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  • rwskierrwskier Posts: 233 Solid Baller
    There's only 1 explanation "lack of attention" :)
    Russell W. -
  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,331 Administrator

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  • LakeOneSkierLakeOneSkier Posts: 241 Baller
    edited June 2017
    Looks a bit odd... came from inside the boat?
    Baller Index: -31.67
  • bojansbojans Posts: 190 Baller
    Rope gets caught in the prop, driver figures I have 400hp, it will clear.
  • Bruce_ButterfieldBruce_Butterfield Posts: 1,290 Mega Baller
    Wife driving?
    If it was easy, they would call it wakeboarding.
    thagerShellGarn
  • thagerthager Posts: 4,224 Mega Baller
    How did that multi-colored troll hair get in there?
    Stir vigorously then leave!
    mmosley899Horton
  • jayskijayski Posts: 603 Crazy Baller
    edited June 2017
    New packing...
  • DaveDDaveD Posts: 668 Crazy Baller
    You ran over one of Buford's toys?
  • A_BA_B Posts: 3,970 Mega Baller
    Much easier to shorten the rope by using the pylon and loops...
    thager
  • sixballsixball Posts: 207 Baller
    Blue and Gold........... Go Michigan!!!!!!!!
    OSUwaterskier
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 4,843 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Looks like u ingested a walleye lure
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • ALPJrALPJr Posts: 1,599 Crazy Baller
    Someone's old piece of rope floating in the pond?
  • dbresseldbressel Posts: 33 Baller
    Loaned your boat to someone who was pulling tubers.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,331 Administrator
    So teenage boy drives many teenage girls for a tube ride was the correct answer. Boat belongs to one of the teen girls. I took a long look at it and called teen girls father and said "Good Luck".

    Solution will be
    1) remove engine box from SN 200
    2) unbolt shaft from trans without taking all skin off knuckles
    3) slide shaft down 1/2 inch
    4) scrape melted rope off shaft
    5) reassemble
    6) hope water flows through strut
    7) flog teen boy who did this

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  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 3,033 Mega Baller
    edited June 2017
    Why not just remove prop and unbolt strut so you can rotate and slide the strut up? Then once you clear the mess you can slide it off and inspect the bushing.
    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
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  • MNshortlinerMNshortliner Posts: 95 Baller
    +1 for removing strut. Then just reseal with marine silicone
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  • blockblock Posts: 165 Baller
    Needle-nose pliers + patience. Turn and pull until clear, then inspect the bushing.
    Next, a light flogging:)
    John Seiler
    Zmaneleeski
  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,331 Administrator
    @oldjeep IDK I called the two guys I know who work on ski boats for a living and neither of them suggested that. Your suggestion makes sense to me but I am NOT a mechanic.

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  • HockdogHockdog Posts: 149 Baller
    Definitely flog the teenage boy, tubing should be banned
    Horton
  • ZmanZman Posts: 1,145 Crazy Baller
    No way am I unbolting the strut from the bottom of the boat for this. Way easier to just uncouple the shaft and slide it back a little, if needed. Try needle nose pliers and a lil patience first, then uncouple if needed. Unbolting the strut not that big a deal if necessary, just doubt you will need to.
    Might as well check your coupling alignment as you bolt it back together. IMHO.
    Blood type IPA
  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,331 Administrator
    I did get in there with needle nose pliers. There is a lot of rope that that seems up between the shaft and the strut. Even if I got all we could see out of there, we were worried that there would still be enough rope left to prevent the bushing from getting lubricated.

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  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,521 MM Trick Skier / Eccentric Person
    +1 on @block 's needle nose pliers. Work at it a bit, it gets easier once you've gotten some out. Get all you can see and the hidden scraps are likely to flush out. The strut is designed to operate in normally dirty and algae filled water and every bushing I've seen has water channels molded in. Crud will clear out.

    If you totally screw it up, the bushing will fail prematurely - in a few years. Then you will have to perform the invasive repairs that others are advising. Plus a relatively inexpensive bushing.

    How often do shafts fail? I've had to replace several only because I cut them to get complete removal - usually to fix the leaking shaft packing. Everything is repairable to new and this is unlikely to catastrophically blow up hurting people and destroying the boat. I did have one break while skiing - it sheared off at the prop (old and out of balance prop - and nowhere near the old worn out strut). No damage except we never found the prop and had to buy a new one along with the shaft (and new dripless packing upgrade).

    On second thought, the boat is shot. Replace it and send me the old one for proper disposal. ( @MISkier This is a 200, I can dispose of it properly.)

    Eric
    MSLovell
  • Texas6Texas6 Posts: 2,172
    I asked my 10 year old to pull my brand new Masterline rope in after a set last week. First time using this rope. Well he pulled it in, but he rather than leave it lying on the floorboard behind the motorbox, he just pulled it in and left it in the water on the starboard side of the boat. "Get the rope in buddy?" I ask. "Yup". 10 seconds later, my prop and shaft looked just like that one.
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  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 3,033 Mega Baller
    edited June 2017
    @Horton I'm sure its fine. I just tend to take things apart all the way so that I can inspect everything and do the job once. Plus I'm used to the Malibu bushings which are plastic and can melt from a rope - if the nautique has a brass then there is a lot smaller chance of it being damaged.
    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
  • DWDW Posts: 1,827 Crazy Baller
    Teenage boy at the wheel: Looks like the ski boat version of 'running out of gas' or 'it won't start' ...
    oldjeep
  • MNshortlinerMNshortliner Posts: 95 Baller
    Super easy to replace cutlass bushings with the strut on a work bench vs still under boat
    oldjeep
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