04-19-2012, 05:28 PM #1
Thinking about keeping my STX15F at a dock on a lake.
I'm thinking about putting my ski in the lake and just leaving it at a dock which I have permission to use. I was wondering though if I should get a cover for the ski to prevent rain water from getting in to the hull or if everything should be sealed up pretty good. Obviously if it's left in the water I won't be able to pull my plugs after each use so I just want to make sure I'm not going to end up with a ton of water in my ski. There are not pumps to pump this water out when the ski is turned on, correct? Sorry, I'm new at this.
04-19-2012, 06:05 PM #2
Not a good idea imo. Not long term. (more than a week)
04-19-2012, 06:07 PM #3
I wouldn't leave it in the water. I would be hesitant to leave it on a floating dock even in fresh water. The 15f uses a siphon to remove water from the bilge, this only works when water is moving through the exit nozzle on the pump. If you leave it in the water stuff can grow in the tubes/hull and that moisture is very hard on these ski's. the 15f did not come with stainless steel valves and if you get one that rusts and fails its expensive. I would not leave it in the water for more than a weekend. 3 days in the water requires a good amount of time to clean all the shit off the hull.
04-19-2012, 06:46 PM #4
So I'm pretty much screwed then if I wanted to leave it in the lake? I know I'll be there quite often and don't necessarily feel like paying $20 every time I want to put it in.
04-19-2012, 07:40 PM #5
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A lift would be a good idea in that case. They get really ugly pretty quick sitting in the water. A cover is a must if its going to be out in the sun all of the time.
04-19-2012, 07:49 PM #6
look at a floating dock in that case, the cube ones aren't the best but you can take them apart at the end of the season.
04-19-2012, 09:36 PM #7
Especially with the "repairs" you did to the ski....If you look at the boats that stay in the water there is special bottom paint that is on them......a ski sitting in or on the water is asking for problems....blisters, algae growth, sinking, absorbing water, galvanic corrosion.....etc....
They may offer a better price for a season pass....???
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