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    SeaDoo vs Yamaha

    I'm a newbie and purchasing our families first PWC to be used at a small lake at our new cottage. Looking at many user and professional reviews, I've narrowed it down to two models, both 2008. Sea-Doo GTI SE 155 and Yamaha FX HO (not cruiser). Although the FX has a much higher list price, I have sourced each at about the same price point (good discount on the GTI and huge discount on the FX). The FX is a much larger machine and has many more cool features. Although I like the stability, I'm concerned about the playfulness. I know the GTI is playful. Is the FX even close? All feedback will be appreciated. Also, I'm assuming they are both very reliable machines, am I correct? (that's why I ruled out the Kawi STX F15). Note: I'm posting the same thread under Sea-Doo.


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    I have an 05 wake (gtx 155) and my neighbor has an 04 fx cruiser HO........the yammie will flat smoke my 155.
    What I understand is the GTI has a different hull that the other 4-tecs, supposed to be a lot more playful.
    I love my doos but if I was staying n/a , I would go with the FX HO without a doubt.

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    Get the Kawi 15F. Vortech makes a blower kit for it thatll put it over 80mph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Racecar_Dave View Post
    Get the Kawi 15F. Vortech makes a blower kit for it thatll put it over 80mph.
    The 15f is probably the quickest n/a ski out there ,stock anyway.
    Not to mention you can get one dirt cheap.

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    go with the FX HO over the GTI it's more powerful and will play well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fxshostopper View Post
    go with the FX HO over the GTI it's more powerful and will play well.
    Not to mention the GTI's are butt ugly imo.

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    I vote STX-15F as well

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    I've had several Kawasaki's a couple of Waverunners, and have a Yamaha jet boat. You couldn't give me a SeaDoo. I prefer the Kawasakis, but I haven't ridden any of the new ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve45 View Post
    I've had several Kawasaki's a couple of Waverunners, and have a Yamaha jet boat. You couldn't give me a SeaDoo. I prefer the Kawasakis, but I haven't ridden any of the new ones.
    The 15F is a fun ride and has a lot of power.

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