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    Docking a 2009 FX HO

    Hello new to the 2009 FX HO , boating for years
    I had a question on easy way to tie up at the dock
    just got a pair of hull hugrs for pwc, dock lines 15'
    back is easy but the front is the hard part with no cleats
    how do you tie off the the front end ? no easy to reach bow ?

    Thanks Guys


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    I tie off around the handlebars and the back cleat in rougher water. Normally I just tie off at the handlebars since it works fine in a protected area.

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    You can put a line around the steering column for the front. That's what I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeFZR View Post
    You can put a line around the steering column for the front. That's what I do.
    +1. I use one of those bungy type ropes. I think it's made by air head or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 64physhy View Post
    +1. I use one of those bungy type ropes. I think it's made by air head or something.
    +1 on the bungy lines. Had them for 10 years and they are awesome.

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    I really hate having to wrap around the steering column to tie off at the dock. The problem is that the rope always gets shoved up under the plastic cover where the handlebars swivel. And then its a real bitch getting it out without screwing something up.

    What i do is tie off around the handgrip opposite the dock. I hate doing that but its what i prefer over screwing up the plastic around the steering column.

    Im thinking of getting those handy looking Yamaha pop up cleats. Like the ones that come on the cruiser model.

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    Bought mooring ropes and purchased some metal clips for the end. Clip one to the tow hook and one to the front tie down. I also have the fender huffed. My ski stays in the marina for the summer

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    I have the pop up cleats

    Quote Originally Posted by Xrunner View Post
    I really hate having to wrap around the steering column to tie off at the dock. The problem is that the rope always gets shoved up under the plastic cover where the handlebars swivel. And then its a real bitch getting it out without screwing something up.

    What i do is tie off around the handgrip opposite the dock. I hate doing that but its what i prefer over screwing up the plastic around the steering column.

    Im thinking of getting those handy looking Yamaha pop up cleats. Like the ones that come on the cruiser model.
    I have the pop up cleats on my 09 FXHO cruiser and they work great. They came with my waverunner but I know you can buy them from Yamaha. I think they are around 50 or 60 dollars but they are really worth it. Real easy to use, not sure how hard they would be to install.

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    I jump in the water and tie off to the front ring. No big deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowStang305 View Post
    I jump in the water and tie off to the front ring. No big deal.
    Thats not always an option

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