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    minimum water depth

    I searched and couldn't find a specific thread about this, but how much water are you willing to run your spark in safely? Also about how deep must it be do you think for the spark to get on top?
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    What?? Any depth EXCEPT UNDER 3 FEET.... Because less than 3 feet you can suck up rocks debri and mess up your impeller

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    Alright thanks! I am curious because I live next to a lake where I ride, and one of my buddies started throwing mud out of his yamalog in 4 feet of water but I felt like I was ok with the spark.

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    All depends I go waste deep and push my self out as I jumps on then just slow ride into deeper water before I give it the gas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dolson View Post
    All depends I go waste deep and push my self out as I jumps on then just slow ride into deeper water before I give it the gas.
    That's exactly what I do. Waist deep...then do the push and hop...good guideline for any ski I would think.

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    Not to sound like a jerk. But all that information is in the owners manual. I read that thing from front to back.

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    I get on from the left side in 6-9 inches of water and push off with the right foot.
    If your in shallow water hit the starter and as soon as you hear the prop spin STOP and coast a few feet and then start and idle to safe water.
    Many People have had that first rock ingestion in the beginning and they learn a $$$ Mistake?

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    Well thank you all! And yes I have read the manuel, but I would like to know depths by people's experience compared to the minimum in the manuel.

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    I've always felt manuals were more just recommendations. They can't cover every condition you'll run into but they do server as good general knowledge. I've read it front to back a couple times but doing what I feel is best.

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    One recommendation is if you ever ever ever let someone ride. Be very clear with them. Too many people see the rental companies beaching skis and think it's okay. Let them know to kill it well before they get near the beach.

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