I've been wanting to try OWing on a beach since I saw the FM video, before I ever owned it. Had a chance in Tahoe over the weekend and it appears it did not go well. I've read a few threads about water problems and I am having a very similar experience. After taking the controller out I found water in the sealed connector from the batt to the controller. I found that my connector is missing the blanks on terminals where there is no wire.
Others who ride in water frequently may want to check their plugs and install them if they are missing. I realize there is a plastic cover enclosing the controller plugs but it's far from water tight.
I've sent my OW in for repair with a pre paid shipping label FM sent me. Hopefully it will be covered under warranty.
Aaron Broward FL
Where is the spoon ?
(Try the soup' just try the soup reference, coming to America)