After running it in salt water I see the manual suggests rinsing out the bilge area. What is the best/easiest way to rinse this area out? How long should I rinse it?
Take out the drain plug, remove the oil access port and the engine cover. Spray the hose into the engine compartment and try to get as many angles as you can, then do the same from the oil access hole.
Don't need to do it very long.
As above spay everywhere except the air intake then flush the ski then heat from the engine will help dry it out later then put on the biggest angle to help to drain out though the bung hole at the back
If you've been riding fresh water then there's no need to rinse it out unless you get a decent amount in the hull. Like when I rolled mine twice on Friday...If no water gets inside the craft during use, is it still beneficial to wash the bilge area out? I'm guessing so with the salt water air, just wonder if introducing water into the area when its dry is worse than just leaving it alone.