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a place to discuss the best DIY (do it yourself) rack setups for ski's and boards.

i know alot of people try and try again to create a killer, solid setup. some have methods that work and some have methods that fail.

lets share what works for the folks looking for a solid setup.
also share what has not worked so others don;t make the same mistake.

pictures are good for seeing setups. so please if you have pictures post up.
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i'll start out here..

what you need for an MSeries Arctic Cat setup:
-1 side of a 2 set atv gun rack
-1 complete old snowboard ratchet strap both male and female parts
-1 plastic extender piece (i used part of an older board strap


Step 1: back when GIJOES was around (so bummed they closed) I went there and bought a set of ATV gun racks for $40, choosing the right set is crucial as you do not want ones with any mechanical or moving parts. just a nice solid base and a Y grip that does not rotate unless you pull the rack off completely. make sure its one with the 4 hole base as the ones with 2 holes will slide and rotate and will result in a FAIL.
this is the exact Rack i used http://www.tacticalandhuntinggear.ne..._ATV_Racks.cfm


Step2: take one of your rack setups and bolt it down to your back bumper, make sure the Y is at an angle so when you slide the board in its a snug fit.

Step3: slide your board strap through the tunnel rack and fold the end so you can use a bolt and nuts to attach it to the tunnel rack.

Step4: drill a hole in the side of your tunnel to bolt the male strap part to it so you can connect it while board is in it to your board strap and ratchet it down.

done.. it took me about 20 minutes to set this up myself and the majority of that time was just making sure i had my angles right and enough room for the board to fit in there.. last season i found out we could actually put 2 boards in the rack.. awesome!

1700 miles so far with out failure.


VIDEO OVERVIEW




here is the completed setup without board.



different angle with out the board straps linked up.. this one should help




in action:


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Alright then....post up a pic of the side view with front mount included.
I might just use the CFR strap with edge protector and gun mounts for now, and hang onto the rest.
Props to you and the SnoWest admins for getting this going.
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not sure what view you're looking for Christian?
if you're talking about another gun mount.. i only use one.. thats the whole setup right there.. 1700 miles don't lie on sturdyness.. we'll need to get together soon.. your out in north bend right?
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I was looking for a side view of your whole sled, to check out angles/ distance between the 2 mounts. Thought you used a front gun mount as well. Only one is even better. You should come over soon (I am in Preston). You could give me a hand with the rack and maybe offer your opinion on a location for my ice scratchers. Seems there are several options. Of course beer would be included.

Wal-Mart has the gun mounts for $29.88, but they are a hellish corporation.
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So does the front edge of your board float? Or, does it sit on a plastic bumper?
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i can't find any more pictures on my server but maybe this one for help...

you can see how far the board hangs back.. thats usually the nose of the board and the strap fits right infront of the back binding.. i just attached the gun mount and then set my board in and figured out where the best spot was to drill hole for the strap.. its like only a foot or so away from gun mount..




far as scratchers goes it helps to see other peoples setups.. i just installed one side like 2 days before i dropped sled off at Waldrons.. no pictures.. check the arctioc cat forums here for scratcher placement.
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So does the front edge of your board float? Or, does it sit on a plastic bumper?
you know.. u can be pro about it and put some sort of rubber pad or something so the corner of your edge doesn't get scraped up.. but my back of board sits on my rails pretty much.. and barely wiggles.. this setup is so solid u can practically pick up the *** end of the sled by pulling up on the board while in the rack..

this was my 1st DIY setup and with 1700 miles i have yet to feel the need to improve although there are many thins u can do to make it even better.. this here is the most basic of basic setting up to get u started really..


i'd like to see what other people ar doing out the too..

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So does the front edge of your board float? Or, does it sit on a plastic bumper?
if you dont care about looks, at all, cut a U shape into a hockey puck and bolt it to your tunnel where the flat spot before the tail on the bottom edge of your snowboard rests. it looks dodgy as hell but it saves your tunnel from getting scratched up.
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