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    First run of the season almost sank

    Dropped the ski in for the first time this season today. Ran it on the trailer for a bit. Then in the marina. Lifted the seat everything looked good went out for a spin up river. Ski only hit 7700 rpm then dropped to 5000 then 3000 then shut down. The back end was under water instantly. My boy hooked up a tow line to his ski and got it attached to mine very quickly and we towed it back to the launch (which took an hour). Got it up on the trailer and water started pouring out of the intake grate. The hull was filled with water just under my intake filter.


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    eek.... sounds terrible.

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    Scary shit when ur sinking glad we acted fast

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    Yes its an adrenaline rush.
    Had a carbon seal go on one of my x skis.
    They will not fully sink but they do take on a shit load of water.

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    No water in the oil so I can at least sleep tonight but your not kidding about an adrenaline rush wow

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    Towing my ski back riding bitch hoping it doesn't continue to take on more water

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    Take off your air intake hose on the motor before running it.
    There might b water in the system that hasn't made it into the oil yet.
    I've been there and done that..
    Just crank it with that hose off and angled away from the intake incase water is in the system it will just shoot out the hose and not into ur motor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wotxxxsd View Post
    Take off your air intake hose on the motor before running it.
    There might b water in the system that hasn't made it into the oil yet.
    I've been there and done that..
    Just crank it with that hose off and angled away from the intake incase water is in the system it will just shoot out the hose and not into ur motor.
    Thanks will do

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    But from the towing pics you rear deck doesn't look too sunk.
    My rear deck wasn't above water on my 30 min tow in.
    You still want to POP that hose off and remove your spark plugs.
    Removing the spark plugs is to prevent possible hydo lock on the motor.
    If no water comes out of your plugs then put them back in and crank it with that hose off and rev it a few times to clear any water in the air system.
    Hope it all works out 4 u.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wotxxxsd View Post
    But from the towing pics you rear deck doesn't look too sunk.
    My rear deck wasn't above water on my 30 min tow in.
    You still want to POP that hose off and remove your spark plugs.
    Removing the spark plugs is to prevent possible hydo lock on the motor.
    If no water comes out of your plugs then put them back in and crank it with that hose off and rev it a few times to clear any water in the air system.
    Hope it all works out 4 u.
    Ya it didn't look bad during the tow but when we stopped to put it in the trailer it was gone. I already cranked it with no plugs and no water came out then I checked the dip stick for any discoloration but it looked like brand new oil. Which it should cuz I just changed it and it hasn't been out yet. But tomorrow I will take the hose off and clear out the water like u said

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