Which one to Buy
pxctoday

» Log in

User Name:

Password:

Not a member yet?
Register Now!

» Find OEM Parts

» Jobs

» wallpapers

Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    PWCToday Newbie
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    2

    Which one to Buy

    HI, I am torn between a 2006 Yamaha fx cruiser, immaculate, with 186 hours for $4000. Garage kept. Sale and fresh water, with cover. Or 2007 Yamaha fx cruiser ho with 124 hours, some rub scratches for $4000. Well maintained, kept on the back of the boat, in salt and flushed, cover. Please help.

  2. #2
    PWCToday.com Is My Home Away From Home john zigler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    wisconsin
    Age
    53
    Posts
    9,427

    Re: Which one to Buy

    Personally I would NEVER purchase a salt water ski.....

    This is based on my experience working on PWC here in my shop for 30+ years. Even though I am in WI, and everything here is freshwater, I have had people take their machines to FL, or move here from other areas, and salt just kills everything. Even IF it is flushed correctly. It just gets into everything.

    60 hours is not that big of a difference, especially if the machine was maintained. I have customers who put more than that on in one season.

    I am certain someone from the coastal areas will chine in and say salt water skis are no problem, I just disagree..... especially if you have a choice between the two.
    RCJS also doing business as WATCON
    608-743-1305 9am to 5pm CST m-f
    email watcon@watcon.com

    Please visit our web site

    new parts / products / services www.watcon.com
    thank you

    Please check out and like WATCON on Facebook

  3. #3
    PWCToday.com Is My Home Away From Home Myself's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Arkansas
    Age
    44
    Posts
    6,336

    Re: Which one to Buy

    In that year range I'd go for the FX Cruiser...NOT the HO. The HO {160hp} engines seem to be prone to throwing a rod. I really don't know why but there's plenty of pics and info out there on this issue. The regular {140hp} version does NOT have this tendency.
    http://www.facebook.com/twinlakesjetskirepair

    '89 Kawi 650SX 42.4 GPS
    +3" stock pipe, ported ex. manifold, drilled waterbox, blueprinted pump, Ocean Pro ride plate

    '99 Yama GP1200 65U 61.8 GPS
    ported cylinders, matched cases, milled head, blueprinted pump, long ride plate

    '96 Seadoo HX 717 53.13 GPS
    light porting, massaged cases, lightened flywheel, port matched manifolds, Rossier pipe, stubby pump cone

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.2.0