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    2011 RXTX vs 2012 RXTX - any major mechanical differences?

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    2011 RXTX vs 2012 RXTX - any major mechanical differences? does it make sense to buy a new 2011 for $1500 less than a new 2012?


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    The biggest difference is how the pump is attached. The 2010-11 models the pump attaches to the ride plate and the 2012 went back to be bolted through the hull. Other than cosmetic stuff I don't know of any other differences.

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    thanks, is bolted through the hull better? i.e. a good reason not to get a 2012?

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    Just about everyone of this site will tell you that the pump being bolted through the hull is better. There have been numerous problems with the bolts (pump to ride plate) on our 10-11 models that have come loose causing severe damage.

    I have not had any problems with mine because I am anal about torque settings and using Loctite on everything. Removing and replacing the pump with through hull bolts would be a lot easier also.

    IMO, I'd get the 2012.

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