Thread: Chick with another question
06-19-2007, 12:02 AM #1
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- May 2007
Chick with another question
Can you start a ski out of the water - sitting on it's trailer. Ok - yes - I read the book and it said you can.
But BP told me a lot of things - one that my boat wouldn't sink the first day I owned it - so I have a hard time believing some things.
Is it ok to just start it up - so I can see the prop run?
06-19-2007, 07:53 AM #2
Yes you can ,but you have to hookup a water hose to the flushing port in the rear to cool the exhaust. (its closed loop so you dont need it to cool the engine but still need it to cool the exhaust.
THERE IS A PROCEDURE FOR DOING THIS. YOU MUST START SKI FIRST, THEN TURN ON WATER, OR THE ENGINE WILL FLOOD.
THEN TURN WATER OFF FIRST BEFORE CUTTING THE ENGINE.
Do not run the engine more than about 1 minute at a time or the drive shaft seal may burn up and sink your ski again.
I am guessing you dont ride in salt water because we have to flush this way every time we ride.
06-19-2007, 08:01 AM #3
06-19-2007, 08:41 AM #4
You only need to attach the hose if you are going to let the ski run for a minute or more. Firing it on the trailer just to take a quick look at the impeller, no problem, no water needed, as long as it only takes 30 seconds or less. In general, avoid running it for very long on the trailer, even with the hose hooked up. The carbon ring will get hot eventually and the closed loop cooling system has no water against the ride plate to cool it.
06-19-2007, 11:06 AM #5
With a hose attached, the water flowing out the exhaust will help cool the rideplate (unless you have a rear exiting exhaust) The carbon ring can get hot, but only with extended run time.
06-19-2007, 04:01 PM #6
you can run on trailer without the hose for 30sec to 1 minute
with hose on you can run 3-4 minutes.
what exactly are you trying to see/ diagnose??
06-19-2007, 04:53 PM #7
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Just put in a new prop - wanting to make sure it all runs right. Before I take it out to the lake.
06-19-2007, 06:08 PM #8
Just start the thing and take a quick look... I'm sure you're fine.Just check for water leaks once in the water. It sucks taking on water like the titanic.Had that happen to my Doo's at one time or another
06-20-2007, 10:32 AM #9
Put the key in and start it, you will be fine.
If it sounds like it rattles like a bag of bolts in a clothes dryer, it is completely normal and everything is fine. Yes, I am totally serious about this.......
06-20-2007, 10:38 AM #10
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