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    drain plugs stuck!

    This is the second time I have to unscrew to two plugs in the rear of the ski...
    The little ball inside keeps getting stuck and not allowing my ski to drain...
    How can I fix????


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    Quote Originally Posted by palmbeach jesse View Post
    This is the second time I have to unscrew to two plugs in the rear of the ski...
    The little ball inside keeps getting stuck and not allowing my ski to drain...
    How can I fix????
    Yep, common problem...good design idea but poor execution.
    Pull the plugs out and remove the balls. Problem solved.
    After that you MUST remember to screw the plugs in before launching. I hook a ribbon to my seat handle whenever I open the plugs to remind me to screw them in before launching. The ribbon reminds me to close the plugs. I have run all day with the plugs unscrewed with the balls in before but the balls always get stuck so I just removed them.
    Before I removed the balls I would unscrew the screws, pull the assembly out and release the balls, then screw the assembly back in. Lots of trouble and a chance to cross thread the screws in the fiberglass hull. I had enough of that so I removed the balls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lafjax View Post
    Yep, common problem...good design idea but poor execution.
    Pull the plugs out and remove the balls. Problem solved.
    After that you MUST remember to screw the plugs in before launching. I hook a ribbon to my seat handle whenever I open the plugs to remind me to screw them in before launching. The ribbon reminds me to close the plugs. I have run all day with the plugs unscrewed with the balls in before but the balls always get stuck so I just removed them.
    Before I removed the balls I would unscrew the screws, pull the assembly out and release the balls, then screw the assembly back in. Lots of trouble and a chance to cross thread the screws in the fiberglass hull. I had enough of that so I removed the balls.
    Agreed.... loose your balls

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    Shoot them ever so often with fluid film...

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    Quote Originally Posted by palmbeach jesse View Post
    This is the second time I have to unscrew to two plugs in the rear of the ski...
    The little ball inside keeps getting stuck and not allowing my ski to drain...
    How can I fix????
    GET RID OF YOUR BALLS..... ...YOU DONT NEED THEM. I GOT RID OF MINE LONG TIME AGO WHEN I HAD A WATER LEAK INSIDE MY BOAT AND IT ALMOST SANK BECUASE I COULD NOT DRAIN OUT THE WATER IN THE MIDDLE OF A LONG RIDE. IT IS TIME TO GET A BILGE PUMP TOO... ..VERY IMPORTANT IF YOU DONT WANT TO SINK LIKE THE TITANIC...

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    just finished getting the balls out and reinstalling the plugs...
    i have a bilge pump but the fuse keeps poping.. need to get that fixed too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by palmbeach jesse View Post
    just finished getting the balls out and reinstalling the plugs...
    i have a bilge pump but the fuse keeps poping.. need to get that fixed too...
    Congrats on loosing your balls

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdaddyRXP View Post
    Congrats on loosing you balls


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    yeah....just get the bilge fixed and call it a day....

    if ur doing any wave jumping and submerging the ski....its the best way to go............for peace of mind ..... and just put regular plugs back in. This might be a case of less is more......
    oh...and sry about ur balls!!!! :P

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    thanks guys!!
    my voice is getting deeper, is that normal?

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