View Poll Results: Which PWC is more reliable?

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  • Seadoo

    20 33.90%
  • Honda

    3 5.08%
  • Yamaha

    31 52.54%
  • Kawasaki

    5 8.47%
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    Question Which PWC is most reliable?

    Just curious what others think is the most reliable 4 stroke PWC and why? Hopefully people have had experiences with more then one make.


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    I love my seadoo

    Mods, shouldnt this be a general disscusion?

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    Im not sure if this is posted in the other forums, but there might be a slight buyest towards Seadoo on this one

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    hahahahah seadoo reliable.....now thats funny

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    my thought on reliable

    all manyfactures are competent..

    imo what makes a ski reliable would be
    natrually aspirated...
    closed loop cooling...
    and the owner must poperly maintain the ski after every use...flush was lube change oil..ect
    ride it nice
    tour with it.. it would last a long time ..

    unfortunately ..they are slow and boring that way...and we push the skis to the max with superchargers and turbos ..then we go out and beat the crap out of them jumping them spinning them out bouncing them off the rev limiter...

    drive your car like we ride our skis and see how it lasts

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    so why is yamaha the #1 ski chosen by rental companies to be beaten on hour after hour . . day after day . . and they still seem to be able to make their money off these skis like this !!! . . . but i have never seen a rental company with sea doos !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by breon View Post
    my thought on reliable

    all manyfactures are competent..

    imo what makes a ski reliable would be
    natrually aspirated...
    closed loop cooling...
    and the owner must poperly maintain the ski after every use...flush was lube change oil..ect
    ride it nice
    tour with it.. it would last a long time ..

    unfortunately ..they are slow and boring that way...and we push the skis to the max with superchargers and turbos ..then we go out and beat the crap out of them jumping them spinning them out bouncing them off the rev limiter...

    drive your car like we ride our skis and see how it lasts

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    home of the dislexic fingers breon's Avatar
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    some of the decision is based on fleet pruchasing cost ..
    yamaha may give great deals ????...

    they understand that people dont usually just go and buy a ski
    most had fun on one once ..a rental??? then went out a bought one ...
    if they got to test ride a >>>rental and liked it..they lean to that brand

    i think all manufactures make a good product
    you dont see supercharged or turbo skis as rentals either...
    and nowdays they are all 4 strokes

    i have 3 yamahas (bikes) out there..and have had many others in the past ...i am a yamaha guy ...i just dont like the idea of raw salt water or fresh and all the crap that comes along with it going though my motor...
    and at the time the only fast one yamaha made was still 2 stroke...

    so this time i chose ..seadoo
    the only problem i have ever had was with charger washers...
    easy fix otherwise it has been perfect for 3 seasons even modified

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    None are reliable in stock form. They all have 1 thing or another that needs to be addressed to make them reliable.
    The 1st question should be which one takes the least amount of care to make them reliable.
    The 2nd question is which one can you beat the chit out with the least amount of work to keep them running?
    I would think that Honda & Kawaski probably need less attention.

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    granted my Doo (13 yrs old) was all original until last year...It has never given me problems.

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    So do you think it mostly comes down to how you take care of it such as maintenance and what type of abuse you put it through? When I read through the Yamaha, Kawasaki and Honda forums I just do not see the posts about blown up engines like I do with Seadoo. Don't get my wrong I am a die hard Seadoo fan, but am tired of all of the problems problems.

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