09-18-2011, 04:26 PM #1
Rigging Another Jet Ski For Fishing
A little over a month ago I bought a 2000 Sea Doo LRV. I have rigged a couple of Yamaha SUV 1200's the last couple of years so this time I thought I would try a different one. The LRV is actually a little bigger than my SUV.
Width 59.5 "
Weight 816 lbs
Fuel 18.5 gals
Storage 117 gals
Engine 1200cc,3 cly, 2 stroke 135hp
Sea Doo LRV
Weight 960 lbs
Fuel 25 gals
Storage 180 gals
Engine 951cc, 2cly, 2 stroke 130hp
So it is bigger with more storage and fuel capacity, it also has a large platform over the rear wing compartments. The horse power is comparable. They are both considered 4 person PWC's. Most of the time it will be just me on it so no matter how I rig it weight will not be an issue.
I am going to rig it for fishing and diving. The pipework will be similar to my yamaha but I know I want to try some different things as well. That is the great thing about custom fabrication, I can have things put exactly where I want. I plan on Albert of Martins Custom Structures in Gloucester Va. doing the work. He does excellent welding and give me a lot great ideas.
It is all in the planning stages now but I am always open to suggestions, so if anyone thinks I should try something specific,let me know. Here are some pictures of the Sea Doo LRV. I have already cleaned it up, removed all of the factory decals and put a couple coats of wax on it.I am also showing some pictures of the two Yamaha SUV's that I already have rigged.
09-18-2011, 05:09 PM #2
I always enjoy seeing what you are going to come up with...great job.
09-18-2011, 05:11 PM #3
Brian, congrats on the new super-sized sofa. Actually, I'm jealous as I've been wanting to do the same (I've actually been eyeing a LRV that's been sitting up for a while and am hoping I can make a deal...).
If I had the means, I'd drop a 4-Tec in it and get rid of the carb'd smoker. But that's me... The only other specific I think I might try is converting one of the rear storage bins to a bait live-well w/perhaps the other side as an built-in ice chest for balance?
I look forward to your progress. This should be a great build thread - keep us posted.
Best of luck w/this project.
09-19-2011, 06:42 PM #4
Thanks for the replies. I am thinking of some kind of platform on the back. A live well and holders for my spear guns. I will probably put some kind of camera mount also. I am sure the list will grow.
09-19-2011, 08:41 PM #5
Im super excited about seeing this!!! you cease to amaze me and i can (or can't) only imagine what your going to do here.
09-19-2011, 09:29 PM #6
I think what impresses me the most is the condition of this ski. I would love to get my hands on one in that condition as a fishing/cruiser/touring toy. Best of luck with the build.
09-19-2011, 11:53 PM #7
Best of Luck! I am still amazed at the fish you guys are able to land with this setup....
09-22-2011, 07:35 PM #8
Sweet, comgrats! That thing is a boat ! Keep us posted and take pics along the build
09-22-2011, 11:02 PM #9
Can't wait to see what you have in mind for this one!
09-22-2011, 11:10 PM #10
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