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    This is how I run a jetski shop in the desert nmpeter's Avatar
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    I gotta have a test tank

    So do I dig a small hole in the ground adn line it with fiberglass?....use a jacuzzi? ( yeah I've seen the video)...kiddie pool or some shiny new $8000 aluminum wonder that costs $2000 to ship.

    My water test insurance costs just went into low orbit and I can't renew it in 60 days.

    Ideas, jokes and of course ridicule most welcome.


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    A hole in the ground would probably work well.. If you are testing the 4-tanks, you will need a big hole.

    The key to the test tanks is water re-direct. The good ones have a scoop in the back that takes the thrust and tubes it back up to the front of the tank. That way the aerated water isn't ALWAYS at the back of the tank causing cavitation.

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    This is how I run a jetski shop in the desert nmpeter's Avatar
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    as it turns out

    I was able to snag a commerical all aluminium pwc test tank today on ebay for a darn good price, shipping something that size however, is never darn good. Still cheaper then water test insurance and maybe my truck will eventually lose that "just got back from the lake smell" my wife adores so much (NOT)

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    Talk to John at Unishippers. His user name on here is 04gtxsc.

    Send him a PM he will take darn good care of you.

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    I'd love to build one for my back yard.

    Joe,
    bring the back hoe over. We got work to do!

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    LOL!

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    This is how I run a jetski shop in the desert nmpeter's Avatar
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    The "Tank"

    can't find any info on the manufacturer , I hope it's simple to operate, I know it's got some pumps and other gizmos with it. First update will be an electric hoist. I'm too old to be cranking a 600 pound ski up with a hand winch.

    Here's my first embedded shot here on GH. The guy selling it stashed it on top of a 40 foot container to keep is in good shape.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nmpeter View Post
    ...Here's my first embedded shot here on GH...
    Just for future reference.

    The main difference between embedded or linked images and attachments is that the attached photos are actually saved on the GreenHulk server.

    Linked or embedded images will disappear from the posting when the original image disappears from the Internet location.

    That is why when you look at older posts and threads, some images are now gone.

    If you want your images to stick around with your posts, you have to attach them, or put them on a server that you know will not disappear.

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    This is how I run a jetski shop in the desert nmpeter's Avatar
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    thanks!..the image is sitting on my server, which should be around as long as I am..next time I'll try an attachment

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmpeter View Post
    can't find any info on the manufacturer , I hope it's simple to operate, I know it's got some pumps and other gizmos with it. First update will be an electric hoist. I'm too old to be cranking a 600 pound ski up with a hand winch.

    Here's my first embedded shot here on GH. The guy selling it stashed it on top of a 40 foot container to keep is in good shape.


    My account has the same unit. He uses a forklift to get the skis in the tank since that unit will only hold 600lbs. I will see if I can get any info on it for you. You also want to put in some zinc anodes in it.

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