1997 Polaris Pro785


Wolf in sheepís clothing... How else could you have described this craft in 1997 when, from outward appearances, it looked just like the bouncy fun 1996 and earlier SL line of watercraft with BNGs. I wonder how many XP owners got their proverbial "seats" handed to them by this Havasu Red, White and Black Monster?

One ride and everything became clear. Just feel the "hit" when the pipe and power valves came on, and it was instant addiction. But it didn't stop at just the 785 Fuji engine and Factory Pipe exhaust system. The hull was super aggressive and was stuck to the water...quite the departure from the SL line as well.

On the down side, quality control was at an all time low with this craft. Most came with the wrong bonding epoxy between the top and lower deck...and leaked like crazy. The 97 also had a SUPER thin hull, making it the lightest...and most fragile of the Pro785 line. The stock spray deflector did work...until it ripped off the boat. But you dare not race this craft without one. In one word...BLINDING. Surprisingly, some 97 pro785's came with the aluminum stator section, and some came with SST. Possibly this was another quality issue.

One ride and none of the sloppy quality control really matters. This craft was a thinly veiled race craft. Since it's introduction was during the rise of the 1100/1200cc machines, this craft went mainly unnoticed by the muscle craft crowd. If you can, get a ride on one. Otherwise youíve  missed one of the classic muscle craft of our time.
 


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