Thread: How bad is this corrosion
07-04-2009, 08:51 PM #1
How bad is this corrosion
Is this something to worry about?
Can it be cleaned?
Engine looks clean.
07-04-2009, 09:03 PM #2
with some time and effort, yes is the response. Can probably wash most of it off, then take your die grinder with a scrotch bright pad and polish it off.
07-04-2009, 09:19 PM #3
Thanks..... I just bought this ski and I was promised it was never in salt.....hmmm. Is this a normal issue from leaving it in the lake or
a salt issue.
I would imagine I have to get that off or it will continue to get
As you might be able to tell Im a chiropractor and not much of a mechanic.
07-04-2009, 09:23 PM #4
I really appreciate everyone's help. You all are a great community.
Should I replace the ride plate. Since its corroded I might as well
get rid of it as well as the stock intake grate.
07-04-2009, 10:18 PM #5
1996 Waveraider 700
It depends on how deep the pits are - can't tell from the photos. I just pulled mine out of the lake after about 4 years. Have you looked at the impeller? If the engine turns over at least the blades haven't grown into the housing (mine was like it had been welded). After I finally got all the pieces pried apart, I found the impeller is so pitted from the corrosion that it goes all the way thru in 2 spots at the trailing edges and about half way thru all over the rest of the blades (so yes, fresh water can do this). I couldn't get the impeller off the shaft, so I'll be replacing both plus the ride plate. Good news is the engine seems fine - does yours run? I took a grinder to the impeller and put it all back together and will put it in the water tomorrow to make sure it's worth spending any more money on ride plate and impeller. Good luck!
07-05-2009, 08:19 AM #6
Thanks for the info. I ran it on Friday and she ran like a charm. Mine is not
deeply pitted at all. Seems mostly superficial.
I need a gps but my speedo was at 60 and I still had some throttle to go.
It did idle kind of fast. How fast does the ski move when you are
off the throttle. I had a hard time docking this ski. Be easier if it wouldn't move at all while idling.
07-05-2009, 09:25 AM #7
There's definitely a lot of start and stop buttoning involved in docking. Timing seems to be everything with mine - shut it off at the right time and it spins around to gently bump its side against the dock or even coast in backward; otherwise be prepared to stand up and fend off the nose! Reverse is for cowards.
07-05-2009, 06:32 PM #8
Love that picture with the dogs....thats priceless.
Got the ski out and had a good run. 64 on very calm water of course that was per my speedo. I didnt have a GPS with me.
Thanks for the help everyone.....start cleaning that thing up this week.
07-05-2009, 06:43 PM #9
do you hose it down after each use, looks like a build up of somekind.
r&d rideplate(ir mod 1 resurfacing)
riva top load 1200 intake
riva pump seal kit
riva ff exchaust(annoy the neighbors)
leos holeshot(no stern holes)
tunnel reinforcement(self made)
skat trak 13/19 swirl r 155
stepped up sponsons
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07-05-2009, 09:23 PM #10
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Corrosion occurs in fresh water too,Just happens a lot faster in salt water.Looks pretty superficial to me.
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