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    How long to swap out a hull on STX 12F

    I bought a used ski and the very bottom of the hull where you can't see unless you lay under it is worn down a lot. It was from some kind of plastic dock you ride up on.
    I could fix it, the damage stops before the jet inlet and is about 6 inches wide.

    But I found a really nice used hull for 200 bucks, same year as mine.
    How much work will it be??
    I work as a diesel mechanic but have never wrenched on a ski.


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    you are kiddin right?

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    I hate doing body work especially upside down so I can see where he is coming from but its going to be much more work to do, and I think you need to title the new hull so I wouldnt think it would be worth it.

    Sean

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dezl_Dr View Post
    I bought a used ski and the very bottom of the hull where you can't see unless you lay under it is worn down a lot. It was from some kind of plastic dock you ride up on.
    I could fix it, the damage stops before the jet inlet and is about 6 inches wide.

    But I found a really nice used hull for 200 bucks, same year as mine.
    How much work will it be??
    I work as a diesel mechanic but have never wrenched on a ski.
    easier to flip the ski and repair the hull

    other wise your looking at 20-30 hr of work ahead of you

    compared to 6-10 hrs repairing the hull

    Waz

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    Compared to the jobs I do all the time the swap doesn't look like too much. Getting out the motor looks like the only problem. As for the title I'd just switch any data tags from my hull.
    The hull is really nice for 200 bucks and mine needs the bottom half painted and some work on the rub rail, it's a little loose.

    I've swapped four wheeler frames before, just swap the vin tag onto the new frame.

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    My name is Sean and I am addicted to STXs smokeysevin's Avatar
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    That is really illegal. But its up to you, I avoid body work like the plague but I wouldnt go that far.

    Sean

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    Not really, people buy an old rare camaro and then take a cheap frame in good shape and swap the vin numbers. As long as you own both it's not a big deal, now if you stole one that would be a problem.

    The hull is too high to ship and too far to go after anyway. I'me going to repair and paint the lower half of mine.

    A new frame from the dealer comes with no vin tag, you cut off the old one and weld it to the new frame.

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    Theres a difference between a frame and a hull..................

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    Yes one is called a HIN the other is a VIN...........
    The law allows for the tag to be swapped from the vehicle being repaired to the part that is used in the repair. In this case a hull. Kawasaki also sells a hull new, it would most likely use my tag. Since I'm simply replacing the damaged part that happens to hold the ID number.

    “is reasonably necessary for the repair” is the quote from the law and here in Ohio I'd have it inspected by the state and would only need a bill of sale and
    both HIN numbers to make it legal.

    I ask how long it would take, not what someone thinks about the law............................

    Like I said earlier, I'm not doing it anyway. The time and money is just too much, the hull is 400 miles from me. I'll get out a fiberglass kit and fix it.

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    you werent worried about the time in previous posts or the money for that matter.

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