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So what have you guys done for a pad on your bars? I've got some smaller kiddos and when just putting around with them in front of me I would really like to have something other than the hard plastic there. Right now, I have a water noodle tied across it, the noodle does it's job but I hate having a brand new machine with a goofy looking water noodle tied across it.
 

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So what have you guys done for a pad on your bars? I've got some smaller kiddos and when just putting around with them in front of me I would really like to have something other than the hard plastic there. Right now, I have a water noodle tied across it, the noodle does it's job but I hate having a brand new machine with a goofy looking water noodle tied across it.
In for picture of it with a goofy looking water noodle tired across it :D
 

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The link that @dmshirkey put up here does show a good option. better than the pool noodle I think. Do companies make pads for other seadoos? Is this something that we just have to wait for aftermarket but it is for sure coming?
 

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The link that @dmshirkey put up here does show a good option. better than the pool noodle I think. Do companies make pads for other seadoos? Is this something that we just have to wait for aftermarket but it is for sure coming?

The only problem with that, is that I would think you would have to layer it quite a bit to make it absorb anything. I'm contemplating getting some vinyl and sewing in some sort of padding and then putting a zipper on it. It will be hard to get under there to zip it if it's tight, but that's the best option I'm coming up with. (For the record I've never sewed anything or done any of that before which is why I'm hesitant.)
 

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I'm going to have my Grandmother (expert at sowing, make something up) I'll post a pic when she gets done. Thinking of a padded bag that I can take on and off with valcro.
 

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did you cut the noodle to size at least? Definitely in for a pic, love hillbilly fixes :D ( I don't mean YOU ARE, I mean the fix is which is AWESOME :D)
 

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did you cut the noodle to size at least? Definitely in for a pic, love hillbilly fixes :D ( I don't mean YOU ARE, I mean the fix is which is AWESOME :D)

I sadly didn't snap a pic when I was done, normally I don't broadcast horrible temporary fixes. And yes it was cut to length, It actually wouldn't be so bad if I had either gotten a Yellow noodle or even a white one (not that I've ever seen a white one), unfortunately all they had was blue and green, we went with blue. :(
 

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I take my daughter with me from time to time, we take it really easy. If I come across a wave or big boat wake I take my left hand off the bar and pull her back to my chest and hold her.
 

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I take my daughter with me from time to time, we take it really easy. If I come across a wave or big boat wake I take my left hand off the bar and pull her back to my chest and hold her.
Better check your state laws. Where I live it's against the law to carry a passenger in front of you and their feet have to be able to touch the deck when sitting on seat.
 

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I have seen no such information in my state about that (South Carolina)

"Each person riding on a PWC must wear a U.S. Coast Guard–approved Type I, II, III, or V personal flotation device.

PWCs must be equipped with a fully operational self-circling device or a lanyard-type ignition safety switch. If the ignition safety switch is used, the lanyard must be attached to the person or PFD of the operator.

It is illegal to:
Operate a PWC between sunset and sunrise.
Operate a PWC at greater than idle speed if within 50 feet of a non-moving boat, a dock or pier, a bridge, or a person in the water.
Jump the wake of another boat unnecessarily close to the other boat or when visibility around the other boat is restricted.
Operate a PWC so that it leaves the water (jumps) within 200 feet of a boat whose wake it is crossing.
Operate a PWC in excess of idle speed within 100 yards of the Atlantic coastline.
Chase, harass, or disturb wildlife.
Remember that as an owner of a PWC, it is illegal for you to allow anyone else to operate your PWC in such a way that it violates the laws of South Carolina."
 

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Liberal in comparison to Ct. requirements which also requires pwc course , safe boating course and certifications.
 

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In South Carolina, boat operators under age 16 must complete a boating course approved by the SCDNR to operate a boat or personal watercraft with a 15 h.p. motor or greater, unless accompanied by an adult age 18 years or older.

Thats it, if you are 16 or above it requires nothing
 
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