Thread: Twig Jams Impeller
07-12-2007, 02:50 AM #1
Twig Jams Impeller
I got a twig jammed in my impeller & had to get towed in tonight. Would like to ask a couple of questions.
How often does this happen to you because it seems to happen to me quite frequently.
Does the custom intake grate reduce the chances of sucking up debris?
Can I safely try & pull this twig down from intake grate without taking anything apart?
As soon as I heard cavitation I stopped but can you safely try & blow out debris like this by flooring it?
Is there still no mesh or screen that will work with an intake grate?
Thanks for any help. BTW I know that silicone is bad & will fix next.
07-12-2007, 03:18 AM #2
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- Salinas CA
That`s a little more than a twig...
Yes you can remove it without major T/D through the intake and jet nozzle.
Nothing to prevent this except the operator. Don`t run into debris patches....
Thankfully I have never had this happen to me. We get some major debris during the first month of the riding season....
07-12-2007, 04:19 AM #3
Thanks Big Red. I seem to find these twigs no matter how vigilant. Whats your take on the whether the aquavein increases or decreases risk of sucking up debris? I hope the prop isnt tweaked. BTW I said twig cuz I didnt want you to think I exaggerate stuff.
07-16-2007, 11:55 PM #4
07-17-2007, 12:41 AM #5
07-17-2007, 04:11 AM #6
Welcome to the world of watercraft, not being a smarty at all!!
After time, you can develop techniques to clear twigs, plastic bottle caps, sea grass, ducks, RXTs', Wild chickens, etc...
Play with the reverse gate. Turn the ski off. Bounce up and down on the rear of the ski, with the lanyard disconnected. Do it again with the reverse gate down. Crawl underneath and feel up/inside the grate area. Floor it. Try turning the nozzle, etc...whatever works for you.
Worst case is usually pull the grate or pump, and pull out the offending piece.
If you want to ride watercraft, this is just a part of life....
and aftermarket intake grates are usually 20x worse than stock.
07-18-2007, 02:22 AM #7
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