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I've been hearing problems about little things like seaweed, shells, pebbles, stones etc., even a little piece of wood the size of a quarter getting sucked in the impeller and doing damage. These are things warranty doesn't cover too.

There are suggestions in the manual for what to try to do before having to have it serviced if this happens, but...

Is there some sort of after market part you can add to it like a grate, screen, shield type thing that will help reduce the chances of this happening.

I'm new to the PWC world so I don't even know what the area looks like ( I had my ski delivered but haven't driven it or looked under it yet )


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I've been hearing problems about little things like seaweed, shells, pebbles, stones etc., even a little piece of wood the size of a quarter getting sucked in the impeller and doing damage. These are things warranty doesn't cover too.

There are suggestions in the manual for what to try to do before having to have it serviced if this happens, but...

Is there some sort of after market part you can add to it like a grate, screen, shield type thing that will help reduce the chances of this happening.

I'm new to the PWC world so I don't even know what the area looks like ( I had my ski delivered but haven't driven it or looked under it yet )


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Sorry there is nothing on the market that I have seen that will stop that.
It will also degrade your performance due to resisting water flow through pump.

The best thing is don't run your ski of any make in less than 500mm of water
This is a pain in the ass and means getting off early, but if you have cold water you have work out no damage?? or cold feet ???

The choice is yours
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buy water shoes and a good mooring rope YOU can tow her with :), If you see bottom, SHUT off, and just runnning at idle when unsure will prevent a lot of debris churning. I run a shallow lake channel locally and no problems yet, be patient and overly cautious is best advice I have. And, often check your intake/jet exhaust, it's easy when on the trailer to look under and peek/rinse.
 

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Or just get off at a dock in sufficiently deep water...
Good advice

I learned the hard way I bought a 2nd hand Kawasaki as a newbe not knowing much the previous owners must of run up the sand beach and the front was so thin when I hit a big wave Guess what the front caved in and a motor full of water $$$$ bills later lesson learned don't run up the beach unless you sell quick
 

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Also if running in a river, watch on turns. Our local river here can get a lot of debris in it. Mostly all of it floats down and gets caught in the outside of the turns, I am always careful in these areas.
 

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Yea there is only so much you can do to stop this from happening. Mostly I think that you just need to stay away from areas with tonnes of sea weed and such. If you were to put a grate over the intake it would just stop the debris at the grate and block water from being sucked in which would also not be a great result.
 

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Thanks guys. I took my spark out for the first time today ( 2 1/2 hrs) It just sucks because in the bay there is tons of seaweed floating all over, its unavoidable and some areas I could see through the water to the bottom. I did my best to avoid and just idle around things at times. I think I'll be doing much more ocean riding than bay riding since there seems to be way less junk in the water and way deeper. When I said cap to put on it for some reason i thought the intake was like a tube not a flat grate but I know now from looking it over when I was cleaning / flushing
 

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Carefull...the ocean isnt as clean as you think...alll that seaweed is out in the ocean also.
I was running last weekend and it was all over the place.
 
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