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  1. soggybows

    1996 Bombardier Jet Boat MISERY!!! HELP

    It looks like this might have helped. I found another mechanic and brought it to him. It started with just a few tries. I think it's just me not knowing how to start it... I hope. Seems like it should be easier??? Oh well. SIDE NOTE: While chatting with this mechanic, he said that I could...
  2. soggybows

    1996 Bombardier Jet Boat MISERY!!! HELP

    Well, that's the problem. I really haven't been able to start it on land but once. So every attempt I have made to get it into the water has failed so I can't answer that. The dealership techs are able to get it running. They spent 30 minutes in the water without any problems at all. When I got...
  3. soggybows

    1996 Bombardier Jet Boat MISERY!!! HELP

    OK, I will definitely try that. Thanks for the help. I'm sure I will taking it back to the dealer again. I hate feeling like this boat is better off with someone else. :(
  4. soggybows

    1996 Bombardier Jet Boat MISERY!!! HELP

    It's the Challenger. The previous owner rebuilt the engine. He said to use clear fuel in it only, non ethanol, the grey fuel lines have been replaced. On this last start there was more smoke than normal and the revving of the engine without doing anything was new. I also don't think I ever...
  5. soggybows

    1996 Bombardier Jet Boat MISERY!!! HELP

    The carb was one thing they were wondering about but didn't hear anything to make them think there was a problem. When it's cold I pull up on the choke and hold it there for a second, then start it. Sometimes go up and down with it. I don't do anything with the throttle yet because I don't want...
  6. soggybows

    1996 Bombardier Jet Boat MISERY!!! HELP

    I am a first time boat owner. I researched the 96' jet boat and thought this would be the ideal starter boat because it's so light weight (I am female, I have a little daughter and I am not tech savvy). I have had nothing but heartache so far. I understand there are learning curves, but this is...
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