09-24-2007, 05:03 PM #1
Sucking Grass into the Intake Grate
Hi Guys- I'm a newbie, and this weekend I took my ski (2005 GTX SC) out for it's maiden voyages. Upon pulling back onto the trailer both days, I found copious amounts of eel grass and other saltwater plants hanging out of my intake grate.
Besides pulling out what I could by hand from below, and squirting up there with the hose, is there anything I should do? Does it go into the jet and get chewed up and spit out like a blender? I thought I saw some sea lettuce in my jet nozzle too, but it was really hard to get my hand up there to get it out, so I (very gently) used the hose to rinse it out.
Thanks for any help you can give!
09-24-2007, 05:04 PM #2
Use the hose. Also remember to backflush your engine with some soapy water.
09-24-2007, 05:09 PM #3
By "use the hose," are you talking about the normal after-riding flush with Salt-Away with the flush valve? Or is there some other orifice I should be sticking the hose into? (Ya, ya, ya.)
How do you backflush? Engine on or off?
09-24-2007, 05:12 PM #4
09-24-2007, 05:34 PM #5
Always flush with the engine on.
Yes, flush thru your normal port.
Use the hose to clear out the pump. Crawl underneath, and you'll be able to see up inside the pump area.
09-24-2007, 06:14 PM #6
Also, is it safe to spray the hose into the rear of the jet nozzle without damaging anything?
09-24-2007, 06:27 PM #7
One trick at the lake, with the power off, in waist water, is to stand on the back of the craft and bounce up and down. The wave action, with no pump running dislodges almost all of the loose crap out of the pumps.
09-24-2007, 07:26 PM #8
- Join Date
- Aug 2005
- Jerry's guest bedroom
So you should "hump" your ski? I thought I saw JP doing that at MB and thought he was showing his ski some PDA.
09-24-2007, 07:38 PM #9
09-24-2007, 09:12 PM #10
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