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    Cold water starting

    Hi All

    I have a Kawi SXT-R, i'm in the UK and the water is a tad colder here than over the pond in the US.

    At quite a few locations near me there are structure in the sea that i want to fish from that i could easily tie my ski up to... however...

    I am always told to pre start my ski out of the water for a few seconds to warm it up and not flood the motor with cold water, if i've been fishing for a couple hours will my ski go cold and not start?

    Thanks guys

    John


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    I don't think you'd have a problem, but these guys could tell you: http://www.pwcalaska.org/

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    Haha this is true - but do they leave thier ski's in the water and let the engines go cold before re-starting succesfully i wonder?

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    Probably. Visit their website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBoyMinster View Post
    Hi All

    I have a Kawi SXT-R, i'm in the UK and the water is a tad colder here than over the pond in the US.

    At quite a few locations near me there are structure in the sea that i want to fish from that i could easily tie my ski up to... however...

    I am always told to pre start my ski out of the water for a few seconds to warm it up and not flood the motor with cold water, if i've been fishing for a couple hours will my ski go cold and not start?

    Thanks guys

    John
    Does your engine have a thermostat to control engine operating temperatures?

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    I have no idea!

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    What is an sxt-r?

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    I don't think you'll have any problem. Just make sure you have a good strong battery. It just might take a few extra cranks. The only way to really know is to try it. A primer on it would probably help also, but isn't necessary.

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    some people have crazy ideas, maybe your a little confused, its good practice to start the ski before you launch so as you know it will start when you drift off from your trailer. otherwise once on the water you just need to make sure you have a good battery water temps wont make any difference.

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