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OK..only have 2 hours on my new Spark. My brother managed to suck the dock line up. It's wrapped around the drive shaft. I can grab hold of one end but no budging it. It's soo tightly wrapped around I can't get it to unravel. Can't get my hand in deep enough to cut it into pieces and get it out that way. Our lake is flooded so we are trying to do this turning it on it's side on the jetski ramp. We've dropped two 1/2 sockets in the water trying to loosen the 3 nuts on the plate.....that I now know you are not supposed to take off. Any ideas? Help.... (btw, I am a 60 year old woman who has been riding jetskis for 20 years and NEVER sucked up a rope!!!)
 

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once you get the 3 intake grate bolts to come out, just pull down on the intake grate, it's probably stuck in there with some silicone. Then cut the rope off slowly with a sharp knife, do not pull the rope down
 

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Incorrect there. The three intake grate bolts have nuts on the inside of the hull, so you will keep spinning forever. Get a long knife and cut it out, or take the pump off the back and try to pull it off the shaft that way. Been there and done that
 

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Yuck, anybody else have a lift on the lake that you can use?
 

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when i was out on the water and sucked one up, I drove on to a floating dock and just pushed the ski over on its side and cut the rope out. This can be done on a sandy beach as well. I still had to tow my ski because the rope broke the intake grate and it started issuing warnings about exhaust overheating.
 

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I ended up taking my doo to the dealer. They got it out while I waited. Great folks at Brewer Cycles.
Got my Ski there too they are great. Took mine in for a couple of things and they took care of everything with no charge including installing my Chill Shade.
 

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My friends and I sucked up our tow rope last weekend :| Fortunately for us, it got sucked up under idle and we immediately shut it off. We swam it back to shore and loaded it up on the trailer and cut the rope and it all came out. We tested it to make sure it still had propulsion which it did. Definitely investing in a shock tube now..
 

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Just sucked up my tow rope at idle
Turned the engine off immediately and it was wrapped about 4 times
We tipped the ski on its side in shallow water and cut the rope and yanked it out
Everything is fine no broken parts and runs fine
 

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It was $98.00 well spent. Did it while I waited. We had tried cutting it out, it was too wrapped around the drive shaft. What a mess.
 
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