Purchasing a Second Hand twin 110 seadoo Speester
Posted 09 September 2005 - 05:55 AM
I live in Dublin and am about to purchase a 2000 Speedster with Twin 110hp's. Can anybody help me with the following questions. I know they are basic but I am new to boating and have two left hands!
Are they good for salt water and what should be done to keep them in good condition?
What are the most common problems when running and am I likely to get stranded?
What is fuel economy like?
What should I look out for before I purchase?
Any other info you feel would help me I would dearly appreciate.
Are they nice to ski from?
Posted 13 September 2005 - 08:02 AM
Even though it is twin engine you have only one shifter. Both engines are in neutral, forward or reverse. You cannot steer with the transmissions as with twins in a larger boat. It sodes have special low speed handling so it is easy to manage at low speeds.
Everyone loves the boat. Be sure to read the owner's manual and purchase a shop manual (available on ebay). These boats are not like other boats and take special knowledge to operate and maintain.
I have had a problem with the electrical system, but believe it is in the DESS key. I will put the boat in the shop this week to confirm.
I amy sell the boat, but only because it is faster than my wife wanted. She wanted a boat for short trips around the marina and to play with the grandkids. She bought the Speedster because it was a great looking boat. She may get a slower boat.
these are my observations from owning the boat for a month and putting about twelve hours on it.
Posted 14 September 2005 - 05:09 AM
Posted 20 September 2005 - 04:59 PM
If or when you decide to buy: The Speedster is a great boat, my biggest suggestion would be maintenance, especially if the boat will be used in saltwater. It is very important to flush the engine after use, it is also a good idea to hose down the pump with fresh water and occasionally spray down the engine and pump with SeaDoo lube (or comparable) anti-corrosion spray.
You should have plenty of power to pull skiers or tubers. If you are a first time boater (or jetboater) take it slow around the docks until you get the hang of handling. Once you get the hang of it you will have no problem.
Perhaps the biggest problem with first timer dooers is sucking debris through the jet pump, just try to keep an eye out for floating debris and try your best to avoid it.
Great to have some new folks joining the Seadoo community, hope you are able to get on the water soon!
Posted 21 September 2005 - 03:49 AM
Are manuals readily available?
Posted 21 September 2005 - 11:46 AM
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