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    What a Difference!!!

    I finally installed the new Solas impeller and impeller housing over the weekend. Took it out in lightly choppy water. Talk about amazing.
    Before on a really good day if I held my tongue just right I was topping out 47-48 with just me. Saturday I got a solid 50 in less than perfect conditions and then took the wife and was showing a solid 48. She even thought the ride and acceleration was better.


    Once I got the old housing out with the stainless steel liner. It was obvious of the wear on it.
    I used a feeler gauge prior to disassembly and was getting .024-.025 in areas. So I knew it was time. My guess is that the housing and liner are OEM. Probably the impeller too. The seller I got my ski from said he had into a stealer-ship and they told him the prop was bad and it needed a new one. I couldn't tell if the prop was OEM or not, but they did a real number on the shaft, either used vice grips or a vice and marked up the shaft pretty good.
    I finally got the old prop off and the new one put back on.

    There are still some issues needing attention. I think the carbs need rebuilt. The acceleration isn't quite there and there is some hesitation just off throttle.
    I'm also wondering about the axle housing too. When I pull out of the water and start the motor to flush the water out. I hear for lack of a better word a "jingling" when it is idling. Nothing grinding, the shaft felt tight when I was holding it and moving it around.
    I guess I will need to find someone a little better mechanic wise? Or try to make a video and post it.


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    All Yamahas jingle while on the trailer. Perfectly normal.


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    Ahhhh....Thank you sir.!!

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