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    Dropped Socket in the engine compartment

    I was installing the battery yesterday in my GTX SCIC and the socket fell off the wrench when I was taking it out of engine compartment. I haven't been able to get it out yet and was wondering if it will cause any damage being in there or if it can be sucked up in to the intake?


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    i have drop many a bolt and never recovered them. not familiar with that hull though. tip the ski back and give it a good shake while its back and see if it falls to the back of the ski. get a magnet and search around there also.

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    I still have a 1/4 wrench in the bottom of mine, maybe it was re-appear at the end of the season

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    Dropping bolts and tools in a ski is like losing them in the Bermuda Triangle .They just disappear, only to be found when you pull out the motor.Or try one of those extendable magnets that looks like a pen.

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    No Sheet

    I dropped a clamp (1" variety) when I was moving hoses to remove the SC last weekend and I can't even get it with a MAGNET. Tried a flexible one and a telescoping.............No Dice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneEyedHito View Post
    I dropped a clamp (1" variety) when I was moving hoses to remove the SC last weekend and I can't even get it with a MAGNET. Tried a flexible one and a telescoping.............No Dice!
    Don't forget some are Stainless Steel and are not magnetic!

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    And if a magnet doesn't work

    Let your wife, daughter, niece, neighbor's girl have a shot at it. Those long, skinny arms have gotten me a pair of needle nose that my magnet couldn't quite handle. Good luck.

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    Socket

    Took almost 2 years to get back a 10mm socket! Keep looking don't give up hope, she's there somewhere.

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    Doh!

    Quote Originally Posted by Human Hammer View Post
    Don't forget some are Stainless Steel and are not magnetic!

    THAT BE DA ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Looks like I will try the Flashlight, Mirror and CLAW grabber!!!!!

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    I know this is prolly weird but what i did was lift the tongue of the trailer all the way up till the back rail of the trailer was on the ground and i took one of those donut looking magnets tied some kite string to it and let it slide down inside the hull and pulled out the socket i lost.

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