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Thread: Beach advice

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    Beach advice

    Taking one of my skis (Seadoo SPark) to beach next week. Other than flushing after running and spraying down daily, is there anything else I should know? Will primarliy be in the intracoastal.

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    Re: Beach advice

    Going to be there 5 days. Is it OK to leave in saltwater at a dock for 5 days or shoul dI pull it out every day? Boat ramp kind of far away, so was wanting to leave it but not sure if thats kosher?

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    Re: Beach advice

    Rent one instead. You may have a strained friendship if something goes wrong with it.

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    Re: Beach advice

    Quote Originally Posted by freekstyle View Post
    Rent one instead. You may have a strained friendship if something goes wrong with it.
    Not sure what that means, but not renting. Not an option. Was just wondering about care in saltwater use. Thanks

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    Re: Beach advice

    If you get stuck in the sand do not pull the ski backwards to free it unless absolutely no other way. What happens is sand goes into the impeller area and into the cooling-water inlet. It can cause clogging, constrictions, and blockage. Your overheating alarm will come on. This can be a very expensive fix
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    Re: Beach advice

    When I ride waves I tie a 20' bungie between myself and the ski. Just in case I get separated from the ski

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    Re: Beach advice

    If you get stuck on an oyster bar be very careful. They will cut the hell out of you in a skinny minute and you will bleed like a stuck pig. Take water shoes

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    Re: Beach advice

    Pay attention to the tides. The same place that was a great ride at high tide can be a disaster at low tide. Meaning sand mounds here and there just under the surface and covered with razor sharp oysters

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    Re: Beach advice

    Be aware that the most lethal and most dangerous things in salt water "sting" and inject toxins. Far more dangerous than sharks

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    Re: Beach advice

    Take your ski, flush the engine, enjoy your ski. Give it a good clean when you get back. Life and PWCs are meant to be enjoyed. If you don't want any harm to it, then leave it in the driveway and enjoy your private showroom.

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