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So, on my first day of owning my new jet skis I of course forgot to put the drain plugs in one of them.

The ski would not start and i was completely devasted. Luckily I was still close to the boat launch and with 8 other people. My friend new exactly what it was. We walked the ski back to the launch and let it drain. She failed to start immediately after and that was due to me flooding the engine after repeated starts and throttle pulls. After we flushed fuel through and ran it for 20 minutes no other problems the rest of the day thank god!

Several questions from the lessons learned:

1.) Would the ski actually start or is there a kill switch inside the ski that prevents if from running if there is too much water?

2.) Could I have ruined my engine?

3.) Can the jet ski actually sink or are they designed to take on water like that?

4.) Had the ski started and i made it out to the lake, what is the best thing to do if you discover this in time?

Many questions, but I am of course a newb and would like to learn as much as I can to best take care of my new toys!

Thanks all!
 
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