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Old    SFX (blueplastic)      Join Date: Jan 2004       09-25-2007, 9:41 AM Reply   
My roommates and I just moved out to a lake and are looking into buying a jetski to wakeskate behind.

So, we're currently looking at a:

- 2006 Yamaha FX-140 High Output with 110 hours for $7,000 (NADA low retail: $7,300)

- 2004 See Doo Bombardier GTX 4-TEC Supercharged with 30 hours for $6,000 (NADA low retail: $6,300)

We get free trailers with both.

Both jetskis look really nice are in excellent condition, but we'd like to get some opinions on which would be a better ski to tow a wakeskater behind.

Is one company known to make more reliable skis? I've heard that See Doos have more problems that other jetskis..?
Old    Alan Slabaugh (alans)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-25-2007, 10:02 AM Reply   
Yamaha
Old    Rich (rson)      Join Date: Jun 2002       09-25-2007, 10:13 AM Reply   
Yamaha
Old    David (detonate69)      Join Date: Apr 2001       09-25-2007, 10:17 AM Reply   
I've owned a yamaha and never had a problem, in stock form.
Old    Nick B (iridelow1998)      Join Date: Jun 2006       09-25-2007, 10:20 AM Reply   
Yamaha
Old    SFX (blueplastic)      Join Date: Jan 2004       09-25-2007, 11:53 AM Reply   
Wow... unanimous Yamaha recommendations.

Any other opinions or things I should be aware of?
Old    dtw. (notsobueno)      Join Date: Dec 2004       09-25-2007, 11:57 AM Reply   
I have also heard that SeaDoos have more probs than other skis out there, but I also understand that there are MORE SeaDoos out there than any other ski.

Check the SeaDoo website...on the new 08 wake version, it comes with ballast. This ballast can be purchased seperately and fits back a couple years models....just something to think about & look into.

IMO, either way you'll be having tons of fun.
Old    Chase Andrew (wakeboardnut)      Join Date: Jul 2006       09-25-2007, 12:40 PM Reply   
the yamaha has that stupid spray jet
Old    SFX (blueplastic)      Join Date: Jan 2004       09-25-2007, 1:55 PM Reply   
This Yamaha has had that stupid spray jet thing disabled.
Old    Craig Cox (wakedoctor)      Join Date: Dec 2004       09-25-2007, 2:08 PM Reply   
Yeah, the Yamaha will pee on you unless you pull the rubber hose and let it exit under the back. Not a big mod. and defanatly not a reason to shy away from Yamaha.
Old    mike (houdini)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-25-2007, 2:34 PM Reply   
love the yamahas. owned one for a few years and no problems. buddy bought a sea doo and was in the shop half the summer.
Old    SFX (blueplastic)      Join Date: Jan 2004       09-25-2007, 4:03 PM Reply   
Wow - thanks for all the info. Sounds like we will be getting the Yamaha over the Sea Doo - if anything b/c the reputation of Yamaha is a lot better, so it should be easier to sell in the future.
Old    Montgomery (lovin_the_wake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       09-25-2007, 7:16 PM Reply   
Yamaha all the way
Old    Todd (antoddio)      Join Date: Dec 2006       09-25-2007, 7:36 PM Reply   
The seadoo will be faster and probably more fun to ride. (185 hp vs. 140 I think) You can get racks to hold your board and a ski pylon on it also.(Not sure if the yami has those.) Only semi serious issue with those seadoos is the ceramic supercharger clutch. That being said the failure rate is very low. Keep it stock and I think those model seadoos are fairly solid.

3 seasons, 60 hours and no issues on mine.
Old    Doug (supradoug)      Join Date: Dec 2001       09-25-2007, 8:08 PM Reply   
i have been thinking about getting one of these to hit the rails on and spare the boat....any certain Model#......and is the ballast water or added on weight? Thanks

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