Thread: Wave jumping with a GTR.
07-22-2013, 09:59 AM #1
Wave jumping with a GTR.
So what is the conventional wisdom about wave jumping a GTR? I know people used to say don't jump a 4 stroke. Is that still the case or can I let her fly with no worries?
07-22-2013, 04:37 PM #2
Jump it, the new hulls are great for jumping as they are more watertight.
07-22-2013, 05:28 PM #3
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the GTR is the best i have recently ridden/launching off in ocean swells. one wants something lightish, loose, forgiving, powerful(but not too much)... goldilocks meet your seadoo. loved it so much i bought one.
of course stand-ups are another league.
07-24-2013, 07:46 AM #4
I dont know what the owners manual says on the gtr but for my 130 it says to never jump waves with it because these new skis are to big and heavy and it will brake motor mounts. 6. JUMPING THE SKI
This is a lot of fun, all of us have done it, but it's not a good idea on these heavier 4 stroke models—they are simply not designed for it. Still, we have people who will go out and launch their ski off six, seven or eight foot waves, smash back into the water and wonder why they are damaging their machines. You can easily get cracks in the hull, tear off your reverse bucket or break a motor mount. Breaking a mount can shift the engine out of alignment and damage the seal on the shaft which can sink your PWC in a matter of seconds. Are you listening? Check your manual, they are very specific about jumping waves, and if you crack the hull or flood and hydro-lock your engine your dealer will laugh at you because abuse of your watercraft is NOT covered under warranty. I won't even talk about the damage you can do to your teeth if you slip and face-plant that handlebar without a helmet. Wanna catch big air? Get a wakeboard.
That is listed here http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=93951
07-24-2013, 11:40 AM #5
07-24-2013, 11:45 AM #6
I've been jumping the 4 tecs every chance I get.
I've never had a issue.
Just don't tell the stealership and you'll be ok.
07-24-2013, 01:22 PM #7
07-24-2013, 02:32 PM #8
Jumped my RXP since day one, no issues here.
07-24-2013, 02:42 PM #9
Are you guys jumping big waves on just boat wakes? I very rarely see larger than 5 footers.
07-24-2013, 08:44 PM #10
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