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Its about $45 for the grate.
 

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How did that happen?
I'm not too sure. I only noticed it when I was playing around and flipped the ski on the weekend. I didn't know they were only cheap plastic. I wish they were metal with self tapping screws.. Instead apparently you need to take the whole top of the ski off!
 

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I'm not too sure. I only noticed it when I was playing around and flipped the ski on the weekend. I didn't know they were only cheap plastic. I wish they were metal with self tapping screws.. Instead apparently you need to take the whole top of the ski off!
Yep, its not hard though and an excellent excuse to get in there and check for water/spray everything down with fluid film.
 

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Yep, its not hard though and an excellent excuse to get in there and check for water/spray everything down with fluid film.
I sure hope it is accessible once the top is off!

I've never been too concerned about spraying it bc I only use it in fresh water. And she's bone dry in there I check with a flashlight every time I take it out after a day on the water
 

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holy crap. i thought the grate was metal too. im still a fan of fluid film even if you don't deal with salt water. it helps protect against rust. i removed all the rust from my bicycle and wiped fluid film into the areas were rust was and it hasn't come back :)
 

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holy crap. i thought the grate was metal too. im still a fan of fluid film even if you don't deal with salt water. it helps protect against rust. i removed all the rust from my bicycle and wiped fluid film into the areas were rust was and it hasn't come back :)
Ok. I'm taking her apart on Sunday I will take some pics as well. And I will spray her down
 

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Yay! I want to see pics! As per the company that makes Fluid Film ( a light mist ) I'd use it without the little red spray straw it comes with for this unless you're trying to get into small spaces. Don't bother with that $17 extra extension wand you can get for the fluid film cans I think it sucks.

if you are video / edit savy and record how to take it apart you would probably get a ton of hits on youtube. if you were to do this sign up for the monetary account so you can make money off the youtube hits :p

good luck !
 

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I had the same thing happen at 5 hours on one of mine. I believe it was due to hitting a floating jet ski ramp. Or a rope that was sucked up at the same time.

It's held on with 3 nuts and bolts. They are pretty easy to get to. Make sure you have some black silicon rubber to seal it back up with to prevent water from getting back in hull.

I would have replaced with metal intake grate but they were not on the market yet.
 

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I had the same thing happen at 5 hours on one of mine. I believe it was due to hitting a floating jet ski ramp. Or a rope that was sucked up at the same time.

It's held on with 3 nuts and bolts. They are pretty easy to get to. Make sure you have some black silicon rubber to seal it back up with to prevent water from getting back in hull.

I would have replaced with metal intake grate but they were not on the market yet.
I replaced my stock plastic grate with the metal worx grate. definitly helps the handling but its a beefy chunk of metal so there is so peace of mind that its probably not going to break.

Again- I have a stock one available with only 4 hours on it, and no cracks, if anyone needs.
 

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Do they make metal ones that are designed differently so that its less likely to suck up crap/debris?
No real way to design them that way without significantly increasing flow restriction.

The R&D grates are backordered about 2-3 weeks right now. I'll let you know when they are back in stock. I haven't used the R&D personally, but from customers it is certainly an improvement over stock and more durable.
 
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