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    97 SP doesn't perform on water.

    Hey guys. I'm workin on an old school 97 SP for a buddy. It sat for around 10 years without being used. So last fall I went through it and got it running. Only needed spark plugs and a battery. I know I should probably rebuild the carb and do new fuel lines but initially I just wanted to get it running. Anyway the ski starts up and runs fine however when we went to ride it, the ski doesn't seem to get up to speed. It go maybe 15-20mph but the motor isn't under a load it just hits the rev limit and stays there. Any ideas on where to start?


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    Wear ring i bet has deteriorated. common after siting like that. check the impeller and wear ring

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    Thanks I'll look into it.

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    I wrenched on the ski tonight and I think the problem is the ski has the wrong impeller in it. It has a solas 14/19 pitch in it which I don't believe to be a steep enough pitch. Problem is I can't seem to find a decent source to tell me the right pitch for a new prop. I'd like to get a solas again for it but can't seem to find a credible source to tell me what prop and pitch to get.

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    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...92765956,d.eXY

    says it's a 16/35 aluminum. But you need to loose the aluminum as it's junk.

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    That 14/19 should be just fine. You likely have no wear ring liner left.

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