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    Notice the bottom of the Spark)

    The bottom bottom of my Spark has a lot of abrasions I guess due to me beaching it a lot, now I'm not beaching it at all, I use the seadoo sand/rock anchor and beach it in at least 3 feet or more of water.. Does anyone suggest a fix? I have a keel guard for my boat, but what do you do in the case of the spark?

    Do you think it would penetrate though the hull?, I don't think the engineers forgot the bottom part, right under the engine should be thicker? Any thoughts?


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    There is a flame treatment listed in other post to take care of scratches
    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=220617

    Honestly, I would not bother. These kind of themoplastic bottoms get scratched easy. My kayak looks like hell after years on various white water rivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xintersecty View Post
    There is a flame treatment listed in other post to take care of scratches
    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=220617

    Honestly, I would not bother. These kind of themoplastic bottoms get scratched easy. My kayak looks like hell after years on various white water rivers.
    Thanks for your response,

    Does anyone out there know of a keel guard for the spark?

    Also does anyone know how thick the bottom hull of the spark is

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    Notice the bottom of the Spark)

    The hull is pretty thick in the bottom, maybe someone else can tell more exactly? If you'll wanted to install a keelguard, i'll think screwing it into place (ouch) would be the only option. It's hard to glue stuff onto Polypropylene-plastic.

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    I have seen one that was pulled out due to crash the thickness of the haul is about 5 to 6mm in most places and more in other places

    I would not drill any holes is only going to weaken the haul and split from there IMO
    just get off and pull it up to the beach

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    Notice the bottom of the Spark)

    By the looks of it it's pretty thick in the center/bottom of the hull (where a keelguard would be installed). That's the impression i got after seeing the flat area under the engine.

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    Just learn and move on SAND Is not yer skis friend Just a fact You are on the right track now not beaching it at all if possible

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    Just a thought being a old skier

    Try making a stand out of pvc to raise it up in water at beach
    I have always hated going to beach as the wet sand makes suction therefore sinking down making it a boitch to lodge free .then im out of breath going for a ride .

    At lake i use a plastic tide bottle with a clip and a ten pound curling weight

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    Wow thanks for your responses I'm going to take a picture and show you guys what i mean, I only have 21 hours on my spark, I don't think that's many to have so many harsh abrasions, even though I have to tell you there were terrible rocks on the lake yesterday that you could not see.

    Unbelievable how bad this lake was, it was so bad that I don't think I'll ever beach it ever again unless I could see the bottom (clear water) of the lake. Their were like 40 pound rocks that you could not see because their were submerged in dark lake water.

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    I beach mine as well, ill have to check it when I get home, I dont have many rocks in my lake. I pick the front of the ski up and pull it forward then place it down so im not pushing it across the sand. I have a couple good gouges and scratched on the side bumpers and on the top front of the hull. No mater what the hull was made of I would have had them.

    I made the PVC stand. The four corners where the elbows are seemed to be the only place the ski touched and I didn't feel comfortable with that so i wrapped the PVC pipe with an anti-fatigue I cut up, a few zip ties and it sits nicely across it, it was about $50 in parts. I went by these recommendations

    http://www.stickerpimp.com/graphics/pwc/beachstand/

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