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    How shallow

    Gday all ,

    just a petty odd question i guess ...but how shallow do you guys and girls ride in ??.

    I have a very unique location here ...approx 10 klm / 6 mls sand bank and the water is very shallow and it makes for some awsum speed runs and alot of fun .

    The water i ride sometimes in is around 200/250mm _ 8 to 10 inches deep maybe .

    Just asking for any opinons.

    Doh !!! wrong section sorry ...damn 09's


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    i dont think the sho will operate that shallow,they move out some serious water from under them,ive only used mine a handfull of times due to weather but there is no way i would ride in water that shallow...let alone speed runs.
    ive hit bottom at speed on my gpr and stopped dead...well the ski did i carried on flying froward....
    dont do it but if you have to please set a camera up cos i wanna see you fly.....

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    have done it a few times running the green water (water between beach and waves)
    but it is prety mentaly straining
    as you are constantly watching where the water is going where your mates are and what the waves are doing
    i have not come off doing it but the mates have and one was knocked out
    stood up looked around saw his ski then realised what had happened

    kev

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    Quote Originally Posted by 08SHOC View Post
    Gday all ,

    just a petty odd question i guess ...but how shallow do you guys and girls ride in ??.

    I have a very unique location here ...approx 10 klm / 6 mls sand bank and the water is very shallow and it makes for some awsum speed runs and alot of fun .

    The water i ride sometimes in is around 200/250mm _ 8 to 10 inches deep maybe .

    Just asking for any opinions.

    Doh !!! wrong section sorry ...damn 09's


    It's do-able...but NOT-RECOMMENDED!! I think the key here is to not go off-plane with the ski...otherwise the ski will stop dead....and you taste the handlebars (or worse). Then the fun part after that will be trying to get that big s-cka back to deeper waters.

    But because ur in a shallow area and prolly dont have rope long enough.....ur mates can't use their skis to pull you back into the deeper water. So just have an airboat follow you guys around and pull you out everytime you get stuck....

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    Thanks for the replys ...I'll take the camera next time and that might expain it better , and yes if your off the plane it's a long wait or a hard push .

    He's a couple of pix that i have of the mouth of the inlet ...this is high tide all the water moves out in about 2 hours or so .This is one of the shallow places ...it's avery cool ride up but you have to be quick ...and don't stop till your back out where we are here.This ride is approx 3 klm / 1.8mls up and back .

    Hahaha!! and no airboats or mates to pull you out ....approx 40klm / 24 mls to get here from the ramp.

    Hydro ...i'll get a camera set up soon.One of those snazzy jobs Jerry has now .




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    it sure looks like paradise.. dont go ruining your day and launching yourself off unless you have that camera

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hydrotherapy View Post
    it sure looks like paradise.. dont go ruining your day and launching yourself off unless you have that camera

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    Install a fine mesh filter in the cooling water feed hose.

    If you ingest sand+water through the jet pump, it will also pump that sand+water into the cooling system. The sand then settles out inside the water jackets, and causes problems.

    Several good threads and how-to info already posted.

    There is even a PDF inline strainer install how-to for the 4-stroke Sea-Doo

    Search for Groco strainer

    The strainer would go right after the valve, in-line with the main water feed from the jet pump.

    Last edited by K447; 01-14-2010 at 08:01 PM.

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    re: shallow

    I's not the sudden stop...but the bouncing across the shallow water and off the bottom that hurts! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    Install a fine mesh filter in the cooling water feed hose.

    If you ingest sand+water through the jet pump, it will also pump that sand+water into the cooling system. The sand then settles out inside the water jackets, and causes problems.

    Several good threads and how-to info already posted.

    There is even a PDF how-to done for the 4-stroke Sea-Doo.

    Search for Groco strainer

    The strainer would go right after the valve, in-line with the main water feed from the jet pump.

    i think it will damage the wear ring too if sand goes in...

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