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    1990 waverunner III Hull separation questions

    Hello. I am new to the forum and like all the info here. I have a question about a yamaha marinejet 650tl. Is it possible to separate the top of the ski from the bottom hull without cutting? I haven't looked at it too hard but it is over 100 degrees here and it's 72 degrees in the house on the computer so I figured I'd ask here.

    I bought this ski for $150 with a trailer. It does run if I dump gas in the carb. I have plans to put the drive line and motor in a Jon Boat and would like to just cut out the portion of the ski that contains the motor and jet and the glass that portion into the Jon Boat.

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    Crystal River Fl
    i've cut a few wr hulls apart to scrap them ,using a carbide plywood blade in a circular saw ..the bottom can be cut away just inside the chine where it is a bit thinner...there is 1 major bulkhead where the front part of the pump and the intermediate meet that will not be easy to cut (id use a cut off wheels on a grinder) and another minor bulk head where the extinguisher locker meets the top of the pump housing..

    the top and bottom halfs are glued and riveted...

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    I suppose I will just get the grinder out and my old ski will be reincarnated as a Jet Jon. I will try to take picks as I go. I am not sure when I will start this project as I am very busy right now with work. It may just have to wait till winter.

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