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Old 05-06-2013, 08:07 PM
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Stupid Question - 2007 X-30

Just bought a 2007 X-30!!! ...First inboard boat. I come from riding Jet ski's. I always make sure my jet ski starts before launching it. The X-30 has a flush kit installed. Two questions: 1) Is it okay to quickly start the boat (dry) on the trailer to make sure it is going to run before dropping it in the water. If so, how long can it run? 2) Do I need to have the engine running BEFORE starting the water when flushing (like a jet ski) OR can I start the water first and then start the engine.

3) The boat doesn't have a fire extinguisher... Is there a fire extinguisher holder somewhere on the boat that I should no about in order to get the right size?

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Old 05-06-2013, 08:15 PM
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Don't start it out of the water. It will burn up your impeller. Just back the boat up while its on the trailer and start it before you disconnect it.
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:15 PM
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Start the water and then start boat, you really do not want to run it when the impeller is dry. Ther should be a fire extinguisher somewhere on boat look under observation seat, I'm sorry I'm not too familiar with a v- drive as mine is a direct drive. Congrats and enjoy.
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:17 PM
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Never ever dry start your boat. Your impeller will be damaged. There are many ways to hook a hose to your boat to start it before heading to the lake. I just pull the hose off the strainer and shove a garden hose in it. But there are other ways that I'm sure will be illustrated.
The best advice I can offer you is always make sure your batteries are fully charged before heading out and back the boat into the water and start it before detaching it from the trailer, once it's running unhook and book
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:19 PM
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I also always carry a spare impeller and tools to change it in my glove box.
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:29 PM
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Thanks guys! I appreciate the advice :-)

Dan
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:49 PM
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same here on spare impellar. On my old 190 that gave lots of starting trouble i would do a one second start before leaving...never had an impellar get damaged. changed impellar at during dewinterizationn whether it needed it or not.

on my new to me 04 230VRS I just check the battery voltage before I hook up and am good to go...
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:01 PM
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i'm calling bs here. without pictures it didn't happen.....




welcome. think of your boat as the exact opposite of your pwc's. for your boat: water on, motor on, motor off, water off. as mentioned above, there are lots of ways to get water to the motor. i'm not a "fake a lake" fan. i built a little rig that uses a 5 gallon bucket. i run a 1 1/4 inch hose from the bucket to the intake port of the water pump. the bucket is filled from the bottom with water from my hose. i prefer this method to putting a hose in a hose as i can see the boat "drink" the water. if i get over about 1500rpm, i will exceed the output of the garden hose and start to drain the bucket.

i agree with the above comment about carrying an extra impeller. i also carry an impeller puller. on a v-drive its hard to get to it. its not a cheap tool, but when you use it, you'll remember why you spent the money. skidim.com is a great place to shop for parts. i also carry a spare serpentine belt and basic tools, wrenches, etc. i don't know where your holder for your extinguisher is, mine is in the port helm storage accessed from the observer seat area. i think there is only one standard size that is sold at any marine store.

congrats on a great boat.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:33 PM
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:14 PM
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make yourself one of these... about $10 bucks in parts from walmart or homedepot...connect raw water hose to bottom of bucket - fill bucket leave hose on... start motor...
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