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Discussion in 'Jet Skis' started by Cobra Jet Steering LLC, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. Cobra Jet Steering LLC

    Cobra Jet Steering LLC Jetboaters Admiral

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  2. B0at1n

    B0at1n Active Member

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    That had to hurt.
     
  3. bronze_10

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    Daaaaayyyymmmmmmmnnnnn
     
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    WTF just happened there?
     
  5. Neutron

    Neutron Jetboaters Lieutenant

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    Wow that sucks!
     
  6. Betik

    Betik Jetboaters Captain

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    didnt the kawasakis circled around the world?????
     
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    itsdgm Jetboaters Admiral

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    WOW!!
     
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    MrMoose Jetboaters Captain

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    That's the new eject feature. Still fine tuning it, apparently.
     
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    I hope they are ok..
     
  10. Cobra Jet Steering LLC

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    and a sea doo tries it's luck exploding
    OMG jetski blows up : how ? - YouTube


    A 2 stroke either a Kawasaki or sea doo can't really tell for sure, it blew up in Michigan [​IMG][​IMG] I would have jumped off that one
    someplace in that fire is another jet ski[​IMG]
    and another ski exploded here [​IMG]
     
  11. biffdotorg

    biffdotorg Jet Boat Addict

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    Ya, that yellow one above is a SeaDoo XP. The original pogo stick seat.

    So my thoughts are this happened due to fume build up in the hull? I am always in the habit of opening the seat, just like you would turn on your exhaust fan on your boat before firing up. But what gets me is why it happened after start up and while idling? And where did the spark come from.

    Theory #1. Gas is not explosive, but flammable. Fumes are highly explosive. I can only guess the fumes existed, and some sort of fuel leak started fire due to heat, thus causing the explosion as it lit the fumes. Wow.
     
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  12. Cobra Jet Steering LLC

    Cobra Jet Steering LLC Jetboaters Admiral

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    It's definitely fumes being ignited, p w c is basically an inboard but they are exempt to the ventilation fan requirements of inboards.
    Jet boats are also inboards but they have fans to clear out any fumes, however the jet boat has a vented fuel system and the p w c has a closed system so if the fuel system develops any leak any where the pressure in the tank vents into the hull.
    There are air inlets hidden to allow the engine to run but not sink the ski if it rolls over . All it take is is enough fuel vapors inside the hull and a spark to ignite it.
    before[​IMG] after but it was a Polaris and no one should have an attitude if they are riding one of those lol.
    One thing I did see that could be as bad as the ski exploding or worse . [​IMG]

    If you want to kill your child place them between you and the handlebars , hit one sand bar and crush them like a bug, nice camo life jacket on the adult too! Or not!
     

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  13. Betik

    Betik Jetboaters Captain

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    Do the Yamahas have a vent or they also susceptible to such explosions?
     
  14. Cobra Jet Steering LLC

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    I believe all skies are closed systems with a relief valve that vents after a certain pressure but any leak in the engine compartment would be a problem, considering most people who ride skies are " bat ship nuts" I guess is just a little added adrenalin,
    Think about it if the engine throws a rod guess where it will end up. I think I am going to pad my seats with Kevlar from now on .
     
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  15. Neutron

    Neutron Jetboaters Lieutenant

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    I keep my seats on my skis popped up anyway all the time when not in use so that moisture and mold doesnt grow. I only latch them when trailering and always pop up to vent prior to launch.
    I also refill gas after a ride
     
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  16. swatski

    swatski Jetboaters Fleet Admiral

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    This thread is certainly educational.
    I'm glad to have stumbled in here, even though I never ride jetskis my kids had on occasion. This is a really good reminder... to check under the seat before launching.

    --
     
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  17. haknslash

    haknslash Jetboaters Admiral

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    That's a YAMAHA tho....
     
  18. GTBRMC

    GTBRMC Jetboaters Captain

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    Those Taliban are getting really good at hiding those roadside bombs!
     

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