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Starts and runs and RPMs are good but it won't go above 5 MPH. Checked intake and I have the rooster tail of water but no speed

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You may have to check the pump unit for obstruction
the impellers are known to wear from abrasion from sand in the water and not operate efficiently.

Posted on May 29, 2015

  • BRETT REDFERN
    BRETT REDFERN Nov 14, 2015

    Hi, where is the pump unit. When I started getting this power issue, My girlfriend ran up on a sandbank just under the water and i know it pulled a bit of sand through the bottom and then got off the sand bar but its not been right since, Ive checked the bottom, taken the intake plate off and inspected it for rocks or any other obstruction but cant find anything blocking it.

  • Bill Boyd Nov 14, 2015

    the pump will be on the end of the motor crank shaft
    it could be a direct coupling or a small shaft with the pump separate
    the pump is a centrifugal pump with a series of vanes and diffuses inside it to increase propulsion
    if it was on a bank then any number of items could have been sucked up and damaged the vanes or diffusers
    have it checked out by a specialist jet propulsion service center

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