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Newbie potential jetski fisher

Post  Scowner on Sat May 23 2009, 04:11

Hi there, been thinking about joining the jetski crowd. Need some advice on models. Want to do some fishing, waterskiing/biscuiting, and of course just playing around

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Post  swasy on Sat May 23 2009, 04:25

Welcome

The best....(in my view) 05, 06, 07 or 08 Yamaha FX 160 HO 4 stroke and awesome performance and economy (in my view).

Lots of other forums to check them out on.

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Re: Newbie potential jetski fisher

Post  Scowner on Sat May 23 2009, 04:34

What about the XLT 1200? Is it 4 stroke?
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Post  2-EXTREME on Sat May 23 2009, 06:44

Welcome. The XLT 1200 is 2 stroke and would be the best bet if you were on a tight budget and could not afford to spend the extra on a 4 stroke. The extra money is worth it, if you can afford to spend more. Long term it would be a more cheaper viable option anyway, as reliability and economy go. I am still undecided on what is best as both Seadoo and Yamaha have certainly proven themselves with no significant issues. If you are keen to PM me your budget I will help guide you on the best for your money at the moment (oor you can post on here if you are not fussed about others knowing). Either way I am sure I can be of some assistance along with other Jetskifishing forum members.

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XLT1200

Post  swasy on Sat May 23 2009, 06:50

Hi

They are 2 stroke...still a good ski from what I hear...but personally I'd go with a 4 stroke. Not much difference in purchase cost but cheaper to run and you would go further on a tank, quieter and probably less hassle. Their is evidence (on the other forums) that the 4 stroke can get over 1,000 hrs of use without to much problem... if maintained.

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Re: Newbie potential jetski fisher

Post  SeaDooer on Sun May 24 2009, 21:51

Normally I wouldn't look at the SeaDoo Wake 215 model but this might be what would suit your needs. Same hull, motor and drive train as a GTX but with the bonus of ballast tanks, variable trim and storable ski pole. The ballast tanks are fully removable in a matter of seconds. There is also a 155 model if you don't need 215 hp. I mention this as you want an all round ski.

Just an alternative and not knocking the Yamaha models. You won't go far wrong with either brand but I agree with Keith, 4-stroke is the way to go these days.

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Post  wotzy77 on Wed May 27 2009, 15:48

since the SHO came out the older fx 160 s are falling into a good value price range, but im for yamaha made all the way. they make alot of fine tuned sturday products.
where do seadoo motors come from?
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