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    Beaching

    Do you beach your ski or do you anchor out a little ways to ensure you're not sucking up sand, rocks, etc?


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    I do both, but if I beach I shut down and start up in knee deep water, at least...

    I'm a little more inclined to beach since the hull repaint, over the three skis I found the OEM paint job to dull very quickly under the forefoot from the decomposed granite that passes for "sand" at our lake, but the specialist warranty job done for the peeling issue is very hard, quite a few trips out now and not a mark, fantastic!

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    Both.. In soft sand I will pull her up and beach her. But I kill the engine was out well before it has a chance to suck any thing up. And then when its a ruff area I will drop anchor and keep the ski out and just swim in. I think my next purchase is going to be another cooper anchor and also an anchor buddy (the bungie cord).

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    Here's a good how to video LOL:




    If you hate your hull.

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    I saw that video and it was something I never planned on doing lol

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    I never beach mine......too risky with a Nano hull IMHO........cooper anchor every time for me!

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    I don't think that was "beaching it", I think he was trying to ride it home.

    I anchor mine (in the same Lake Michigan). I use a grappling anchor kit that has
    held just fine in Lake Michigan sand with my VX. It stores very nicely too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mwend View Post
    I don't think that was "beaching it", I think he was trying to ride it home.

    I anchor mine (in the same Lake Michigan). I use a grappling anchor kit that has
    held just fine in Lake Michigan sand with my VX. It stores very nicely too.
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    I have one of those little kits like you show and use it with my dinghy and it worked great. Just wasn't sure how it would work with the PWC. Guess I'll use what I have and see how it goes.

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    I had one of those (stolen with the ski) and its an OK anchor. It tends to drag in the sand if you have any real current. Worked great with a rocky bottom. The cooper is still best for sand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilentShooter View Post
    I had one of those (stolen with the ski) and its an OK anchor. It tends to drag in the sand if you have any real current. Worked great with a rocky bottom. The cooper is still best for sand.
    Nothing but sand (and some mud) near me. Ugh.

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