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    Question Factory Polaris sponsored race ski with Watusie? Hull??

    have you ever heard of a polaris race team 785 that uses balsa(i think ?) type hull that I think was called a watusie hull? I located this ski and it was used by a polaris team sponsored rider. Its all complete and I can get it for $500 with a title from another vined polaris since the race ski was for race only and did not have title. I know a wee bit of the history behind this ski as its owned by a watercraft shop whom Im friends with the people.

    just looking to see if anyone has heard of this. THANKS!!


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    Rasta Mon Condoms We Be Jammin!!!!! TxVirageTx's Avatar
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    balsa isn't very strong,used because its really light.carbon fiber would be a better bet.and i wouldn't think a 11ft polaris ski vin #'s would be a smart idea on a 9 ft ski

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    Works well in some applications...

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    Watusi bull:



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    Sorry, i'll stop now.

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    She likes the bike. But the ski gets her wet!!!! xlint89's Avatar
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    1997 specs list hull material as:

    hand laid fiberglass with balsa wood core.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xlint89 View Post
    1997 specs list hull material as:

    hand laid fiberglass with balsa wood core.
    yep the 97's had balsa in them thats why they where lighter

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    weren't the 97's prone to cracking as well.and i believe the balsa was to give shape to the hull not for support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TxPro1200 View Post
    weren't the 97's prone to cracking as well.and i believe the balsa was to give shape to the hull not for support.
    they only cracked on the topdeck because of a bad support design

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    All the offshore power boats like Cigarette's racing boats use balsa to this day, because the wood flexes and doesn't crack,

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    thanks for the helpful info thus far!

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