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So just throwing this out here. I know the sparks are light, but why not lighter? Also there is the whole rumor mill about the hulls cracking. Just got me to thinking, what if someone could produce a lighter weight carbon fiber hull for near the cost of a replacement hull? Shave some weight, plus I would guess it would be stronger.
 

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Don't be so quick to buy the hull crack stories. Also the shop manual goes into detail as how to repair hull damage and when and where hull replacement is required. Except for the bozo who hit a rock the 2 other mysterious alleged cracks ( one of which the guy won't even produce a picture) are fully repairable. Carbon fiber is a great material . Very costly to fabricate. Keep in mind that America's Cup boats made of Kevlar and Carbon fiber sometimes crack in half under stress. Nothing is un breakable. There's a lot of Sparks out there now taking more abuse than the average jet skis and they are handling it with few exceptions. If you avoid the rocks you'll be just fine. If you hit them, what the hull is made of doesn't matter much at all. I watched a $ 600,000 38 footer tap the dock at the bow which aught to be one of the strongest structural points. He punched a hole right through the fiberglass. It was above the waterline and believe it or not we duck taped it and he continued the trip from Cape Cod Canal to N.Y.
 

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Don't be so quick to buy the hull crack stories. Also the shop manual goes into detail as how to repair hull damage and when and where hull replacement is required. Except for the bozo who hit a rock the 2 other mysterious alleged cracks ( one of which the guy won't even produce a picture) are fully repairable. Carbon fiber is a great material . Very costly to fabricate. Keep in mind that America's Cup boats made of Kevlar and Carbon fiber sometimes crack in half under stress. Nothing is un breakable. There's a lot of Sparks out there now taking more abuse than the average jet skis and they are handling it with few exceptions. If you avoid the rocks you'll be just fine. If you hit them, what the hull is made of doesn't matter much at all. I watched a $ 600,000 38 footer tap the dock at the bow which aught to be one of the strongest structural points. He punched a hole right through the fiberglass. It was above the waterline and believe it or not we duck taped it and he continued the trip from Cape Cod Canal to N.Y.
The one who couldn't come up with a picture. And the other who recently took his picture down from the thread. I hope nothing happens to my hull but I'm not going to baby it because that's not what I bought it for. I'm with mark tho. These stories of cracks don't really lead anywhere either.
 

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As cool as a CF hull sounds I don't think it will be a good idea in something like this. it's too expensive and if it cracks the whole thing needs to be replaced, which comes back to it being expensive
 

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my boyfriends spark has two 6-7 inches splits in both sides of the hull from trying to put the boat onto our floating docks. The spark just cracked open. Keep in mind these ramps are made for jetskis with rubber rollers and all. We are so disappointed. These are brand new, haven't even made the first payment. We don't know what to do. But a new hull out right or turn in on insurance.
 

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my boyfriends spark has two 6-7 inches splits in both sides of the hull from trying to put the boat onto our floating docks. The spark just cracked open. Keep in mind these ramps are made for jetskis with rubber rollers and all. We are so disappointed. These are brand new, haven't even made the first payment. We don't know what to do. But a new hull out right or turn in on insurance.
A floating dock or a Jet Ski float on ramp?
What brand jet ski float ?
Is there a reason you said "trying"?
 

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I said trying because obviously it didn't work out too good when a wave made the dock rise up and hit the spark as he was loading it. Jesus. A floating jetski ramp that you park them on. I don't know what brand. Why does that even freaking matter. What matters is this spark had minimal impact with a plastic dock and it is split wide open on both sides. Something that would never and has never happened to our other fiberglass hulled seadoos like rxtx. I don't know why everyone here is trying to not believe that this is happening with our sparks.
 

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I don't think they necessarily are saying it didn't happen. I believe they are saying that there is more to the story than most op's are telling us and trying to cause a stir about the hulls, handle bars ect ect....don't take it as an attack as much as they are just trying to find the truth in most people's stories. There is a Yamaha video that came out bashing the spark with all false accusation's so people are being cautious on what to believe now.
 

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I said trying because obviously it didn't work out too good when a wave made the dock rise up and hit the spark as he was loading it. Jesus. A floating jetski ramp that you park them on. I don't know what brand. Why does that even freaking matter. What matters is this spark had minimal impact with a plastic dock and it is split wide open on both sides. Something that would never and has never happened to our other fiberglass hulled seadoos like rxtx. I don't know why everyone here is trying to not believe that this is happening with our sparks.
I do believe that if you hit something or something hits you, it can break. just like every car and boat I have ever owned. Done it with pulling up relatively light anchors at a bow or driving at 5 mph or making light impact with pilings or docks. I'm using a float on ramp for months without issue. I come to a complete stop before I load. To quote the guy from Australia who has those incredible stunt videos with a Spark, "you hit some thing it breaks". There is nothing new in that revolution. In spite of what he can do with his Spark he hasn't had any issues. Few of us will ever be able to push a ski to the limits that he does.
 

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Do you guys think the industry can come up with a better, stronger material that can be used to make hulls that can take more of an abuse?
 

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That's what I'm trying to get across. It was a normal thing. It happens all the time on busy or windy days when the water is choppy. Normally u just let off an wait until u stop bouncing around or back up and wait. Never had an issue before we have had seadoos all our lives. I'm concerned about buying a new hull bc the hull number is not going to match. Do they order a blank hull and swap over the hin plate?
 

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Normally u just let off an wait until u stop bouncing around or back up and wait.

Do this other person...from what I'm understanding..He didn't wait and just ran it up onto the dock?
 

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He did let off after the wave he continued to drive it up onto the float. He didn't know it occurred until I told him.
 
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