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 Posted: Mon Mar 6th, 2017 12:40 pm
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WhizSki
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Hi
Am new to the PWC fraternity and bought a Seadoo 155 in December. I must say it is proving to be an incredible way to fish and certainly be my sport of choice going into the future. Having said that I am having endless troubles with my Ski specifically around the Impeller and wear casing. While I understand that surf launching leads to wear , I have had two incidence whereby the Jet ski momentarily touch sand bank while under throttle and in mere seconds the wear casing is worn and immediately no power.
Seems illogical that a machine worth that much is held to ransom by a weak ring of plastic, which in effect can render the boat useless at the smallest contact with sand?

Is this quick wearing a normal state of affairs and if so can you buy wear rings by the 6 pack ?
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 Posted: Wed Mar 8th, 2017 05:51 am
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plugger
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Get hold of Pierre at Racetech, If memory serves me correctly there is a stainless steel replacement that the guys are using. Or contact Mick Clarke (the Cod Father in GoFish magazine) I think he had his done.

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 Posted: Sat Mar 11th, 2017 02:39 pm
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The Ancient Mariner
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You must have really pumped a lot of coarse grit through your machine under heavy load to cause such instant wear!I have a 2006 Seadoo GTI 130 currently with 235hrs on clock.I am onto my second wear ring,and I don't believe that it was even necessary to replace it as the boat was not cavitating.I was 'advised' that it needed replacing by a dealer with a big calculator.I got 150hrs out of my original wear ring,also plastic,and would estimate about 30 launches/beachings in this time.You just have to be careful where and when you open up the throttle.

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 Posted: Tue Mar 21st, 2017 03:59 pm
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Poensie
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Hi Whizski,

As per Ancient Mariner, the wear ring should not wear past its parameter in just two or even much more launches. I was told when I bought my Seadoo in 2006 that on acceleration it can suck water (and sand,stone & other debris) from a depth of 1,8m below. For that reason I always tried to idle as deep into the surf as I safely could. Once on the plane it does not suck water that deep. Guys on the PWC forums reckons 180mm or so.

I still do not know whether they Yammies with the stainless steel wear ring is better?

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 Posted: Mon Apr 3rd, 2017 09:54 am
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SinWolf
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My wear ring needs to be replaced after 2-3 fishing trips... (by fishing trip, I mean a 2 week holiday in Mozambique with multiple launches)...

I replace my wear ring myself... the cost of the ring is R750... divided by 2 (worse case) it's R375 per holiday that I need to budged to replace wear ring...

In freshwater, the ring lasts for years...

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 Posted: Wed Nov 15th, 2017 05:23 am
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frikkie1
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Good day.
I have to replace my wear ring on my seadoo and have now idea where to get a spare. i am from Pretoria. Any suggestion will be highly appreciated.

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 Posted: Wed Nov 15th, 2017 05:34 am
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SinWolf
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I used to buy from Malcolm who used to be the SBT distributor in South Africa...

He since moved to Mauritius...

So I'm not sure if there still is a SBT distributor in SA.

If not, then you'll have to buy from the SEADOO agents, but take some Vaseline with when you go and buy one !!!

If you have time, then order a SBT one from Ebay... But that could take 6-10 weeks for delivery.

It might even be cheaper to buy an original from greenhulk.com (if you take the shipping charges into consideration).

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 Posted: Thu Nov 16th, 2017 08:24 pm
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codfather
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I have successfully fitted a Stainless Steel wear ring to my Sea Doo GTI155...Much better than the plastic one. I also fitted an Solas Impeller at the same time.

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