mine never came loose but had a tether on it just in case.
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Originally posted by SNobsessed SNobsessed wrote:

You can make one for about $20.  Search the 'net, probably find the design on planet nautique.

As described in this thread?
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That's it, but use a HDPE cutting board (walmart) instead of plywood.
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I made ours too. I actually got on amazon and ordered a 3/4 inch thick cutting board to make it more durable. The whole thing cost under $30.
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Originally posted by rolleronariver rolleronariver wrote:

I made ours too. I actually got on amazon and ordered a 3/4 inch thick cutting board to make it more durable. The whole thing cost under $30.


Do you have a picture perhaps? Did you use 90 degree brackets to fix the cutting board to the suction cups, or do you have a different angle to lessen resistance through the water when under way?
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I don’t think I have any pics but I’ll take some next time I’m at the boat storage and post them. I used about a 60 degree angle to lessen the force. I’ll try and get the dimensions for you in the next couple of days. Ours works very good!
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I ended up using a 40cm x 25cm x 1cm cutting board and suction cup handle both bought off the shelf from a local online retailer. Couldn't find any 60 degree brackets off the shelf, so I had a local welder make two stainless steel ones for me. The plan was to use pieces of pool noodle around the stays of the brackets for bouancy, but that didn't provide enough flotation, so I used a tether rope attached to the swim platform in case the suction cups detached from the hull. The setup worked well over the past weekend, never had any detachments. I still need to experiment a bit with placement of the shaper on the hull, but so far so good. All in all probably cost me about $50.


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