First post & Love the site. I bought a 2007 Speedster 150 215HP at the end of March and am really lovin it. Recently I saw a picture of the sub move and thougth wow they can really take on water and pull through. The next weekend my cares were put to the test.
We (my wife, 2 sons  and I) were on Anclove Island with my sister and her husband. They have a huge Sea-Doo jetski from the late 90's or maybe 2000. Anyhow they couldn't get it started so we gave them a tow. We had 5 in the boat and one being towed with the jetski. Unfotunetly we had to go into the waves to return to land. At first I thought it was funny with my sister getting some nice waves to the back of the head (as she was sitting up front). We were only doing about 6mph. However the waves weren't draining out and soon the boat was full of water. I told everyone to start bailing, They all thought I meant bail and jumped ship. The nose was still under water with everyone but me off and without any speed, the drain under the drivers seat wasn't doing anything. I tried scooping water for a moment and realized that was futile. I couldn't figure out why the bilge pump was doing anything. Then I opened the door in the floor and all the water went down there, bilge pump kicked in, and things shortly retuned to normal. I exhaled, mumbled something I can't post, and got them to land.
This past Saturday I had waves coming over the front, while leaving the no wake shoreline, with the 4 of us on, and simply gassed it enought to get the drain under the seat to work and on plane.
My questions from this experience are:
1) Confirmation that the boat won't "go down" when the boat is full of water and standing still.
2) Is it the right thing to do (opening the floor door) to get the water out. Or if I'm still taking on water and release the air under the floor, will the boat then sink?
A few things wrong with this boat (none of which make me love it less).
Radio sometimes works, Fuel meter sometimes works, Hours driven is way off, All seats have came off at least once.