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    corrosion?

    I just got a Rxt-x this summer and i got a r&d intake grate and filter on it. The highest i got it was 69.9mph on my gps. I didn't ride it for a couple weeks in the fall and came back and noticed that that lift on the dock makes the seadoos rideplate tap the water a little bit and there was some white algae/corrosion on it. Went out on it and the highest i got it was in the 65s and it seemed like it was cativating bad at acceleration. Was this the humidity or cause of the corrosion? I really want this fixed and get it to hit 70 mph this next summer.


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    Are you in fresh water or salt water? You need to shorten the straps a little to get ski a little higher. Use a little green scrubby pad on the ride plate while the ski is in the water to get the corossion off... Ron

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    i'm fresh water, could that corrosion really slow it down that much?

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    I'm at Catawba Island on Lake Erie (yes they consider it fresh water) and dock the ski on a Jet Dock floating dock. The last 4" - 6" of the ride plate sometimes sits in the water and get splashed by boat wakes in the marina. I noticed at least a 1-mph increase when I cleaned the corrosion of the end of the plate. But, you're not going to loose 5 mph, especially in cooler weather. You might put it on the trailer and inspect the wear ring and impeller for damage. Get under the ski to see the front of the impeller. There should be no more than .014" gap between the impeller and wear ring... Ron

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