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    GPR back on the water and quick ?'s

    So I finally put the ski back on the water today for 20 mins and have some questions...
    I was decelerating and at about 47, I hit the gas, and felt like I lost power, even tho the ski accelerated on par with my dad's fx-ho and was was faster up top, with lots of porpoising on my part. Could this have been because of some bad gas that was left in the ski (which was causing backfires before it was drained), that it wasnt run for 4 months, or maybe because the exhaust was loose because my mechanic didnt tighten it good, or maybe I was imaganing things and shouldnt worry about it? Also, I dropped the ball and spring from my JW valve in the ski, and whats the best way to find/get them without taking everything apart?

    Finally, any recommendations for a good mechanic in Orlando area? I had a terrible experience with the guy who worked on the ski. Ill post about that later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PuprleNuprleGPR View Post
    So I finally put the ski back on the water today for 20 mins and have some questions...
    I was decelerating and at about 47, I hit the gas, and felt like I was lost power, even tho the ski accelerated on par with my dad's fx-ho and was was faster up top, with lots of porpoising on my part. Could this have been because of some bad gas that was left in the ski (which was causing backfires before it was drained), that it wasnt run for 4 months, or maybe because the exhaust was loose because my mechanic didnt tighten it good, or maybe I was imaganing things and shouldnt worry about it? Also, I dropped the ball and spring from my JW valve in the ski, and whats the best way to find/get them without taking everything apart?

    Finally, any recommendations for a good mechanic in Orlando area? I had a terrible experience with the guy who worked on the ski. Ill post about that later.
    take it to Jims 1300 he will get you fixed up............................

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8R View Post
    take it to Jims 1300 he will get you fixed up............................
    Its too far...

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    You might P.M. Chezzy.I believe he works at a dealership in Orlando.He could prolly point you in the right direction

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    MTrager has a good mechanic in our area and heard that Chezzy does nice work as well. PM either and they will get you hooked up.

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    I hit the gas, and felt like I was lost power

    that is one of the symptoms of being lean on the jetting

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    Quote Originally Posted by philip_gpr View Post
    I hit the gas, and felt like I was lost power

    that is one of the symptoms of being lean on the jetting

    Philip, I think its an EFI boat from what I rememder. Sounds like the ski has multiple issues and needs a good going through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuprleNuprleGPR View Post
    I dropped the ball and spring from my JW valve in the ski, and whats the best way to find/get them without taking everything apart?
    Usually after riding everything goes to the back wall. Or sometimes I tilt my trailer way up to get lost stuff to slide back there.

    Do you have a controller ?
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    No, I dont have a controller. Before I had the ski worked on, it ran awesome...
    The problem that I had was that one of bolts that holds the exhaust to the block snapped, and the brackets and stuff were slowly eaten away from the vibrations. The ski sat for like 4 months, and then I had the guy fix everything and look it over. On the hose, it was backfiring when he gave it gas, and he said that its the old gas. We got the ski back, put 9 gals of 93oct and put it in the water yesterday. It turns out that some of the bolts that hold the stinger to the block are loose, so that could be a reason, and also that I think that the guy didnt drain out all the bad fuel, since the ski only took 9gals, and so it could be that.

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    Tim Judge!!!

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