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    What kind of damage does salt water do?

    Hey yall, another question... Would salt water severely damage the Nikasil on the cylinder sleeve of a 1200 power valve engine? Even if it was drained and run the next day?


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    i would be more worried about the steel in the crank/bearings than the Nic. on the cylinders. IF you got the thing running you need to really heat that engine up good and give it a good long run and make sure all the water is out of your engine. Did you sink it or just a leak in the head gasket?

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    I've been told by several people who own marinas/service centers that fresh water actually does more damage to your machines than salt does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJE View Post
    I've been told by several people who own marinas/service centers that fresh water actually does more damage to your machines than salt does.

    I disagree X 1000. Salt water is much HARSHER on a ski than fresh water. Salt is ok if you clean it good when you are done, but not near as clean as fresh water

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    I should have expanded a bit more...

    In sea water the galvanic effect of the small copper deposits is distributed, while in fresh water, due to lower conductivity, while the total amount of galvanic corrosion is less, the effect is more concentrated around each deposit, causing pitting.

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    A friend has a siezed 1200 pv for sale... it got swamped but ran the next day... that was last season. Now its locked up and I'm thinking about a purchase and wondering how much its worth in the condition its in. I'm thinking new crankshaft for sure but I'm thinking that the cylinders should be okay... I'm sure there will probably be other issues as well, just trying to get some opinions. The ski is a 99 xlt. Is it worth $1200. with the trailer in the condition its in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJE View Post
    I should have expanded a bit more...

    In sea water the galvanic effect of the small copper deposits is distributed, while in fresh water, due to lower conductivity, while the total amount of galvanic corrosion is less, the effect is more concentrated around each deposit, causing pitting.
    That may be so in a textbook, but have you ever seen any significant corrosion in a ski run exclusively in fresh water? Have you seen the corrosion in a ski run exclusively in salt?

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