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Tomorrow im purchasing a 2004 honda f12 from a co-worker with 285 hrs. It comes with Trailer, Rear boarding step installed by Honda, 3 matching Honda life vest, a one person riding tube, flush kit, jet ski matching Honda cover, and the anchor all for $3,800.00. he wanted 4,000.00 but i was able to talk him down to 3,800.00. I need advice weather i should buy it or not? Im worried that the jet ski has too many hours, always used in salt water, the trailer has a lot of rust in the inside of the wheels and the springs. The trailer jet ski pads need to be replaced along with the mounting brackets but they are still functional. the jet ski itself has a couple of scratches on the top left side from the dock loading and unloading. There are also two 2 inch not too deep scrapes underneath the left side from where he parked it low tide came and it scraped along some rocks on the dock. Took the jet ski out for a ride and it rode great though great power great handling. He has all the records where Honda did the tune up on the jet ski every November. Is this a great deal or should i pass it up? Any advice would be appreciated. thank you.
 

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It depends on how well it was taken care of. You said he has all the records, so I'm assuming it was fairly well taken care of. If there's very little rust in the engine compartment, it should be okay (it's a Honda). Don't worry about scratches, all used skis are going to have some (as long as there is no fiberglass showing). You said you've already taken it for a ride, so that's already done. You might want to have a compression check done on the engine just to be on the safe side, but there's a guy that rents them in Hawaii who has some with over 1800 hours on them. Just make sure to do your regular maintenance, flush it after every ride, & spray everything with CRC 6-56.
As for the trailer, that's a different story.LOL
Good luck.
 
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