Well we got the new motor in and all hooked up on what I thought was the tail end of my 78' Glastron Carlson CVX 20 Resto,
Did a lap around on the river, all good, came back to ramp, and when getting on the trailer, found an inch of water to the helm position, up to the exhaust logs in back.
Any Ideas what may have caused water to come in so quick?
It was 9pm and dark so no ideas yet, will run at the ramp this Weekend, but what Ideas come to mind that would let water in so quick.
Just rebuilt the motor and didn't go thru the pump. I was told, last in good working order. It's a Berk JE12 w the cables on starboard,(right) side of pump)
This is my first jet boat so don't know the ins and outs
Boat had not run or been in water in 5 years prior to tonight.
1) the plug was in
2)could be the big ol exhaust thru hulls/hose connector
3)lots of 5200 around both cable boots but I doubt that could have filled it so fast
My concern from lack of knowledge about pumps,
Is there a large internal boot or bellow that I should be thinking about, my big fear is that it's the joint between hull and cav plate/ride plate etc and I'll have to pull everything out again to reseal.
I know there are lots of variables to consider here, just asking if there are any likely culprits that frequently plague this model Berk that I should check first.