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    Broken intake grate

    I was out riding this week-end on Lake Couchiching, at my friends cottage, I'm not overly familiar with the lake, but it is shallow in spots.

    On my second day there, I tapped the bottom as I was punching it out of the hole, later I noticed that my top speed was down almost 10mph, so when I pulled it out of the water Sunday night I found that the intake grate was half missing.

    Seems strange that I could have broken it while the front end was up and the back-end was dipping down, I think the ride plate would have hit bottom, not the grate. Do you think I could have broken this by launching off of a large wake and landing square on the top of another large wake. I hit hard, harder then ever before, very loud thump.

    At any rate I'm in the market for a new one? is there anything I should know before buying one? Should I replace it with the the same one, or is there a better aftermarket one I could get?

    thanks for any suggestions




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    have you checked the pump for the peices that broke off? i would be more worried about the damage it did when the broken peices went through the prop.

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    I did take what was left of the grate off, and took a look inside with a flashlight and everything looks good, I think it must have just broken free and did not get sucked in. I mean if it did I should be able to see some kind of damage, there is a few little pit marks on the lead edges, but very minor. plus I think I would have heard something if it had been sucked in, no?

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    I ordered a replacement part, should get it this week, I will be back on the water this week-end so we will see it everything is back to normal soon enough.

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    i had same thing happen with no damage to pump

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    so it just broke away and caused no other damage. What did you pay for the replacement part?

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    What ski do you have? I don't even run a grate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warren Hardguy View Post
    so it just broke away and caused no other damage. What did you pay for the replacement part?
    96 xp i put worx grate on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by DooMeister View Post
    What ski do you have? I don't even run a grate.
    I don't either...

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