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Post  car_nut on Sun Nov 23 2008, 04:47

Hi Jet Ski Fishing crew,

I am in the process of buying a new ski, looking at a Kawasaki STX15F, does anyone have any experience with these? I think they are doing a run out special on the 2008 model for $16995 including trailer, is that a good deal? What are they like to fish off? Also going to be used for wakeboarding and cruising too. Any help would be appreciated.

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Post  Jetskifishing on Sun Nov 23 2008, 04:55

Welcome to the site Nick, just seen you were already signed up! Sounds a great deal especially on a trailer. Can you say who is doing the deal? From what I have heard, that is a practical model for fishing, especially not being Supercharged. The STX-15f has been a proven model and buying new you will achieve all the usual perks of warranty. It comes down to basics, whta else can you get on a trailer for that much money. I think you are on to a winner! Won't be long and you will be out fishing with us.
P.S. I think there also might be a Waverunner deal of similar model, but it maybe their 110 horse version.
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Post  car_nut on Sun Nov 23 2008, 06:15

Hey, thanks for the quick reply.

Yeh it seems to be a good deal, but is it to good to be true, something faulty???

I will look into the Waverunner deal also because I would prefer a FXHO160 but they are about 22k new I think. Yamaha's are always good, had 3 boats and all of them had Yamahas on the back and never had a single problem, just general wear and tear.

Any idea what retailer I should contact about the waverunner deal?
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Post  Jetskifishing on Sun Nov 23 2008, 06:23

Yip the FXHO is a great ski, very reliable and heaps fun. Even if you get a preloved one! I know Yamaha NZ no longer have stock, so what ever dealers have is it! There is two dealers in Auckland, Watercraft World in Onehunga and Family Boats, customer service is an issue, you will have to do all the work yourself. It is quite embarassing for me as I am on Yamaha, the product is wonderful and I have to get 100 % faith in a store soon so I can feel confident guys like yourself will get the right service. I am working on it and hopefully it will be solved soon.
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Post  car_nut on Mon Nov 24 2008, 03:22

Its seems the "deal" for $16995 is all done so I have missed out but I might be able to get a 2009 model for $17995 including trailer, just waiting to hear back.

I called Watercraft World today and they dont know of any Yamaha "deal" are you able to find out any more info form me Andrew?
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Post  Jetskifishing on Mon Nov 24 2008, 06:14

As I thought, customer service pale I have spoken to Brett at Rollos in Hamilton, if you are keen on a deal with finance? Yamaha are offering 8.99% , very attractive to get on to a Waverunner. Brett is pretty reasonable and could offer you a deal without having to do the usual window shopping. If you know what you want, I am sure you can figure out a deal with out driving down there. I know they have a VX110 in stock and have a second hand FXHO. He is worth talking to, he has the customer service and attitude required to be happy for you to hand over your money. bounce
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Post  Jase on Mon Nov 24 2008, 09:21

Hi Car_nut
its a pity you missed out on the 15f as they are a nice ski,if you know what you are after your more than welcome to give me a call on 021897340 and i could sort you out on a pretty l good deal on any brand.
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Post  2-EXTREME on Mon Nov 24 2008, 23:35

Hi there Car Nut, as all have said above that deal for $16995 was a bargain!! I would have said a trailer at $2K must be ontop of that.

The Kawasakis are very well priced new and the particlaur model you were looking at has a fantastic reuputation. If you are considering second hand there are also a number of good buys of the same model 2006 for around the $12K mark. 2nd hand they tend to be alot cheaper also than Yamaha or Seadoo which is really on due to there New price.

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Post  car_nut on Tue Nov 25 2008, 09:39

Hi 2-Extreme and Jason

Thanks for the input! How do you find your seadoo 2-Extreme? Had any problems with it at all?

I have been checking out trademe, im a bit of a bargan hunter. What do you think of this for $13750 http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=177011338

I know its the base model but have to start somewhere. If anyone can give me some feed back on this ski in regardes to fishabilty/stability and price it would be appreciated.

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Post  Ducky on Tue Nov 25 2008, 10:01

This is a great ski, but from what I understand if you want a little more space, stability and a more comfortable ride, then the next model up is the way to go... GTX upwards...

I began looking as GTI's, and value for money they are excellent, but now the base model with a slightly narrower hull to the rest of Seadoo fleet. The extra width gives a little more stability and makes the trip that little more drier.
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Post  Jase on Wed Nov 26 2008, 05:09

Hi car_nut
I can do a special Jetski fishing price of $17500.00 on trailer for a 09 Kawasaki 15f but wont be in stock for 2 weeks,these retail for 17990.00 +1850 for a trailer let me know if you are interested
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Post  car_nut on Thu Nov 27 2008, 08:04

Was good to talk to you today Jase, as you could tell buy the phone call I am rather confused as to what Ski to buy. Everyone has there own choice and I have been listening to to many I think Smile

I am almost sold on the SeaDoo GTI because I have a low budget to play with but also want the warrantys for peice of mind. The only thing stopping me doing the deal straight away is that I have found out about a classic car coming up for sale, I have been trying to buy it for the last 8 years and might finally have my chance to get it, will be in touch. Cheers
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Post  BM on Thu Nov 27 2008, 08:53

Now Jase...once you sell a few skis maybe look at getting your teeth fixed.. santa
All you need for christmas is your 2 front teeth!!!

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Post  Jase on Thu Nov 27 2008, 08:59

Haha
car_nut you sounded confused on the phone!!!
if you end up buying a ski the gti is a perfect entry level ski,cheap to run,2 year warranty,and stable and of course i will look after you on price Very Happy
now the hard decision ummmm CAR or SKI?
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Post  Jase on Thu Nov 27 2008, 09:04

blond mandy
i was thinking of a hair cut first!!!
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Post  BM on Thu Nov 27 2008, 09:13

You look like you've been fishing for 2 years solid! Mate have a shower that might help. drunken

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Post  Jetskifishing on Thu Nov 27 2008, 09:18

Car nut, you need to convert to ski nut, have spent plenty of money on cars over the years, they are bottomless pits, maybe classics are little better. All I can say you will have your moneys worth on a ski and really live life having fun. If in doubt double the mortgage and get both cheers
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Post  car_nut on Fri Nov 28 2008, 09:41

Haha that makes me laugh, good call on changing my name to ski_nut.

Spoke to Jason again today and if all goes well I should have a new SeaDoo GTI next week. Looking forward to it. Thanks again Jason.
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Post  Jetskifishing on Fri Nov 28 2008, 09:47

Good to hear car nut, look forward to meeting up for a hauraki Gulf session when you are ready.
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Post  car_nut on Fri Nov 28 2008, 19:09

Yeh, cant wait to get out there. Wish I got my Ski yesterday, woke up the the best weather in about 6 months, would be great to get on the water today, hope some of you make the most of it!! Very Happy
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Post  Jetskifishing on Fri Nov 28 2008, 20:08

car_nut wrote:Yeh, cant wait to get out there. Wish I got my Ski yesterday, woke up the the best weather in about 6 months, would be great to get on the water today, hope some of you make the most of it!! Very Happy
Yip, just dropped Blonde Mandy off at HMB ramp, straight out to Rakino, looked awesome out there, hopefully she finds some fish.
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Post  Jase on Fri Nov 28 2008, 21:53

Haha ski_nut
glad to see you have made a decision, you will be happy!
and happy to help you out
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