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    taking on water

    I just finally got my ski back the water after a prop and wear ring replace due to rocks last season I was out about an hour n a half and opened the drain plugs on the boat ramp and out came about 4 gallons of very hot water once home did an inspection and found no hoses off any other possible reason than carbon seal?


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    Leave it on the trailer on the ramp and run it. See if you can find where the water is coming from.

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    Sounds like a lot.. western pa I'm guessing you weren't into big of waves? these can find way into the bilge but if your siphons are working cant see how you'd get THAT much?

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    If it is very hot i would think you have a leak in the exhaust somewhere. Run it on the hose and check.

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    Well I ran it on the hose and seen nothing It wasn't a problem before having my pump off last time this happened replaced carbon seal but really could not see it leaking just over 130 hrs for that now 200hrs.

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    If it's hot water it must be your waterbox or a loose related hose.

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    it could be from any thing
    the motor is hot and any water sloshing around in the hull will get hot
    water leaks can be a bitch to find, but you said it was worse after pump work
    I have seen the bailer tubes actually flow backwards because the tubes in the nozzle moved
    also look at the seals and nuts on the steering and reverse cables
    try leaving it on the trailer at the lake, bring a bright flash light and look it over with the motor running

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    Jack the trailer up in the front and fill the back of the hull with water and see if water comes out anywhere. That's what I did to find my leak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruger226 View Post
    Jack the trailer up in the front and fill the back of the hull with water and see if water comes out anywhere. That's what I did to find my leak.
    I like that will try then take to the boat ramp if necessary.

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    No obvious leak at the ramp will run it over the weekend if more water in hull most likely the carbon seal which would be my second at just 190 hrs.

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