06-30-2009, 05:59 PM #1
Time frame spent on flushing ski?
Realistically, how long should one flush their ski while she sits there before anything may or can happen?
5 min? 8 min? 10, 15 min?
I'm just curious. I generally flush for around 5 min, I feel like this is enough for what ever reason.
How long do people flush their skies for?
06-30-2009, 07:03 PM #2
Unless you are spraying water up into the grate and onto the shaft seal 5 minutes is the limit. Beyond that you risk damage to the carbon seal.
06-30-2009, 07:03 PM #3
- Join Date
- Jun 2007
- Louisburg, NC
i usually flush mine for about 5 or 6 mins but i think u can do it up to 10 mins without hurting anything...i think thats what the manual says but i would double check jsut to make sure im not 100% on that one haha
06-30-2009, 09:25 PM #4
Caution: Never run engine longer than 5 minutes. Drive line seal has no cooling when watercraft is out of water.
That is page 49 of the 2000 model year manual. The 1999 manual suggests running it 3 minutes for a flush but does not give a maximum time. The 2002 manual has the same warning on page 75.
So, if all I have is the '99 manual and I see that it says to run the boat for about 3 minutes on the hose I just assume that since there is no maximum time limit I can run it 10?
If you are going to pull numbers out of your butt please be carefull.
People who do not know any better will remember that someone said they could flush a boat for 10 minutes. I assure you they will not remember that you were not certain.
06-30-2009, 09:36 PM #5
Like I said, I've always flushed no longer than 5 min. this method has done me good with the ocassional spray of water on the shaft carbon seal.
Lately (now that's it's summer & everyone is riding) I've heard people say 8, 10 min which got my attention and was curious what others time frame method was & if they've had luck.
I'm a fan of the manual at 5 min.
07-01-2009, 07:28 AM #6
3 or 4 minutes, water on high, engine at fast speed,
also remember most people that live on a lake NEVER flush, they just park the ski on the lift and walk away.
I run on some brackish water so once the motor is done the outsides and the trailer gets a good wash down as well..
07-01-2009, 05:09 PM #7
- Join Date
- Feb 2006
- Warner Robins, GA Home of the 2007 All-Star Little League World Champions!
Also the best way to flush a ski ridden in saltwater is to ride it in fresh. We always stop on the way back and dump them in for a quick ride. Breaks up the trip and is fun running the river too.
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