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    a big baja came cruising by and about 4 waves crashes over the transom, down she went. happend so fast i could do nothing but watch it go. its sitting at the bottom of the lake right now about 35 feet down..

    im bummed out man.

    any tips and tricks i need to know about when i get it out of the water?
    obviously i know i have to tear the motor down and clean it up, and dry the hull out quickly.
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    That sucks. There are a few here who have had your experiance, Fleetimus is the first that comes to mind. He should be able to give you some first hand info on recovery and restoration.

    Good luck.

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    That really sucks. Sorry to hear that. I hope everyone is ok.

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    no body got hurt, just hurt my feelings a little haha.

    i hope to get a recovery unit out there in the morning. i'm really lost on what to do or who to call(i've never sank one before)
    i think the marina at my local lake has some kind of recovery barge or something. just gotta call in the mornin, they were closed today of coarse
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    Quote Originally Posted by slam View Post
    no body got hurt, just hurt my feelings a little haha.

    i hope to get a recovery unit out there in the morning. i'm really lost on what to do or who to call(i've never sank one before)
    i think the marina at my local lake has some kind of recovery barge or something. just gotta call in the mornin, they were closed today of coarse
    You get the info on the boat that threw the wake. He would be responsible for the recovery bill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slam View Post
    a big baja came cruising by and about 4 waves crashes over the transom, down she went. happend so fast i could do nothing but watch it go. its sitting at the bottom of the lake right now about 35 feet down..

    im bummed out man.

    any tips and tricks i need to know about when i get it out of the water?
    obviously i know i have to tear the motor down and clean it up, and dry the hull out quickly.

    Did he stop? How many people on your boat and how close was he? Was you engine running when it went under ?

    I know a guy who's boat was under water for 24 hrs. When they got it up he "pickled" the engine with diesel fuel. After he drained the oil he Pulled the distributor out and filled the engine with diesel fuel and spun it over by hand. Drained it and did it two more times. They he put oil in it and built oil psi, put the dizzy back in and fired it up. He let it run for a few minutes and drained the oil and filter and then put 8 qrts back in and a new filter and called it good for the rest of that season and the next until he sold the boat.

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    Once you get it out of the water, leave the motor full of water until you get done with #1 through #5. Maybe even top it up through the carb with a hose if you need to. I'll explain later.

    These are in order.

    #1: start with the gas tanks...drain/dry/refill with fresh gas.

    #2: do the carburetor...get all the water out of the bowls and pump it a bunch of times to get the water out of the accelerator pumps.

    #3: pull the distributor cap and blow all the water out of it, as well as the plug wire boots.

    #4: Check the battery, make sure its still good and charged or get another one in and hooked up that's good and charged.

    #5: if you've got logs, take them off and drain them. If you've got headers, they'll have drained through the weep holes. Once they're drained, reinstall them.


    This is where you've got to start to work quick.

    #6: Drain all of the oil/water out of the motor...my BBC held about 32 gallons.

    #7, while the crankcase is draining, pull all the plugs and slowly spin the motor over by hand several times to get all the water out of the intake manifold/cylinder heads

    #8, pour in some fresh oil and a new filter, then hit the key to spin it quicker and get the rest of the water out the cylinders. Put the plugs back in and fire it...let it idle for a minute or two, then drain the oil. You'll have to fill, run, drain a couple times until the oil comes out clear. Use a new filter every time.

    The reason you leave it full of water is so the cylinders won't rust. If it's been wet and gets dry, it will rust quick. If it stays submerged...it'll not rust. Get all the other stuff done first so it's ready to run as soon as you get the water out and new oil in so that it doesn't really have a chance to "dry out" on it's own....and rust.

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    the baja didn't stop there, they cruised a pretty good ways away..

    i hadn't even thought that it was their fault i was just worried about my own shit at the time, the other boat never even crossed my mind..

    we had just pulled up to my buddies house boat, the gals got on the other boat, i was tieing up, my buddy was still in my boat, engine off just chillin. baja rolls by, i see the wake, and me not having ever owned jet boats or any very low profile boat before was just ignorant of the fact that those waves will sink your boat. i was concerned a little but i just didn't think it would happen. he pulled the bilge pump on and was thinking like should i hit the key, mean while i'm thinking the same as well as its tied up so if he hit the key its not going anywhere.

    start to finish it happened in about 10 seconds from the time the first wave came over the back, it was a lot of water, the second, we're thinking this not good, the third pretty much did it in and the bow starts to lift straight up, then the 4th comes in whoooosh thats all she wrote.

    i was draging seat cusions to the house boat and see my center console floating upright, sweet.. purses, keys, phones, wallets all the good shit.. all the iphones and my timing light were junk but good deal nonetheless

    other people around saw what happened and about 4 pontoons and a few seadoos go haulin after the other boat. they yell at the guy or whatever and get numbers from the boat. guy said he never saw it happen, didn't know he even caused anything( sun was in their eyes, i think he said).

    i think the numbers from the other boat is written on a card maybe somewhere in my buddys house boat.. i'll have to see if i can get those..
    it never really crossed my mind to blame somebody for this, it is a lake and people are intitled to drive their boat on it..its my fault for having such a vulnerable boat.

    i just want to get it out of the water and see how bad the damage is...i started searching the site and now i know they go down pump first. i can imagine the pump shoved up through the transom. god i want to just start cryin. o'well live and learn.

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    Ibhsbz, good info.. i will do just that. very logical and simple but i wouldn't have thought about it that way till it was to late probably. thanks, you always pull through with good info for me ever since i started this jet boat interest. its helped me make some good decisions already, or not make bad ones right? haha

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    Don't know how the law reads on OK, but as a boater you are responsible for damage caused by your wake, first thing would be to call water cops and get as many witness names as possible. Been through this deal with a buddies boat, if you have ur ducks in a row and the cops have a brain and site the guy, hes in a world of hurt. We/buds insurance co. sued and dude had to pay for recovery and all restoration costs.

    Look at it this way, kids floating on a raft, baja comes by and wake overturns kid and he drowns, somebodies gettin arrested.

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    Man really sorry to hear about the boat going down. There are quite a few on here that have had them sink, and I am sure once you get her back up you can rebuild it better than it was before
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    Gather all your witnesses and haul his ass into court......Don't let this guy get away with it!!!

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    Some of the guys that put on boat races do have recovery boats or know of someone that does! It will take someone with scuba gear too! Good luck! WT


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    Default what lake?

    what lake were you on?

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