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    Good guess! I had a chance to sit on an STX...

    Good guess!

    I had a chance to sit on an STX like the ski I was considering before finding this one. Steve suggested I look for the Ultra LX and he was right. Great advice on this forum!

    I...
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    I got the 2008 Kawasaki Ultra LX. 45hrs. Found...

    I got the 2008 Kawasaki Ultra LX. 45hrs. Found out a new jet pump was installed last year, along with a new battery and a Kawasaki cover.

    I took her out at Sea Bright, NJ, today, and went...
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    Thanks! I'll look as closely as possible at...

    Thanks!

    I'll look as closely as possible at those areas. I have not seen many with only 40 hrs. On cars, that is not necessarily a good thing for gaskets and rubber components that do better...
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    Update: After many unreturned phone calls I...

    Update:

    After many unreturned phone calls I finally heard back from the seller that the Kawasaki STX sold. My kingdom for a returned phone call! Jumped over to C-list and found this:

    2008...
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    Oh man! Thanks for the great tips and guidance!!...

    Oh man! Thanks for the great tips and guidance!!

    Astrofizik: The tips for assessing the ski on the water are awesome!

    Steve: Thanks very much for the background on the Kawasaki 'ski in...
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    2006 Kawasaki STX 15F or 2003 Seadoo GTX

    Hello Friends,

    We've been really enjoying two Kawasaki ZXI skis and now it's time to go to add a 3-up ride. We want to be able to pull a tube or skier, and maybe handle chop a little better. I'm...
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    Good luck!

    Good luck!
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    Thanks, Steve. I'll get these areas repainted...

    Thanks, Steve. I'll get these areas repainted when I put the 'Ski up for the winter. I'll temporarily relocate the bunk locations to expose the rubbed off areas. It will then have about 5-6 months...
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    Not happy with Pettit EZ Poxy Topside Paint. It...

    Not happy with Pettit EZ Poxy Topside Paint. It scraped off where it comes into contact with the bunks which are 2x4's covered with bunk-specific carpet. The bow stay also rubbed some off.

    I'm...
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    Had a great time in "OBX," Corolla, NC. Both...

    Had a great time in "OBX," Corolla, NC. Both skis rocked in the sound and the weather was perfect. Even did a US HWY 12 4x4 beach drive and park, but could not bring a trailer with skis. 2001...
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    Thanks Sean, Steve, Myself, and everyone for the...

    Thanks Sean, Steve, Myself, and everyone for the positive comments!

    I installed the extended ride plate and got the tape off.....slowly.... So I think the final stage is to lightly sand the...
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    Great! It just so happens I have one ready to be...

    Great! It just so happens I have one ready to be installed!
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    Slightly off topic, but while the ski is out of...

    Slightly off topic, but while the ski is out of the water, are there some sponsons that are good upgrades to stock? It's a fun "tossable" ski, but if it porpoised less that would be OK.
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    Update: 2nd coat of paint applied - looks a bit...

    Update: 2nd coat of paint applied - looks a bit better and I worked faster after laying down a thin layer of paint with the roller. This helped to minimize lines, but I still have far to go to get...
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    Update: finished rolling, tipping, and lightly...

    Update: finished rolling, tipping, and lightly sanding with 220 the first coat of "Pettit EZ Poxy Topside Paint." Brushes and roller stored in fridge in aluminum foil. High humidity in Central New...
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    Update: two coats primer rolled and tipped. ...

    Update: two coats primer rolled and tipped.

    Update: my painting technique is not very good - left many areas that needed heavy sanding and re-coating. You're either going to "lean in" and...
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    Update: finished taping and applying three coats...

    Update: finished taping and applying three coats of epoxy - couple of runs where I put it on too thick for the final coat. Took about 2hrs in between coats of epoxy - just long enough for it to...
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    Thanks!!! Applied what I hope to be the final...

    Thanks!!! Applied what I hope to be the final coat of epoxy + filler. I just did not build up the initial layers of fiberglass matte and have had to build up more. Also, I had to restore the...
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    http://greenhulk.net/forums/attachment.php?attachm...

    http://greenhulk.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=476658&stc=1http://greenhulk.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=476659&stc=1http://greenhulk.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=476660&s...
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    I believe it will take 3-4 layers of fiberglass...

    I believe it will take 3-4 layers of fiberglass mat with epoxy wetting and curing in between layers. It will be better than what was there.
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    Update pics: The previous repair kept coming...

    Update pics:

    The previous repair kept coming away from the hull and now I'm down to the foam, which I assume is what is in between the inner and outer layers of the fiberglass. The center line...
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    Update: I had to pause work on the hull - things...

    Update: I had to pause work on the hull - things got busy around here. I am a musician and things have, thankfully, opened up enough to rehearse and perform live music. Planning to try to finish...
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    Thanks, Sean. The fact that it wouldn't budge...

    Thanks, Sean. The fact that it wouldn't budge with a little bit of reasonable force was an indication that it might be "corrosion welded" in place, like you suggest. I would rather leave it in...
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    Here’s a look at the tunnel and intake grate. I...

    Here’s a look at the tunnel and intake grate. I bought an Ocean Pro Extended Ride Plate and Intake Grate. The Ride Plate fits correctly, but it doesn’t look like the intake grate is correct. I woke...
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    I haven't reached out to US Composites yet, but...

    I haven't reached out to US Composites yet, but their site has warnings about delays and shortages due to COVID.

    Is the West System 105 Epoxy and 205 Hardener stuff comparable? It's double the...
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