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Incline and Flat Rails

 
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PostPosted: Nov 12, 2012 4:42 pm    Post subject: Incline and Flat Rails Reply with quote

I decided to put together a rail that was:

1) Easy to build (took less than 3 hours)
2) Not expensive ($150)
3) Fast to setup (literally 5 mins)
4) Took only two people to setup
5) Transportable (12 ft incline and/or flat)

That's not to say it's the strongest rail or that tuning wasn't required. I had to redo some of the post adapters under the 10x2's. And you need to be careful when pounding in the rail initially to maintain the proper angles (less so if configured as a flat rail). The reason I'm posting is that I found stakes that can be attached to the bottom of the 4x4's, and they go into sand super easy. They are $18 a piece (for the 3 ft version) at HD somewhere hidden in the wood section. I had no idea they even existed. I could reinforce it with 2x4's across the 4x4 but for now I'm keeping it as is. I'll probably go and build another one that will be flat only. That way we'll have 24ft total to hit.

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PostPosted: Nov 13, 2012 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks sick.

were you out on lake austin that day with chris?

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PostPosted: Nov 13, 2012 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

so fun what yall know about winch sets at emma long LATX
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PostPosted: Nov 13, 2012 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it. I have a piece of trex just sitting in my front yard that I think I am going to use now that I see this. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Nov 13, 2012 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

daniel, Ya that was us. We had the rail at the park that day. You should have come and hit it...
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PostPosted: Nov 13, 2012 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Couple more pics of the rail at the lake...



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PostPosted: Nov 13, 2012 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dscsk8er55, I used the longest lag screws I could to secure the 4x4 holders to the base of the rail (the 2x10). I'm not sure lag screws are the best approach though. If anyone has a better idea let me know.
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PostPosted: Nov 13, 2012 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's super sick!
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PostPosted: Nov 13, 2012 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very nice and simple.

planning to have one when my winch arrives. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Nov 13, 2012 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the really cool thing is that depending on what 4x4 length you use you can have either an incline or a flat rail (or both if you build another one). I would still like to know if there is a better way to secure the 4x4 holders to the base.
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PostPosted: Nov 13, 2012 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

puckhead, we definitely should have come back out. we put the boat up to go grab lunch then ended up not making it back out.

this spring and summer we will all be riding for sure!

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