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    Need tips for turning RXT upside down

    Besides removing the gas, oil and battery...might there be some other tips before flipping it upside down for bottom repairs? (see why do sea doo hulls break)
    Thanks for any input.
    DG


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    how do u plan to flip it over?

    I've flipped my RXT a few times... always drained the gas and removed the engine completely tho when I do it.. and then it takes 4 guys to flip it over and it's still heavy

    you gonna hoist it or what to flip it with the motor?

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    Used fork lift and com-a-long. Made cradle deep enough so handlebars didn't hit the ground. Left motor in place.

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    cool deal.... probably drain the antifreeze as well so it doesn't all pour out the overflow tube on the coolant bottle

    i could be wrong, but i don't know how i feel about the motor being bolted in there upside down putting all that reverse stress on the motor mounts and hull, because no doubt about it, it will be flexing....

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    Seemed engine was solid in foundation. Pushed bolt into antifreeze overflow and that stopped that up ok. Check out delamination as per Rudedog.
    Will try to post pics.
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    AH HA! very clever way of flipping it...

    makes your eyes jump out when you get a new perspective of the 3-seaters upside down huh? talk about LONGGGG

    are you gonna true the hull while you have it upside down or just repair it?

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    Never thought about truing the hull. Now is the time.
    Is there a thread that might explain how to?
    DG

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    yes... lemme find a really good how-to for you.... brb

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