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    Water ingestion is bad, m'kay.

    I knew it was bad, but I didn't think it was this bad. Ouch. The crank is now frozen in place, and I can't get the center piston high enough to get the piston pin out (which is also frozen in place). I guess it's good to have projects like this to keep me busy and out of trouble.
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    Unhappy

    so were dying to know...how did that happen????

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    Just playing in the waves and the bilge pump wasn't working. I thought it must have been a hose leaking to get so much water in the hull, but I haven't found any disconnected, ruptured, or melted. Unfortunately most of the water must have gotten in while I was letting a friend ride it, who thought is was sluggish because he'd clogged the pump with seaweed. He brought it into the beach so we could clean it out, and I figured I'd play it safe by putting the ski back on the trailer in case any of the cooling were clogged. One squeeze of the throttle to bring the ski around to the ramp and the engine locked up hard. I immediately knew what'd happened and kicked myself because I should have known better.

    Funny thing is the same guy was riding another ski of mine last year when a hole blew through the top of the rear piston (not his fault either). I've now rebuilt that ski and sold it to him so he can go break his own stuff!

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    ouch...

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