Sometimes the innovations are a simple solution instead of a complex one.  The issue at hand, securing the hose connection to the front of the ski.   Metal clips can bend or distort under the high loads and cause impact damage to the front of the jet ski with hard use.  Working of the suggestion of one of the athletes, we settled on a nice simple solution that offers the flexibility and ease of use that fits the task.  The knot.


insert loop through the bow hook


loop through the loop in the hose sleeve


back through the bow loop


knot through the loop and pull over


pull loop back through bow loop and down


good to go. no metal, short junction