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    Sling & cart recommendations for MSX?

    I tried a buddies sling, was going to use it to move my MSX 140 from the trailer to a cart. The edge curves on the hull didn't mesh well with the sling lift bars/points. So it's on the trailer all winter.

    Any recommendations?

    Also, my cart is an old Spartan and I'd like to replace it, wheelbase is a bit short. What works for you? I just want to be able to occasionally move it around the garage in the winter.


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    Aquacart AQ-19 PWC cart I used for years. Power coated steel, eventually it began to rust in spots here and there. Where the lengthwise beam bolts to the end frames it would flex and sometimes the entire cart would twist when I ran it over hard edges in the driveway or garage. Adjustable in bunk spacing, but only where there are bolt holes in the cross frame. Total of four width positions.

    Eventually I sold the AQ-19 carts and now use Triton PWC carts. All welded aluminum, very sturdy and adjustable using Triton slide brackets. The cart comes with low profile bunk mounts but the taller and more adjustable brackets from the Triton double PWC trailer can be fitted. I use them to lift the bunks another 2 inches.

    I had a sling that would work with the MSX hull, although I almost never lifted the hull using a sling. I often moved my Polaris between trailer and cart, never using a sling. Always slid the hull from one to the other.
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    If you're talking about the points on the lift bars sort of laying over and pushing INTO the hull.......all the lifts do that with some hulls. Just fold a towel in half and place under the metal so it pushes against that instead of scratching your hull.
    For carts, I've got a couple of the $140 Ebay ones rated at 1000#. I've had mine for a few years now and have had pretty much every make and model on those things with no issues. And they roll super smooth across the shop.

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    I wasn't so much talking about the bars pushing on the hull, as much as the curvature of the side rails not allowing the hooks to grab them, both forward and rearward. Hard to explain... The sling simply wouldn't grab the rails. Maybe another sling would work better. The one I tried, the sling had rigid bars fore-aft and couldn't hook on.

    I've read very mixed reviews on the $140 units -- glad you are having good results. I'm probably going to bide my time and find something more substantial on the used market.

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    I don't know the make of the sling I have, other than being for a 3 person ski. Never seemed to have an issue lifting/fitting the MSX 140.

    I've always made my own PWC carts from wood. First one was made with 2x4 and big lockable wheels. Rolls really nice.

    Other 4 I made were just 2x10 construction with a 4x4 in the corners for strength and something solid for the wheels to bolt to. Small wheels would roll OK, but would get caught in cracks easily.

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    Yeah! I can see you've collected a lot of Polaris!

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    For the sling you want a bar with just two hooks, not too far apart, like this. I forget the brand though


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    For carts, I've been quite pleased with the value you get from carts like this, sold in lots of places (eBay, Amazon, etc). Probably not good for everyday use in a repair shop, but to put it on for storage and roll it around from time to time, it works fine.

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    Are you sure that cart is aluminum?

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