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I'm hoping to buy a couple PWC's, a 2 and a 3 seater. I don't care about top speed. My priorities are as follows:
-reliability.
-handling, can aggressively turn at slow and fast speeds.
-comfort.

I'm not interested in a standup ski. I have a bad knee and can't do that anymore.

In my past, I've owned Kawasaki 440 and 550 standups, did alot of ocean riding/jumping. Had a Yamaha Wave Blaster for several years, loved the handling, full speed, high G turns dipping elbow in the water, etc. I plan to primarily use them in fresh water.

I rented '06 Hondas at Lake Powell last summer, they were great but it's been 9 years since I've rode a PWC, although handling wasn't anything close to the old Wave Blaster.

Any advise is appreciated.:dunno:
 

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Are you looking for a new ski?

It's really a shootout between Seadoo and Yamaha now, Kawasaki hasn't changed much in the last year and the Honda skis are few and far in between, just not as competetive.

Yamaha's 2 seater GPR hull has better handling than Seadoo's RXP hull, but either way you can dig into corners, add some Riva Sponsons and a aftermarket Intake Grate and it really stays hooked through turns. The RXP has 215hp and the brand new RXPX at 255hp, both more than the GPR. Reliability, the Yamaha's are said to be good, I don't personally own one, I have a RXT which has 120hrs and its been great so far. If your that concerned about it, go with the GPR, it's naturally aspirated, the RXP is supercharged and there have been problems with the clutch washers before.

3 seaters is about the same, Seadoo's RXT and RXTX models are amazing, I hear Yamaha's SHO is aswell. All are supercharge RXT-215hp, RXTX-255hp, SHO-220hp. The SHO has the most features, cruise control, no wake mode etc. Seadoo has finally put a trim system on the RXTX though, also, all the Seadoo's have reverse, useful for docking and unloading/loading on the slip.


Either way you can't go wrong.
 

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If you want to turn real fast the Polaris Pro785 will throw you off,your elbows will never be near the water in turns unless you get thrown off.A slightly modified 785 will have major G's during accell and turns and will do 60 MPH on GPS.
 

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For the Reliability factor, I would say go with yamaha. Seadoo's known for its supercharger problems and other hazards. The question is are you looking for new or used. Used go with yamis, new go with seadoo =P
 

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Well kawi isnt first choice in my opinion...the gas on them sux along with some other problems.
 

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250 has its share of problems. The terrible gas mileage, constant gas in the oil, fuel hose replacements, and one large problem is water being injested into the engine compartment by an opening in the handle bar cover and any water that gets into the engine air intake can lead to corrosion in the supercharger. Also, the throttle housing can move. Couple problems with the 250x and like i said the gas mileage is one of the worst =P
 
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