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    PWC Docking???

    I own a 2000 Sea Doo RX. I also own a Leisure Lift PWC Dock. It was originally purchased for my 90' Kawi TS 650, which fit perfectly on it.

    Does anyone have experience loading a newer sized ski onto one of these docks? I don't want to wait till spring to test fit the two. After taking measurements, it would appear that it'll fit. But I'd like some feedback if anyone has some to offer!

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    Drew

    http://www.leisurelift.com/index.htm - the dock I own


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    Hmmm, I have never seen that kind of PWC lift. I will be interested to see and hear peoples experience with the bigger skis.

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    Never seen that kind either

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvbdrew View Post
    I own a 2000 Sea Doo RX. I also own a Leisure Lift PWC Dock. It was originally purchased for my 90' Kawi TS 650, which fit perfectly on it.

    Does anyone have experience loading a newer sized ski onto one of these docks?
    ...After taking measurements, it would appear that it'll fit...
    Does the jet pump intake need to seal against the lift opening in order to pump the water out?

    Do you have any clear photos of this in action?

    How does launching work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    Does the jet pump intake need to seal against the lift opening in order to pump the water out?

    Do you have any clear photos of this in action?

    How does launching work?
    I used it all last summer with my TS650. It works awesome! Yes the intake has to sit over the opening. When I pull in I stand on the rear of the ski and rev it up. Within 5-10 seconds it empties the bladder causing the dock to lift. Launching takes about 45sec because you open a valve and wait for the water to flood the bladder, sinking the dock. I do have better photos...will post later...typing from my phone now. Once the dock is submerged again you just push away and your off! I took measurements and it looks like my RX will fit. I'm just worried about the sponsons hitting the sides and breaking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvbdrew View Post
    ...the intake has to sit over the opening. When I pull in I stand on the rear of the ski and rev it up. Within 5-10 seconds it empties the bladder causing the dock to lift.

    ...I took measurements and it looks like my RX will fit. I'm just worried about the sponsons hitting the sides and breaking.
    Did you measure where the intake for the new ski will align with the dock opening?

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    Did you measure where the intake for the new ski will align with the dock opening?
    Yup. No problem there. It's rated for a 750lbs ski so no problem there either. It is notched out on the sides where the sponsons would be...just want to hear from someone who's docked a newer ski in one of these. If my RX won't fit then I have start dock shopping.

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    Some of you were interested in pics of the PWC dock I have. Here ya go!

    Questions are welcome!





    I mounted the dock at the wrong angle the first time I set it up. The dock has to be level to the water surface so the ski will seal the bladder opening properly.



    Taking the dog to the beach... he loves the jet ski. We'll see how he does on a seat. The TS650 was good for hauling him around, but sure is ugly!

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    I've never seen a lift like that--not that I've seen everything.

    Have you consulted with the manufacturer about your lift working with a different ski? I'm sure they will want to sell you a different one... I would think that if the new ski will fit physically and you can get the intake over the bladder opening, you will be golden.

    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5001craig View Post
    ... I would think that if the new ski will fit physically and you can get the intake over the bladder opening, you will be golden.
    Yes, and yes... and if my sponsons fit correctly in the notches.(like a moron, I spelled notches wrong in the pic)...

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