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    ski at the dock

    I have an internal cooled gtx...my question, can the ski be left on the water moored for weeks at a time....I was told no from a guy at West marine...Im aware of bottom paint and such as I do bottom paint my boat, but he tells me it will leak eventually and also mess up the jet drive. The skis I have, have never leaked to this point...just looking for feed back as you guys seem very knowledgeable....or at least wrecked enough gear to know better...j/k.


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    My friend had his RXP docked for about 3-4 weeks one time in Lake michigan, in water. He didnt have any problems with it but then again he hasnt done much maintence on it either but it still ran fine with no problems every weekend we went out. I think youll be fine perosnally, just keep a close eye on things.

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    no , electrolysis will corrode your pump parts badly, and rideplate.
    and like you said bottom growth occurs within 4 days and can permanently mar your hull.
    if you have no choice, you could leavr it in for a weekend, but i would invest in an old beach dolly or junk trailer or pwc floating dock. they arent that expensive and hold their value when you buy used. even ome 4 inch sch80 pvc pipes you could use as rollers to roll up onto land... 10 bux

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    Not really new to the site, but new to posting. Love to read and learn about pwc. This forum is fantastic. Any others have input? I am very curious about this as well.

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    What lextoy said makes sense

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    Seems like it to me too. thanks

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    how would you flush the ski if its still sitting in the water? I'm guessing you couldn't, but this is a question I've had before.

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    cant flush if its in the water, jet pump would mix salt water with your flush water, negating any flushing effect.

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    I wouldn't leave it in salt water too long, at least buy a floating pwc dock. I flush my ski after every ride and I still have a few small rust spots on the drive shaft.

    Your choice though.

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    I think the big question would be are you going to be leaving it salt water?

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