Was out for a blast today along with my dads jetski and one of our RIBs. Stunning day, one of the calmest I've seen. Was getting a steady 51.7 knots with the 18p chopper. Just on the way home I lost drive and the engine cut out. First thing I checked was the gearbox. It had dropped about 2", no bolts holding it on, just the wee pin in the driveshaft.
So I tied the gearbox on with rope and a ratchet strap and got towed in.
Got it up to the workshop and removed it to assess the damage.
The driveshaft has snapped just inside the waterpump housing, clean off. None of the bolts are present and some of the holes are mangled.
On the bright side at least I didn't lose the prop! Need to either try and get the box fixed or find a new one.