11-14-2006, 07:34 PM #1
Tip of the day: Pump shoe removal & Re-alignment
Once you remove the rideplate and all the other goodies to get to the shoe you will find its stuck on the hull very well with silicone. I found that by chaining the ski off at the front and then using a "come a long" at the back i was able to pull it away from the hull.
Use one of the pump bolts thru a chain and make a pull at each one of the 4 pump bolt locations. It may take you a couple of pulls on each one, but it will eventually come free.
11-14-2006, 07:36 PM #2
Once you get the shoe off you may notice that it is shimmed for alignment with the thru hull fitting. As you can see by the alignment tool going thru my thru hull fitting is isn't centered. Sea Doo didn't do a very good job of shimming my pump shoe.
A misaligned pump shoe will cause cavitation out of the hole and reduced top speed. Ever wonder why some skis are faster than others with the same mods? This is one good reason why.
11-14-2006, 07:38 PM #3
By the way, the washer im pointing to is a shim that Sea Doo installed behind my pump shoe. I only had one of them.
11-14-2006, 07:41 PM #4
well aleast we know the bow hook is super strong lol - you gonna buy a whole new pump shoe or just shim it right? and i would guess you shim it first get that right then silicone it back right?
11-14-2006, 07:43 PM #5
I already have a new pump shoe sitting on my bench. Yes, you dry fit the new one first and then break out with the Right Stuff
11-14-2006, 07:44 PM #6
11-14-2006, 07:45 PM #7
gotcha - looks real scary with that come a long lol
11-14-2006, 07:55 PM #8
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- Lake Dunlap, Texas
I would think using a heat gun on the area would soften up the sealer and maybe ease the amount of force needed to remove it. Just a thought.
11-14-2006, 08:01 PM #9
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- upstate NY
Ive done a couple of these and what a pain in the a** to get off great Idea Jerry. Even heating it up that sealer it is still like cement. Ive actually used an air hammer and it worked really well if you can get behind the shoe.
11-14-2006, 08:10 PM #10
JoJo, it came out like butter like this.
1st i took a razor blade and cut all round the face of the shoe that mounts against the hull in the pump tunnel.
Then i pulled at the top right bolt and then continued clockwise on all 4 bolts. I put the chain on the top right bolt once more and the whole thing dropped down on the ground
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