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Duel Planner board design

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Duel Planner board design

OK, I'm confused. There seems to be two schools of thought on the dual planner boards design, i.e. The board closest to the boat (left & right) is the leading (out front) board by about 3". Or the opposite.

 

Please ... which is the correct way and why?

 

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Thanks JoeFro, that is one of the two schools of thought, I do find many versions of both. I'm still interested in which & why.

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I made a set from plans and the further most board was ahead of the inner, they pull like a mule.

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So you predict that if the inner board was ahead of the outer it would pull less hard?

 

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All I know is mine pull hard as hell, the tow line is like a guitar string, and they are about 2-3ft from the transom, even at 50/70ft of planer line out to the side, not like you see some where the boards are way back and a big long bow in the tow line.

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My hunch is that the critical factor in designing them so the inside board is set back slightly may be on inside turns and the leading edge shifts emphasis to the inside maybe as the bow moves that way?

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Any that I have ever seen that were home made anyway pulled very hard in the water and it is a reason I opted to use singles when I used to run them.

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Does anyone know what would happen if the boat side board was placed out front of the outside board like this one?

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I know some guys really like the Super Ski boards, I've never saw a set in action, most homemade boards have the outer board ahead of the boat side or inner board, plus there cut with a compound angle the front edges aren't strait up like the manufactured boards. I wish I could get you a pic, but there up in the cuddy and covered up till next season.

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I'm still wondering which design pulls harder. I would choose the one which pulled less hard.

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Then go with the design where the inner board is the leader, and cut strait up. I bought a set of Riveria Boards and they just didn't work the way "I" wanted them to. I have them set like my other boards, but these are even in the front when locked into position.image.thumb.jpeg.20797e6e80ce7d61f4f8c1514369e006.jpeg

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My Wille double boards are even with each other front to back, so apparently there was a third school of thought. They pull perfectly for me and are easy to retrieve as well.

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   I was told that with the inner board ahead of the outer one the inside takes water/pressure away from the out board.  I made mine 15 yrs ago with the inner board back of the outer one & they pull like a mule as Pap stated.   Jmo but I would say the super ski's in the pic above are put together backwards even from other super skis I have seen.  I have tried  manufactured boards & I always go back to my home made ones.  Also if your boards retrieve hard steer right at one & reel in the line as you go until it is 15-20 ft. from the boat then pick it out of the water.  then do the same for the other side.   again jmo.

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