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    Anyone have their top deck removable?

    I've seen custom ski's with the top deck removable/hinged before but never seen the actual parts up close. Has anyone here done it? I'm very curious as to how it is done (more, how it is held together when riding), it seems like it would be so much easier to work on but I don't see how you could make it strong. I'm guessing it is something that is only for show/drag ski's but even if it took a while to pull, it seems like it would be so nice to have the ability.
    Sorry if this is a noobie question, I've searched but found nothing, I can't even find the original ski that I saw it on.
    Thanks,
    Stuart

    For some reason I feel very silly asking this, it seems like it would kill any strength in the ski and I'm guessing it is nearly impossible to do correctly, I'm just curious to see how other have done it.


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    Welcome to GH. I think you answered all your own questions...

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    yeah... I ended up hitting the edit button a few times...

    I guess what I should have asked is how people have done it before, I know people have done it, just never seen it up close and am curious how people do it.

    Thanks for the welcome!
    Later,
    Stuart

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    Rick Pot used a hinged top deck on his "Beast" as he called it. Also, it looks as if "Wammer" is doing it now on his newly redesigned Octane after getting the rights from Polaris.

    http://watercraftworld.com/

    Scroll down on the videos until you see "Wamiltons Wammerjet" and click it. Of course, it's a standup, but pretty neat design.




    R Pot Design Carbon Fiber GPR Hull & Deck
    Comes in White Gel Coat (Both Hull & Deck)

    GPR Deck - Weighs 40lbs - $3,500.00
    GPR Hull - Complete with bulkheads and stringers, weighs 80lbs. - $7,000.00
    Bonded Hull & Deck Package - $10,000 .00
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    Damn

    That is BAD ASS - where is this boat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by washingtonrider View Post
    That is BAD ASS - where is this boat?
    Hey sparky...

    This boat is in your garage. He was your CF-baby's daddy. Rpots made a crap-ton of aftermarket for the watercraft industry from the mid-90's for quite a few years.

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    I saw that GPR on 1 of my Old magazines and the other week , and I was wondering if that boat was around.

    Did they ever get it to run above 60?

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