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    Overnight In Water - No Drain Plug In

    Rode for an hour this evening, when docking I noticed a little water in the hull. Not too much, but it made me realize I forgot to screw the drain plug in.

    My 2011 GTI 155 is moored off on my dock right now, with the plugs screwed back in now.

    I'm wondering if I had left the plugs out overnight would it fill the hull with water?

    I may check it again before I go to bed.

    Thoughts? Concerns? Recommendations?
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    This is how I run a jetski shop in the desert nmpeter's Avatar
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    tag the plugs when you open them, Next time you might lose it.

    some of the seadoos have a one way drain plug system, so maybe not, but why chance it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmpeter View Post
    tag the plugs when you open them, Next time you might lose it.

    some of the seadoos have a one way drain plug system, so maybe not, but why chance it?
    What do you mean by 'tag' the plugs?

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    Mine has the one-way bailors with tubing looped high in the hull.

    I understand if the tubes are down low that is when water is getting in, one way or not??

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    The 155s will sink if you leave them undone at least the 2014s will as the bailers are not hooked to the the drain plugs like the the rxpx 260s

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    This is how I run a jetski shop in the desert nmpeter's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeteffect View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by nmpeter View Post
    tag the plugs when you open them, Next time you might lose it.

    some of the seadoos have a one way drain plug system, so maybe not, but why chance it?
    What do you mean by 'tag' the plugs?

    pretty standard practice for me when I do something that makes a ski not water ready

    (like opening the drain plugs for a winterizing)

    How it started:

    when I first got back into the business, I had a guy threaten to sue me because his kid took his ski out and sunk it "because I left the drain plugs out" and he didn't want to pay the recovery bill.

    somehow his lack of proper prep was my fault.

    My attorney advised I take some positive steps, since had it gone to court, it could have cost me quite a bit for attorney fees and a possible loss of income had the judge seen it his way. Defending against a pointless lawsuit has expenses. And sometimes around here the judges will not award attorney fees to the winning side. Depends on the financial status of the litigants it seems.

    In any event tagging something makes it apparent to an operator that something needs to be done before using something

    I tie a bit of orange construction tape to the drain plugs to clearly show they are open after a winterize service. I never let a ski off the lot during the season with an open drain plug. That's just asking for trouble.

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    as you can imagine, missing something on an aircraft has dire consequences

    My wife had one of these on the back zipper of her most scandalous club dress back in the day

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmpeter View Post

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    as you can imagine, missing something on an aircraft has dire consequences

    My wife had one of these on the back zipper of her most scandalous club dress back in the day
    THOSE ARE SWEET!!!!!!

    where do you get them?

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    found 'em on AMAZON...

    http://www.amazon.com/3x-Remove-Befo.../dp/B005RO7L1A

    multiple color combos too.

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    I though all 4-tecs had drain plugs with balls so they will only let water and and not let water in.

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    there are a few different styles out now

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