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    There is, or was, a J shaped locking device that grabbed the drive shaft, through the intake grate, and clamped it to the trailer bunks using a locking cross bar.

    Cannot seem to find a photo of the thing, or where it might be sold.

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    That master lock looks impressive...

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    She likes the bike. But the ski gets her wet!!!! xlint89's Avatar
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    What I did for my bike was, cut a section (1'x1') of concrete out of my floor. Installed some rebar reinforcement, and placed a large SS eyebolt with washer in the center of it. Then poured some concrete back into the hole and leveled it off.

    Instant anchoring point for anything you need to secure. Just don't put it in a normal walking path. You might trip over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeordieBoyKel View Post
    ...Is this right then... I should secure my front hood?
    There is a photo of a hood strap in this thread.


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    I did catch that... Thanks...

    So, I take it that it is inevitable that these will break..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeordieBoyKel View Post
    ...So, I take it that it is inevitable that these will break..?
    I don't own a Polaris that has one, but apparently the plastic hood hinges can and do fail.

    If you are travelling at speed when it happens, the hood can flip up and strike you in the face. That is why the metal retention cable bit was added as a Polaris official product recall 'fix'. There was a lawsuit about these hood hinge failures, and several people were injured at different times, some severely.

    But, if you are riding out at sea when it happens, the hood hinge is still now broken. The hood is no longer properly held in place, so you risk swamping the hull with waves (and you now have the hood flopping around).

    With the strap across the outside, there is no worry about the hood hinge failing at speed, and no chance of a broken hood allowing water into the hull.

    Even if the hood hinge doesn't break, in rough water riding the hood latch can pop open unexpectedly, which is why the surf and rescue folks straps theirs down. They want to be 100% certain that nothing (especially the hood or seat) is going to come open or get loose, even if things go quite badly in terms of getting hit by waves.

    Have a look at the gear that High Surf Rescue sells, in particular the Essential Hardware.
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    I have installed straps on the hood of a stand up ski before. I was possibly going to use the same kit for the hood on my Polaris.

    Pulled the battery out last night to see just how dirty the inside was and found a lot of crud! Going to do the 'K447' method but with out the taking the ski for a ride. I'm hoping that the jet was will get in there and break things up... Anyway, here is a pic:
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    I also pulled the handle bar pad and MFD in an attempt to work out where to put it if I change the bars. Im not sure about the whole process to be honest as I think it may spoil the look of the ski. Anyway, there is a couple of pictures to a potential placement of the MFD.

    Your opinions please:
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    Just not sure if I should be modding this area at all... Again, opinions are welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeordieBoyKel View Post
    ...see just how dirty the inside was and found a lot of crud!

    Going to do the 'K447' method but with out the taking the ski for a ride. I'm hoping that the jet was will get in there and break things up...
    I got the idea from Ph2ocraft, I think

    When you pour in the bleach + Simple Green mix, let it sit a good long while. Giving it some time to work into the crevices and such, makes for an easier time with the pressure washer.

    Drain the bleach mixture out first, then rinse gently, so you don't blast it all over the place. Beach 'mist' can be nasty.

    Pressure blast away once the bleach is out.

    When I do mine, I slide the hull back on the trailer, until the tongue is very light, then latch the winch. Then I tip the nose up as high as possible, which makes it easy for the water to drain out the back, and easier to see what I am doing.

    On my trailer, I have to remove or fold the licence plate up out of the way.


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