I have been lurking here for a few weeks and thought I should say hello and maybe pose a few questions. So I will start with a little background info and move on to some questions.
First and foremost is I am buying my first boat. The Harley is for sale, the family is so excited (my 4 year old girl keeps asking when we are getting on a boat) and daddy is researching and reading like he does for every purchase. I am almost 100% sure I want a jet boat. I like the idea of the safety and the thought of not having to worry objects in water. My father owned 2 boats when I was growing up, an outboard bow rider and an I/O Bayliner. My wife also spent a lot of time on lakes with her aunt and uncle. We want to create memories for our children (4 and say 9) like we both have as kids.
Now I would be lying to say I have not researched the "other" jet boat manufacturer and while I must say I like a lot about it, I am not sold on it. Of course I read negative things about SeaDoo boats on their forums and take most with a grain of salt but I still have to read and read more.
SO why SeaDoo? I have read nightmares about the superchargers and I must say I want a 4 stroke boat. This alone makes SeaDoo more pleasing price wise as getting into a 4 stroke Yamaha will cost nearly 20k. SO this leads to my price point which is 15K with room to wiggle. My Harley should sell for close to 16.
Wow, I have rambled a lot and I bet I didn't cover half the questions I had because I am drawing blanks. I am not sure of the closest SeaDoo dealer or place to get serviced. I live in east central Ohio. I am fairly mechanical and do all work on the Harley myself (not much just adding goodies).
To sum it all up, I need a family boat as well as one I can bring friends along sometimes. My son is showing a great interest in wake boarding so maybe I need a boat with a tower? And last but not least is the price and if need be I can wait a few months to save and hope I don't miss out on a great deal.
So hello!!!! I am anxiously awaiting your feedback and questions for me. About as anxious as I am to buy a boat
New guy.......looking at SeaDoo's
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 09:38 AM
A guy here at work has a 2005 Sportster with the N/A 155-horse four stroke and it has given him absolutely zero problems even though it has many hours of running heavily loaded, towing tubes etc. Well over and above the average use, that's for sure.
Posted 26 August 2010 - 02:29 PM
I have owned Seadoo products for over 12 years now. They are all fun machines and there are so many different models available that you should be able to find something that fits your lifestyle and budget. Our X-20 fits our family perfect and just right to bring along friends and their kids. Plenty of power, easy to tow, fits in the garage, the tower is great for pulling skiers and looks sporty, no prop.......these are all things that helped our decision. Good luck and welcome to the site.
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