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    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.

    Yamaha SUV

    Length 151.6"
    Width 59.5 "
    Weight 816 lbs
    Fuel 18.5 gals
    Storage 117 gals
    Engine 1200cc,3 cly, 2 stroke 135hp

    Sea Doo LRV

    Length 155.5"
    Width 61.5"
    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.

















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    I always enjoy seeing what you are going to come up with...great job.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Best of Luck! I am still amazed at the fish you guys are able to land with this setup....

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    Sweet, comgrats! That thing is a boat ! Keep us posted and take pics along the build

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    Can't wait to see what you have in mind for this one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeachTyme View Post
    Can't wait to see what you have in mind for this one!
    Hey Brian,

    Have you ever done a dredging system on a PWC? Just curious....

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