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I like the Safa JetSki pods more, gives a lot more storage for fish and or fuel, as a spearo I wouldnt want to block the easy access via the back with eskies and rod holders.

However they are not available in NZ so the collars look like the next best thing. Had a go on my mates and dang its stable as.
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I think standing on the collar while the ski is in the water would be OK, but it's not something I would want to happen while it's on the trailer. The collars are probably strong enough, but the fibreglass where the they are attached to the ski might not be. Not something I'm going to test. I just took the ski in for a service and detached the collars to be on the safe side. Once the bracket is installed, removing the collars is a little fiddly, but not difficult. 10x bolts on either side. 

Btw, I joined Facebook and your group just to see what was going on out there LOL
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Originally posted by MightyBoosh MightyBoosh wrote:

Hi. I don't do facebook, sorry. Happy to chat on the forum here, or via PM. I'm online a lot of the time. In the meantime, I've been out with the collars a few times now and recommend them.



Ho, thanks for your reply, how robust these collars are? if someone accidentally stand on the collar while trying to board the gunnel is that going to break it?
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Hi. I don't do facebook, sorry. Happy to chat on the forum here, or via PM. I'm online a lot of the time. In the meantime, I've been out with the collars a few times now and recommend them.


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Originally posted by MightyBoosh MightyBoosh wrote:

First outing today. I would say the collars are a game changer, plain and simple.

Heya mate, anyway to chat with you even just facebook messanger? I am thinking to put the collars on my yamaha vx, just want to get some more feedbacks and informs before i go ahead.

i am in the NZ Jetskifishing Community Closed Group on facebook page.
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First outing today. I would say the collars are a game changer, plain and simple.
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Well, I went ahead and bought some collars. Good service from Rico. Good communication and advice. Brackets and fittings are fairly industrial, but they are all hidden away once the collars are fitted. The collars themselves are a little rough round the edges, but super tough. 

Fitting them wasn't quite as easy as Rico makes it looks in the videos due to my own retardedness! A little drama at times, but no total disasters. As has been said, the second side was easier/quicker than the first because you make all the mistakes the first time round! Proof is in the pudding, haven't got them on the water yet.

I have a few tips for anyone thinking of going down this route, let me know if interested. 

 
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Any updates on the collars? I was hoping there would be an NZ distributor by now. Cheers.
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I mentioned these ages ago but didnt get a reply. Been around for a while now. This is one variety. There are the perm ones and the clip on ones. I prefer the pods, as they do away with the need for blocking up the rear entry (easiest place to enter for a diver), they add so much more ie aside from bigger chilly, live bair well, storage, whatever you can imagine. They clip on and off fairly easily, but impossible to unclip on water. Makes the jetski a trimaran I suppose haha.

These are one variant, but they cost a lot more than collars, there is a cheaper and imo better model, I forget its name

https://www.podsski.com/

To be honest if spearfishing, you only need somewhere to put your gun and gear (use an inflatable float and store fish directly to ski) and a fish chilly bag with a few bottles of frozen salt water or make your own bags of salt ice cubes (or pay for it).

If going fishing it probably is less of an issue the rear being blocked up, although I still like the platform the few times I have used a ski. So the collars are a cheaper alternative and spearing as long as the storage as enough space for float and you can strap your gun and fish bag down in the footwell, again the collars come out on top value for money imo.

I imagine it makes turning a bit stiffer op? but for that much more beam you have to expect some trade off.....
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Please keep us posted.
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Awesome to read about someone who has tried these collars and to get personal opinions on them. Was originally planning of getting a set of them but after reading this I have decided to get a set of PODSSKIS (side pods). Have ordered them from Brisbane so will keep an update of how my experience goes.
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Originally posted by MightyBoosh MightyBoosh wrote:

At the moment, an Innovision 555 hardtop. Maybe something smaller if bank manager and wife don't agree! In that case, either an Innovision or FC centre console.

I really like the look of the Innovisions but wasn't overly impressed when I saw them in person at the boat show. Haven't been in one so can't comment. 

A 555 HT would be a great rig though!
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Like your thinking, I'm doing the same thing getting a boat again and looking to keep the ski. Both just do such different jobs.
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At the moment, an Innovision 555 hardtop. Maybe something smaller if bank manager and wife don't agree! In that case, either an Innovision or FC centre console.
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Fair enough! what are you looking at?
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Originally posted by Ecko Ecko wrote:

MB into a boat? Would you keep the ski?

That's the plan! I'd love to keep the ski for my short, early morning sessions where I want to get out and back fast. I'd really miss it if it was gone Cry

Boat for family trips, dive trips and longer days on the water. 

All finances and wife dependent! 
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MB into a boat? Would you keep the ski?
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If I don't buy a boat this year, the ski will get a makeover and jetski collars will be part of that if the feedback on the new improved version is good.
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If the ski has enough grunt to comfortably tow your water skier and/or wake board then the slight extra drag should not be an issue.  The extra stability will probably make for a more enjoyable day on the water.
 
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Hey was thinking of purchasing some of these collars. I have a polaris tx virage jetski which isn't a late model but does the job...almost. I need something to keep more stable and for more buoyancy when fishing/ stationary codding not trolling. Can you reccomend this product? Are they universal to any jetski? Once they are fitted has anyone tried water sports with them on? As we currently water ski and wake board, but am thinking they may create too much drag?
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