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    How to lift RXT-X from a crate and put on trailer

    I'm looking into purschasing a rxt-x ski that would be delievered in a crate to my business which has laoding docks and forklifts. My question is how do you lift the ski out of the crate SAFELY and get it on my trailer so I can tow it home? Do I use my (2) 4 inch wide tow straps and go around the hull and then back up to the forks as a sling? Should I use the forks themselves on the hull and line them with cardboard boxes or some other material from the shipping department to protect the hull?

    I'm not sure how the sea doo will be held upright in the crate (what its sitting on). I tried to look onlne for a video or pictures of what a 2015 will look like being unboxed but was unsuccessful. The lift straps online were way to expensive for a single use item.

    Another thought was to lift in and then set it in the grass, and then pull it onto the trailer from the grass with the winch.

    Anyone have any experience with this or advice on how to do it?


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    A PWC sling is the solution. You can use a fork lift, an engine hoist, a crane or anything that can lift 1000 lbs safely. http://www.overtons.com/modperl/prod...-Sling&i=33816

    I use the sling to move skis to a cart for maintenance, swap trailers, hull cleaning, trailer maintenance, etc, etc. The sling is invaluable!!!!!
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ID:	362903 love mine, I suppose being you said the straps are expensive for one time use, you could wrap the forklift forks in carpet or similar material and make sure to position and lock the fork locks... only have to worry about trailer bunks then
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    1-push trailer up to the ski and chock the wheels.
    2-attach the winch line.
    3-real in the winch.
    4-drive home.
    -a shot of silicone on the bunks will make it a snap.

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    Sling....can one be made?

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    Drop the crate off at the boat launch drag it into the water

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    If I have to I will buy a sling if there are no other options. But right now I just cant bring myself to spending 100+ dollars on a cheap ass looking sling I probably will only use 1 time, and then lose it in my pole barn to be found after I croak and my kids sell all my stuff on ebay and Craigslist.

    Steach: your idea sounds good but again, I don't know what the ski is sitting on in the crate and I don't know if it can be slid on it to the trailer without scratching up the hull. Does anyone know what it will be on in the crate?

    JPT779: is the sling you linked to the one your using in that picture?

    XXX2: what slinkg are you using?

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    The sling I use use is exactly the same one in the link to Overtons.

    It is NOT some cheap ass looking sling. It is stressed to lift 1000 lb skis repeatedly and safely.

    You may think you won't use it again, but you will.

    Is is always easier to do a job with the proper tools.

    If you are determined to only use it once, then sell it in the classified section.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bjpell View Post
    Steach: your idea sounds good but again, I don't know what the ski is sitting on in the crate and I don't know if it can be slid on it to the trailer without scratching up the hull. Does anyone know what it will be on in the crate?
    If it's not solid you can slip a packing blanket underneath (or two).
    -again sprayed with silicone.
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    If you use the sling make sure it's got a thick rubber coating on the metal hooks, or use a thick cloth to protect the bumpers. When I picked up my beautiful GTR 215, the poor thing was scarred at 4 places on the bumper because they didn't bother to protect it when they used the sling. Good luck!

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