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    How would you flush a saltwater ski in this situation?

    Hey everyone. im looking for input on how you would personally FLUSH your ski in this situation. We rented a house in Bimini, Bahamas that I will have my ski at with no trailer. The house has a dock and also a little beach area next to dock. I want to clean my ski with freshwater after each use. The dock will have a freshwater hose where I can clean it with. I know I will be spraying the ski down throughly with salt away. I thought about beaching the ski and pulling it out of the water and then hook up a flushing hose to it and running it. My concern is can I still suck up sand when doing this?
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    Yea do NOT do that. If there is No way to get the ski out of the water you can't properly flush it .

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    this is what someone else recommended..

    You won't suck up sand by running a beached ski. However, by beaching the ski you can force sand and debris into the pump and impeller. Here is a process that I would use in this instance.

    1. Beach the ski
    2. Wash she ski with fresh water
    3. Raise the back of the ski slightly off the ground
    4. Use the fresh water hose to clean out the pump intake area
    5. Attach the hose to the flush kit on the ski and flush

    When flushing a PWC it is important to follow the process listed below or you can get water in the cylinders and hydro lock the engine.

    1. Start ski
    2. Turn on hose and flush with engine running
    3. Turn off hose
    4. Shut down engine

    I like to blip the throttle a little after the water supply has been removed to dry out the exhaust system a little.

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    You can clamp the cooling line from the pump before the flush line fitting and run it with fresh water hooked up to your flush connection while the ski is in the water. This will run fresh water throughout your engine, exhaust, oil cooler and intercooler without sucking any salt water. I would be careful how close your ski is to the sand so you don't suck up sand into your pump. Doing this dockside would be ideal.

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    How long are you going to be at that house? If its only a week or so might not be worth it.

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    If ur using it every day, no need to flush. You are way overthinking this.
    I think my retals skis have been flushed all of 5 or 6 times in their lifetime, and its because They get ran everyday. And have little to no corrosion inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwtony View Post
    If ur using it every day, no need to flush. You are way overthinking this.
    I think my retals skis have been flushed all of 5 or 6 times in their lifetime, and its because They get ran everyday. And have little to no corrosion inside.
    We are going to be there 2 days. We are riding from Fort Lauderdale over to Bimini Islands Friday and then come back on Sunday. We will probably stay and ride around the cost of Florida until Wednesday then head back to Georgia. I thought you dont want it sitting even for a day with salt water in it?

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    Not true at all. You are overthinking this way too much.
    Your ski will be fine, just flush it when you are done. 30 seconds is all it needs. Any more and youre just wasting gas...

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    I have kept my ski on the beach for a week in salt water
    And just flushed when I got home
    Never had a problem with corrosion
    And never used salt away either

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