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    1996 Polaris SLTX 1050

    This sits in the water very low. Our 1995 slt 750 sits about 4 inches higher. Does this look right? (It has no water inside)

    Also, it goes in reverse easy when it is off, but will not go in when its idling. The cable does not seem to be damaged or crimped. Can I grease it some how or any other suggestion.

    I followed the instructions on how to fix faded MFD, and y'all are awesome, looks like new.

    Thanks

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    Its a heavier ski, it will sit lower.

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    Thanks bryan,

    sorry this thread got posted 2x, i thought i missed up and deleted it the first time

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    Here is the 1995 Polaris slt 750, I know it doesn't have the side rails under the water like the 1050 has. I'm sure that is the help it ride higher.

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    There's something going on, the rear rub rails appear to be underwater in the first picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonmd13 View Post
    This sits in the water very low. Our 1995 slt 750 sits about 4 inches higher. Does this look right? (It has no water inside...
    Quote Originally Posted by BryanP View Post
    Its a heavier ski, it will sit lower.
    The only things that can affect how low (or high) the hull floats when the engine is not running are the hull shape (the wet parts) and the total weight of the PWC, including the position and weight of the people, and any gear on board.

    The in-water hull shape is defined by the shape it was molded to, so I would expect similar models from the same series to displace roughly the same amount of water.

    If the hull was manufactured with thicker hull material, that makes it heavier so it will sit lower. If the engine is heavier, the hull will sit lower. If the seat foam is waterlogged, the hull will sit lower. If there is heavy gear or a full fuel tank, the hull will sit lower. If the passenger(s) are sitting closer to the rear, the rear will sit lower.

    If Polaris revised the hull molds between model years to shift the rub rail seam lower, then the rub rail will be closer to the water.

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    K447, the slt 750 with all 3 doesn't sit this low, and it seems to not sit straight. Does it look normal for a sltx? If not, is there anyway to make it ride higher?

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    The SLT 750 is a completely different hull than the SLTX. Its considerably lighter and has a flatter bottom. It will float significantly higher than a SLTX. My X45 has the rear rail in the water at idle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanP View Post
    The SLT 750 is a completely different hull than the SLTX. Its considerably lighter and has a flatter bottom. It will float significantly higher than a SLTX. My X45 has the rear rail in the water at idle.
    Bryan, does it have a side fin under the water to raise it when your running down the lake? My sltx does, but the slt don't, i guess because it sits high.

    Can you grease the reverse cable?

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