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    Aftermarket grates for 2012 Challenger 180?

    Posted this on another forum but didnt get many replies:

    We have been searching all over the net for an aftermarket or a rock grate for the 2012 Challenger and no luck. Called sea doo, the customer service rep barely spoke english and didn't know what a rock grate or intake grate was.


    A large sea doo dealers parts dept said no rock grate option from factory and to look on the internet.

    What are the better manufacturers of grates? I looked at Solas but can not find one for the 2012 year. I put a solas impeller after the last ring got torn up.

    Already on the 2nd probably will need a 3rd soon wear ring. Changing them is not that hard, but there has to be a way to go out on the water without sucking something up pretty much every time.

    I have to pull out the pump tonight to remove what looks like a couple of sticks that are stuck on the sharp edges of the impeller and will not come loose.

    Any help would be appreciated. Going 5 miles an hour after sucking something up or getting towed by a friend kinda sucks in a boat with 14 hours on it.

    Below is what I found stuck on the imp after I took it apart:

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    Go to stainless steel wear ring, buy on this site. Don't run engine in less than 9 ft

    Quote Originally Posted by bigboy3l View Post
    Posted this on another forum but didnt get many replies:

    We have been searching all over the net for an aftermarket or a rock grate for the 2012 Challenger and no luck. Called sea doo, the customer service rep barely spoke english and didn't know what a rock grate or intake grate was.


    A large sea doo dealers parts dept said no rock grate option from factory and to look on the internet.

    What are the better manufacturers of grates? I looked at Solas but can not find one for the 2012 year. I put a solas impeller after the last ring got torn up.

    Already on the 2nd probably will need a 3rd soon wear ring. Changing them is not that hard, but there has to be a way to go out on the water without sucking something up pretty much every time.

    I have to pull out the pump tonight to remove what looks like a couple of sticks that are stuck on the sharp edges of the impeller and will not come loose.

    Any help would be appreciated. Going 5 miles an hour after sucking something up or getting towed by a friend kinda sucks in a boat with 14 hours on it.

    Below is what I found stuck on the imp after I took it apart:


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    STAINLESS WEAR RING and don't run engine in less than 9 ft. of water, i know they say less, but don't believe it. Load on trailer with engine off, as this is where it's typically shallow water and lots of crap in these areas. don't run over sticks, etc. if in that type of water, must read it at all times and shut off engine before going over any trash, etc.

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