Thread: New to jet ski world
07-19-2011, 08:03 AM #1
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New to jet ski world
Hey guys, Im new to the jet ski world, I got a few boats and do some charter fishing. I just picked up a 1997 Yamaha Gp1200 in flawless shape with 49.6 hours on motor.
I like the ski alot and have been out a few times on it. Only issuse is the fuel gauge says low fuel but its full. ( i keep it full cause gauge dont work). Just looking for some input as what are good and bad about these ski's. Is there any MUST do changes i should make. I am looking to keep it the most reliable.
Reliably bring me into my next question. Fuel conmsumption! I am considering puting some rod holders and a cooler on it so i can go fishing. I am worried on what type of range i can get. I know it depends on if i am WOT or not. But lets say i am just crusing at 25-30 mph.!
Thanks guys love this fourm
07-19-2011, 07:24 PM #2
I have a 1200 GPR, check out my set set up on my profile picture, been limiting out on 20-30 lbs salmon for the last week and even brought in a 78 lbs halbut. Rod holder on each side up front, and holders on the PVC rack also, Garmin fish/GPS installed in glove compatment.
I removed the cat/Con and replaced it with a D plate and chip ( a must) my Cat/Con broke up at 80 hours,
07-19-2011, 09:34 PM #3
Here's a good one on fuel economy: http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/show...0-Fuel-Economy
And luckily you don't need to worry about the cat converter problem Butler mentioned because your GP1200 doesn't have one!!
There are a few mods for reliability though. But before you do those mods, make sure all the water and fuel lines are in good shape and well secured. That'll buy you a lot of reliability there.
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