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    Buying a rental ski?

    Dare I ask this question. I live near Destin Florida and there are jet ski rental companies everywhere and they often sell skis at wholesale prices. Most of these are 2012-13 year and for about 3k a piece. Yamaha VX Sports. Letís have the opinions.


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    Re: Buying a rental ski?

    I had a xl700 that was a rental 10-13 years ago, it was rebuilt once or twice with the company and my brother worked at the rental on the beach and bought it for 1500 then my other brother bought it for 800 from him, I bought it for 400 from him as he let it sit a bit with a broken steering cable. We all beat it to death and it spent most of its life at full throttle. When it was in our possession it only needed a cable, a seat cover, and a head as it cracked and was spraying a little water in the hull.

    Ymmv. Iíd get maintenance papers if possible.


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    Re: Buying a rental ski?

    Wow, nice! All the ones they sell here come with mx paperwork and they claim they have been flushed each day with fresh water, blah blah blah. lol


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    Re: Buying a rental ski?

    This is a buyer beware situation!

    Maintenance papers are a must, maybe observe the company and see if they are indeed performing the maintenance of flushing of the engines, check the shop if you see any Salt Away, Salt Terminator or similar being used or that product sitting on the work benches, speak with the owner and gain any info you can, observe their business practices and maybe have a few skis in mind that you were thinking of buying and write down the "FL" #'s to keep track of which ski you would be interested in.

    This is a good printable tool to use from Group K when buying a pwc:

    https://www.groupk.com/pwc-inspect.htm
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    Re: Buying a rental ski?

    Yeah my brother definitely bought the best one out of the lot that was for sale. Just keep in mind how many hours they have vs price. Give everything a once over inside the hull if itís all stained oily or ratty pass on by.


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    Re: Buying a rental ski?

    Maybe also a few test rides at different times on different days in case something changed from the last time you saw it and to feel how the ski performs(or not).
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    Re: Buying a rental ski?

    Cliff, great advise for the beginner.
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