Thread: EVERYONE LISTEN UP!!
03-16-2006, 08:13 AM #1
EVERYONE LISTEN UP!!
May I just suggest something...In leu of what happened to RedDevil....And It has happened to a few ppl..On this board...When testing a "new" setup for the first time....Try and bring a buddy out with you!!..Or at least have a spotter on the shoreline...Bring a paddle and some sort of bailer with you...And for God sakes a cell phone!!And stay within a safe distance from the launch!!!!!
I know it is exciting to try a new setup...And just as exciting to hear results...But don't lose your life or tie up the emergency system by doing it...It is VERY early in the boating season and I know for the most of you there is not much else on the "lake" or "river" accept you...
FOR GOODNESS SAKES PPL. BE CAREFULL...
Your input and R&D means alot to us all...But not enough that you put yourselves in danger to get results!!
03-16-2006, 08:18 AM #2
well said Mike.... we definitely don't want any horror stories about peoples' lives being in danger. and in addition.... INSTALL A BILGE PUMP!! I know it just went to the top of my list. Some of us have thousand upon thousands of dollars under the seats, so a bilge pump can be the saving force from a water logged engine. It can also help keep your ski afloat in the event of a catastrophe.
I'm off for some testing today myself, and I will be hugging the shoreline along with my cell phone in a waterproof case strapped to my life vest
03-16-2006, 08:25 AM #3
Re: EVERYONE LISTEN UP!!Originally Posted by two2curupt
03-16-2006, 08:46 AM #4
I would say when doing R&D work OR when riding in the cold weather.
We are part of the best sport but it is not worth dying for.
03-16-2006, 09:05 AM #5When testing a "new" setup for the first time....Try and bring a buddy out with you!!..Or at least have a spotter on the shoreline...Bring a paddle and some sort of bailer with you...And for God sakes a cell phone!!And stay within a safe distance from the launch!!!!!
03-16-2006, 09:28 AM #6
This really is the first year a mass of people are making modifications to the 4-tec engines. Last year at this time I could count the number of people doing mods and the year before that there might have been 2 that I knew of.
We now have a ton of kits out there, some tested, some not, so be very careful out there guys
03-16-2006, 12:33 PM #7
thats great info, i think everyone who read about red devil's little incident has realized how easy these skis could go under. the bilge pump seems to be a great idea and i bet many people will be installing them soon!
03-16-2006, 12:40 PM #8
im going to install one too!
03-16-2006, 12:55 PM #9
I agree ... I think Shibby mentioned this in Red Devil's thread, but I also noticed that my bailers seemed to sometimes get water INTO my hull. The hull was all dry, but wet under the bailer 'blocks' that sit on the bottom of the hull, AND the bailer tubes were all wet INSIDE. My ski has never leaked anywhere, and I am 100% convinced the bailers were bringing water into my hull. Never a lot, but just enough, and it happened enough times that I am installing a bilge pump and blocking up the bailer tubes/removing them from the venturi.
03-16-2006, 04:54 PM #10
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