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    SEALVER RIB 626 ordered

    Anyone else have any experience with a Sealver? My plan is to use it to supplement my hydroflight activities....

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    "ordered"?

    You saying your ordered one? If so, from where? I didn't know they were being sold in the US yet (less Puerto Rico).

    If you haven't ordered one, where do you plan on purchasing it?

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    Yes, ordered, I wired a boat-load of euros over to France, and I am having it shipped via cargo container through a customs broker to Michigan.

    There is substantial cost involved in the shipping, and customs fees, and also the currency exchange rate from dollars to euros raises the cost by at least 25%.

    I ordered white/black bicolored Hypalon tubes, a wakeboard tower and a few other things

    All said and done, I could have purchased two brand new RXT-X 300 SeaDoo's for the price.
    I have both a 2017 RXT-X300 and a 2015 RXT-X260 that will be able to push the Sealver
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    From what I can find on the interwebs, they sell those in Canada...

    https://www.sealvercanada.com/en/

    Sounds like the deal is done, but you may have been able to take a drive to Quebec and picked one up instead of going through the process/hassle of euros, wiring money, shipping, etc.

    And, supposedly, they're going to be available in the US this year.

    https://watercraftjournal.com/a-deep...in-2018-video/

    As for anyone in the US with experience...TAG; you're it.

    Looking forward to your review/s on this.

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    Thanks, I wasn't aware of that review, or the Canadian dealer, I appreciate the links

    One of the questions that goes through my mind is, whether I need a different boat registration, or is this thing just a big floating inner tube, My plan is to put the same hull stickers on the outside of this thing that are on my Sea-Doo, given that it is just an accessory, however, my boat is a rigid inflatable, and I doubt that even stickers would hold...



    Also, I am not sure what the front sun deck area is really like, is there room for a gas can, a battery, etc, on the RIB
    I have to figure a way to connect my hose to the front for using the Jetblade...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Takostubos View Post
    One of the questions that goes through my mind is, whether I need a different boat registration, or is this thing just a big floating inner tube, My plan is to put the same hull stickers on the outside of this thing that are on my Sea-Doo, given that it is just an accessory, however, my boat is a rigid inflatable, and I doubt that even stickers would hold....
    That's an interesting question...

    In my state, any vessel with a motor requires a registration. Not sure how Florida would consider this vessel. By connecting a PWC, does that make the vessel motorized?

    These types of vessels aren't new. There used to be a similar product sold in the US years ago called Shuttlecraft.

    A few threads out there on it...

    https://www.seadooforum.com/threads/...e-craft.22558/

    One person states, "in PA, it has to be registered as a separate vehicle, and the tag shops don't know what do do with it since it's power source is a second vehicle. "




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    Here are some pictures of my new boat

    I know everyone is going to want more details, however, I haven't yet received the boat, this is just the pictures that were sent to me from the manufacturer in France.

    I will post more details after I get it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xspook View Post
    That's an interesting question...

    In my state, any vessel with a motor requires a registration. Not sure how Florida would consider this vessel. By connecting a PWC, does that make the vessel motorized?

    These types of vessels aren't new. There used to be a similar product sold in the US years ago called Shuttlecraft.

    A few threads out there on it...

    https://www.seadooforum.com/threads/...e-craft.22558/

    One person states, "in PA, it has to be registered as a separate vehicle, and the tag shops don't know what do do with it since it's power source is a second vehicle. "


    When the PWC is not inserted, it is a barge, or raft, a human powered dingy.

    When the PWC is inserted, and latched/locked into position, this thing is similar to adding outrigger pontoons or inflatable floatation side ribs on a boat.

    I suggest the PWC bow numbers be replicated on the RIB exterior, not because the rib hull is itself a powered 'boat' but because the PWC hull numbers are 'obscured' by the rib, similar to moving your car licence plate up higher when the trailer hitch is in the way.

    A powered 'boat' is rated by the manufacturer for how big an engine (outboard) the hull can handle. This thing would not have such a rating, since a engine cannot be attached. No engine rating, no unique hull numbers required, I suspect.

    I assume it does have a passenger/weight rating, number of people allowed. This would apply when the PWC is not attached. Adding the PWC does not change this number, correct?

    What you have is an inflatable, wrap around version of this sort of thing.




    Or a bigger version of this



    Looking around online, seems to be a lot of variations on this theme

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    Thanks so much for the advice, i appreciate all input, I do think that I am going to go with the replication of the PWC hull number on the outside of this boat. (except that I am not sure how well, the hull stickers will stick..., but I am going to go forward with that)

    Although, I have several different Sea Doo's, however, i plan on using my Seadoo RXTX300, however, I do have a RXTX260, so that might be an issue..., either way, I figure that the lack of established regulation in my state of Michigan will work for me by pleading ignorance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Takostubos View Post
    Thanks so much for the advice, i appreciate all input, I do think that I am going to go with the replication of the PWC hull number on the outside of this boat. (except that I am not sure how well, the hull stickers will stick..., but I am going to go forward with that)

    Although, I have several different Sea Doo's, however, i plan on using my Seadoo RXTX300, however, I do have a RXTX260, so that might be an issue..., either way, I figure that the lack of established regulation in my state of Michigan will work for me by pleading ignorance.
    Consider some sort of changeable 'boards' for the hull numbers, then you can change them to match the currently in use PWC.

    The manufacturer may be able to provide some suggestions in this regard.

    I have seen other RIB with (high strength) adhesive backed wide Velco attached to the RIB surface, then the matching Velco material is used to hold the sign/permit/board/whatever in place.

    Semi flexible plastic might work well as a substrate for the hull numbers.

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