I've noticed when not sitting all the way back in open water the sled acts like it is loosing power and I think the belt is getting a little water on it. When I move all the way back there isn't as much spray from the skis and everything is normal. I caulked around the bulkhead and it still happens. Thinking the water is coming in through the hinged area. I might get some black duct tape and try to seal the panel. Any comments or thoughts?