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    Caught in low tide

    Today as I was headed to an island that's usually filled with boats and skis on the weekend. But today, I wanted to enjoy it with less of a crowd. As I approach the shore, I notice I could see the bottom quite clearer than normal. At first I thought its because the water visibility was clear today, but then I realize, after slowing down, the water was lower than normal (Low Tide). I decided to turn around and get back to deeper waters, but I started hearing my hull very lightly scrapping the ground. I decided to stop the engine and pull it back to deeper waters while cussing every word you can imagine. I checked inside the hull...no water. The engine did not have any abnormities.

    So, what should I be concerned about?


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    What ski is this? I'd be concerned about hull damage and sand clogging up the cooling system/exhaust. If none of that is present I would say you are in the clear.

    Quote Originally Posted by Av8tordude View Post
    Today as I was headed to an island that's usually filled with boats and skis on the weekend. But today, I wanted to enjoy it with less of a crowd. As I approach the shore, I notice I could see the bottom quite clearer than normal. At first I thought its because the water visibility was clear today, but then I realize, after slowing down, the water was lower than normal (Low Tide). I decided to turn around and get back to deeper waters, but I started hearing my hull very lightly scrapping the ground. I decided to stop the engine and pull it back to deeper waters while cussing every word you can imagine. I checked inside the hull...no water. The engine did not have any abnormities.

    So, what should I be concerned about?

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    2014 RXT-X 260 (10 hours)

    Should I change the coolant?

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    What was the bottom material? Fine sand, mud, small rocks, bigish rocks?

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    Fine sand & small rocks. My ski didn't stop while I was riding. I started to notice slight scrapping sounds. So I shut the engine down. In the process of pulling the ski back to deeper waters, I can feel the ski was sliding on the bottom. After cleaning my ski, I notice the abrasions on the bottom of the ski. The impeller didn't have any obvious damage I could see either

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    Id rather be stuck at low tide than stuck at work!


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    I'd just flush it out on the hose for about 30 seconds to a minute to clear the cooling system of debris. Then take the ski to a boat detailer or body shop and have the scratches buffed out. Good as new!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Av8tordude View Post
    2014 RXT-X 260 (10 hours)

    Should I change the coolant?
    Your ski has closed loop. Your coolant is fine. You might want to flush the ski, as the exhaust is not closed loop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    What was the bottom material? Fine sand, mud, small rocks, bigish rocks?

    We know nothing of running aground in shallow water.......

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    Better check your wear ring clearance.

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