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    how to tow one in

    whats up guys i was wondering about my flooded ultra 150 and i am thinking that the motor filled with water when it was being towed in since only about 18 inches of the hull was above water.
    so what do you think did it fill while i was being pulled in and if so how do i prevent it from happening again?


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    Jay, look above the pump housing at left and right sides for a broken fitting that passes thru hull. Unless there is one hell of a crack in the hull.

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    no cracks in the hull it was flipped over for about 25 minutes in the water and took on a bunch that way.

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    On the exhaust hole on the back of the ski, stock it has a piece that directs the exhust down into the water, when you tow a ski with a piece like that it acts like a scoop and sends water up through the exhaust into the motor....................

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    Well I would say it being upside down for 25 minutes sure didnt help. That alone would put enough water in the hull to get it hydrolocked. Or if it had water in the hull then you towed it that would increase the scoup effect of the exhaust outlet harry mentioned.

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    Clamp to Tow

    On Ultra, clamp shut #1 & 2 if towing over 5 mph, right? Still got Mitch O's photo but lost text.
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    Your're "thinking that the motor filled with water"? You didn't get the water out???

    Corrosion can start within hours! Better get it running to get the water out NOW! Even after running it for a while, I'd want to at least pull the carbs and try to look at the lower rod bearings to see if there's any evidence of rust.

    If you can't get it running, pull the spark plugs, ground the plug wires, and spin the engine over with the starter. If water shoots out of the spark plug holes (don't stand over them), that's bad. If you have water, I'd try to fill the engine with oil to prevent rust, but it will be very hard to displace all the water.

    By the way, I carry a paddle on my Ultra. I have a collapsible one that will fit under the front storage bucket.

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    its running that was covered in another topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayblazer View Post
    its running that was covered in another topic.
    Yea, I just found that one. Glad it's doing OK.

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