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Well my first mistake was putting in both jet skis(3up) without remembering to put the plugs in. After about 5 minutes in the water I jumped off and put them in. I didn't notice the skis sitting low or anything. We rode for about 45 minutes and then switched riders. My friend jumped on one with his two small girls, maybe a total weight of 325-350 pounds, were riding and rolled the ski during a turn. He said it didn't seem steady to him and he didn't know what happened. He isn't an experienced rider btw. Anyhow, I flipped it over counter clockwise like the sticker showed. Trying to get back on the ski was near impossible because there was so much water in it! The rear end was sinking when I was trying to get on. Eventually I was able to and rode it back to the dock at low RPM's, which took about 3 minutes. I admit I hadn't read there manual so I didn't know to ride it for 5 minutes below 5000RPM to clear out the bilge. Anyhow, I got it back on the trailer and took it to the house after pulling the plug. When I pulled the plug no water drained out. When I opened the side panel I could clearly see a large amount of water! I titled the trailer higher thinking maybe the water wasn't making it's way back to the drain... however no water came out at all. I ended up having to siphon the water out via the left side panel! I took it out again yesterday and it runs fine! And it was bone dry when I came back. I emailed the dealer to see if I still had the old side panel that I read about on here, but my main question is why wouldn't the water drain when I pulled the plug???:|
 

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I have not seen any water out of ours either. I am curious as well.
 

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One of our two 3ups sat in 5 feet of water overnight and the next morning the hull was full of water.......its back at dealer now......hopefully they will figure it out and get it back to us before the July4th weekend......both sparks have less then 3 hours on them
 

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If you take the top off you will notice that further to the front of the ski, it has...say...little plastic walls coming up from the hull. I noticed when I removed my top I noticed that water had built up in the front and wasnt able to make its way foward. It was not a lot of water though.
 

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I literally lifted the tongue of the trailer over my head thinking the water wasn't reaching the drain for some reason... still nothing! It ran fine the next day with no water intake, so I was just curious if anyone else has had issues like this and if there's a fix.
 

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I have ridden in the ocean and the lake. I have come to the dock and had a little come out but nothing severe. Maybe when you flipped it the side cover was not on correct?
 

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I'm almost positive it was when it was flipped because the other spark had no water in it at all. I am waiting on the dealer to reply to my email about whether or not I ave one of the original side panels that was recalled. I am more curious why it wouldn't drain after I pulled the plug... I had to go buy a siphon to get it all out. Not one drop would come out of the plug! I took the ski back out the next day and rode for 30 minutes and no water got in on that trip.
 

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You can't lift up the trailer to high or let it sit to low. I lift the trailer just a bit after spraying the engine down and it all drains out, I lift it up about a foot or two works well for me.
 

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You can't lift up the trailer to high or let it sit to low. I lift the trailer just a bit after spraying the engine down and it all drains out, I lift it up about a foot or two works well for me.
I tried both! I pulled the plug as soon as i got it on the trailer. Then I drove it home which takes about 20 minutes. I lifted it as high as I could on the trailer, then I even left it sitting on about a 2 foot concrete block. At all levels nothing came out...
 

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I have flipped mine twice now and it wasn't until after the second time flipping it that I remembered to check the drain plug! Once it was on the lift I unscrewed it and it drained for at least 20-30 minutes! No wonder I flipped it the 2nd time... It must of had like 10 gallons of water already in it.
 
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