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  1. #1
    PWCToday Newbie
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    Jan 2019

    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.

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    PWCToday.com Is My Home Away From Home john zigler's Avatar
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    Mar 2003

    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.
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    PWCToday.com Is My Home Away From Home Myself's Avatar
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    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.

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