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    How shallow should i start worrying?

    I know RXP is sucking a lot of water trought the intake, but how shallow the water should be for me to start worrying?

    I had a bad adventure last year, the water was very low on the river, and me and my friend where riding ok, and all of a sudden, we foud ourself surrounded by mud. I imediatly shut down my engine, only to find out that i was litterally floating on the ground, with less than 1 foot of water.. OMG!

    Now everytime i go in small river, i'm always worried as to know how deep it is, what is the lowest level we should be going??

    Off course 1 feet is not enought i know, it was a big mistake to go on that river.

    Beleive it or not, im sometimes so much worried about the depth, that i stop and do some swiming to see if i can reach the bottom Like yesterday, i was lost in a very small canal, but very deep... and all of a sudden, the water came from black to gree/brown, so i stoped, and i put my feet in the water... level was up to the crouch (so i turned around) is it safe?

    anyways, any input would be great.

    any kind of view(depth)finder for pwc? cause where i ride, its pretty much a guessing game.

    thanks


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    Dont gas it if the wate isnt ATLEAST 3 feet deep....You can idle to about 2 feet and then i would start getting concerned....just depends if where you ride has a hard bottom, sand/gravel bottom, or a weedy bottom....

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    Also to answer your other question...there was a post about a depth gauge a lot are using....

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    the bottom of where i ride is mostly sand/mud when you put the feet in, it feels like a pig poo lol

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    yeah same here...I have a 3 seater and I can idle through a canal that is 2.2 feet deep No probs....

    so I would say NO LOWER THEN 2 feet!

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    AND GET A DEPTH GAUGE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Totallyblown
    AND GET A DEPTH GAUGE!
    working on this matter right now.. just unsure where/what do buy and where to mount, ive posted in another thread.

    when you say no less than 2 feet, you mean for idle... but lets say for a normal operation or top speed, what would be the best minimum depth?

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    already posted few mins ago, im at the bottom!

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    I think the manual says no less then 5 feet to punch the throttle.

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