The reed was actually still connected and stuck in the cage, so no need to retrieve! I changed the reed valves and head gaskets today. I started it up and it seemed to run a lot better. The carb didn't spit back, no water leaks, and no apparent overheating.
One thing that concerned me though is that while running it on the hose the jet pump seemed to rattle quite a bit. From my research some people seem to think this is normal, others suggest rebuilding the jet pump. Seems almost like it may even be specific to certain skis. Any input to whether or not this is normal for Tigersharks?
Last edited by iancan2; 07-25-2018 at 08:52 PM.