So my brother got caught up at a boat show over the weekend and put a deposit on a '09 Yamaha 232 Limited S with 15 hours on it. He has not seen the boat, but put money down on the salesman's word (idiot I know). I am going to go with him next weekend to check it out. I know next to nothing about jet boats other than that they are the big brothers of the jet skis we all hate. Is there anything that I need to know prior to inspection. How is the steering? How do they handle chop? How do they back up? He is not a wakeboarder other than when he comes out with me and is lucky if he can cross the wakes. He and his family are just looking for something that will get them on the water so they can enjoy themselves. I just want to help him make the right decision and not let him get something that he will regret.
Thanks for the help.