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    Which to buy 05 rxt 50hr 06 rxt 120hrs

    Ok Im sick of looking and narrowed my choices to 2 local skis.
    #1 05 rxt mint always garraged triton alum trailer 50hrs. Concerns valves/ceramic sc washers
    #2 06 rxt Good covered but not mint galvanized trailer 120hrs had 100hr service owner not sure about SC thinks it was rb "Washers? whats that" LOL

    Do the 06 have valve issues? how long can I go on the 05 before valve issues?
    Yes I will do sc's right away but want to ride the summer before doing any thing major.
    Both are about the same price $5500
    thanks for the input


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    2005 has less hours and looks appealing (on the forum), however, you must also consider the time it has been sitting. At least an extra year more than the 2006.

    Go over each ski and look for signs...remove air intake, and try to spin the SC with the finger, engine lift hooks for wear (from hoist marks), prop/wear ring issues, battery condition, overall condition of the engine, hull, etc. check the pump, etc.

    Something will set one over the other. If it doesn't matter...Einey, Meiney, Miny, Mo

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    Ive heard the 03-05's drop valves is it a engine time thing what needs to be done to fix the valves?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpeconsult View Post
    ...remove air intake, and try to spin the SC with the finger
    What exactly are you looking for regarding spinning the SC? It won't spin freely like a turbo. Are you looking for play? Rotational play or in/out play?

    I'm also in the market, so I'm curious to know. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsmith View Post
    Ive heard the 03-05's drop valves is it a engine time thing what needs to be done to fix the valves?
    the 03-05 valves were not as corrosion resistant (valve wise)and corrode,pit, and break the heads off the valves if not lubed well. they'll be ok, but if it injested water , a valve could go at any time. The mid 06
    + valves were better made.

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    get the 05' ,50 hrs ain't chit(unless the guys an animal),better trailer.....but get it down to around $4900.....give him "it's a 5 yr old ski" dance...lol....the hulls are exactly the same,just change out the sc washers....my 2 cents

    in a few years(more or less now),the diff between an 05-06 valuewise won't be squat(imo)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaybat View Post
    get the 05' ,50 hrs ain't chit(unless the guys an animal),better trailer.....but get it down to around $4900.....give him "it's a 5 yr old ski" dance...lol....the hulls are exactly the same,just change out the sc washers....my 2 cents

    in a few years(more or less now),the diff between an 05-06 valuewise won't be squat(imo)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinecure View Post
    What exactly are you looking for regarding spinning the SC? It won't spin freely like a turbo. Are you looking for play? Rotational play or in/out play?

    I'm also in the market, so I'm curious to know. Thanks.
    It shouldnt spin freely. There will be a slight rotational play of the gear u will feel. thats it.

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    How can I check the wear ring with out taking things apart?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsmith View Post
    How can I check the wear ring with out taking things apart?
    Shine a light up thru the intake grate area. Prop condition is more important ($250+) than wear ring ($50) IMO

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