Video: How To Troubleshoot a Rock in Your Pump

Let’s face it (because we’ve all done it), sucking up rocks…well, sucks. Unfortunately, it’s par for the course when it comes to riding a jet-driven personal watercraft, especially when those of us decide to journey a little too close to shore. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of apt and capable persons to help instruct us on the best (and often, most painless) ways to repair the damage that can be done.

One such resource is the YouTube video channel is 3ftDeep, who documents “the [PWC] adventures of a couple of guys from White Rock, BC. With step-by-step how-to videos, ocean and river rides, it’s dedicated to those who share our enthusiasm for the greatest water sport in the world!” Providing a steady stream of professionally-edited and produced videos, we found its “How To: Rock in Pump Troubleshooting” video most informative and useful. We think you will too.

According to 3ftDeep, “Our buddy Chris came to us with a classic problem: his 2008 Sea-Doo GTI 155 SE had lost most of its power after it sucked up some rocks near shore. We pulled the pump, replaced his wear ring and he was back on the water in no time!” The tutorial is very easy to follow, provides all of the necessary torque specs and bolt patterns and even provides a few extra tips to help you along your way to a new wear ring, and retouched prop complete rock-free. Enjoy:

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Kevin Shaw

Kevin Shaw

Editor-in-Chief – Kevin Shaw is a decade-long powersports and automotive journalist whose love for things that go too fast has led him to launching The Watercraft Journal. Almost always found with stained hands and dirt under his fingernails, Kevin has an eye for the technical while keeping a eye out for beautiful photography and a great story.

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