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    Question 2000 Polaris SLX 900 bigger hull than SLT750

    I was looking for a ski a little more stable at low speed with passengers at low speed. Is the 2000 SLX any larger than the 1995 SLT?
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    Hi lavey, WELCOME to the Green Hulk Forums!!

    The SLX is shorter than the SLT hull.
    Anything more stable would be the Genisis or MSX line for Polaris.

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    Thanks

    That must be a crazy ride with 135 H.P.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaveyT View Post
    I was looking for a ski a little more stable at low speed with passengers at low speed.
    Is the 2000 SLX any larger than the 1995 SLT?
    Thanks,
    Dave
    Welcome to the Hulk!

    How many people total do you want to carry?
    How much total weight (people plus stuff)?
    (be honest )

    1995 SLT is rated for 500 lbs total, max. three people plus any other stuff being carried.

    The 2004 MSX 140 three seater is rated for 500 lbs of people, 564 lbs total, as are the Virage and Freedom models.

    In general, a PWC is happiest with one less person that the rated maximum. So a three person PWC works well with one or two people, and a two person (such as the SLX) works OK with two, better with one.

    This is especially true if the people are 'heavy'.

    The four seat machines should be quite stable with three people, such as the Polaris Genesis (not sure what the weight capacities are for the Genesis, 1999-2004).

    Low speed is the least stable mode for any PWC. The longer and wider the hull, the better the stability. The heavier the total passenger load, the less stable.

    Engine power is also a factor. As total weight of the machine plus riders increases, more power is helpful to get the PWC onto plane, where it is more stable.

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    Its good with 200 pounds

    with 400 pounds its pretty tippy. Some full flotation sponsons would probably fix it. Do they make any ??

    Here is my other ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaveyT View Post
    with 400 pounds its pretty tippy.
    Some full flotation sponsons would probably fix it. Do they make any?...
    My Virage TXi seems quite stable with two people at something under 400 lbs total.

    The Virage hull is the newer version of the older SLTX hull. Works very well for me.

    I (circa 200 lbs) can stand with both feet in one foot well, or on the rear deck, without much tipping and no worries about it rolling.

    Sponsons do not provide flotation. They provide lift when the hull is moving forward, and stability when turning at speed.

    Here is a Virage TX (1200 engine) with black Sponsons along the rear sides of the hull.
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    I believe the only version of the slx in 2000 was the 1200. I dont think there was a 900.

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    Could be wrong about the year

    its just what it said in the ad. A shuttle craft goes with it. i already have too many boats. I have been extremly lucky for the last 5 years. beating the crap out of that old SL750 with the stock fuel pump. I contacted a guy about a trim motor. That lead to questions about how his ski melted a piston. that lead me here, I got the fuel pump (3 outlet) today in the mail.
    The sponsons would help with the hopping but not with the tipping.

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