Well, back with the XFS came out a buddy of mine bought one. Well, in process of getting it dialed in something went wrong. We looked and looked and finially figured it out. The bed plate bolts came loose. After that everytime I saw someone say they bought one I would tell them to check. Chris's did not have any loctite. I talked with Taylor during my build and mentioned them, he said "They got that problem fixed"............. boy did they.
Unwinding, riding to my buddies house to get a few misc parts. Its always nice when the part you need is just a 5 min bike ride away. I cant even count how many trips like this we made Could have never completed this without the help from my friends!!!!!
Ready for the lake:
I had the dominator front sponsons installed at the factory. They did a great job on the install:
1) Glassing over the hardware on the inside of the hull
2) Sealing up the sponsons to the hull
3) Applying the OEM RRP graphics over the top
4) Clear coating over the graphcs.
Its a nice touch - If your considering front sponsons, I highly recommend asking for it when you order your hull.
Securing to Trailer:
I have seen others mention this on the site, so I took my interpretation and thought I'd document it. I secure the front of the ski using the eye mount that came installed on the Rickter from the factory. For the rear I used 2 pool noodles (bought at dollar store) that I glued together with DAP contact cement then reinforced with Gorilla tape. in the center. I ran the ratchet strap thru the middle and trimmed each side to fit. My main concern was to keep the noodle long enough to protect the side rails when ratcheted. I drilled a hole in my trailer and one of the bunks to install a 1/2 in Stainless Steel Eye Bolts.
I don't know how well these will hold up but for $2 its well worth a try.