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  1. ASJ968......which part of France are you based? We often meet up with the French guys for coastal trips & have got to know some of them very well. They also come over to Jersey & the other islands a few times a year. Most of the time they are launching anywhere from St Malo, Granville, St Germain Sur Ay, Carteret & Dielette. Here's a pic of a BBQ we met up for on Chausey earlier this year.
  2. Hi Pete Just check the overall condition of the 140 carefully......they are great ski's.....a little slow by todays standards, but as you say, great fuel consumption & as long as the engine & components have been looked after, it shouldn't give you too many problems. I'd recommend a compression test before purchase, as well as a water test.
  3. We are lucky to have places relatively close by to explore as well as the large dolphin population. Here are some pics from today.......a trip we have been meaning to do for a while.......down to Roches Douvres......a reef in the middle of nowhere!
  4. Just thought I would post this here for those not on facebook...........Dolphins every where here at the moment! These pics are from today's ride.......just me and the dolphins...not many people out on the water yet!
  5. Nice one Amped.......you will love it! Break in.....first 5 mins below 2000rpm......next 90 mins below 5000rpm. I did 10 mins below 2000......then did an offshore trip in between 4000-5000rpm.....then opened it up all the way when conditions allowed.....hit 69.6mph!
  6. Nice video Tim
  7. Yes just ride slow, or to be totally sure, clamp off the inlet water hose.
  8. It's the ski you are towing that could get water in the engine........water can get forced through an open exhaust valve with the motor switched off.......not that you would be towing a ski with it's motor on lol. This is also true for Seadoo's as the closed loop cooling system does not include the exhaust, which is raw water cooled. That's a big toy to tow with a ski.......Your RXT-X would pull it no problem.....but you need to check your insurance. Not sure about the mainland, but here the law states that what ever you are towing with, must have enough room to accommodate the amount of people on the toy, plus the 'driver' and a spotter, who must be used at all times. Individual lakes might have different rules, but worth checking.
  9. How did it go??
  10. Very Nice
  11. Very Nice! Loving that wheel chock
  12. Well.....that's what protects everything! Actually, it is not really that sticky as such .......it can be wiped off with a rag any time with no effort ......it does not harden... it .does not evaporate & it will not wash off, so you do not have to keep applying it after every ride. GT85 & many others need to be applied often as they do evaporate. so while something like Fluid Film seems expensive initially.......it works out cheaper in the long run I reckon. Here's a couple of pics........the hub has been re painted.....they never put enough paint on from new, but the wheel is original, just protected with Fluid Film. As I said 300hrs on the engine & still looks not too far off new......you can see what the Fuid Film coating looks like on the fuel rail.
  13. Got my fix for the next 2-3 years delivered today! I have tried a few corrosion protectors.......Fluid film Is the best I have come across.......in a different league to GT85. I use it on loads of things.......Good for the trailer too........mine is 5 years old.....ski has 300hrs on it, so that is a lot of beach launches........wheels are still like new......not a spot of rust!
  14. Jersey of course!!! Great coastal scenery around the island.....two large offshore reefs......both stunning on a good day for different reasons. The other islands are easy to get across to.........& lots of French coastline to explore........& of course plenty of Dolphins to see