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    This is how I run a jetski shop in the desert nmpeter's Avatar
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    Cheesy grade aluminum on ultra 250 pump

    or a prop made of unobtanium? Ski arrived with a complaint of a heavy pull to the left. On examination every vane in the stator had a huge chunk taken out of it. Prop didn't have barely a mark. Not cavitation burn either.

    Customer reported a rider went wfo in shallow water here and sprayed the beach sitters with gravel and sand..then it started pulling to the left.

    Looks like one of the SBT "core unnaceptable " shots

    the 150 stator looks to be much better in design.

    Happy to say the the pump shaft had a nice big flat on it for my vise to grab so getting the prop off wasn't too painful

    expensive incident for sure..the stator runs about $400 with shipping...


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    both scratch up good, but pump is certainly cheap chit alloy, got a new skat race pump the other day and stainless all the way.

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    ^%%^^%^^&%^& my bad for not using the search feature..I was a tiny bit suspicions about the damage being so even and nothing on the prop so now I'm going to be eating this job..with mustard and kraut. That explains why the prop isn't dinged. But the owner said right after they sprayed him with the gravel, the ski pulled hard to one side.Couple of the vanes do have some additonal damage and one is showing a crack..so I guess after a side by side compare I may just send the entire thing back to riva and eat the restocking charge.

    but now the big question could be..why the heavy pull to one side?

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    after having another look..I'm good

    the pump _is_ trashed...enough of he stator veins are toasted to account for the pulling to one side, The factory cuts just made it look like the rock-o-la had been worse then it was...still pretty bad however. <whew>

    photos if I can find my macro lens...

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