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?