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    New guy here wondering...

    I'm getting ready to paint this jet ski for a customer of mine and was wondering if it would be ok for me to hang the polaris from the roof of my shop... I plan to hang it using hooks place at the edge of he middle where that rubber bumper guard has the junctions (4) two in the front and two in the rear on ea. side. I want to spray the whole thing at once... Any advice would be greatly apreciated.
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    Lake Mead Bum & BTLS Mark starflight's Avatar
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    Welcome to the Green Hulk.
    I don't think anyone will agree that those points to lift and hold the hull will be good enough. I think there is too much weight and will stress the hull too much unless you pulled the engine out. Just my 2 cents.

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    Nope, the engine is still in it. That is the biggest reason I don't want to deal with turning it upside down... Thanks for the welcome!

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    If you drain all the fuel and oil from the machine, it will be ok to flip it upside down with everything in it.

    Look here... http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/show...ht=hull+repair

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    Hey painter welcome to the hulk. I think you will be OK if you made something like this. Is that a SLT780? if so it weighs 595lbs dry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by painter13 View Post
    ...wondering if it would be OK for me to hang the Polaris from the roof of my shop...
    Those 'junctions' are just where the rub rail trim sections meet. Nothing particularly structural about those locations.

    The entire upper deck is glued to the lower hull all the way around at the seam between the two. The rub rail then covers the seam. The seam is the strongest place to lift with.

    You need to hook under the seam, so the load is on the underside of the hull seam, not on the rub rail trim.

    The sling pictured has steel hooks that reach up under the rub rail, and support the hull quite well.

    Will the jet pump still be in the hull when you paint it?

    Another support method might be to create four steel 'legs' that fit under the seam, inside the rub rail. Perhaps four tall axle stands?

    As others have said, if you drain the fuel, and take the battery right out, you can invert it. Just don't let the weight rest on the steering.

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