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    Building A 'Ski From Scratch

    I happened to see this recently and was really impressed: http://greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=282953

    I don't know where this guy lives, but he has to make do with what he can get his...
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    I'm confused. You've mentioned a couple of...

    I'm confused. You've mentioned a couple of combinations. Exactly which engine do you want to put into which hull?
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    I'm IMPRESSED! That's great! You put a lot of time and work into it and it works well.

    Where are you located?
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    Yes, but what effect does it have on handling?

    Yes, but what effect does it have on handling?
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    Cool!

    Cool!
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    The trim position dramatically affects handling. ...

    The trim position dramatically affects handling. I don't know what effect removing the center bar from the grate would have.
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    Why not a Snap Shackle? ...

    Why not a Snap Shackle?
    http://greenhulk.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=456379&stc=1

    Or if you're worried about the line twisting, use a Swivel Snap Shackle:
    ...
  8. 83 hours on a 12 year old ski? Not unusual at...

    83 hours on a 12 year old ski? Not unusual at all, really.

    Most people ride them the most during the first year. Say they ride 40 hours the first year, the second year the 'new' has faded and...
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    If you want to have more fun with the Ultra 150,...

    If you want to have more fun with the Ultra 150, modify the trim to give more UP. I've never heard of anyone being able to spin an Ultra 150 at full speed and stay on. It will hurt you.

    All...
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    You'll have to remove the carbs. It will depend...

    You'll have to remove the carbs. It will depend upon how much of the bolt is left sticking up, if any.

    If there is much sticking up, you may have to use some penetrating oil on the threads to...
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    Welcome aboard, yanspeed! The engine continues...

    Welcome aboard, yanspeed!

    The engine continues to run without ignition because it is dieseling. It is getting extra air from the intake leak, which is making it run lean. Leaner is hotter, which...
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    Good job! EDIT: One thing you really should...

    Good job!

    EDIT: One thing you really should do if you take one of these meters apart is to apply a good coat of Conformal Coating to the circuit board. Put a couple of layers around the solder...
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    Does your pump have the locknut to prevent the...

    Does your pump have the locknut to prevent the shaft from pushing on the engine crankshaft?
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    I'd be concerned about the jet pump.

    I'd be concerned about the jet pump.
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    We make an annual trip to South Padre Island, TX....

    We make an annual trip to South Padre Island, TX. We usually try to make a trip up the Intercoastal Waterway to Port Mansfield, and out to the cut to the beach. Total distance is about 70 miles. ...
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    That's a great idea! Let me give it some thought.

    That's a great idea! Let me give it some thought.
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    Brain fart! Yes, you're right. I just laid the...

    Brain fart! Yes, you're right. I just laid the aluminum stub in there for the picture. It was actually laying in a tub that wasn't big enough, so that's why it looks the way it does.

    I was in...
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    Well, I suppose. However, the length and...

    Well, I suppose. However, the length and centering are somewhat critical. You really want the coupling in the correct position relative to the engine mounts.
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    It's easy if you have a lathe. And, if you...

    It's easy if you have a lathe. And, if you don't, it's a good excuse to go buy one!
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    Aluminum Crankshaft

    Ha! Thought that would get your attention!

    I've been wishing that there was a way to put a 4-stroke engine in a Kawasaki Ultra 150. Many thanks to Ultra 15F for leading the way by installing the...
  21. No, the Ultra LXs don't have them.

    No, the Ultra LXs don't have them.
  22. I'm not a fiberglass guy, but there are some on...

    I'm not a fiberglass guy, but there are some on here. Not really hard, but time consuming.

    There are lots of videos about it on YouTube. I've been watching a guy on Boatworks Today that seems...
  23. That's not your speed problem. It might slow you...

    That's not your speed problem. It might slow you down 1/2 MPH.

    I'd fix it, but that's just me. There are millions of the out there like that.
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    I bought an STX-12F & STX-15F as a pair. Both...

    I bought an STX-12F & STX-15F as a pair. Both had battery ground cable problems that had been improperly repaired. Another thing to check is all the electrical connectors in the harness. There is...
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    Welcome aboard, cato3! FREE isn't such a great...

    Welcome aboard, cato3!

    FREE isn't such a great deal in a lot of cases. It's easy to spend more in repairs than the 'Ski is worth.

    There are manuals available on Ebay. Here's one: ...
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