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    Dropped my ski on concrete floor

    Another bone-head move by me yesterday.

    I was pushing my ski around the garage while it was on a dolly, and it slid forward off the dolly straight onto the concrete. I was at the front end of the boat so that part went down with me holding strong to keep it up as best I could (fail), but the tail/pump section and ride-plate came crashing down when the dolly was forced and rolled out from under. About 15 inches the ski fell to the concrete floor with an extremely loud bang! The ride plate, intake grate, and some areas and parts of the hull got some scratches as I managed to winch the ski onto my trailer. I had to remove the trailer wheels to get the trailer low enough!

    So, the garage concrete floor broke it's fall, but what else could be 'broken' I wonder? I looked all around upside down and inside-out... The hull looks to be fine from what I can tell - no cracks. I have not taken the ride plate or intake grate off... Did my ski survive the plunge? Should I put it in shallow water to see if it holds? Maybe theres an area I need to check closer?


    2001 GP1200r


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    I would say its fine... really a concrete floor from a foot up is probably no harder on the hull than a wave at 70 mph. (except for the whole scratching thing)

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    Good to hear. Let me NOT do that again!

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    You should be fine..I remember at a Mudbug gathering, I accidentally dropped a GPR off the trailer pulling up from the water..It wasn't mine it was Fernando's, it didn't hurt it a bit but my heart stopped beating for a while.

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    Pistonwash mod=drop ski on ground

    Its been known to yield more MPH!

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    If it has a aftermarket grate on it i would get a light and check it for damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WFO View Post
    Pistonwash mod=drop ski on ground

    Its been known to yield more MPH!
    That's right...he did go 1 mph faster after the drop.

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    Actually kept pretty close to a 2006 Seadoo RXP the very next day. I thought those things were supposed to be a lot faster? Yes they are, but not by much at all in the race I was in. Very happy with my GP12r.

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