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    Difference in model year worth the price in FXHO skis?

    I'm back to shopping for an FXHO for family use and occasional solo riding trips. Not looking to use it in the surf, not interested in hang time, etc., but after riding PWC for over 20 years now I want to make sure I buy the right ski.

    I understand the 07 is the last year before the nano lighter weight hull, it is worth the price? Actually I think an 07 is the oldest ski I would buy. The 08's seems nice as well but doesn't the engine get a boost in displacement in the 09/10 years? The FXHO would suit my needs, but what if a decent deal presents itself in an SHO or FZR, do I consider these higher performance skis? Fuel economy is important as I will be riding with guys who have an older Sea Doo and an 08 FXHO. Don't want to be running on fumes as my buddies are still cruising around. Probably will look to pull an occasional tube/skier/wakeboard.

    Thanks for the advice.

    John


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    The FZR/SHO does use more gas, but not to the point of leaving you stranded anywhere. I have gone on 50+ mile trips on my SHO including a dozen grude races and still had half a tank. Many guys take thier SHO's from WPB to Grand Bahama. You get a 19.XX gallon tank. It takes alot of work to burn through 20 gallons of fuel.

    As far as price goes seeing as the SHO/FZR skis are more plentiful I think you will find better deals on used SHO/FZR skis before you found one on a 1.8l HO.

    08 HO first year for nano hull
    09 HO first year for 1.8l

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    I am leaning in the FXHO direction. Biggest decision now is what year. 07's are under 7K, 08's from about 7500-8500 and the 09's 8200-10K.

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    I paid 7k for my 08 SHO with a 4 year factory warranty.

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