I know hours matter, however I don't know what "high" hours are relative to knowing high mileage on automobiles.
I know to watch for floor rot, propellor issues, engine. Any advice for a first timer? My level of boating expertise is limited to smaller bass boats so...
I know some of the higher powered jet skis you can pull a tube behind. It seems like having an outboard would be easier to deal with mechanically, but I have no idea really.
What are some hidden costs to boating, I know people complain about all of the work it takes to enjoy.
Thanks for bringing this up. I'm in the market for a jet ski/waverunner too and could use some input. I haven't seen many used jet skis around that are newer than '03. I don't want to go that old. Thinking in the '05-'08 range. Might even go new if I can get a good deal. Is there somewhere you can test drive them though?
Anyone own a deck boat? I think that's what I want. half ski-boat half pontoon. I'd like to buy a used one.
A friend of mine and Cyclone fan in west Des Moines has a 2005 Hurrucane deck boat for sale on Craigslist. He bought the boat, but then switched jobs. He works Saturday's so he hasn't been able to use it as much as he had planned. It only has 30 hours on it. I think he has pictures out there. Posted via Mobile Device
I had a 1996 Yamaha Waveblaster 2 years ago and had a great time with it. I know that Yamaha always has good promotions for their jet skis. I'll probably get another one soon and will stick with Yamaha. I never had an issue with mine while my buddy had a Kawasaki that broke down all the time.
I almost like the older ones better than the new ones. They were a little less stable and were really touchy. The newer jetskis are almost too big. If you plan on pulling a tube you have to buy a 3 seater. If you do, you may as well buy a boat because you will stay pretty dry on them. I'd buy a one seater if they still made them.
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