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    Hull filled 1/3 with rainwater for 3 months

    Hello! I am thinking about getting a second Seadoo XP (1996), and it's a bargain...but here's why. The ski had a tarp on it for the winter, but the tarp had a small, unnoticed hole. The XP hull filled-up about 1/3 with rainwater because sadly, the drain plug was still screwed in. The rainwater was in the hull for about the last three months. Other than that, this ski is beautiful.

    **It does not look like the water entered the carbs, thankfully.**

    We got the ski to start, but we shut it off immediately not to damage it.

    My question: before taking the XP on the lake to see if it runs, is there anything I should do to the ski? Should the motor be taken apart to see if the bearings are good? The seals may have done their job, and kept the water out, and I'd really hate to pull the motor, and disassemble. That being said, I don't want to run the ski, and damage the engine if water did get in.

    Just curious as to your thoughts.

    Thanks!!

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    No worries as long as water didn't get in the engine. I would check both electrical boxes for water. Make sure they're dry on the inside. Put it in the water and check for leaks. If none, you should be fine.

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    I'll give it a try! And my next question - how in the world did get your RXP up to 85mph??? I have an 04 as well - very intrigued!


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