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 Posted: Sun Jan 22nd, 2017 12:02 pm
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kleynhansa
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Joined: Fri Dec 2nd, 2011
Location: Richards Bay, South Africa
Posts: 11
Equipment: small tackle big fights
Best Catch: Geelbek 8kg
Favorite Fishing Spot: Richards Bay
Boat: 17.6 Ryn cat
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Hi Guys
I went out with my jet ski on Thursday - ocean at Richards Bay was I bit rough but wanted to test it out at sea. All went well after about 30min out it started missing while doing around 15km per hour speed wise. Decided to turn around when I gave it gas motor died. Did not start again. warning light came on. Did show batter indication on panel once. But it turned over still all the time. About 5 hours later after playing with the accelerator it fired up again. All normal. Flushed it and running fine now - haven't taken it out to sea yet. Filled fresh fuel before the trip and oil level all is ok. Any idea what went wrong.

Regards Andre

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 Posted: Mon Jan 23rd, 2017 11:27 pm
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Fishaholic
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Joined: Thu Feb 19th, 2009
Location: Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
Posts: 269
Equipment: not enough
Best Catch: Sailie
Favorite Fishing Spot: Cape Vidal
Boat: 17FT Yeld Cat, 70 Yamaha, Yamaha FX160 Jetski
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Had water in feul once with my stx. Wouldn't start but after a while swinging it started. But as soon as I gave a bit throttle it died. Then had to wait a while it would start up again. Eventually started it, and ran back very slowly. Found more than 50% water in feul. Had to open tank and clean out. Think there may be a bit of water at the bottom of tank, and when out in rough water it gets mixed with feul.

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 Posted: Tue Jan 24th, 2017 09:50 pm
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kleynhansa
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Joined: Fri Dec 2nd, 2011
Location: Richards Bay, South Africa
Posts: 11
Equipment: small tackle big fights
Best Catch: Geelbek 8kg
Favorite Fishing Spot: Richards Bay
Boat: 17.6 Ryn cat
Club: Meerenseeboat club MES 100E
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Thanks Fishaholic for the reply - finally got it started. Took it in to Kawasaki for a check up today - sea water in the fuel and fuel pump was full of water. draining and flushing system - If it is sea water then it could only come in from the fuel cap.
Hopefully the find the cause.

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 Posted: Tue Jan 24th, 2017 11:34 pm
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The Ancient Mariner
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Location: Jhb, South Africa
Posts: 283
Equipment: Bits and pieces collected along the way.
Best Catch: 13,5kg Black Musselcracker,50 kg Bronzie,45kg guitar fish.
Favorite Fishing Spot: Sharks Point Mpande,Brazen Head(Transkei),Cape Vidal,Kosi Bay,St-Lucia,Moz.
Boat: Crusader 570 Cabin boat,85 hp Suzuki/ Seadoo GTI 4-tech jetski.
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Hi,

I cant understand how seawater can get into the fuel tank if its completely sealed?Kawasaki had a recall with some of their models a while back due to the pipe between the filler cap and the tank perishing and leaking.I was at Cape Vidal 5 years ago with a group of jetski fishermen.The one guy with his Kawasaki had huge issues with fuel leaking into his hull at sea.It turned out that the abovementioned pipe was completely vrot.So fuel was splashing out of there,and flooding his hull.Lucky the ski did not blow up,with a hull full of fumes!He took ski into Fast powersports in Richards Bay,and they sorted this out.I hope Kawasaki has fixed this problem by now.

Best regards,
TAM

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