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    Full of water! sitting on the trailer. How does this happen?

    I have an 09 GTX 255 Limited . I go to hook up the ski yesterday and it is real heavy, so I open it up and it is full of water up to the top of the motor! Now we had a tropical storm last weekend and got a crapload of rain but this makes no sense to me. The ski normally sits on a lift mostly uncovered and I have never gotten any water in he hull. has anyone encountered anything like this before??
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    Yes I've seen that on my 09 gtx 255 i.s.
    There are rubber diaphragms on each side where the ski pivots for the suspension and they get dry and crack which allows water to enter the hull.
    The whole top has to come off to access them.
    I've got a great mechanic if you need 1??
    My e mail is [email protected]

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    Is there a way to examine these without disassembling the whole top of the ski?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockguy View Post
    Is there a way to examine these without disassembling the whole top of the ski?
    if your ski filled to the top with water , i think you should be dissassembling it and finding out why

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    Quote Originally Posted by fx160 View Post
    if your ski filled to the top with water , i think you should be dissassembling it and finding out why
    Yeah.... Thanks for that revelation!! I was just trying to get some insight before it went to the shop.

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    I would call your insurance company, who cares why it happened, stuff is gonna be ruined from sitting under water, its not your fault so insurance would cover it for sure

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    The only way to view the diaphragms is to remove the top shelf of the ski.
    It has to all come off.
    It's a pita and requires 2+ people to lift it off.
    If your in Fl I've got a expert mechanic that is very experienced with suspension skis..

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    Water collected in the lower hull and when it did get high enough it drained into the motor compartment thru the cracks in the suspension diaphragms. They are on each side down by your foot wells.
    The newest diaphragms are made more durable than stock diaphragms.

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    well, at least you know your hull doesnt leak below the waterline

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