Thread: Water Leak 101
11-28-2007, 09:03 PM #1
Water Leak 101
Water leaks are sometimes hard to trace down.Here is a good way to help trace the leak down.Make sure the hull inside is dry.Take the ski out and run it.Keep lifting the seat and check to see when the water intrusion accures.If you see water,right away,stick your hand in it and feel it.
HOT water could be coming from the pipe u section,1/4 pissers,or the coupler were the stinger bolts to the U section,water box to stinger coupler and from the couplers from the waterbox out.Also check the water lines from the head/heads.
COLD water could be:
pump shoe pulling down/cracked tunnel
pump shoe brackets/inserts spinning
trim tab brackets/inserts spinning
1 1/2" hose from intermediate shaft to hull split
hull through fittings for water/steering and trim cables
improped rubber gasket install on exhaust outlet
any incoming water lines in general/added lines etc....
running in rough water without bucket in
ride plate brackets/inserts spinning
Also check ALL hose clamps.Here is a little tip: I put a small drop of red Loc-tite on all my hose clamps for insurance.Just dab it on the threads.
Last edited by WATER WOODY; 02-17-2008 at 10:46 PM.
11-28-2007, 09:53 PM #2
This is very very good information for newbies and veterans
11-28-2007, 09:55 PM #3
Front hook got me one time. Was filling the inner liner up.
Perpetual leak: When the inner liner fills up and makes you think you have a leak since everytime you look in the hull it has water in it. Drill a hole in inner liner, suck out water with wet match. Seal ALL the holes.
11-28-2007, 10:00 PM #4
Dang Mark.I remember someone posting about this,maybe you,not sure.With the added weight,im sure the speeds would go down some.Good find Mark.
You got it Billy.
11-28-2007, 10:06 PM #5
HIN plate rivets...especially if you've changed them out for painting.
11-28-2007, 10:08 PM #62" hose from intermediate shaft to hull split
11-28-2007, 10:26 PM #7
Didnt think about that one Mark.Another Gremlin hiding spot.
11-28-2007, 10:28 PM #8
Forgot to mention the o-ring head leaks.
11-29-2007, 10:55 AM #9
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what i have always done with leaks is this tonarrow it down i let the boat/ski sit a day or 2 then fill the bottom of the hull with a little watter and wait for it to leak out. it has always worked.
for an engine leak i hook it up to a hose let the engine run a few seconds shut it down then i rub my hand around and look at the same time till i find water on my hand then do closer inspection. i even one time bought one one of those fertiler things that goes in line with 2 hoses and filled it with food dyes that helps to.
11-29-2007, 11:35 AM #10
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- Cape Town, South Africa
thanks woody, ive saved it to my pda incase i have any leaks.
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