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    This is how I run a jetski shop in the desert nmpeter's Avatar
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    yeah, that seemed to be a total waste of keystrokes. makes a good sticky for dealing with a flooded ski however.....


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    Good point, Peter!

    Sadly, I'll bet that she is probably turned off to PWC ownership from now on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmpeter View Post
    yeah, that seemed to be a total waste of keystrokes. makes a good sticky for dealing with a flooded ski however.....
    Yup. Saw that comin

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve45 View Post
    Good point, Peter!

    Sadly, I'll bet that she is probably turned off to PWC ownership from now on...
    Unfortunately yup. We led her to water...cant make her drink tho!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmpeter View Post
    ... makes a good sticky for dealing with a flooded ski however.....
    Thread is now a sticky, with overview notes added to the original post.

    If anyone has links to other excellent threads on recovery from water flooded engines, add the links here.

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    This is how I run a jetski shop in the desert nmpeter's Avatar
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    Great!

    since most vintage Kawasaki skis I've had come in seem to have compromised electrical vaults it's a good thing to make note on the vulnerable state.

    It's unfortunate due to the Kawasaki design, the amount of hand labor (breaking down all the connectors to bare wire) involved in getting these cleaned up (even as a matter of convincing a customer that it is in their best interest to have the box watertight) becomes cost prohibitive, especially when the ski runs like a scalded rat mostly.

    Yamaha really did it far better, as much as a pain it is to get one of those put back together.

    I would nominate:

    The single most important thing about flooded skis is that they have to made to run within a day.

    The second most important thing is to put the spark plug caps on the grounding posts before starting the work.

    Third most important, of course, is:

    Try not to sink it!
    Last edited by K447; 06-10-2017 at 02:17 PM.

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    What an awesome thread. I've seen someone sink their ski and they were in no hurry to recover it, mechanically. They asked me a bunch of questions about hull repairs even though they didn't think they had hit anything. I never saw the ski again. While reading this thread it struck me that it was a Kawi.
    Thanks for the lesson.

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