My first time out
Posted 13 May 2004 - 07:36 AM
Yes it is a learning curve.
First rule of boating PUT THE PLUG IN THE BOAT BEFORE YOU PUT IT IN THE WATER
Second: there is a reason Sea Doo tells you NOT TO GO INTO LESS THEN 18 INCHES OF WATER.
Up until the mishaps the DOO was exciting and fun. Can't wait to try her out again
Posted 13 May 2004 - 07:50 AM
The rocks in the impeller, that's the scary part. They can and do get past the weed grates. It could have been alot worse, it could have bent the impeller blades and then you would be forking out that expense instead of putting that money in your gas tank. It's a miracle that the wear rings didn't get sliced and diced. You lucked out this time, but I bet there won't be a next time for shallow water.
WE beach our boat alot on a sand bar where I boat. I used to pull up on it with the engines running, let it beach, and rev it up to push it up a little further. Not any more. I wasn't using my brain and thinking about rocks. It hit me one day, and I stopped dooing it. I will coast up to the sandbar, let it beach, and get out and pull it the rest of the way up. Yes Virginia, there is a reason for a minimum depth guideline from San...I mean Seadoo.
Posted 13 May 2004 - 10:17 AM
Well, it could have been worse.....
What I find interesting is that a Rock got past your grate and if yours is similar to mine (Hydrosurge) then I wouldn't expect the rock to be that big>..?? This leads me to my next point. Over at the Jetboating website, there are a few people saying that the stock Hydrosurge grate is no good and they are switching to a 6 and 12 tine grate. I would imagine this would help out some in a situation like this and I am already checking into it.
Anyone else know much about this??
Posted 13 May 2004 - 10:21 AM
Posted 13 May 2004 - 10:31 AM
From what I read, the Merc boats have the tines break off.
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