I am looking to buy either a brand new or very slightly used jet ski. I am looking at either a Yamaha FX Cruiser SHO or a Kawasaki Ultra 250 or 260. I want as much input from other users as possible. I want to hear what I don't want to hear about problems!! Which one is better over the long run? Maybe I don't need either one but I have the cash and will buy one or the other. The reason I ruled out Sea Doo is because of the supercharger washers. I have heard about updated for the 250 but none for the 260. What are the updates and are there updates for the 260's? Are there any problems with the Yamaha? Which ski will outrun the other yet still have a better ride. It will be rode in a fresh water lake about 40-50 hours a year. Plan on keeping the ski for at least 5 years and want minimal expense due to break downs. I want to buy extended warranty as well. As for which way I am influenced towards is hard to say. Kawasaki has most HP which is a good thing if you know what I mean. It also has the largest fuel tank and the most storage by far almost double of the Yamaha. Kawasaki I can buy a 2008 250 Brand New for $8000. The closest I have found for a Yamaha is around $10,500 for a 2009. The benefit of the Yamaha is maybe a better dealer or network of local dealers here. Bigger engine on the Yamaha. What does everyone think about the larger seat on the FX Cruiser SHO?? Have heard to get rid of the Cruiser seat. I know I have put a lot on here but if I am going to lay out $8000 to $10000 in cash and not finance then I expect to get what I want. If anyone has any other questions ask away or also fire away at my good and/or bad points. I really am trying to go into this open minded as all I have owned before for motorcycles is Kawasaki. Very faithfull to the local dealer yet feel like he is still trying to screw me. In fact the 250 for $8000 is not at his store but 50 miles away. Thanks for the help in advance!!