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Has anyone else seen this? We tipped it and within a minute or so we had it right side up. After we re-boarded we had to go right to the dock it had clearly taken on too much water. I don't have a bilge pump but I plan to get one installed this weekend. When we tied it down I had to let it drain for 10 -15 minutes so I assume it was pretty close to in not completely full. This just doesn't seem right that if you flip it once you are pretty much done for the day.
 

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I've had some concerns about the same issue, I have not received the new left hand engine access cover from sea doo yet and have noticed some water will make it's way into my compartment, have been very nervous about flipping it. Do you have the original access cover or the new "recall" issued one?
 

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I've had some concerns about the same issue, I have not received the new left hand engine access cover from sea doo yet and have noticed some water will make it's way into my compartment, have been very nervous about flipping it. Do you have the original access cover or the new "recall" issued one?
I have the original cover. I have to say I did install the Chill Shade myself but I followed the instructions to the letter. I ma concerned it's not safe and my wife doesn't want to ride until we have this issue resolved.
 

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I have the recalled access panels, New ones are in my garage, just didnt feel like putting them on.

I flipped both my skis on the beach today and neither had water in it when I returned
 

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Wasn't it sitting noticeably low in the water with that much water in it? It should have siphoned out water at cruising speed.Was access panel shut tight ? Can't see where else excessive amount of water can enter in a short period of time.
 

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This is what the Manual Says: When the watercraft is returned to its​
normal operating position, the engine​
can be started normally.​
NOTE:​
It is recommended to ride the

vehicle for approximately 5 minutes​
with engine speed lower than 5000​
RPMto evacuate any water thatmight​
have been accumulated in the bilge.​
Never exceed 5000 RPM. If not, water​
could get inside the engine.​
NOTICE​
If the watercraft has been

capsized for more than 5 minutes,​
do not attempt to crank the engine​
to avoid water ingestion that would​
damage the engine. See an authorized​
Sea-Doo dealer as soon as possible.​
NOTICE

 

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But that still doesn't explain why so much water when many have flipped and not accumulated water like this. I can tell you from draining inflatables that 15 minutes is an awful lot of water. In 1 minute water has to be pouring in from an opening.
 

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Wasn't it sitting noticeably low in the water with that much water in it? It should have siphoned out water at cruising speed.Was access panel shut tight ? Can't see where else excessive amount of water can enter in a short period of time.
It was sitting very low in the water and when I finally got it moving it was very slow I didn't want to risk any further damage/issues so we just went straight to the dock which was about one minute away. The access panel was on correctly as far as I can tell. To install the chill shade I have to drill 4 holes into the ski but again I followed the instructions to the letter. It is possible the parts used to do the install are defective.
 

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I have the recalled access panels, New ones are in my garage, just didnt feel like putting them on.

I flipped both my skis on the beach today and neither had water in it when I returned
Thanks for the info. I an going to take it to the dealer this weekend to have them look at it. I wonder if there is an issue with the main body seal.
 

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This is what the Manual Says: When the watercraft is returned to its​
normal operating position, the engine​
can be started normally.​
NOTE:​
It is recommended to ride the

vehicle for approximately 5 minutes​
with engine speed lower than 5000​
RPMto evacuate any water thatmight​
have been accumulated in the bilge.​
Never exceed 5000 RPM. If not, water​
could get inside the engine.​
NOTICE​
If the watercraft has been

capsized for more than 5 minutes,​
do not attempt to crank the engine​
to avoid water ingestion that would​
damage the engine. See an authorized​
Sea-Doo dealer as soon as possible.​
NOTICE

Thanks I read that yesterday after it flipped. I guess there are parts of the manual we don't really read until we have to :)
 

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I actually looked at the video yesterday to see exactly how long the ski was inverted and it was just 35 seconds! Oh well I will find out Saturday what the issue is and report back.
 

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I called service and they had to order some parts so I can't get it in this weekend but they told me it's normal for the skis to take on lots of water quickly. This is my first one does anybody know if that is true? Seems it shouldn't have taken on that much water in 35 but like I said this is my first one so I don't really know for sure.
 

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I will post the video tomorrow but I just went out and checked things out on my ski. The bolts that didn't screw into the deck have a nut all of the bolts with a nut were loose so I am guessing that had some role in this. Also the left engine compartment cover does not seem flush on the bottom of what should be the seal. It is about a 1/4" off. Does anybody know if those bolts are torqued to a factory spec? If not they are more than 3 to 4 turns loose with a ratchet.
 

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The nuts and bolts on the central body only of mine are not cranked down very tight .the bolt spins when you screw it with a torx if you don't hold the bolt underneath with a wrench.
I get no water intrusion what so ever and I' m assuming they are not supposed to be cracked to the point that they don't spin.
 

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Saw the video. Not even understanding why it flipped. Not making fast sharp turns. I've never felt like I'm even close to loosing mine and I push it all the time. Think about it ,if there was an opening as big as the drain plug the water would only be running out for a short time because you were submerged for 35 seconds only. Think of a garden hose under pressure filling a bucket. Water coming out the drain for 15 minutes is an awful lot of gallons. I'm wondering if water was already in the hull for some reason and not siphoning asking it unstable to begin with. To take on that much water that fast would require a large opening, not a 1/4 in gap on a panel.
 

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This was our 3rd ride the other two times when we came out of the water it was completely dry inside nothing came out of the drain plug. This is the first time I had pushed it a little and we had done some tight turns and figure 8's before this but again nothing crazy and at pretty low speeds. I can see on the video where I seem to "catch and edge" but I agree it doesn't look like it should have flipped. I suppose it is possible the siphon/pump is not working. I am happy I got the GoPro and had it recording during this ride. The GoPro rocks BTW.
 
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