do it yourself

Tools

Thanks for purchasing your big wave and safety products through us. We are a small New Zealand owned business aiming to provide the best quality products to our customers.

Setting up your personal water craft can be an exciting, fun and sometimes nervous experience, following our guides should ensure it is as easy as possible. If you want to check in with us that's okay too, we are only an 
email or call away. 

 

What are you installing today?

Hatch & seat straps

NOTE: 

Always install any Traction or Liner Products prior to installation of Straps, Quick release or Sled Attachments.

 

It is uniform to keep all buckles on the Port (left) side of the ski, this also enables you to keep your right hand on the throttle while adjusting with your left hand.

TOOLS NEEDED: 

  • 6mm drill bit

  • Drill

  • Impact driver with hex bits or hex key set

  • 10mm ring spanner

  • Soldering iron or hot knife

#1 - #4 denotes the order that the straps are attached from the bow (front) of the PWC to the stern (back).

#1 Strap

Using the soldering iron, or hot knife, make holes in the webbing where the cap screws will be positioned. 

2 PIECE STRAP FRONT HATCH.

Attach the #1 strap to existing wing mirror bolt as shown in pic 1. Mark holes where drilling is needed as per pic 2. Drill holes and fasten cap screws. Repeat for opposite side.

1 PIECE STRAP FRONT HATCH: 

Mark holes where drilling is needed as per pic 2. Drill holes and fasten cap screws. Repeat for opposite side.

 

#2 Strap

Ends of straps can be looped as per pic 3.
 

Using the soldering iron, or hot knife, make holes in the webbing where the cap screws will be positioned. 

YAMAHA FX pre 2019

Align the #2 strap by placing the strap just below sunglass/storage compartment. Mark holes where drilling is needed. Drill holes and fasten cap screw. Repeat for opposite side.

VX and FX post 2019

Align the #2 strap by placing the strap over sunglass/storage compartment. Mark holes where drilling is needed. Drill holes and attach cap screw. Repeat for opposite side.

 

#3 Strap

Ends of straps can be looped as per pic 3.

Using the soldering iron, or hot knife, make holes in the webbing where the cap screws will be positioned. 

The #3 strap has a handle. Align this strap so that the handle is centered over rear of front seat providing handle for passenger. Mark holes where drilling is needed. Drill holes and fasten cap screw. Repeat for opposite side.

 

#4 Strap

Ends of straps can be looped as per pic 3.

Using the soldering iron, or hot knife, make holes in the webbing where the cap screws will be positioned.

 

The #4 strap is attached by fixing to plastic handles as per pic 4. Mark holes where drilling is needed. Drill holes and fasten cap screw. Repeat for opposite side.

Return seats and pull straps tight.
You're ready to go!

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Sled attachments

TOOLS NEEDED:

  • Socket set 8 - 17mm

  • 10mm and 12mm ring spanner

  • Hex key set

  • Drill and drill bits

  • Rivet gun

YAMAHA FX

 

Remove Snorkel box from rear pic 5.

 

To clear the area where drilling will take place remove seats, rear handle, divider and exhaust. Any polystyrene buoyancy under rear deck should also be removed to allow access to bolts.

​Holes that remain in deck from the snorkel box can be covered with waterproof tape if the area is being further covered with traction. Alternatively, they should be filled by either using washer and cap screws, or a marine filler product.

Align center cleat with the center of the craft and approximately 100mm up from the rear deck. Mark positions where holes are to be drilled, you can use the backing plate as a guide.

 

Install U bolt with protector plate and backing plates. Drill through 5mm pilot holes of protector plate and install pop rivets. 

Measure from end of rear bumper approximately 140mm up side of rub rail (confirm by sizing up with rescue sled). Drill through and install side attachment. Repeat for opposite side.

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quick release

TOOLS NEEDED:

  • Socket set 8 - 17mm

  • 10mm and 12mm ring spanner

  • Drill and drill bits

To clear the area where drilling will take place remove seats, divider and exhaust.

Align the center cleat with the center of the craft and ensure clearance for plate above the center sled attachment. Mark positions where holes are to be drilled using backing plate as a guide.

 

Install U bolt with protector plate and backing plates. Bungee webbing should feed off to the port side of the craft and be attached through port side divider retaining bolt.
 

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