SeaDoo Spark Forum banner

1 - 13 of 13 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Has anybody drilled holes to enable water to drain out of the footwells? I have 2 sparks that are kept on lifts. Whenever it rains the footwells fill with water. I’d like to install some scuppers and I’m hoping somebody who has done it before can give me some advice.

Thanks,



TJ
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7 Posts
Personally, I would be hesitant to drill holes in the foot wells. I purchased a hand pump kit from Amazon for less than $20. I use this when I'm washing the Spark after use on the lake and want to get all of the water out of the foot wells. It works great and can probably even be used for doing oil changes. Here's the link: [ame]https://www.amazon.com/Katzco-Liquid-Transfer-Siphon-Hand/dp/B01BGZ9TXG/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1528324864&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=hand+pump+siphon&psc=1[/ame]
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7 Posts
Gotcha. That makes sense. Definitely don't have that problem here in Arizona. Hopefully someone will chime in that's more savvy about this topic than me. Good luck!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
312 Posts
Do you not use covers on your sparks when not in use? Although UV resistant sunlight breaks down the plastic and should be covered anytime left outside . If covered they should not get water in the footwells.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
14 Posts
The problem with drilling holes is you wouldn't want water just running into the hull without a bilge pump and float switch which is then going to run your battery down and make it go bad. An ideal setup would be a gravity drain system using nylon tubing and running it from holes drilled in the footwells to an outlet above the waterline on the lower hull however this would require a hose connector accessible through the engine observation panel to disconnect said drain lines when you need to remove/ install the upper hull.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
The covers have vent holes with a screen so water gets in my footwell all the time nothing you can do.when i am finished rinsing my jet i just siphon with a small hose old fashion way using my mouth to get it going. I use to use a plastic cup but using hose is much better..cheap and easy..
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
Has anybody drilled holes to enable water to drain out of the footwells? I have 2 sparks that are kept on lifts. Whenever it rains the footwells fill with water. I’d like to install some scuppers and I’m hoping somebody who has done it before can give me some advice.

Thanks,



TJ
Did you ever go forward with this? I am thinking of doing the same since I also get water in footwell through the vents on the cover while on the lift. I've though about drilling small holes in the footwells and leaving the hull drain open while on the lift to let the water out. While running, the electric bilge pump should have care of any water that drains through the holes.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
51 Posts
I've though about drilling small holes in the footwells and leaving the hull drain open while on the lift to let the water out. While running, the electric bilge pump should have care of any water that drains through the holes.

What if you installed a fitting such as this:

Fitting


Glue in from underneath and add a tube so that you can direct the water to the back of the hull. This would (mostly) keep water from seeping uncontrolled into unwanted areas of the hull.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
What if you installed a fitting such as this:

Fitting


Glue in from underneath and add a tube so that you can direct the water to the back of the hull. This would (mostly) keep water from seeping uncontrolled into unwanted areas of the hull.
Yeah, that might be a good idea. At the very least I should make sure I know what is below the footwells. Maybe when I take the hull center off for winterization. I just bought it this year, so I've never seen what the inside is even like.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
I'm moving soon and it will be a while before I can build a new shelter structure like I have now to park my skis. I don't like the OEM cover because it's not waterproof, actually has large holes right on top, and impossible to fit over the handlebars without shredding the white soft material inside. I ordered this cover from Covercraft that is meant to shed water, and I will probably add a spray of "Never Wet" on the outside, which repels water. I hope these efforts keep from rain water filling the foot wells and messing up my hydro-turf mats.



https://www.ebay.com/itm/PWC-Custom-Jet-ski-cover-Black-Fits-Sea-doo-Spark-TRIXX-2UP-2017-2018/362606370157?fits=Model:Spark+2+Up|Submodel:TRIXX&epid=23031272211&hash=item546d061d6d:g:m0MAAOSwd4tT944N


FYI - the cover is made per order, so it is 6+ weeks delivery. I didn't realize the delivery time until after I ordered it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
Another idea may be to fit some drain tubes with proper sealed fittings down through the hull and out the back, so the water doesn't just drain inside the ski. I don't really want to try that myself.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
I'm moving soon and it will be a while before I can build a new shelter structure like I have now to park my skis. I don't like the OEM cover because it's not waterproof, actually has large holes right on top, and impossible to fit over the handlebars without shredding the white soft material inside. I ordered this cover from Covercraft that is meant to shed water, and I will probably add a spray of "Never Wet" on the outside, which repels water. I hope these efforts keep from rain water filling the foot wells and messing up my hydro-turf mats.



https://www.ebay.com/itm/PWC-Custom-Jet-ski-cover-Black-Fits-Sea-doo-Spark-TRIXX-2UP-2017-2018/362606370157?fits=Model:Spark+2+Up|Submodel:TRIXX&epid=23031272211&hash=item546d061d6d:g:m0MAAOSwd4tT944N


FYI - the cover is made per order, so it is 6+ weeks delivery. I didn't realize the delivery time until after I ordered it.
Thanks for the info on that other cover. I wish that I had known about this issue before I bought the OEM cover! I guess I try it out for awhile for now and maybe change if it become too much of a hassle.
 
1 - 13 of 13 Posts
Top