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I left the ski tied up to the doc last night and this morning it was full of water... The plug was in ( I checked) where would the water be coming in ?
 

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How much water was it? I'd check the internal hoses that goes to the flushconnection etc... There are many things to check... What if you lift it onto a trailer with some water in it.
 

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Yea, you've got to figure out where it is coming from. Is there a leak or crack in the hull? Are one of the hoses leaking? If it was leaking in the water then you should be able to observe where the leak is if you look hard enough.
 

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How much water was it? I'd check the internal hoses that goes to the flushconnection etc... There are many things to check... What if you lift it onto a trailer with some water in it.
Yea, you've got to figure out where it is coming from. Is there a leak or crack in the hull? Are one of the hoses leaking? If it was leaking in the water then you should be able to observe where the leak is if you look hard enough.
I checked all the internal hoses when I had the deck off. I also put it level on the trailer and checked the bottom to see if any water was coming out from anywhere and nothing. This is a big big mystery.
 

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that sucks, hopefully you can figure out where the leak is coming from
finding it can be a PITA.

i know some guys try to use smoke to fill up an area like that when it comes to looking for a leak.

where water will go, smoke will too.
 

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that sucks, hopefully you can figure out where the leak is coming from
finding it can be a PITA.

i know some guys try to use smoke to fill up an area like that when it comes to looking for a leak.

where water will go, smoke will too.
That's a good idea.

I just spoke with the dealer and he said it may be a leak around the drive shaft. I assume that would be warranty
 

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Either a leak around the driveshaft or the gasket around the water pump pressure plate. Under warranty
 

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Same thing happened to me......warranty is covering it.....however its been in the shop since June 19th.......after several hundred calls to BRP they "promised" us we would have it back by this coming weekend......we will see
It was an over tightened clamp that cracked seal between the pump and the engine.
 

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Same problem here. One night in dock and full of water next morning. On trailer with water in, it doesn't leak it out.

Talked to my Spark service today and they told this is a feature. There is some valve somewhere that may leak in when docked and waves are hitting. That's why handbook forbid docking. I'm not sure if I buy this explanation...

I can't always take this thing out of water, so how long I can keep it in there before it sinks? Doesn't get you sleep well when thinking what you find in morning. Really annoying.
 

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I had my spark in the water for 10 days straight and never got any water in it. We went is lots of big waves in Lake Michigan and rode it hard every day. at the end of the week I pulled the plug and got about 3 oz. of water.

I do have a bilge pump installed. The kit that seadoo sells is good but will not turn on if you don't have the spark running. I changed out the pump to one that has a built in float switch and then wired it to the battery. Now if a significant amount of water were to get in the bilge overnight, it would kick on and pump it out. I'm sure I didn't get water in because there would have been way more then 3 oz. even with the pump if it had.
 

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I had my spark in the water for 10 days straight and never got any water in it.
We had both of ours in the water for 7 days straight and they had almost no water in them when we pulled them out. I hope the OP is able to figure this out because there is definitely something wrong.
 

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Same problem here. One night in dock and full of water next morning. On trailer with water in, it doesn't leak it out.

Talked to my Spark service today and they told this is a feature. There is some valve somewhere that may leak in when docked and waves are hitting. That's why handbook forbid docking. I'm not sure if I buy this explanation...

I can't always take this thing out of water, so how long I can keep it in there before it sinks? Doesn't get you sleep well when thinking what you find in morning. Really annoying.
your dealer is full of it!! there isn't anything that allows water in the hull on purpose! get the front end of the ski up in the air with water in the hull, sometimes you could have a leak but not see it because there isn't enough pressure to see the leak, most likely its coming in where a cable comes through, drive shaft, Ibr, exhaust, sponsons, the sponsons would be one to check...they were suppose to put silicone on the threads of the bolts when they were set up but if the mechanics were in a hurry or just don't read instructions they may have missed that and that could cause a slow leak, they are not suppose to take on water, and a bilge pump is a safety back up, they are not meant to be relied on to keep your boat floating they are just for back up, you may consider a floating dock to keep it on if you have to keep it in the water, if its just a day or two it shouldn't take on water!
 

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your dealer is full of it!!
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Well, dealer (mechanic actually) just repeated what BRP had told them during Spark service training. It may be true but I think they were talking about some small amount of water, not this big issue, don't know.

Anyway, they promised to take a look when I drop them my Spark next week for steering column fix. Now when I checked, there even are some cases in operator's guide mentioned to check if water leaks in. I'm sure they'll handle this properly. I guess they just have very little experience so far for obvious reasons.
get the front end of the ski up in the air with water in the hull, sometimes you could have a leak but not see it because there isn't enough pressure to see the leak
Yes, that's something I was thinking to try today.
if its just a day or two it shouldn't take on water!
That's my typical use case, weekend visit to a lake, where I have a summer place. At first there were no issues during summer, then one night this happened.
 
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