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Capsized for the first time ever in the Spark yesterday. Very aggressive left turn and quickly found myself at the angle of no return. I should have let go of the bars but was trying to counter with my weight to keep it from going. My 55lb daughter on the back was NOT doing any countering so over we went. Underwater my first thought was "oh $H1T".

But climbed on top, grabbed a hold and flipped it back over counter-clockwise. Pretty easy. Those heat exchanger strips weren't hot at all....or maybe I didn't notice it because I was in damage control mode.

Asked my daughter if she was scared at all when we went over, "no". She's a trooper that one.

Lucky I strapped my front storage closed. Phone in a good freezer bag still got wet (but still worked luckily) so ziploc bags don't work, towels soaked. Ordered a floating 10L dry bag last night.
 

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Get a lifeproof case for your phone. They are worth every penny. So it didn't fill up with water and swamp it when it rolled?
 

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yea what happened afterwards, fired back up and rode home? That other guy who went over said he had BUCKETS come flooding in....???
 

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Having read all the flooding posts here I was thinking that as I floated colorful side down.

Flipped her over real easy. Reattached key. Fired up great. No service warnings. Rode around below 5000 RPMs for 5+ minutes as manual says.
Rode for another hour on pounding waves. No engine hiccups.

On the ramp pulled the bilge plug and barely a trickle of water, nothing more than normal.

Will look at Lifeproof case.
 

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That's when it becomes clear why you should always have a dry bag, or at least leave anything that is susceptible to water damage on shore. Glad to hear that the Spark itself handled the roll over pretty well though.

How much did the dry bag that you ordered cost?
 

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Glad to hear you nad the little one were not hurt.

Even more happier that no handle bars broke and you did not sink to the bottom.
 

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Having read all the flooding posts here I was thinking that as I floated colorful side down.

Flipped her over real easy. Reattached key. Fired up great. No service warnings. Rode around below 5000 RPMs for 5+ minutes as manual says.
Rode for another hour on pounding waves. No engine hiccups.

On the ramp pulled the bilge plug and barely a trickle of water, nothing more than normal.

Will look at Lifeproof case.
Its Great to see the Manual followed perfectly!!!!!
 

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Roll over

We rolled over last weekend as well. We deserved as we were playing a rodeo game.. See how long you can stay on the bull lol..

I flipped it back over within 30 seconds of falling rode at less than 5000 rpm for 5 mins as per manual

I checked with a flashlight as best I could. No signs of any water.. I was surprised.. Wouldn't water come in through the front air intake?

I have 12 hours on it and just love the thing. It's been so much fun .. From playing and throwing it around to going on long tours in the Saint John river.

Only issue I've had is a busted prop and wear ring 5 seconds after putting it in the water for the first time ( bc I'm an inexperienced idiot) and spotty gas mileage .. Sometimes great other times not especially in strong headwinds on the river. But it's all good.. Just need to make sure I pay attention to the gauge ..
 

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sounds like a lot of fun, at least you flipped it back over with good timing and kept on going.

have you owned a skii before?
 

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My buddy flipped one of mine (3up 90) on my 2nd time out on them. Red flag day in the Gulf of Mexico. Both times he was slow and got rolled sideways to a choppy swell. Both times he got it upright quickly and we checked the bilge as soon as we got back in the pass. Just a tad of water in the bottom, just a trickle when I pulled the plug that night.
 

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Prior to flipping I watched a youtube video where a guy righted his Sea Doo from the rear. He said "so easy anyone can do it."

flipping from the rear only works if you're in standing on bottom.

Climbing on top Spark worked very well in open Bay 20ft water. I was expecting more weight but it popped right back.
 

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I am an unfit middle aged guy, and had no problem flipping it back in 20' of water. Climbing it was easy, flipping it was effortless. Just be sure to look at the sticker for the right way to go.
 
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