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Old 05-30-2014, 05:24 PM
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Old 05-31-2014, 05:07 PM
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Thank you all! Have had the boat for about a week and a half and already have 9 hours on it! Have enjoyed skiing and pulling ski enthusiasts!
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Old 05-31-2014, 05:08 PM
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Also, quick question….
Is it normal to have about an inch of water under the engine cover that the bilge won't pick up? Obviously not used to the whole true ski boat thing! Would appreciate a response!
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Old 05-31-2014, 05:12 PM
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Also, quick question….
Is it normal to have about an inch of water under the engine cover that the bilge won't pick up? Obviously not used to the whole true ski boat thing! Would appreciate a response!
Quick answer,no.
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Old 05-31-2014, 05:23 PM
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You effectively asked two questions:
-Yes it is normal that the bilge pump can't get the last 1" or so of water out.
-Technically you should not have any water leaking in there though. In practice it is pretty "normal" though. It's rare to find an inboard that doesn't leak a drop either via the prop shaft seal, rudder seal, exhaust ports, cooling system, plug threads, ballast system (which I assume you don't have), etc. Older models with a traditional packing nut on the prop shaft had to leak some by design to keep it lubricated and cool. More recent boats with dripless seals like yours shouldn't leak. Since it's under warranty you could have the dealer check it out.
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Old 06-01-2014, 10:52 PM
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You effectively asked two questions:
-Yes it is normal that the bilge pump can't get the last 1" or so of water out.
-Technically you should not have any water leaking in there though. In practice it is pretty "normal" though. It's rare to find an inboard that doesn't leak a drop either via the prop shaft seal, rudder seal, exhaust ports, cooling system, plug threads, ballast system (which I assume you don't have), etc. Older models with a traditional packing nut on the prop shaft had to leak some by design to keep it lubricated and cool. More recent boats with dripless seals like yours shouldn't leak. Since it's under warranty you could have the dealer check it out.
Thank you for the answer, can't be completely sure that it's leaking. It's interesting to me that the bilge is mounted at the front of the engine, where the water generally stands in the rear behind the engine. With skiers getting in and out, and the occasional wave coming over the bow it's hard to say whether there is a leak or not. Regardless, I assume that I should not be concerned if it isn't enough for the bilge to pick it up? Thanks for the help!
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Old 06-01-2014, 10:55 PM
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Well, take it out on the water without skiing to be sure it's not just normal water from getting in and out. Does the bilge pump ever kick on if you have it in the "Auto" position?
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Old 06-01-2014, 10:58 PM
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I have not noticed it kick on, and unfortunately I'm really not sure where the bilge hole is on the boat? Can anyone help with that? On the side, back, etc?
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Old 06-01-2014, 11:09 PM
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Old 06-02-2014, 08:43 PM
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I have not noticed it kick on, and unfortunately I'm really not sure where the bilge hole is on the boat? Can anyone help with that? On the side, back, etc?
On my 2012 X7 it is located drivers side roughly in line with the bottom of the windscreen. Looking at your photo with your wife in the boat, it's just in front of the sticker.

I do bet some water also.....but not heaps
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