Thread: Seadoos in Salt Water
06-17-2008, 08:43 AM #1
Seadoos in Salt Water
Hey guys, my skis have only been used in freshwater.
We are heading down to South Florida for a week, and thinking about taking them with us. What do you think---salt or no salt?
Questions as follows:
1. How do they hold up in marine, I know about the closed loop cooling, but what about the motor mounts and inner hardware, do you think a week of salt water will cause rust everywhere?
2. Can these craft sit in the water for a week? They will need to be moored in the water. I have heard that PWC can sink if left in the water, thoughts?
3. How do you guys in marine deal with corrosion issues (Salt Away?)...
Any other comments regarding Seadoos in marine will be appreciated.
06-17-2008, 09:24 AM #2
I leave my skis in the salt water for 2-3 days at time. I havn't run into any rust issues, however the Zincs on my 04 ski are just about gone (4 years later and the skis are outside in the salty air all year long). I use salt away almost everytime i flush them out which is everytime they come out of the water. For a week you should be fine. You can always spay some CRC in the engine area to prevent rust. As far as the skis sinking i havent heard of that, just keep an eye on them.
06-17-2008, 11:11 AM #3
06-17-2008, 11:41 AM #4
Before you hit the salt water I would make sure to spray a heavy coat of fluid film or seadoo lube over all the exposed metal inside the ski and outside the ski. Put it in the water. When you take it out flush with water then with salt-away then rinse with water inside and out. Finally spray again with fluid film or seadoo lube inside and out.
06-17-2008, 11:48 AM #5
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06-17-2008, 03:54 PM #6
I only ride in salt...make sure you FLUSH and dont let the salt build up anywhere, spray everything down thoroughly
06-17-2008, 05:25 PM #7
If you haven't tried Fluid Film and live within the Continental United States, just send me a PM with your shipping info. I'll get a sample can right out. There's no better way to find out how well it works.
06-17-2008, 08:52 PM #8
Thanks guys, any comments on my question no. 2?
06-17-2008, 09:09 PM #9
Personally, I wouldn't. There are very few moorings fit for pwc for a short length of time let alone for days....waves...tides...*******s.
06-18-2008, 12:16 AM #10
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whats a easy alternative to the fluid film? wont the wd40 mess up plastic and rubber? also where is the salt away stuff sold???? its something you flush the ski with??
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