Thanks for the help on the electrical issue, I have it solved by putting a on/off switch on the battery post..Now my next question is why there is about an inch of water in the hull at all times?? my 96 does not have a bilge on it..Has any one added one?? The gasket on the bottom looks fine, and I don't think I am getting any in the scuppers, any ideas?? one hint, when I started the ski for the first time this year (today) the water that was in the hull fizzled like soda water!! Also, when I took the seat off the engine had a lot of "dew" on it..The ski is stored on a enclosed lift over the lake..Is the seat gasket that air tight???

Thanks again!!