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Hi everybody I am brand new to the Jet Ski world. I am looking for advice in purchasing an older model jet ski. I want to get back and forth to different fishing spots (Saltwater) in Moreton Bay in QLD Australia. Speed is desirable but not that important, power is nice, but stability, comfort, fuel economy, reliability and storage space are need. I will need a small ice chest. I will probably run a lot of miles each trip. I also want to do a lot of trolling so a four stroke is preferred.

I am looking at three seat models. I am very handy with a spanner and have lots of experience with Rotax aircraft engines so I am leading towards seadoo. I am on a limited budget at first until I see if I like doing this and how I handle it. I also dont want to buy a nice new ski only to drill holes in it everywhere and bash it around fishing. Please forgive my OCD if I ask questions about how to spend lots of hours to save little amounts of money.

I am looking for information about hull types and history, how they behave and compatibility with later upgrades. Also would be interested in knowing if later more powerful engines can be retrofitted. As time goes by I am not worried about resale value if I can slowly modify the ski to suit my fishing requirements. I do enjoy a tinker as well.

For example me knowing nothing a Seadoo Gtx 4tec looks appealing to me with 2002 models selling for around 2500 Aud.

Would love some input from the more expereinced,

thanks in Advance for all advice
 
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