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    Neeed advice please on leaving Sea Doo in the water for extended times

    I just purchased a condo on a fresh water lake in Michigan that has an enclosed boat well as the first level. No exposure to the elements such as rain or sun.

    Will it do damage to my 2012 RxpX to leave it in the water for a few months straight?

    Thanks for your replies in advance.


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    I would install a auto bilge pump with the float inside and then add a trickle charger.

    See the seadoos have a carbon seal set up that with boat waves or very little movement can cause it to leak. I have seen them never leak and then again I have seen them fill a boat just in a overnight stay.
    With a auto bilge pump and a trickle charger hooked up I believe it would be safe, because if the boat filled with water the auto bilge would do its job and the trickle charger would make sure it doesn't kill the battery and not work the second or third time around.

    Ofcoarse this is my 2 cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lake-dune View Post
    I just purchased a condo on a fresh water lake in Michigan that has an enclosed boat well as the first level. No exposure to the elements such as rain or sun.

    Will it do damage to my 2012 RxpX to leave it in the water for a few months straight?

    Thanks for your replies in advance.
    IMO, Its a bad idea to leave any ski in the water for an extended period of time.


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    Need advice leaving Seadoo in the water for extended time:


    Don't do it.


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    Very bad idea to leave it sit in the water with or without a bilge or 2..
    Get a floating dock..
    Even with the floating dock I would still install a bilge pump..
    Just my .02

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    Thanks for the quick responses. Maybe the thing to do is to get a lift installed on one of the pilings.

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    I left my GTX Supercharged on the water for weeks and had no issues. Installed a new carbon seal before I started using it though. Plan to do the same with my RXP. I would only do it if you were planning on using it everyday and can check on it periodically.

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    S/c 67 thats very risky!!!
    Rain or the slighest leak and shes under..
    Floating dock or lift and 0 worries..

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    My summer place is on an Army Corp lake that restricts lifts, so we have no choice but to leave our skis in the water. We leave them for weeks at a time, but never unattended. I check every night to make sure that the skis are not taking on water. There is virtually no chance of a leak springing up at night. Whenever we leave, we take the skis out. They are taken out and cleaned at least once every two weeks.

    If I could have something, I wouldn't get a lift. I would get a drive-on floating dock. They have them at the marina, when we go get ice cream, we just drive them up on available ones, really quick and easy.

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    We go camping every summer and for two weeks both skis stay in the water anchored to a buoy the whole time. They are very visible from the camp site and are checked on multiples times a day if not being ridden. Been doing it this way for about 10 years and never had a problem. There are lots of jetskis on the lake of all brands that do the same thing. If they were anchored and not very visible I would be a lot more nervous.

    Since this year both skis are new to me they will both have automatic bilge pumps installed for this summer.


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