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Old 12-18-2012, 02:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey folks -
I've been reading this forum for a while, and finally registered. I'm looking for some advice on buying 2 PWC's. I'm looking to spend less than 7K, for the most reliable (and fun) possible. I ran across this ad, and it caught my interest, but I'm a little worried about the number of hours on each unit:

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UPDATE These have been winterized for you! you just saved $160

The kids are gone to college and we don't use these as much anymore so they need to find a good new home. The hours are very low on these two boats and are in excellent condition. They have always been garage kept and the only time they have been parked outside was overnight at the lake. Don't let the age of them deter you from considering them. They are as good or better than most new ones at a way lower price. You can buy both of these with the trailer and all of the stuff you need to hit the lake for half of a new one.

2002 Sea-Doo GTi LE 3 Passenger
2-Stroke, Twin Cylinder Rotax, 718cc carbureted, 85 HP, With reverse
112 hours
Sea-Doo cover
Registered through June of 2013
I am the first owner, always garage kept and all service performed at Davids's in OKC

2000 Sea-Doo RX DI 2 Passenger
2-Stroke, Twin Cylinder Rotax, 951cc Orbital Direct Injected, 130 HP, Electric trim nozzle, with reverse
Registered through June of 2013
New battery
136 hours
Sea-Doo cover
I am the second owner, bought in 2002. Always garage kept and all service performed at David's in OKC

2002 Yacht club dual trailer with locking storage box and a hitch lock, and equipped with bearing buddies

Besides two great boats you will get everything you need to take your family to the lake.
12 life vests, most are Sea-Doo brand
1 XXXL
2 XL
4 LARGE
2 REGULAR
1 SMALL
2 YOUTH

Each boat is equipped with a sand anchor and a dock rope
Two pairs of Connelly skis and 2 ski ropes. Yes you can ski behind these!
Dock bumper
Battery charger
Grease gun for boat trailer
Sea-Doo soft ice cooler that fits into the storage area of the GTi LE
Frequent Flyer 2 person Inflatable Tube 190 cm with tow rope
Extra spark plugs for both boats
New Gallon of injection oil
Aluminum paddle
RX DI Shop Manual
Ducky protectant spray
see photos at the full ad here:
2002 Sea-Doo GTi LE and 2000 Seadoo RX DI Millenium Edition

I imagine I could probably sell a lot of the extra stuff to offset the price a little.

Can I still test compression after they've been winterized? If so, should I grab a cheap compression tester before I run down there?

OR, should I not even bother?
I appreciate any advice I can get!
Thanks,
Aaron
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Seems like a good deal to me. Both units look really clean. Yes you can still comp test them. Just connect the battery, screw the tester in and crank them.

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Old 12-19-2012, 11:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks!!!
I hope I can get down there before someone else snaps them up. We have family visiting over Christmas.

Thanks again,
Aaron
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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hey folks -
i've been reading this forum for a while, and finally registered. I'm looking for some advice on buying 2 pwc's. I'm looking to spend less than 7k, for the most reliable (and fun) possible. I ran across this ad, and it caught my interest, but i'm a little worried about the number of hours on each unit:



See photos at the full ad here:
2002 sea-doo gti le and 2000 seadoo rx di millenium edition

i imagine i could probably sell a lot of the extra stuff to offset the price a little.

Can i still test compression after they've been winterized? If so, should i grab a cheap compression tester before i run down there?

Or, should i not even bother?
I appreciate any advice i can get!
Thanks,
aaron
hi i read you ad you submitted. I actually have a 2000 seadoo rx di and it is a great ski. The 2002 is also a good ski. The ad did not say how much for them and the trailer with the accessories. I think it should be more around 4k for everything. But 4 stroke skis is where everyone is going. Yes they are more expensive to repair but have a better track record and last longer and better response when on the water. I have both 2 stroke and 4 stroke skis. My 4 stroke skis are much more enjoyable for several reason but the main reason is power and performance and maintenance is about the same. I would check around for some 4 stroke model and the bay is a great place to look. Also look at rental skis at your local ski rental place. A lot of time they sell off units really cheap with low hours. Be picky there are plenty of skis out there for sale.
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I wouldn't buy anything used including a weedeater without a sea trial, I have heard of many horror stories about used skis including "Well it ran good on the trailer". What a joke unless you plan on riding it on the trailer,lol. You can't verify the other important aspects of a running ski with out testing it first. It is nothing more than a crap shoot if you don't sea trial first. Yes four strokes are the way to go, two strokes are yesterdays technology. And should be priced very low as they are obsolete. All my skis are four strokes. I couldn't imagine putting out 300 HP with a two stroke my four stroke RXT runs like a stocker with mega mods cranking out 300 hp and is extremely dependable
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