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Old 03-19-2013, 01:55 PM
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Stand Up Jet ski swim platform

I want to carry a stand up jet ski on my x-45 swim platform while towing on a trailer and in the water. Any ideas if this is a bad idea? Any input on how to accomplish this would be great.
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:08 PM
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I have broken the brackets on my X star twice and that is just from people while the boat is at rest. A 350 lbs stand up will do a number on the brackets if you tow it down the road.
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:39 PM
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I carried one of my standups on the platform of my X9 from the storage unit <1 mile to the launch and then about 9 miles on water from there to my house.

I also carry standups like this, so I might be a redneck. :toothgrin:
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:53 PM
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I've seen people at Lake Powell build a cradle out of PVC pipe. Covered it with pipe insulation, worked well.
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:54 PM
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Keeping it from moving around and doing a number on your transom and platform will be tricky. Don't they make tower racks for that sort of thing? I don't have a tower. So I just assume they have racks for everything.
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:18 PM
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Keeping it from moving around and doing a number on your transom and platform will be tricky. Don't they make tower racks for that sort of thing? I don't have a tower. So I just assume they have racks for everything.
Off topic... BUT

This made me think of a conversation me and a buddy were having this weekend. He needed a new steering cable and was thinking about a tower. I told him if he was going to put on a tower he may as well buy a dual helm set up... Mount a rack to the tower with a seat and steering whell and then call it a fly bridge. Told him he would be the first MC with a fly Bridge...
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:36 PM
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Keeping it from moving around and doing a number on your transom and platform will be tricky. Don't they make tower racks for that sort of thing? I don't have a tower. So I just assume they have racks for everything.
Couple ratchet straps and a beach towel underneath did the trick for me!
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:44 PM
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I didn't trust the weight on the platform, so here's what I did. Plus it's built strong enough to pull my pop-up camper or a two place jet ski trailer also, and it actually towes nice too.
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:01 PM
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I going from Oregon to Nevada. I would hate to see the platform break off doing 65mph down the freeway and losing everything. Maybe a support from the trailer to the swim platform for towing? I was going to build a nice teak cradle for it with stainless eye hooks and the straps they use for tenders on yachts. Sounds like on the water it will be fine..
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:02 PM
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Why not just drag it on it's belly to the lake?
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