Thread: Stainless steel wear ring
06-28-2012, 04:29 PM #1
Stainless steel wear ring
In your opinion is a SS wear ring worth buying and putting in a seadoo boat?
I'm wondering this because someone was telling/ bragging to me that it's a must get. The other question is what size is ring for my 2011 seadoo speedster and were can i get one for a reasonable price.
06-29-2012, 12:26 PM #2
I've heard they are much more dangerous for inland lakes. If you pick up a rock, the SS ring will not flex like the plastic one, and you can break a prop or drive shaft.
07-04-2012, 10:19 PM #3
- Join Date
- Apr 2007
- Vancouver, BC
There certainly has been some controversy over the SSwr here. I suggest you search on it in the boat forum and read the history.
I installed mine 5 years ago and boat mainly in lakes and have never had a problem and have not noticed a gradual loss in top speed. I also make sure I do not get up on plane in less then 5-6 ft of water and I always idle from 2-4 ft of water and always shut it down below 2 ft of water.
That said, I do wonder how I would get the SSwr out of the pump if there was a problem...
07-04-2012, 11:55 PM #4
- Join Date
- Jul 2010
IMO, for general use, you can be careful of what conditions you drive through no matter which ring, but if you were to suck something up, with SS ring you will likely need a new $250+ impeller. With standard ring, likely just a new ring, @ $60ish.
07-05-2012, 12:01 AM #5
07-09-2012, 01:36 PM #6
07-09-2012, 07:53 PM #7
Wow now that's a tangle I would not like to work on, lots of cutting!
07-10-2012, 09:35 AM #8
Its called a wear ring... wear being the key word. I would gladly sacrifice a $60 wear ring to save my $300 prop in the event some rocks or other debris gets sucked up in.
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