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    Wave jumping

    Is it vital that you check your clamps, nuts, bolts whatever every time you do some light wave jumping? if so, where are some more of the sensitive areas to check?


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    I just poke my head into the engine bay and shake stuff. I check like the fill bottle and plastic stuff.

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    Keep an eye on your factory engine mounts, some have had problems with them failing after wave jumping. Other than that all should be fine.

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    its vital that you always check your clamps hoses and things of that nature consistently!!

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    Thanks guys, is their anything in these 2014 skis that should be replaced by aftermarket hardware at all?

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    If you use factory clamps, god help you if you do, then yes. Every time you have to remove a factory clamp, leave it off and replace it with a nice quality full SS one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imp0ster View Post
    If you use factory clamps, god help you if you do, then yes. Every time you have to remove a factory clamp, leave it off and replace it with a nice quality full SS one.
    That's a good advice. Seadoo uses the oetiker clamps. Is it reasonable to replace those with SS screw clamps? Or just use a stainless steel oetiker clamp

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    You didn't say what specific model ski..

    Also, how big you go when jumping waves. Some consider jumping a 4ft wave is big and you will probably have no issues out of the box. When the swell comes in I probably jump bigger waves than should be allowed on an 800lb ski. 6ft to 8ft (face) waves are ideal but don't turn away from 10-12ft. When it gets rare and monster +15FT all I do is ride their face or most likely their backs into shore (but just being around them when its that big is enough of a high for me). I don't want to be caught on the inside of such sets as the white water is easily 6-8ft and you go nowhere as the pump cavitates on that stuff. In those conditions I am just gald to return to ramps with my ski after a full day out there. Respect mother nature and the ocean gods.

    I've ripped stock motor mounts and have replaced them with Rhaas (http://www.rhaasproducts.com). I am using their harder compound version and I'm VERY impressed with them. I would actually recommend them to anyone with a heavy 4tec motor as it keeps motor better aligned while riding.

    My ski also have started to develop stress cracks in my pump cavity area. Not concerned as its part of it all.

    Lastly, if you are going big and have a new TX/PX/GTR, you may end up ripping your hood off its latches. I did and made an aluminum plate as a way to reinforce a poor/cheap factory design. Look at attached pictures. I made the brackets with scrap aluminum, vise and jig saw.

    There is another trick that can be done to the seat but you may not need it depending on ski and type of water.
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