Thread: Boarding Spark from Side!
04-27-2014, 09:17 AM #1
Boarding Spark from Side!
I have always boarded the ski from the side on shore- Left foot in gunwale then hop over and right foot in gunwale- then start engine slowly.
This was never a problem on the skies I have owned including RXT-X, 98 XP-L, and 95 XP 800 BUT the Gunwales seem awful high on the Spark and I am wondering if any of you have found it harder to board from the side on shore?
I hate to have to crawl on the back (Even though I have the reboarding step coming on the ski) Unless Really necessary like in deep water.
Is it much harder with the Spark?
(Orange Crush being delivered this week!!!)
04-27-2014, 01:30 PM #2
Yes, I weigh 250 pounds I found a trick to getting on in deep water using the reboarding step.. But I can't get on from the side
04-27-2014, 06:20 PM #3
- Join Date
- Jul 2013
- Western Australia
I have no problem boarding over the side (90hp 2 up) and i weigh about 80kgs. I can actually stand with my full weight on one side. That said, it was mainly done from shore once walked out, the few times i have come off i just board over the rear as normal, i am sure i could board over the side if i had too but i believe the back is easier. This ski, for its size and weight, it is really stable!
04-27-2014, 08:32 PM #4
04-27-2014, 09:15 PM #5
When I launch I board from the side. No problem, don't get me wrong. If you stsnd on the side and leave all you weight out it will tip. But I typically board the same way. Left foot in and throw the other leg right over.
04-28-2014, 04:00 AM #6
04-28-2014, 07:14 AM #7
Thanks! After I sold my RXT-X last August I bought an inflatable Kayak and found out that me and Kayaks just DO NOT get along? Then 3 weeks later Sea Doo introduced the Spark!! Praise be to them!!!!! Its coming in this week in Connecticut.
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