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Post  xtel on Mon Apr 27 2009, 21:15

Hey everyone. My name is Howard. I heard about this sport and figured it was perfect for my small family (me & wife). I am 22 years old, and looking to purchase my first PWC (thinking about the '08/'09 yamaha vx sport). Seems light enough to tow with a car without any problems. I can't wait to get back into fishing. I was raised on mostly saltwater (speckled trout, red, etc) fishing ... but I may expand onto freshwater.

I know most of you aren't located locally near me, but looking forward to meeting most of you and sharing info, pics, & stories.

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Post  SeaDooer on Tue Apr 28 2009, 03:49

Welcome Howard,

You'd be a good few KM's away from us, but here's hoping you get on great with jet ski fishing. Look forward to seeing some pictures of your set up when you get sorted out.

May your tackle be wet! Very Happy

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Post  Jetskifishing on Tue Apr 28 2009, 07:06

Hi Howard, welcome to the jetskifishing community. Look forward to hearing about your species of fish targeted in your region. If we can be of any help, there is plenty of knowledge through out the forum. We all started some where, so feel free to ask the questions rather than learning the costly way by experience.

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Post  2-EXTREME on Tue Apr 28 2009, 09:39

KIA ORA BRO (ha ha just some native lingo for ya from NZ!!)

Welcome to the ever expanding JETSKIFISHING crew from around the world.

As mentioned, ask any questions if you can't find a particluar answer on here amongst the wealth of information.

Look forward to seeing you get amongst it !!

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Post  xtel on Wed Apr 29 2009, 10:04

thanks guys. I think I have decided to just go all out. I'm going to trade on my car for a truck, and probably purchase 2 waverunners so my wife can have her own. She'll be thrilled. I love you

I'm thinking that'll be a good Christmas surprise. They'll be on sale then during the winter season, and it'll give me time to teach her to fish, cast, etc from now until then.

When the Ultimate Rod Holder's price translates to USD ... it's around $500. Is this correct?

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Post  swasy on Wed Apr 29 2009, 19:29

Hi xtel

I would tend towards at least one of those waverunners being a FX 160 HO (maybe yours Very Happy) that little bit extra power is useful when you have a load of fish or camping gear on the back especially if your towing anything as well.

All the best

Keith (swasy) Very Happy
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Post  xtel on Wed Apr 29 2009, 19:57

it's weight recommendations say about 580 lbs ... that's almost 2 people + equipment. I'm not really looking for speed, and the fish we plan to catch aren't that heavy. I'm not trying to contradict what you're suggesting just I've ridden with 3 people on a much slower (less HP) PWC and it managed just fine, as far as speed and any "bogging" down.

I guess it'll depend mainly what kind of sales they are going to have here in the States during the winter. santa

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Post  xtel on Wed Apr 29 2009, 20:14

now that you mentioned it ... the 2008 seadoo gtx has just caught my eye.

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Post  SeaDooer on Wed Apr 29 2009, 21:11

GTX, is that the one where you get a SeaDoo GPS unit with the craft? Must admit, not that the GPS is the deciding factor, I'd been keen on the GTX Very Happy

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Post  xtel on Wed Apr 29 2009, 21:20


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Post  SeaDooer on Wed Apr 29 2009, 21:42

xtel wrote:I didn't think it did. Here's the stock pictures.

http://www.topspeed.com/boats/sea-doo-sport-boats/2008-sea-doo-gtx-ar45150.html

It appears in the accessory section so I guess I was wrong. Think I saw a 2nd hand craft in the dealer with one on, or they'd got it as a special gimic offer type affair. Very Happy

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Post  2-EXTREME on Thu Apr 30 2009, 08:17

Yes you are correct on the Ultimate Road Holder price in USD.

The Seadoo GTX Limited comes with a GPS as standard equip along with other great features.
The GTX does not come with the GPS.

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Post  xtel on Thu Apr 30 2009, 09:42

oh, okay I see. I'm just trying to do my research before the big purchase day. thanks for the info. Very Happy

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Post  Motex on Thu May 07 2009, 11:06

Hey there neighbor. I live in league city. I purchased two of the yamaha fx's about two months ago. Went down and had a custom rack built. It's made out of the same material that they make T tops out of (1" alluminum pipe). They realy came out great. They were included on the deal when I purchased. Sense then I found a guy in lake jackson that will make them for me for 400-450. I am still trying to figure out how to mount a depth finder/gps. As soon as I figure out how to post pict here I will post them up. The best time to make a deal here is during the boat show. You can get extended warranty and better pricing.

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