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

  1. Betik

    Betik Jetboaters Captain

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    Yea but how to you manage not to get any water inside of the ski flips upside down?
    Sound like I might have to install a bilge pimp
     
  2. haknslash

    haknslash Jetboaters Admiral

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    Today's PWC's are like the size of a freakin couch so they should be much harder to flip over. However I'd do like you suggest and install a bilge pump. Have to weigh out your choices: want to blow your kabob sky high or want to get some water in the hull (which happens anyways)? I'd take manufacturer's install blower and bilge just to be safe :)
     
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  3. Neutron

    Neutron Jetboaters Lieutenant

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    My FZS came factory with a bilge pump.
    Lots of Yamaha skis do. But nowadays its on the higher priced skis. Whereas before just the budget skis didn't have them
     
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  4. haknslash

    haknslash Jetboaters Admiral

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    That's good to know and should make using a blower a no-brainier for them moving forward. They won't do it until it's required by the USCG though. MFG's gotta save them pennies at all costs lol.
     
  5. Cobra Jet Steering LLC

    Cobra Jet Steering LLC Jetboaters Admiral

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    Most do have bilge pumps now but that would not help unless you rewire the pump to be able to turn it on when you need it.
    I recall when I blew an oil filter this year and had to be towed in, several boats made a lot of wakes that rolled over the hood while I was in tow so I would need to tap the start button to trigger the bilge pump just to be sure water was not getting onto the hull.
    The bilge will start and then turn off after 20 or 30 seconds it also turns on each time you shut down the engine. You can add vents if you know where to put them and I may do it , I added them on my sea doo 4 stroke skies to help them breath due to having the bellows in the exhaust system since some exhaust would leak into the hull through those. And this can reduce your top speed.
    Now here is one that blew up at 113 mph but it was the pump that failed.
     

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