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    Re: Likely to explode?

    Well stated, that actually does make me feel better.

    My main concern is the fuel lines are of unknown age to me (I've had the ski only a few years but it's over 30 years old). I'm assuming...
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    Likely to explode?

    I ride my 1987 JS300 roughly 75 miles per season... Long distance calm water runs are my bread and butter, although I can hold my own in a little chop.

    But I often wonder (as I'm riding) if this...
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    Re: Js300 extreme!!!

    I don't have any friends with jetskis. So it is either ride solo or not at all. I have a good whistle, my phone in a floating watertight bag, and boatUS towing through my Geico policy, none of...
  4. Re: Stand-Up PWC May Be Reaching the End of an Era

    That is true this thread was like a time capsule of past predictions.

    Thanks for reviving an interesting dead post
  5. Thread: 1985 js 550

    by HotDogger
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    Re: 1985 js 550

    Just to be clear here though... That motor hasnt been run for 20 years? I'd love to know the outcome. Depending where you are in NJ, there is a nice calm section of river at Lambertville to test...
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    Js300 extreme!!!

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    I ride a stock JS300 and go on solo adventures. One thing my trusty 300 is good for is long distance runs, but usually on mostly calm water.

    This weekend I attempted Liberty...
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    Re: Hit rocks in shallow river

    I was afraid of going down hard if I got thrown, face into jagged rocks from a standing position. It was damn shallow.
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    Re: Trailer advice for 1994 550

    . Not to put myself down... but deadlifting my JS300 with my wife the few times we did it was a PITA. I would say doable not easy, but then again the only exercise I get in summer is riding...
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    Hit rocks in shallow river

    Never again. I took my JS300 up the Delaware river north of New Hope, PA to Stockton, NJ: a section of shallow river I had no business in with a jetski. Knowing it was shallow and actively avoiding...
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    2 seasons no carb adj.

    How long you guys go without touching the carb? I'm probably 40+ Hours since I bought it this way, it just stays dialed in. Lately it will idle only sometimes without light throttle, but whatever...
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    Re: Ski died on the river miles from launch.

    hyosung just to clarify, do you mean to crank 10 seconds while holding wide open throttle, or after?
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    Re: Ski died on the river miles from launch.

    So of the engine stalled then flooded because of the seaweed, what could I have done? I think I killed my battery trying it too much too soon, probably flooded it worse hitting the throttle and...
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    Re: Ski died on the river miles from launch.

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    Ski died on the river miles from launch.

    Yesterday I attempted (but didn't complete) a pretty crazy 38 mile round-trip on my '87 JS300, alone. I loaded the tank to max and also brought 1 gallon extra gas in my backpack along with other...
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    Re: Throttle position best Mpg

    Stock ski as far as I know, but I'm no expert. In terms of gas I know that seems crazy to bring a gallon but I'm weighing my options. I picked up https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003WHBVDI/ from prime. ...
  16. Re: First Stand Up 86 JS550 Maiden Voyage Suggestions?

    Start out in some calm water, get ready to be thrown a lot, keep your weight all the way forward to minimize bouncing.
  17. Re: Another 1 owner js, scored by me.92 js440 CLEAN

    Man took me a decade to convince my wife for "us" to get one vintage machine. You've got 11 of them!
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    Throttle position best Mpg

    I'm pushing the range of my trusty JS300 with long solo trips and a backpack strapped to my life vest. I recently went 20 miles round trip on Winnepesauke in NH using roughly 75% of my gas tank, now...
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    Can you overfill a gas tank?

    Ive never filled my JS300 with gas past where the fill neck hits the tank (about 3/4 full) but I haven't had a good reason for that strategy aside from a random hunch that the tank maybe needs some...
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    Jetski injuries

    Yesterday I managed to slam both knees hard on the deck of my standup as I got thrown off. Rookie mistake maybe, I'm still a new rider. It hurt bad enough to head to shore and call it a day.
    ...
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    Re: Wolfeboro Ride

    Yeah Alton is a little closer to us, but it seems like trailer parking might be a be a pain. My wife, kid, and baby are dropping me off and hanging while I ride, and I remember all these NO TRAILERS...
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    Wolfeboro Ride

    Got my first ski (JS300) last year, perfect for Half Moon Lake where we visit family and stay for a week every summer. We live in PA.

    This year I want to take it out on Winnipesaukee for a few...
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    Re: Clearing old gas in lines?

    Thanks for all the advice. It's awesome that people are willing to share their experience with others just starting out in this hobby. My first purchase after this ski was a 500 page Clymer's but...
  24. Thread: Mixing gas

    by HotDogger
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    Re: Mixing gas

    I pour the oil into the gas can using the line-level-window on the side of the oil container to measure and at the gas pump I pump in exactly the amount of gas needed to hit the ratio. Generally for...
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    Re: Clearing old gas in lines?

    Yeah I don't want to do any more work than necessary, but I also don't want to be lazy on a 30 year old machine and cause more work for myself later. At the end of season I drained the tank...
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    Re: Clearing old gas in lines?

    Once purged, do the lines need to be primed with new fuel or will the fuel pump draw fuel into empty lines?
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    Clearing old gas in lines?

    Bought a jetski last year, pardon my ignorance. I didn't learn until winter I should have been running the reserve line occasionally. The gas in the reserve line is by default at least a year old...
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    Oil block js300

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    Am I correct in thinking this needs to be sealed off before starting my ski this year? Last year I put a dab of Silicon on there but evidently it didn't hold. What's the proper move here? ...
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    First start post-winter

    Old ski, newbie owner: are there any tricks or tactics for the first start after winter? 87 JS300 and as per forum advice completely removed/drained the tank when winterizing. I think in the...
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    Careful vinyl #s removal

    My JS300 changed registration from NJ to PA and gets some new boat numbers as a result. Thankfully the old numbers peeled off easy... but you can see where they were for the past few decades.

    I...
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    Re: Gas tank install JS300

    Thanks!
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    Gas tank install JS300

    When winterizing I pulled the gas tank, and was suprised that the rubber hose/neck at the top of the tank didn't have a clamp or anything where it attached under the gas cap.

    Just checking this is...
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    Re: Flatbed trailer removable bunks

    Reviving my original thread: here's what I built, finished today.

    The winch mount is two 4x4s and a 2x4 with 12" of 3/8 threaded rod that clamps the winch, the wood, and the trailer bed plywood,...
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    Re: Let's talk white smoke - Js300

    Thanks for the tip! I didn't even realize that existed...
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    Let's talk white smoke - Js300

    When I bought my first ski last summer I bought a running one, and rode quite a few hours on it without any real issues except a TON of white smoke.

    I'm premixing at 40:1 and when idling out, you...
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    Re: Riding w/o fire extinguisher

    The one I have in there now says 1992 on it lol. Anyone ride with a backpack? Not sure how that would work when I get thrown off. Too bad they didn't make the ski symmetrical with a cubby on both...
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    Re: Flatbed trailer removable bunks

    2x6 it is, thanks.

    My thought was that since the flatbed is rated at more weight than a PWC trailer, it has a stiffer suspension and isn't absorbing bumps in the road, at all. You're probably...
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    Flatbed trailer removable bunks

    I'd like to design a removable bunk system for my JS300 that would easily bolt/unbolt to my 4x8 flatbed trailer. I came up with the design below, which would use pt 2x4s. I'm not sure if the long...
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    Riding w/o fire extinguisher

    In the event of a fire... I'd bail and swim away as fast as possible. Still, I know it is a legally required item. Any of you 300/440/550 guys ditch the extinguisher to make room in that cubby...
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    Re: 550/650 wont go full throttle

    Can't answer your question, but I have a related question. When you get stuck out there, are you actually able to swim these things back to shore? I'm a new owner but I realize skiing a 1987 piece...
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    Fuel line age?

    Well I made it through a season with my trusty JS300, knowing little more than how to add gas and how to swim after it (a lot).

    Now that the JS is in my garage winterized (learned that too!) one...
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    Re: First winter with a ski

    Ok... I'm convinced to drain the tank. As Gorson mentioned, this ski will sit for 7+ months.

    So, first step is to siphon out as much of that gas as I can. Second step is... I have no idea. ...
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    Re: First winter with a ski

    Lol damnit. I just filled the tank (completely) with stabiled fuel.
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    Re: First winter with a ski

    Good info guys, thanks. I plan to fog the carb (first time on that too) but is WOT necessary? On the water this ski doesn't like WOT until it is good and warmed up. It stalls if you hit it too...
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    First winter with a ski

    Well I insulated my garage door, kicked the Wrangler out, and put the JS300 in for its first winter (w/ me)

    When I pull the spark plug and spray fogging oil into the cylinder, I read somewhere to...
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