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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-01-2014, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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Greetings from New Braunfels, TX

Hello - my name is Jeff, a newbie PWC owner from New Braunfels, TX.

We have lived on Lake Dunlap/Guadalupe River for 16 years and we just purchased our first motorized water toy, a 2011 Yamaha VX Deluxe. With three kids aged 8, 10, 14 we decided it was time to enjoy some weekend time on the water.

Perhaps "newbie" is an understatement. Although I've been driving for 30 years, I never even pulled a trailer until I purchased my ski 2 weeks ago. With that said, backing the ski into the water was a challenge as well as ramping it and trailering it when done.

I've had it out for about 2 hours total and just wondering how long it takes to get my "ski legs". I've managed to flip this sucker 3 times and since I'm a person of size, getting back up on this thing is a real booger.

Anyway, looking forward to learning a lot from those that have experience. I'm sure I'll have a TON of questions...
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-07-2014, 06:24 PM
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Hey jeff! While i am new to this site! Trailering, loading an backing is part of my everyday of life. Im originally from S Louisiana an had a boat before i was old enough to own something to haul it with,lol. I might be able to advise you in a few areas.
1st make sure you dont put to much trailer n the water when loading! I have always backed any of my trailers in jus enough that the fenders are 1/2 to 3/4 covered. That n itself is a big deal.
2nd if you can lower you tailgate without crunching it on the trailer winch,, that allows more visibility when backing!
3rd watch others when there loading... You can spot the guy r gal wright away who knows what there doing!!
Hope any of this was helpful.
As far as rolling your ski,,, lol not sure what to tell ya there except maybe get a bigger ski!!!!
I own 2 02 Honda fx 1200, 3 seater. The only time i have buoyancy issues is in rough water while setting idle with 3 peps aboard. But my ski always pops rite side up! Its never rolled over completely.

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Welcome aboard Jeff!
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-08-2014, 12:04 AM
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Hi Jeff I'm from harker heights tx
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