Thread: How not to fix a flooded engine.
06-22-2006, 08:02 AM #1
How not to fix a flooded engine.
2 burned in watercraft explosion
June 21, 2006
FREEDOM, N.H. --A Seadoo explosion at the Ossipee Lake Marina in Freedom (New Hampshire) left two people with second degree burns.
New Hampshire Marine Patrol says the flash explosion occurred Monday, just after the SeaDoo personal watercraft had just gassed up.
The Marine Patrol's Crystal McLain says 44-year-old David Ross of Medford, Massachusetts, was attempting to fix an engine problem when the explosion occurred. Ross had opened the engine compartment and pulled out a spark plug, then cranked the engine to clear excess fuel -- when gas fumes triggered the explosion.
Ross and a 13-year-old boy both suffered burns to their faces and torsos. Both were treated and released from hospitals yesterday
06-22-2006, 08:30 AM #2
i wonder if the spark plug coils on that ski were on their grounding posts if it woulda gona boom... removed the plugs, turned the motor over, spark musta come from somewhere.... my guess is he didn't ground the spark plug wires? or do the 2-smokes not throw any spark thru the wires when not on the spark plugs themselves?
06-22-2006, 12:05 PM #3
Bet he had a fuel leak. The hull had to be filled with fumes from something. Good thing we have 2 bailers in our hulls. They help evacuate fuel fumes.
06-22-2006, 04:41 PM #4
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