08-01-2014, 05:38 AM #1
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Wanted - Water Box drain modification pictures
So I want to add a drain plug to my 300X waterbox
I'm sure many have done this, i'd like some pics please
Are you drilling in a certain area where theres more metal to tap?
What are you using for a drain? I was thinking of using some sore of spring loaded device... like one would see on the bottom of an air compressor.... the more pressure inside the box, the tighter the drain plug seal... then when the engine is off, simply reach to the bottom of the water box and press on the device to let the water drain into the hull
I like this method b/c the water box will be a little harder to access considering the tight quarters.... (there's not enough room in the engine bay to change your mind!)
08-01-2014, 06:04 AM #2
Wtf what for ive never ever had water left in it after flushing or riding!!
08-01-2014, 08:03 AM #3
There is a custom WB drain modification written up and attempted by GH member Vman and I believe someone else a while ago,you can search it or contact him...
But I don't believe it's necessary to go to that extreme,like others tilt the ski back after flushing with garden hose ,come back 2-3 hrs or even the next morning start ski NO water flush let it run and rev 3-4 K no more look at tail exhaust to see water coming out for 5-6 seconds then turn ski off ,wait a couple of mins for ski to cool then repeat procedure again looking at tail exhaust ,you'll see now less water..do this procedure one more time you should see only a slight sprinkle from the tail exhaust,wait a few more mins and any remaining water will go to the rear of WB or simply evaporate ,then level your ski..
With the new design ex. Filter too,this should hopefully solve this problem I believe...
08-01-2014, 08:06 AM #4
200 + combined hrs on my ultra 300/310 SKIES.
never replaced cs filter yet ..... and 100 % salt water riding.
Do not need a wb drain
08-02-2014, 03:43 AM #5
If you're that worried about it stick a clear hose attached to a wet&dry vac up the exhaust and suck what is essentially nothing out if you follow the above advice. I know, i tried it out of curiosity once... i wasted 10 mins of my life... Get out there and enjoy your 300x.
08-02-2014, 04:34 AM #6
Some guys keep their ski's for more than 1 or 2 seasons.
There for they are looking for long jeopardy out of their engine's.
They may also be in a situation, where they cant keep starting their engine's several times to empty the box.
maybe it annoys there niebours or the ski is in the garage.
08-02-2014, 03:38 PM #7
08-05-2014, 01:24 PM #8
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- Feb 2012
OK, so this thread reminded me that I needed to "test" (measure) the remaining water in my Water Box after a few "man blips" of the throttle when finished for the day... I did this on the launching ramp, and as expected I drained an additional 12 ounces of water from the Water Box. The Water Box Drain is definitely useful as is eases the worry of warm (hot) water being left in the Water Box. It also allows for a "pull the plug and forget about it" step for post ride preventative maintenance.........
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