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Post  hound on Thu Jan 08 2009, 09:12

what are the pitfalls in towing a ski that has broken down..i heard that you shouldnt tow a ski faster than 5mph as water fills the cylinders....

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Post  softbaiter on Thu Jan 08 2009, 09:15

this was a concern of mine also, if you have a late model seadoo - say a GTX they have a heat exchanger so you dont have to worry, Skis like teh Yammie FX etc you will need to block off the water inlet line, just carry a pair of vice grips on your ski in case
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Post  JAZA on Thu Jan 08 2009, 10:05

hey mate i have a 2008 seadoo gtx and u do have to block the hose when towing says in manual and the hose has a red band on it where to clamp
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Post  softbaiter on Thu Jan 08 2009, 19:35

Doesnt your GTX have a closed loop cooling system ?

edit: Just found out that indeed the seadoo has a closed loop Engine cooling sys, but it does have open loop for the wet Exhaust. doh.
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Post  orca on Thu Jan 08 2009, 21:12

This caution isn't mentioned in the Yamaha owner manual for my '99 GP1200, instead they warn of taking water in the air intake while towing which may flood the hull, then enter the engine via air intake.
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Post  Jase on Fri Jan 09 2009, 08:07

softbaiter wrote:this was a concern of mine also, if you have a late model seadoo - say a GTX they have a heat exchanger so you dont have to worry, Skis like teh Yammie FX etc you will need to block off the water inlet line, just carry a pair of vice grips on your ski in case
All skis need to have the inline hose clamped if your going to tow more than 5 kts.
remembering when you tow the ski the water still gets forced through the inlett and into the waterbox ,when the waterbox fills up the water enters the cylinders and then$$$$$$$$$
hope this helps
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Post  softbaiter on Fri Jan 09 2009, 18:21

if i was anchored in 8 knots of current, would that do the same thing lol ?
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