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    99 GSX Limited sits low in water

    I noticed the first time riding this ski that it sits very low in the water when you get on it and when a second person gets on it, it seems very unstable. Almost like it is too much weight. Combined weight for the 2 people was 310 lbs. I know the limit is 350 or close to that, but it seemed like the water came up higher than normal in the foot wells and back end was down in water a lot. Moreso than any other ski I have ridden. Can anyone comment on this? is this normal for this model? Seems like it was maybe just made for 1 person? Thanks

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    Re: 99 GSX Limited sits low in water

    With 310 pounds it sounds fine to me. That an older, less buoyant, narrow machine.
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    Re: 99 GSX Limited sits low in water

    Not my machine, but here is what it looks like.
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    Re: 99 GSX Limited sits low in water

    Can it be made more buoyant? Ever seen that done? Adding foam?

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    Re: 99 GSX Limited sits low in water

    Should have bought a GTX for 2 riders. Adding foam would not make it more buoyant. You would have to change the hull dimensions to do that - water displacement is king.
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    Re: 99 GSX Limited sits low in water

    got it. Thanks

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    Re: 99 GSX Limited sits low in water

    Here is how a GSX should sit in the water as well as a 96 XP with full tanks of gas.
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    Re: 99 GSX Limited sits low in water

    if you think a GSX is unstable...Don't EVEN look at an X2, HX, WB1, etc. HAHAHA

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    Re: 99 GSX Limited sits low in water

    Quote Originally Posted by pharmacist25 View Post
    I noticed the first time riding this ski that it sits very low in the water when you get on it and when a second person gets on it, it seems very unstable. Almost like it is too much weight. Combined weight for the 2 people was 310 lbs. I know the limit is 350 or close to that, but it seemed like the water came up higher than normal in the foot wells and back end was down in water a lot. Moreso than any other ski I have ridden. Can anyone comment on this? is this normal for this model? Seems like it was maybe just made for 1 person? Thanks
    Is your ski missing some of the floatation foam?

    I have owned my '96 GSX 800 since Aug. 1996 and have ridden with an adult on the back as a passenger without issues over the years and believe that the GSX 951 has a similar platform.

    I feel that the GSX platform is a true 2 seater ski and the X4 platform is suited for 1 adult and a small child. The HX, X2, 3D & similar models are true single rider platforms.

    But maybe some of the foam is missing causing it to sit low in the water or maybe there's water sitting in the hull already?
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    Re: 99 GSX Limited sits low in water

    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    Is your ski missing some of the floatation foam?

    I have owned my '96 GSX 800 since Aug. 1996 and have ridden with an adult on the back as a passenger without issues over the years and believe that the GSX 951 has a similar platform.

    I feel that the GSX platform is a true 2 seater ski and the X4 platform is suited for 1 adult and a small child. The HX, X2, 3D & similar models are true single rider platforms.

    But maybe some of the foam is missing causing it to sit low in the water or maybe there's water sitting in the hull already?
    If you take all the foam out, it will sit slightly higher in the water, not lower due to less weight. The foam only comes into play when the hull is full of water, it prevents the ski from sinking to the bottom of the lake. Read hafweigthr's post. The only ways to make it float higher is to remove weight or increase the size of the hull.

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