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Waverunner and PWC trailer upgrades (oic

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Thanks for the feedback on the charging port. I probably won't do it because I'm too nervous to drill into the skis.

I do agree with @biffdotorg on not keeping the batteries on a charger all the time so I use charger maintainers.
Sorry I should have been more clear. I installed Noco maintainers similar to what you have.

Now my ski batteries are always ready to go since they are plugged in whenever They are in storage.
Exactly my thought.
 

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A few more pics to close out the first season with these skis. My new “too me” 2007 Acura MDX is now my daily driver (had to replace the Ridgeline and expedition unexpectedly this summer). I think it looks good with the Waverunners in tow, especially when the oem covers are on them. The generic covers are silver so they look good as well but they are not as secure when trailering so I only use them for storage.
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Here are the stats for each ski at the end of their first full season. The FX has more hours because it was purchased in October last year, roughly six months before the GP was purchased, but we were only able to take the FX out twice before storing it during the off season.

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On a related note, I installed a two camera dash cam in the MDX and love it. The display is built into the rear view mirror and the camera angle (up and down) may be adjusted via the touchscreen.
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Finally, I was able to position the rig at Costco so I could use the same pump without having to reposition the rig. I still had to swipe my card more than once and the people behind me in line weren’t to happy but it made things a little easier for me. Why people would jump in line behind me when I’ve got a boat or skis in tow is baffling especially when there are shorter lines or other lanes open. Thankfully it doesn’t just happen to me. I e seen people line up in compacts behind one or several RVs.
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Wow that is some serious long lines for gas I can't recall being in line behind even 1 car let alone that many. are you experiencing the chine walk at 20 to 25 mph and the bird wing water spray out the side of the hull, I fixed the chine walk but the water shooting 10+ feet out the side of the hull may be more work than it is worth to fix. I also fixed the water spray in the face on every little wave. Log into Facebook Log into Facebook
 

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Wow that is some serious long lines for gas I can't recall being in line behind even 1 car let alone that many. are you experiencing the chine walk at 20 to 25 mph and the bird wing water spray out the side of the hull, I fixed the chine walk but the water shooting 10+ feet out the side of the hull may be more work than it is worth to fix. I also fixed the water spray in the face on every little wave. Log into Facebook Log into Facebook
These lines are average size for Costco anytime after 8a. I usually avoid them by either going in earlier (they open at 6 or 7) or by fueling up at pumps on the opposite side of my filler port (Costco has long fuel lines and doesn’t hassle customers about which pumps to use).

ive Experienced chime walking on the FX and GP but nothing that concerns me enough to take action, yet. I will keep your post in mind if I change my mind, so thanks for sharing. The ride is wetter on both new skis when compared to the 2006 FX I had but it’s much more noticeable on the GP. I used to have bow splash guards (like a keel shield but mounted vertically along the perimeter of the bow just under the bond line) on my seadoo pwcs that really helped with this so i might look into those soon. The first rains of fall are hitting this week in NCAL so I don’t have a lot of motivation to work on the skis or the boat.
 

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I mounted the camera to the back of the boat trailer and routed the line to the front of the trailer. Here is a pic of the camera mounted as well as new pics of the display for all and each camera. Note the viewing angle (tilt up and down) from each camera is adjustable via the touch screen display/mirror. All in the system costs about $350. D069351E-DF7C-4DA9-B814-7E651DB5B43D.jpegDC99EEFC-0D4E-45AD-8A2A-8F423D1E343C.jpeg9B505E7D-A577-4958-9C5F-B917E29DBB04.jpeg5872CDA7-60C7-4DA2-98B7-30436E2A2297.jpegB0F285F2-B264-4C5E-AADC-B772DEEE2AAA.jpegCBA35262-11BC-4632-86AA-6022BF35EF09.jpeg481E5627-8749-4E57-99BB-AA4B72E14CB5.jpeg
 
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