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    Cover for 2015 FX HO Cruiser?

    Put down a deposit on my new ski last weekend. I want to get a cover for it, don't even see anything on Yamaha's web site about one. Would prefer to save a few bucks. Does anybody reading know if...
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    seadoo built-in gps mount

    Question - do current model Seadoo 3-seaters (I'd be potentially looking at the N/A HO model which I guess is the 260) still have the feature of the Garmin GPS mounting area built into the glove-box...
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    Re: 2012 FXHO Cruiser

    I dunno, I'd say the placement of the fuel fill is a whole helluva lot better than it was on the pre-'09 models.

    richforman
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    Re: where to get sirius radio installed?

    I had my XM unit, the Onyx I think it's called, installed in my car at P.C. Richards; had looked at Best Buy but PC Richards turned out to be way cheaper and I have found their customer service much...
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    Re: running out of water...

    I thought this was gonna be a thread about the coming shortage of, and wars over, potable water! (I didn't really)

    richforman
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    Re: Storage Compartments?

    Guess it depends on how long and far you ride, what kinds of things you might want or need to do when you're out, and how safe and comfortable and prepared you want to be. (I'm in the "long-list"...
  7. Thread: financing

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    Re: financing

    Wshew, a little defensive there. I only said I prefer to not finance because I'd rather save the hundreds or thousands I'd spend on interest. I've bought five brand-new skis in my life so far, all...
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    Re: West Palm to Bahama's (Freeport)

    Not often I say this, I do plenty of riding on my own, including on the ocean or whatever, try to have the proper common-sense precautions, and I"ve ridden to the Bahamas (not alone, that's my...
  9. Thread: financing

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    Re: financing

    I'm with David, Tex and LSB - takes discipline but I think it's smarter to save up and buy your toy without taking a loan. Delayed gratification - a bummer not to buy it today but you'll just save...
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    Re: What is he law?

    You're probably right delagem but I didn't know NY and MA had that kind of reciprocity with the safety certs - I only knew that NY did allow that with NJ and CT. I don't think it's automatically...
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    Re: Getting my VX in the ocean?

    I don't get it. I'm not familiar with the area you live and ride, but can't you just ride from the bay through an inlet out into the gulf / ocean where you want to go play?

    richforman
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    Re: Lower Keys Riding...

    I have done some riding in the Keys it was a long time ago now so I don't know the key-by-key specifics but being that you are going down for that long of a stretch, it'll DEFINITELY be worth...
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    Re: Garmin GPS 07 FXHO

    I have a nice gps mounting setup on my brand new waverunner that I don't think I have seen mentioned on any of these threads, I have the ram mount installed into my ski's otherwise-useless cupholder,...
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    Re: What type of GPS do you use?

    Please spring for one with mapping capabilities, it is so fantastically useful you will be amazed at how helpful it is for navigation especially if/when you ever venture to other different waters...
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    Re: screw it! im done.....

    I dunno man - sure it's always confusing and painful but in this case from the way you tell your story, and if I understood it right, there was never anything really substantial to indicate that...
  16. Thread: wildwood!

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    Re: wildwood!

    Lots of beautiful riding down there, Wildwood is on the ocean (Wildwood Crest is a suburb a few miles inland, you'll have to drive east to get to the Intra-coastal and the ocean). There is a big...
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    Re: who rides longisland

    Was mild and calm yesterday but I'm waiting for a sunnier day for that first ride, it was just too cloudy. Instead I did enjoy a nice three-hour hike on Shelter Island, just drove out there on...
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    Re: First Ride of the year ends in 4 tickets

    > You share a similar sentiment as myself. Use the time effectively to stop the bad guys and keep the water safe. > Not use it as an opportunity to bully citizens and take money. I don't know why...
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    Re: First Ride of the year ends in 4 tickets

    Okay well again, not to bust your chops but again to me - the fact that the reg. stickers (the numbers and the sticker itself) have to be put on your 'ski a certain way in a certain spot - is...
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    Re: Cold Seizure Potential

    That's right of course Bill, it was George I was thinking of, a great character from rsj, always generated plenty of spirited discussion from the rest of us fellow old geezers! Good to hear that he...
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    Re: How many remotes/lanyards with '10 fxho?

    Yeah I only got one remote with my new '11 and and was bummed. Had gotten two with my previous '05. Just got one cheapass lanyard but that I expect, they can be had cheaply and easily, but the...
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    Re: First Ride of the year ends in 4 tickets

    Oh yeah I forgot to mention. Several posters in this thread need some education. This is also what I would consider jetskiing safety/regulations 101. The fire extinguisher is not for the case of a...
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    Re: Cold Seizure Potential

    There used to be some old geezer back in the rec.sport.jetski days, a mechanic/tuner I guess, pretty knowledgeable, I'm sure some of the older guys here remember him but I can't think of his name. ...
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    Re: First Ride of the year ends in 4 tickets

    I haven't read the whole thread yet.....anyway the fire extinguisher thing sounds tough, but all the other things sound like things everybody should be fully aware of and have taken care of before...
  25. Re: Unbelievably embarrassingly stupid question dept

    Not really too tricky! The hood almost has its own hood, the black part of it in the center of the big silver hood if you look at the picture on this page I'm linking, and you just grab that part...
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    Okay I got it, now I am going to go back in time and remove this thread.

    richforman
  27. Re: Unbelievably embarrassingly stupid question dept

    Okay, quick update - I DO have an owner's manual, thank goodness it was in the rear storage bin, which I was miraculously able to open, lmfao. There's a dvd too. About to crack it open!
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    meant to say: don't believe I got one (onwer's manual).
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    I know I tried searching for a manual online, no luck. No I don't believe I got that one, just a one-page sheet with maintenance instructions, that was it. Auugh!
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    Keep in mind that I have been owning pwc's for about 13 years now and have thousands of hours riding experience. But I am feeling very stupid this morning! I just brought home my new 2011 FX HO...
  31. Re: What is the strangest thing you have found or seen while out riding your PWC

    Not jetskiing but did I tell you guys (I forget if I posted about this or not) a few weeks back a saw a grown-up white seal, napping and sunning itself on the beach while hiking around Captree State...
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    Re: who rides longisland

    Saltwater, me and some of my riding friends right "out east" all the time, all through the Peconic Bay or along the ocean from Shinne**** inlet to Block Island (in fact this group I know rides to...
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    Re: I Made It In April's Boating Magazine

    That is fantastic, I've always liked that mag and that's great news that they're adding an official pwc section.

    richforman
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    Re: I Got The "Seal" Of Approval

    Beautiful pictures Brian.

    I had an amazing seal encounter almost two weeks ago, I'll address this mainly to any of my fellow Long Islanders reading who will appreciate the uniqueness of it. Two...
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    Re: who rides longisland

    In that situation there's also usually plenty of those nice green horseflies to keep you company while you try to push your 'ski through the mud. Bug spray, people!

    richforman
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    Re: who rides longisland

    If it's low tide you have to just stick to the marked channel in those parts of the bay. Until you have plenty of experience riding there and know where the worst shallows and sandbars are. 'Til...
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    Re: Neoprene Gloves - Recommendation Needed

    2mm is for summer riding I think, if it's cold you have to go thicker IMO even though you give up some freedom of movement. 3mm's I have found to be a good compromise, they don't take away too much...
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    Re: Safety/Survival Gear

    Excellent point Willie about strapping on a backpack with essentials - that seems easier than mine of having one of those super-fancy survival lifevests.

    I've actually been close to that...
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    Re: Safety/Survival Gear

    THere was a recent thread talking about this kind of stuff and I already weighed in. I'll say my habits are pretty conservative and I try to be prepared for problems, but one thing I haven't ever...
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    Re: who rides longisland

    I live on Long Island and ride all over the island and the New York area (incl. NYC, upstate, Ct., Jersey, Peconic Bay, Great South Bay, Long Island Sound, R.I., anywhere you can ride or trailer to...
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    Re: Any Poison fans here on Long Island?

    Sorry if I have the wrong person there - I think I was confusing you with "Super Pro," that's who I meant by Dan. And he and I have a history of butting heads in some old politics threads, so my...
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    Re: Any Poison fans here on Long Island?

    I don't know about all that Dan.....I've met Bret and along with all my fellow musicians I know who've met him, found him to be *incredibly* nice, cool, down-to-earth and extremely gracious and kind....
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    Any Poison fans here on Long Island?

    Fellas, just sharing something cool, one of the bands I play keyboards in, it is a Bad Company tribute band, anyway we have a pretty cool gig coming up at the Patchogue Theatre, opening up for Bret...
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    Re: Mods for current FX HO's?

    Vince C: yes, I got the cruiser model with the cruiser seats....of course! Loved those on my '05 and so did my then-wife. "Modify the intake grate"? I wouldn't do that although I would consider...
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    Re: Riding a PWC after dark

    Yes these laws are by state. Not always gonna be enforced of course but it's probably good to be aware of them. Most states have the same rule with regard to this from what I've heard.

    richforman
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