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Old 12-13-2012, 07:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a Yamaha FX SHO. I rent PWC docks at the local lake. The docks are made by JetDock. You have to drive the PWC over a plastic cube in the center of the slip to get the PWC out the water and on the dock. I am not crazy about doing this because I have found little scratches on my hull. Does anyone know if JetDock or some else make a roller to replace the cube or go in front of the cube to eliminate driving over the cube to get the PWC on the docks. I have looked all over the internet and have not found anything.

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Old 12-14-2012, 09:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't know if a roller is available, but my marina uses EZ Docks which have the rollers, and I can tell you that the bottom still gets scuffed, even with the rollers.
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Old 12-15-2012, 04:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Does anybody run a keel guard on their Yamaha FX models? I have been looking at those also. Is one even made? If you do what are your thoughts as to performance and look? Thanks.
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You could try A Swift Lift instead of the renting dock space. You could just pack your own lift with you. Swift Lift - Modular Boat Lift
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I tried a KeelGuard on my FXHO as the first step to trying to protect the bottom from getting scuffed up going on and off the floating dock. I even called the folks at KeelGuard, and ask them if it would work going on and off the floating dock. They said yes, but mine only stayed on 1 season before it started coming loose in several places. I ended up ripping it off, cleaning the residue off, and repainting the bottom. The people at Keelguard backed the warranty and sent me a brand new guard, which I promptly sold on Ebay.



If you have one of the newer FX hulls, then they don't recommend even putting the KeelGuard on it. It will not go over sharp contours, and I think using it on the new machines would void the warranty for the guard.

I'm getting used to the scuffs on the keel now. I figure I'll probably have to repaint the bottom again in a couple of years.
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There is a better keel guard on the market called Hambys. The KeelGuard Brand will only last one to two years on anything.
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Try to use dock space and Swift lift for this perpose
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Is there any reason why truck bed liner can't be used and painted on?
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