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    Exploding PWCs

    As some of you saw in previous post, I am looking to get my son a Yamaha waverunner for HS graduation/AA degree (he is home-schooled/dual enrolled).

    As I am researching, I ran into articles and videos of exploding PWCs.

    I have ridden my 2 different Kawasakis for over 250 hours, no issues.

    But, you watch those videos, and it gets in your head.

    In each video the PWCs seem to be in idle or being started (probably ventilation issues, I assume).

    What do you guys know? Comment, please.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndinfinity View Post
    I have ridden my 2 different Kawasakis for over 250 hours, no issues.
    Sorry to hear you had to put 250 hours on kawasaki.

    Jokes aside, I wouldn't worry about it. If you are truly concerned, be sure to ventilate the hull with the seat off for a bit prior to starting the engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndinfinity View Post
    As some of you saw in previous post, I am looking to get my son a Yamaha waverunner for HS graduation/AA degree (he is home-schooled/dual enrolled).

    As I am researching, I ran into articles and videos of exploding PWCs.

    I have ridden my 2 different Kawasakis for over 250 hours, no issues.

    But, you watch those videos, and it gets in your head.

    In each video the PWCs seem to be in idle or being started (probably ventilation issues, I assume).

    What do you guys know? Comment, please.
    I added a bilge blower to my ski to vent the hull and run it for 5 min. prior to starting when ski has been siting for hours, Or you can just remove the seat and let it to vent out into the air prior to starting, most of these exploding issues are old skis with lots of hours and poor maintiance on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2fast4u View Post
    I added a bilge blower to my ski to vent the hull and run it for 5 min. prior to starting when ski has been siting for hours, Or you can just remove the seat and let it to vent out into the air prior to starting, most of these exploding issues are old skis with lots of hours and poor maintiance on them.
    Can you share the bilge blower model or set up?

    Is it PWC specific, or for boats?

    (I am sure I can google it, but you are 1st person experience).

    Thanks

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    The Yamaha you saw was a recall. The clips holding the fuel lines were fault on I believe 2016s. Would allow fuel to leak out.... And then we'll you saw.

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    Man, when it is your kids, your knees easily buckle.

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