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    Winches

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    looking for some input/advice on a winch to lift my ski in my garage so I can true the hull and do a couple of other things over the winter. What type, size, how to mount, ect. Looking for the most inexpensive but reliable set up. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
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    you need a stand to put the ski on

    you do NOT want to work on it while it's being held up by a winch alone.

    I use a northern tools 1400 pound winch ( double line pull, single line was 700 pounds) on my test tank..lifts the biggest ski easily.

    Used an overton sling, which failed on the third ski...I ended up putting chain on the sling setup, since I don't want to ever be dropping a ski when a nylon strap tears.

    as far as mounts for the winch, bolt thru is needed, don't figure on putting a couple of lag screws in a rafter double nailed 2x6 of _good_ quality can work, I prefer steel. U should be able to find some affordable i-beams in your area on craigs list

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    I dont really have any input about winches, sorry. I was just curious as to what mods you plan on doing to your ski and what speeds are you trying to reach? I have a '08 version of your ski and just dont hear about too many mods for this ski.

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    not much to do all around, but i did change the intake grate, pump shoe seal kit ,put washers in the ride plate, solas concord impeller 18/24, open flow exhaust and power air filter kit. Thats about all you can do. It got me from 53 stock to about 57.5 on the GPS. Not fast but I still love the ski.
    Steve

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    Thats a pretty nice speed gain. I love my ski as well, its very versatile. Gonna get a rack built and do some fishing from it. I've ridden other types of skis, and its pretty nimble for its size.

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