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Comment by David J. Beaulieu on March 31, 2019 at 7:47am

Hi Bob,  just saw your comment regarding size of the nose wheel ski.  Appreciate the insight -  you've probably got the most ski (and float) time on a Zenith product than anyone else!  I may have to "modify" after I get some operational experience, I only managed to get about a dozen landings on soft packed snow covering a local pond.  Looks like I'm almost out of ski season down here in Maine within a few weeks, but there is always next season coming up!

Comment by Bob Jones on February 12, 2019 at 1:26pm

Unless you are landing on mlnimal snow , it appears to be too small for a 750 nose ski , you could add width with a Black UHMW 3/16 -1/4 inch bottom ,  we use 3/16 black Uhmw 42" long and 12" wide to cover the bottom on the 701 ski plans nose ski and add  2-1/2" to nose gear to get an increased incidence angle to lessen the nose weight when taxing or taking off , otherwise in deeper snow you can not lift the nose , and you have created a GIANT snow blower  

Comment by David J. Beaulieu on February 2, 2019 at 8:48am

Boyd, I went with the 2000 Lites for the main gear.  I'm hoping to get them initially fitted up this week.  Stay tuned. 

Comment by Boyd Emmel on January 15, 2019 at 2:18pm

Looking good so far. 

What model ski have you used for the mains? Nose ski looks like a Datum ski. I live in MN and some day I would like a set of skis on my 750.

Comment by Bob McDonald on January 8, 2019 at 10:28am

Datum skis? Lots of Challenger guys running them around here. I know of a low wing tri-gear Aerostar running a set.

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