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    New to me Skis and Re-winterization?

    Just picked up 2 new to me skis and am wondering how to take care of them for the next couple months until they get put to continuous use. They were winterized but have now been run.

    Should I fog them or just run them off the hose for a few seconds every week or so?

    One is a 300 and the other an Ultra LX. Have had them both out and that 300x is face changingly fast. Damn!!!




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    The owners manual should have the storage procedures documented.

    It is sometimes called winterization but a lot of it applies to any extended duration without riding.

    Since you have run them on the water the prior winterization treatment is no longer in effect.

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    Face changingly fast...lol

    Get all the water you can out of them by tipping nose up on trailer for a day and when you bring the nose back down start and blow out again. Always try and get as much water as you can out of these skis every time you have them out of the water.
    There is a fog port on the SC for the 300. Spray some fogging oil into this with ski running. As soon as it begins to stumble, about 10-15 seconds stop. You do not want to spray too much in there.
    Use some blue Sta-bil in your fuel and you should be good.
    It is good to start them 1nce a month and use battery tender now & then unless you have a good quality maintainer that detects full charge and hybernates which you could leave on.
    Always a good time to use waterproof grease on cables, reverse, steering, etc.

    I really like the blue. NICE!!

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    Congrats nvgt! You do not mess around. No need to worry further about variable trim. One ski with vt and one without. Hopefully we see you on Sound this year! Anytime you want to go, north or south, give me a holler. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlovebk View Post
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    It is good to start them once a month ...
    No need for a garden hose cooling water feed when running the engine 'dry' for a very short duration, correct?

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    No. Should run no more then 10-15 seconds. (you could up to 30, just don't need too)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlovebk View Post
    Face changingly fast...lol

    Get all the water you can out of them by tipping nose up on trailer for a day and when you bring the nose back down start and blow out again. Always try and get as much water as you can out of these skis every time you have them out of the water.
    There is a fog port on the SC for the 300. Spray some fogging oil into this with ski running. As soon as it begins to stumble, about 10-15 seconds stop. You do not want to spray too much in there.
    Use some blue Sta-bil in your fuel and you should be good.
    It is good to start them 1nce a month and use battery tender now & then unless you have a good quality maintainer that detects full charge and hybernates which you could leave on.
    Always a good time to use waterproof grease on cables, reverse, steering, etc.

    I really like the blue. NICE!!
    I start and blow out with nose still up.

    I charge battery for a weekend every month (With 18Ah battery the charger charge rate should not be more than 2amp)

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    I would not start with nose up due to unequal distribution of oil in crankcase, away from #1. But thats just me.

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    Been starting mine like this for years oil pressure is oil pressure no matter what angle. The ski is even more upright jumping surf waves at much higher rpms

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    When its on the trailer different issue and baffles not as effective. JMO.
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