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    Angry Bad Bad Day

    Yesterday could have not gotten worse...Wont get into the long story
    (PM if you want the details ) To make a Long story short

    Was backing the ski down the ramp and i didnt know my buddy undid the tow strap from the front of the ski..(ya you know were this is going)
    the ski slid off the back of the trailer ...ya there was a lot of effen goin on. But any way got the ski back on the trailer and the only damage i could see was the ride plate was gauged up a little ..the ski fell on the ride plate only never came completely off the trailer..no fiberglass Damage..small scratch were the opas bracket hit the pump other than that it looks ok..Decided to ride it it semed to be OK..My question is:

    Is there other places i need to look at for hidden damage??Im gonna pull the pump off Sat to give it a more detailed look but was wondering if there is any other places i should look at..Thanks

    Scott


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    any deformation in the ride plate, that would cause it to split...and leakage of coolant.

    Whenmy father and I were at Lake Perris in Cali a few years ago we saw a guy drop a pair of GTX's at the ramp, and it split the ride plates right open, we could see coolant coming out...and the guy ran them!

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    Don't worry too much. They are really tough and a little fall will only do minimal damage if any.
    If there is no fiberglass or cracks in the gell coat then you are ok there.
    Check your opas and steering system well to make sure nothing is bent/broken.
    Check your trim and reverse system as well.
    If the ski hit the ground on the ride plate generally there is no damage.
    If the ski hit the pump nozzle you may bend the trim rod, reverse system, steering, opas.

    Duane

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    OUCH!

    Sorry to hear! If the rideplate isn't cracked then chances are you will be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny View Post
    any deformation in the ride plate, that would cause it to split...and leakage of coolant.

    Whenmy father and I were at Lake Perris in Cali a few years ago we saw a guy drop a pair of GTX's at the ramp, and it split the ride plates right open, we could see coolant coming out...and the guy ran them!
    Danny,
    No coolant leaks or water injestion..We rode from Wilminton to Joliet.
    coolant still at full line

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    Quote Originally Posted by duane View Post
    Don't worry too much. They are really tough and a little fall will only do minimal damage if any.
    If there is no fiberglass or cracks in the gell coat then you are ok there.
    Check your opas and steering system well to make sure nothing is bent/broken.
    Check your trim and reverse system as well.
    If the ski hit the ground on the ride plate generally there is no damage.
    If the ski hit the pump nozzle you may bend the trim rod, reverse system, steering, opas.

    Duane
    Thanks Duane....I checked all that before i got in the water and it all worked ...thank god...

    Scott
    Last edited by Snoman; 04-02-2007 at 11:45 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Hulk View Post
    OUCH!

    Sorry to hear! If the rideplate isn't cracked then chances are you will be fine.
    I guess i was the luckiest unlucky jetskier yesterday

    Scott

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    Where did you put in, the wilmington ramp? it was open?

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    Man that suxs, Glad it is OK!

    I forgot to strap my ski on my cart once when I pulled it into my garage and I pulled it off the cart onto my Legs. Yep it wasn't a good site. Luckly my son was there as he lifted it up enough to get a 2x4 under it and get me out. Thought I broke both legs, but all was OK.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny View Post
    Where did you put in, the wilmington ramp? it was open?
    Danny
    Ya put in in wilmington..surprisingly it was open..River is still high and moving fast..It was so frickin windy yesterday there were white caps out there 1 to 2 footer at times..rode to the bend before joliet and turned around..it was to rough for just a break in day

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