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    How do you work on the bottom of your hull?

    I have a ZXi that I'm painting. Engine, fuel tank, oil tank, etc are all still in the ski. In order to access the bottom of the hull I plan on rolling the ski on its side. Anybody know of any problem with doing this? Is there a better way?


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    Welcome to the Green Hulk Forums!!

    There shouldn't be any problem putting your ski on it's side as these things are made to roll upside down with no problems.

    Just be sure to support it well and not put too much stress on one particular spot such as the handle bars.

    Let us know how it goes.

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    if you leave the engine in, you MUST support it from the bottom once you get it upside down. The motor mounts are not made to handle that kind of load.

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    If you plan on doing any trueing the you should take the engine out. Otherwise the weight of the engine will be pulling down on the center of the hull creating a dip. I have done bottom work both ways upside down is delinately easier. I was able to put mine on the trailer upside down and backwards. If that method wont work for you then you could build a stand from 3" pvc to hold it. The plans can be found in my ultra 150 mods thread. Post us up some pics of you project as you go along..... we like pics, it,s like porn for jetski addicts

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    DONT TRUE THE ZXI HULL. Trust me on that. Air induced hulls are sqiurlly when trued.
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    Oh the days of my ZXI, man I miss the sound of the Coffman pipe on that thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skips313 View Post
    DONT TRUE THE ZXI HULL. Trust me on that. Air induced hulls are sqiurlly when trued.
    Don't worry, I don't even know what that means.

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    slide it off the trailer a bit. Keep the tether strap attached. work on the last 3-4' of the hull. sorry, I don't have all the fancy stuff, I'm ole skool, but it works


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    Mine was pretty low tech too.
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