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    Weight Questions...

    So aside from a good diet and Abbott on the tredmill, what is everyone doing to shed weight on there boats. Any easy things aside from a carbon seat and hood? Just wondering what you all thought?

    One thing, I know you can ALWAYS just not fill the gas tank so much, but what about putting in a small (5gal) fuel cell mounted in the back of the boat? Just a thought???

    If we nickel and dime this boat how much can we shed, 10, 20, 50 lbs? I bet there's a lot that can be dropped (safely!)


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    Good question. Wish I knew where to take some weight out of the nose of my ski. Seems like for every gallon of fuel burned I pick up .1 mph...lol
    Has someone ever tried a way to move the tank a little more toward the rear? I only weigh 175lbs. Seems like the guys that weigh 200+ can get more of the hull out of the water by moving there weight all the way back?
    Shoot maybe I just need to add 50 lbs to the back of the ski...lol

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    im 250ish and my friend that rides an 04 is 180 on my ski or his I am always about 1/2 mph faster??? doesnt make much sence to me but when we all go out carting my fat ass really slows me down!

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    Put one of Quickmick's battery tray.

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    how them go for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RXPkiller
    how them go for?
    Hugh?? LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABBOTT
    Quote Originally Posted by RXPkiller
    how them go for?
    Hugh?? LOL
    Sounds like Scott has "something" stuck in his throat.

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    HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA bAAAAAAAAAAaa ha ha !!!

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    I mentioned some sort of weight tranfer bladder, pumping up with pressurized water from the jet. This could be regulated with a on/off/on GATE valve, to then use the venturi comming off the jet exit (bildge fitting)to lower the weight, thereby changing the ski's center of balance, a while back....
    DARTHRAIDER mentioned experimenting with this with a perminent weight on a RAIDER with poor results.
    This all came up from a post by WATERWOODY as he's experianced this being a LARGE person too.
    I'd think THAT a GPR should be a more stable of a platform to experiment with that the RAIDER hull.

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