Are you saying you are handy mark??making them is simple if you are a little handy and have some tools...
otherwise, pmail 27sailfish, I bought my first set from him last year and they were good..
Dave, I am by no means handy, and I was able to make 4 sets for buddies...they got better every time I made them. I will say I am glad I bought skips first and gave my first set I made away!!!:yes: it isnt hard at all though..Are you saying you are handy mark??
I'll be honest. I tried making a set without doing my homework on it. I went fishing to test them out and they worked but not really. I had to redo them twice in order to get it right. In the end, I could have bought skips and been done with it. My company paid for the materials so it really didnt matter to me but for someone just throwing a pair together that had to pay for the materials it would make sense just to buy skips right off the bat. He uses better materials that what you can buy at Home Depot anyway.
Mark, are you splashing your boat? I thought Tim said something about fishing with you today
I think Evil Dic's boards ran so straight because of all the $1.00 scotty clips he used.!There is a lot that goes into designing a decent set of boards.My first set was a real mess and I took a cordless drill on the boat to make adjustments to the pulling eye.After two design changes - the boards finally pulled right.
First design swam like a snake - they would pull in-then out.There are a lot of different designs out there.
Ex TFer Evil Dic even has a set that is "backwards" to most but they seem to pull well for him.
Some designs will pull fast ahead- then stall- then pull fast again.These often throw a lot of water as well.The eye placement is very important.Get it wrong and your boards do not pull well.