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    I'm thinking a long piece of the wider square...

    I'm thinking a long piece of the wider square steel attached to the front. Make the tongue out of the narrower square steel to slide in. Put a pin for a stop at the end so that you can only pull...
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    Steve's cart is way better than anything else...

    Steve's cart is way better than anything else I've seen.

    But I'd add one more upgrade to the design. I'd set something up to be able to mount a tongue and a winch post. It would be great to be...
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    Just spitballing, but... Maybe the primer line...

    Just spitballing, but...

    Maybe the primer line was leaking fuel into the middle carb. That changed the fuel/oil mix in the middle cylinder and caused piston/ring/cylinder damage.
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    Initial thought was that it wasn't positioned...

    Initial thought was that it wasn't positioned properly, but you specifically mentioned that you made it longer than necessary. And it looks like it will only fit in two positions.

    Probably not...
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    Some observations about what you're doing... ...

    Some observations about what you're doing...

    Don't you need the top half of the crankcase to attach the front motor mount brackets?

    Don't you also need the rear cover for the same reason?

    Is...
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    Well, Steve... your metal-working talents are...

    Well, Steve... your metal-working talents are impressive. I'd never be able to do something like this, so I'd have to go with the broom handle and maybe add the rear cover to help with centering and...
  7. Another thought... I recently picked up a Kawi...

    Another thought... I recently picked up a Kawi STX that the owner had sitting on a pair of Harbor Freight dollies. It was easy to crank the ski onto my trailer. The dollies are dirt cheap and...
  8. I've used all of the methods listed. The easiest...

    I've used all of the methods listed. The easiest is to crank the ski off onto a dolly, beach cart or another trailer.

    The piggy-back method (removing the winch from one trailer, sliding the...
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    BTW - Ultra 15F bought some Ultra 260 cams from...

    BTW - Ultra 15F bought some Ultra 260 cams from me to see if the bigger lobes improved performance on the 15F motor. Wondering if they made a difference???
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    Couldn't you just rig up the stock output shaft...

    Couldn't you just rig up the stock output shaft to do the same thing? I know it's on the short side, but you could probably stick the end of a broom handle into the output shaft to extend it. ...
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    If they were used in salt water, for sure the jet...

    If they were used in salt water, for sure the jet pumps are locked up. They can be a pain to remove, and some guys will cut the drive shaft. I have a better way to get the pump off that has worked...
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    There is no thermostat on the Kawi motors. But...

    There is no thermostat on the Kawi motors. But you are correct, the Yamaha MR-1 motors do have a thermostat.

    Check the brass fittings on the waterbox. The openings are very small, and can easily...
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    You'd get a lot of resistance if you tried to...

    You'd get a lot of resistance if you tried to blow through my pisser.
  14. If you're not ready for the worst, like a new...

    If you're not ready for the worst, like a new motor, don't bother. It's very rare to find a dirt cheap ski that only needs a minor repair to get it running.

    Also, even if you can figure out why...
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    Is one of them in the Hamptons? If so, send me a...

    Is one of them in the Hamptons? If so, send me a PM.
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    Obviously it is. Friction, engine heat and the...

    Obviously it is. Friction, engine heat and the fact that it's all in a small enclosed area heats up everything under the seat... including the intercooler itself. The point is that the intercooler...
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    Your intercooler has become an interheater. The...

    Your intercooler has become an interheater. The I/C is supposed to lower the temp of the air going into the motor. Water that is 101 degrees is not going to lower the temp of air that is 97 degrees.
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    A few more degrees and you'll be able to spill...

    A few more degrees and you'll be able to spill the water on your lap and sue McDonald's.

    Has to have something to do with water temp. I get an extra 2MPH out of my Yamaha SX230 HO in early spring...
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    If it's just the starter solenoid, why not try...

    If it's just the starter solenoid, why not try jumping the solenoid to get the motor running?

    As for towing, I know there are conflicting opinions about whether it's necessary, but I recommend...
  20. Not sure of the model, but it's probably the same...

    Not sure of the model, but it's probably the same Yacht Club trailer I had. It fit the FXHO perfectly. I believe the weight capacity is limited only by the small 8-inch stock tires. If you use a...
  21. I'm thinking there should be a Troubleshooting...

    I'm thinking there should be a Troubleshooting section in addition to the How-to section. The former would be for help in diagnosing a problem. The latter would be for discussing ways to do common...
  22. Regarding posts in the "Performance" section, I...

    Regarding posts in the "Performance" section, I think there might be some confusion regarding what the section is meant for. It could be a section to discuss performance improvements/mods. Or it...
  23. So much for the Surgeon General's warning that...

    So much for the Surgeon General's warning that smoking will shorten your life.
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    Yamahas only throw codes and flash the check...

    Yamahas only throw codes and flash the check engine icon when the problem is active. When the problem clears, the check engine icon will stop flashing and the code will be stored in memory until...
  25. A few years ago, I bought a complete 15F, minus...

    A few years ago, I bought a complete 15F, minus the hull, from a guy in CT. He built a wooden lobster boat with the 15F motor and pump. Because keeping the boat at a mooring caused a lot of...
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