I own a PWC and I hate swimmers. Paddlin', splashin' b*stards...
Got a friend with a stock RXP and needed work done on the supercharger bearings, I believe. Maybe that's typical. Don't know.
As for Yamahas, I hate 'em. I've been trying to destroy a limited Waveblaster for 5 years and I can't kill the d*mn thing!! Same for my YZ250 race bike.
When we line up the RXP, the Blaster, and a few stock 2 and 3 seater couches, the RXP and Blaster launch like demons and leave everyone. Then he steadily pulls away. About 20 seconds later, everyone comes flying past me. lol
I'll stick with my carving demon.
I have ran the jet skis and sea-doo boats for a many years. About the best engine sea-doo ever made for reliability was the old 2 stroke 580 engines, no power but we have them on lake gaston still running today. Clean the carbs every now and then and regular service, good to go. I have had the SPs, XPs, the sea-doo speedster twin 717s, you name it.......about everything up to the newer SCed engines. Sea-doos are like performance machines, you got to work on them all the time, if you don't they will leave you hanging. Yamaha on the other hand has a reliable ski engine......I have a GP 760, 1997 model that is in my bunch of toys, still runs, good all around riding ski. The sea-doo boats in my opinion.......buy the one with the mercury sport jet and you;ll be fine, other than that I stay away from them. The ceramic in the SCed engines were showing failure early, but it was mostly the ones that had mods done to them. Some, and a very limited number of the stockers ever saw much damage. Its just like everything else.........if you start in on the mods, the weak link will come out, just happen to be the ceramic in this case. As far as the hull goes............every mfg. out there has had some hull problems at one point or another, guaranteed. Its all in what you want when it comes down to it, do you want a fast ski to ride and mod, or do you want a couch you can tie to a pier and leave for weeks to ride with-out much service??
Standup skis...............yall still ride those out dated toys??
A Blaster is the ONLY sit down craft you will ever catch me riding. It's a true rider's machine. I can sit on my couch and squeeze a throttle just like everyone else but I choose not to.
Ceramic washer failures are WIDE SPREAD, It has very little to do with modifications and plenty to do with being a piss poor design, and in typical sea-puke fashion they failed to address for 4 years and do the right thing which would have been a recall... It took aftermarket companies like Riva and 4tek to design, develop, test and market an aftermarket steele washer that sea-bomb has now adopted for 08, which still does not solve the problems of the superchargers themselves going BOOM ...
We have a 2006 Seadoo 15' jetboat "Sportster" withe 155HP 4-TEC engine, non-SC engine, with about 100 hours on it and it runs like a champ. That little boat will do 50 MPH with 2 people and 1/2 tank of gas. I hope we don't have any of the problems you guys are talking about above. If we want to go fast, we just take the Nordic out!
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We have a 07 15' Speedster with the 215hp SC engine
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