Yes you read that correctly. Apparently you need to winterize your wake tower in Canada. Let me explain.
I was in my yard getting things ready for our first big snow fall yesterday. We have had several days of cold weather a week ago but the last few days had been nice. As I was looking at my boat something caught my eye. So I go up to the boat and upon inspection there is a big 7 inch gash in my wake tower. I was like WTF happened since my boat is in the middle of the yard nothing could have hit it. There is no other damage on the boat. So I started to think what could have happened to cause this.
Now after looking at it I was like wow their must have been water in it and it froze. Now I thought well surely their are drain holes in the bottom of the pipe. Took a look and no holes? I'm thinking lets see if there is water in it below the split? Only one way to find out. Grabbed the drill and a bit and popped a hole in the bottom of the split pipe and out comes 3 cups of water. So now I'm thinking wow what if the other side has water in it too? It will split too. So I drill a hole in it to and out comes a rush of water almost 20 cups. It must have been full to the top.
The boat I'm hopping had the 5 year warranty on it so I hope seadoo will make good on it. But wow no where in the manual does it say to winterize your wake tower. The other owner had the boat in BC where the winters don't get cold. This is why it did not bust before. But the fist start of our Alberta cold killed it. Moral of my winded story here is check your tower for drain holes if it has none and you are in the cold make them.
Here is a photo......