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    Carbon ring failed at 73 hours.

    Folks

    I posted here on the 27-7--14 about water ingress on my 2012 GTR with 73 hours.
    I got 5 replies so thanks to those Gentlemen.
    It has since been fixed under warranty...............the alignment was fine it was a dodgey Carbon ring.
    The dealer had the ski back to me in 2 days with a replacement ring and floating thingy .... pardon my lack of techie speak.
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    Mark


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    good deal. glad they got it fixed for ya.

    i dont have a warranty so when mine goes i have no idea what it will cost.

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    Nice! Glad to hear it's all sorted out and you're good to go.

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    Happy to hear you were able to get to the issue before you ended up like this:

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    ...my ski sinking is my worst fear, and a carbon seal failing will get you here in seconds flat.

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    I have said it many times before...A carbon ring just doesnt fail. It is a time tested design that has been in use since 96...It it truly were a bad design, they would have went away from it by now or had some sort of a recall..

    Something has to happen to cause your carbon ring to fail.........


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    GTRS are prone to engine misalignment......prob your issue or running it on the hose too long.

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    Ski has been in salt water a handful of times and flushed after each use for no more than a minute or two.
    Dealer said ... just one of those things....... I voiced my concerns but he was adamant alignment wasnt the issue.
    Surely to do an oil change the dealer /owner has to run the ski on the hose for 5 mins to heat the oil or check for leaks.
    As my ski is out of warranty now i,ll be doing my own servicing from now on.
    We only get a 2 year warrantly in the UK which is disappointing
    What concerns me is myself and fellow riders do push the boundries at times visiting islands of the coast of ireland and if that ring fails we,re in trouble ......... it has been my opinion that even a good bilge pump couldn,t cope with a failed ring .... what you think?
    What about directing a hose into the carbon ring area when on the hose ... up thru the grate ?
    It,s fixed for now and its a great piece of kit ...

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    Get a good bilge pump just in case anything ever happens, will get you home

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    Tiny is correct above, either the engine and or the thru hull fitting holding the bellows and carbon ring IS out of alignment!

    Do a search about this subject and you will see the light.

    Most of us that have had this issue, bought the tools and corrected it ourselves......who you gonna trust?

    Bilge pumps are a must and saved my ass once already.

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    No Brainer ... Bilge pump time ............ thanks for the replies

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