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    Flipping my XLT for hull work. Am i missing a step ?

    So here is my plan, I need to do some hull work on my XLT1200 before I paint it. I have tried doing it on the trailer but itís gotten to be too much of a pain. I ordered a lifting strap and am going to lift it with my cherry picker. Then I plan on lowering to on a couple of old tires. After that I plan on rolling it over upside down onto a couple more tires to access the bottom. Is there anything else that I didnít do that I need to do to make sure I donít damage anything?

    I have removed the hood, trim, handlebars, plastic pieces and seats etc. It is down to the hull only.

    I plan on siphoning the oil and gas out to drain the tanks before I flip it. I will also take the battery out.

    Do I need to remove anything else?
    Should I start the motor to run out any gas in the carbs?

    I just donít want to hurt the ski. Thanks for any advise and I did search but came up rather empty. Nothing gave a sure answer for my question.


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    if you cant possibly remove the engine while flipped i would try blocking up the engine a little to remove some of the weight off the engine mounts while upside down just for peace of mind...

    hope you going to do a build thread ???

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    Dude it's that engine upside down hanging off the mounts that would worry me. They're not meant to be pulled on for that long except for a little bit should you flip the waverunner when riding. You are looking at having the ski flipped upside down for more than 48 hours for work, paint & drying period. Do some research before you do the flip.

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    the mounts are only glued together with polyurethane adhesive dont do it without pulling engine,get a lifting harness that catches under each rail then hang it on picker when working on it or letting it dry.jmho>Marvin

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    There u go, that's what i'm taling about.

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    Well, thats not what i wanted to hear!!!! lol. As far as lifting the ski i have one of the under rail slings on the way in the mail right now so that wont be an issue. I suppose i could just prop the ski over on its side a bit to do the work on the hull. I just want to repair all the beaching damage from the previous owner. I honestly wanted nothing to do with this project but each time i go under the ski i find a new deep scratch that makes me cringe. I'm going to look into removing the motor now. If it seems like too much then i will build a stand for the ski that will support the weight evenly between the motor and body.

    build log ? ugh. I'm horrible with making logs but i guess i can snap some pictures. Most of the work is done at this point, i just need to get tothe stuff thats too close to the trailer.

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