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    Towing FX Sho

    Many posts state you need a water shutoff in order to tow your ski- should you need to. Does this apply to all models ? Is the concern that water will flow thru the cooling lines and fill the exhaust and then eventually make its way into the engine. Has anyone had that happen and how far did you tow it?


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    Hope Tony don't see this post. Lol

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    The answer given to me on this forum is.... No.
    Waste of money and effort

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    Yamaha's do not need this. End of thread.

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    I've towed a Yamaha (at slow speeds) without a shutoff and didn't get any water in the motor. I've never seen it happen to any PWC from towing. But I have seen a few motors (never a Yamaha) that were hydro-locked because the owner ran the flush before starting the motor. On the Yamaha 4-stokes, the flush hose goes into the cooling hose from the jet pump, so towing would have the same effect as flushing.

    I wouldn't bother installing a shutoff. But if you're planning to tow your ski, why not take some precaution to prevent water from back-flowing into the motor.?

    A simple clamp will do the trick:
    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/show...92#post2549092

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    2004 FXHO Owner's Manual has warnings about flushing with the motor off and towing... both indicate that water could enter the engine through the exhaust. It says to tow at 5MPH or less to prevent this.

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    Thanks for the information! Not that you have to tow a Yamaha

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    MY 2013 waverunner manual says do not tow over 5 MPH or it could cause severe engine damage. But " the people on the internet say it's ok to tow with out worring about engine damage" its got to be true its on the net.lol

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    Just this year, I towed a 2012 VX Deluxe 7 miles and stayed around 5-7mph. No water in cylinders. Started it right up after I removed a small stick lodged in the impeller. You could clamp it as advised if ever needed.

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