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I was going to cross a channel yesterday, but when a friend of mine tried first, I changed my mind.
  Before the water edge there was 100 feet of ice, he was going about 60-70 mph And the sled went sideways.... he hit the water sideways. The sled went one way and he went the other, thankfully  no injuries.just his pride.
  Anyway ,This was salt water, what should we do to the sled . We tried to start it last night but it only started on 2 cyl for 10 sec's . (sled= xlt). We kept trying but no luck.

 
 Thanks Rodney
 

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First how far did it go down? If it was to deep ,drain the fuel and the carbs,check the oil to make sure there is no water in there,and pull the crank case plugs out,you say salt water,donot wait to long to get it started because cranks and cylinders can Rust real fast.Also make sure the pipe is drained and change the chaincase oil if you see since of milkyness in it.I hope for his sake and the sleds that he was wereing a tether or he hit the kill switch before the sled went down because if it sucked in water will it was running he could have hydro locked it and that would be bad(bent crank or connecting rods etc).
 

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Ditto on that snorat. Once you do get it running. Let it get hot to dry everything out. When ladyk sunk her machine she put 300 kliks on it the next day.
Didn't have any problems with it after.
 

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Thanks,  The water was around 10 feet deep, And no he didn't shut the motor down it stopped on its own.The sled was in for about 45 min before we could get it out.
  A friend of mine is taking the motor out now and is going to completely take it apart to clean and then reassemble.
 

 When we pulled off the oil line off of the oil pump water ran out of it.And yes the chain case is 1/2 full.
 

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I think a boat would be better suited for trolling. You would probably catch more fish as well. I'm only kidding. I have never tried water skipping but I would love to give it a shot. Fat guys sink faster though
 

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Ironically we (my friends and I) are all commercial fisherman,And we spend all summer in boats,I guess we wanted an early start.haha.Not what we really had in mind.
 
 

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A friend of mine sunk his XLT one time and he just took out the spark plugs shut the fuel off and pulled it over a bunch of times , blew all the water out ,threw the plugs back in and fired the sled back up ! I could not belive it , I thought for sure it would seize or something but it ran fine . Though it was not fully under the water , it was maybe three feet deep .
 
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