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post #6 of (permalink) Old 07-21-2018, 09:27 AM
Lee Taylor
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I suppose there are a lot of ways to do this. I will share my thoughts. Of course I expect people to do what best suits them.

For starters I would use a 3" high speed pneumatic cut-off wheel to cut the welds and remove the pipe. Almost an instant fix. Cut-off those eye bolts sticking up too

Next (as time passes) remove one of the plates and fill the holes with as large of a stainless steel hex head bolt that will fit. Use stainless steel washers and hex nuts (of course). Between the washers and the hull, use the type of thru-hull-sealant you see in the inside-rear of the hull

Your ski looks exactly like mine. Not surprising since Yamaha has produced and sold over 1 million Waverunners. That equates to a 10 billion dollar revenue. I like math

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