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    Quote Originally Posted by jpt7779 View Post
    2 high capacity bilge pumps are very important, especially since your going off shore so far!

    Having the thru hull fittings well above the water line easily in sight is your warning.

    Simple water leaks like hose clamps loose, split exhaust pipes/WB, etc. the bilge pumps should get you to shore. You asked about the carbon seal.......if it loses its tight seal from the floating ring, a LOT of water is coming inside.....the faster you are moving the faster it comes in......been there done that!

    Rechecking your alignment would be a good idea and definitely install a 2nd high capacity bilge pump. GO Fishing and relax.

    I remember the day you called me right after it happened......


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    When you guys say "sink" you do mean swamp, right? I mean these things won't actually sink to the bottom, will they? I thought they had some flotation to them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by guybb3 View Post
    When you guys say "sink" you do mean swamp, right? I mean these things won't actually sink to the bottom, will they? I thought they had some flotation to them?
    Wrong! When this happened to me, it sank in a matter of seconds and the only thing showing was the front of the ski forward of the dash!

    Damn near made a grown man cry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guybb3 View Post
    When you guys say "sink" you do mean swamp, right? I mean these things won't actually sink to the bottom, will they? I thought they had some flotation to them?
    Most of the ski will be submerged yes, but no, it won't sink to the bottom of the ocean floor

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    Quote Originally Posted by SinWolf View Post
    Most of the ski will be submerged yes, but no, it won't sink to the bottom of the ocean floor
    See post #4 here
    http://greenhulk.net/forums/showthre...=1#post2440802

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    Quick question? Should we replace Carbon Seal Hat right away as a precaution or waite for signs of a Seal failure ?
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    The floating ring (hat) and carbon ring just don’t fail. Most of the problems with the drive line are poor engine to pump alignment, drive shaft spline failures, thru hull fitting, bellows, etc.

    Installing new parts without checking for a precise alignment is a waste of time and money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guybb3 View Post
    When you guys say "sink" you do mean swamp, right? ... they had some flotation to them?
    Once the hull fills with water, the only really buoyant part is the fuel tank. The flooded ski will ‘float’ rear down, nose up. And the nose will be just barely above the water surface.

    Yes, there is flotation foam inside the hull. It does not provide enough ‘lift’ to maintain the flooded hull in a level/horizontal orientation.

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    Should we add some flotation to them?

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