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Posted 03 January 2016 - 07:27 PM
New to forum just bought a 165 Scarab for lake wanted something 2 people or 4 could sit in. Boat has 155hp and according to spedo does 44mph at 7400rpm. Can I get 5mph more with out major mods. LOL Had a jet many years ago, 468chevy, older and Don't have the need for that much speed. My boat has a a Rotax 3 cyl 4 stroke. Having fun with the grand kids etc. Tnx Hope this was posted in the right place.
Posted 10 January 2016 - 10:51 AM
I'm new to the forum, I purchased a 97 seadoo speedster in August, only had time to take her out the once. I noticed that the scupper valve was letting in water. Does anyone know where I can purchase a new scupper valve in Ontario. Thanks all.
Posted 21 July 2016 - 02:24 AM
Hello all! I am new here as well. Next Friday I pick up my first boat! It is a 2006 Seadoo Challenger CS supercharged Rotax engine. She sat for about a year and a few months. She was used in the ocean (but has the closed loop cooling). I do not know the hours as it is a broker but he said he will request any documentation the owner has. Unfortunately this model does not have an hour meter. I will try and see if a local service shop would read it for me for a small fee.
I was wondering, since it is a closed loop cooling system, do I need to worry about it having been run in the ocean?
What should I inspect in that regard.
I also wanted to ask, has anyone installed a (larger) bimini on their boat? The stock one is quite small and I would like to have something that will offer more shade (I am taking her to Big Bear Lake at 7000 ft altitude ... UV is hot up there).
I think I am getting it at a great deal. I got it for $6600, all others are from $8900 to 12k. The boat was listed at 8k then 7k and when they lowered it to 6k I went and looked at her. Clean, just alot of dirt on the outside from sitting in the brokers lot. This is in Newport Beach where she was surrounded by $700,000 yachts lol. The engine oil was light colored and she turned on right away. I wish I knew how many hours she had. The broker said he really thought it did not have many. Any other recommendations for me?
Posted 05 October 2016 - 04:02 PM
Hello from North Carolina. After going several years boatless, I'm considering jumping back in. Looking at an Islandia, which is a significant downsize from m last boat, but way big enough for these lakes.
Posted 04 February 2017 - 02:07 PM
New here as well as Lewiston, ID from So Cal. Been a Sailor all my adult life (31' Hunter), now moving on to motoring on the river. No boat, yet. Looking at a 2001 185 Utopia with 210 hp. Motor was replaced about a year ago. Est hrs. 40 and appears to be in excellent condition. It's a few hours away so haven't looked at it yet. Local has a 2003 Yamaha LX210. After reading specs, seems to be a gas guzzler compared to the Utopia. Any input in comparisons from this forum is appreciated.
Posted 16 March 2017 - 08:48 PM
New to this forum, boating all my life , bought sea-doo boat last year for fish and fun. Hope I can read, learn, and share
from Ontario, Canada
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