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    Can I lay my RXT X 260 on its side?

    I am looking at doing some gel coat work on the underside of the hull on my XT 260 and wondered if it would cause any damage to lay the ski on it's side (I'm talking about 45 degrees maybe?).

    My thought is to use a Aquasling to lift the ski onto a foam mattress and then gently lower / roll it onto its side. I would drain the oil and fuel first!

    Anyone see any issue doing this?

    I prefer to work upright and facing the job, rather than laying on my back. It also feels much safer than working under a sling or home made support system.

    Any thoughts.



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    Exactly this, just with a bit of soft padding under to save any further gel coat work!!

    Would appreciate experiences from those who have tried - succeeded or failed
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    I think beerdart has shown you its very possible.

    I've done it too a 09 rxtx and had no issues.

    I rolled it on its side in the bed of a flat bed truck.
    Stand and work..

    I just suck at fiberglass and gel coat work...

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    I am a virtual pro at gel coat work from all the tutorials I've watched, so now I just have to see if I can do it in reality!!

    Feels a bit too easy to be true.

    Maybe I will also make a small engine block support to offer some sympathy to the engine mounts when the engine's hanging off the side wall.

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    Mine is still 90* hope to finish it tonight. I would not worry about the mounts the motor is only 225# and think what the mounts go through wave jumping or coming to an abrupt stop on some rocks..

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    theres no problem with tipping them on there sides, as long as the oil fuel and battery are removed

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    Fuel and oil still in. They are designed not to leak if flipped.

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    uhhh..skis seem to go upside down and in all the wrong directions, on a regular basis without so much as a raised eyebrow..so a little tilt a whirl action isn't going to hurt nothing..( well I'd remove the battery...just because ).

    You'd want to get them a bit off the ground for a large area job however

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