Thread: Prop boot and cavitation
07-29-2005, 10:31 AM #1
Prop boot and cavitation
I was having severe cavitation problems on take off, and I noticed that my RPM's and top speed were down.
I thought it was my wear ring, as I looked up into the grate with a flashlight and saw a big hole in the wear ring, but no issues with the impeller.
I took off the pump and I noticed that my rubber prop boot that goes over the drive shaft had flipped over! It was now up against the prop blades themselves.
so if you suddenly see cavitation out of the hole, and your top speed is down, your RPMs have dropped 200-300, look there at the boot.
I went back to the Solas aluminum boot
08-02-2005, 09:02 PM #2
I had the exact same problem with mine once. just bought another $5.oo stock one and no more problems.
01-11-2008, 09:16 PM #3
The rubber boot on the Honda's work well. The aluminum ones work loose and slide up the shaft in just a few hours of run time. The solas and skat trak both have issues in this area.
01-14-2008, 11:12 AM #4
Thanks for the quick reply, I appreciate it.........
01-14-2008, 12:03 PM #5
I had similar problems........mine seperated.......similar symptoms......got a new one and all is good
01-27-2011, 03:07 AM #6
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Quick question........does the solas metal boot fit the Skat Trak? otherwise im going to have to order 1 cheers
01-27-2011, 02:32 PM #7
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Just to clarify...that rubber cone is on the inlet side of the impeller?? To replace it you would need to remove the impeller right?? Sorry, very new to jet boats and am trying to learn all about them so that I can do my own repairs!!
01-27-2011, 06:01 PM #8
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