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    Yamaha gpr1300, stability question..

    I have been shopping for a ski,, I have been looking at seadoos 05-08 Rxt's,, but there is a 2006 GPR1300 near my house has 41 hours in great shape, the guy wants 4500 with trailer and cover,, my question is I am 6ft tall 240 pounds and my girlfriend is 5'10 weighs 120-30,,, will the GPR ride us two pretty stable or am I better off to go get a rxt and spend 2000$ more dollars.. thanks for any info..


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    Yamaha gpr1300, stability question..

    Quote Originally Posted by jongurley View Post
    I have been shopping for a ski,, I have been looking at seadoos 05-08 Rxt's,, but there is a 2006 GPR1300 near my house has 41 hours in great shape, the guy wants 4500 with trailer and cover,, my question is I am 6ft tall 240 pounds and my girlfriend is 5'10 weighs 120-30,,, will the GPR ride us two pretty stable or am I better off to go get a rxt and spend 2000$ more dollars.. thanks for any info..
    Can't comment of the rxt but my wife is 120 I was about 250 when I had the 1300 and we had no problems riding 2 up.

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    I'm 6'1 / 250lbs and the wifey is 122lbs, 2003 GP1300 still carrying us just fine...

    Naturally, you will be test driving the ski?

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    Actually, the ski is winterized at the moment,, I might go look at it next week,, I was going to pull the compressions and give it a once over,, honestly hadn't really thought about water testing it,, (i know thats probrably a good idea for obviously reasons),, I might can get the ski for 4300-4500,, only second thoughts I'm having is there is a couple near me also that has a Seadoo Rxt-x 2008 with 100ish hours for 6500,, dont' know what to do.. seadoo has reverse/4stroke/more stable etc.etc.

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    If you're going to have your wife on back every time I would go for a three-seater.
    However, the GP1300R is still the best two-seat hull ever made. I guarantee you will have a blast with the GPR when you get to ride by yourself.

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    I'm thinkn girlfriend would be with me less than 50% of the time,, but you know how that goes, might be 10% or she might be ride all the time,, thats my real delima I guess,,, I guess it would be safer to get a 3 seater and not need it that a 2 seater and need a 3????????????? hell I don't know, im in a mental lock lolol

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    Hello jongurley, I looked for nearly 3 months all over America for a ski @ a price I could afford & get the most for my $. I found one in my own back yard (sort-speak) an 08 GP1300R with 27 hrs for $4800. I did H2o test and it was very fast! It says weight limit to be 2 peeps @ 353Lbs. I weight 200 lbs and wife 120 lbs seems to be stable enough even @ slow speeds. Believe me when she is not on ski I can really let her rip

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    It also has a lot to do to do with where you are riding to. If you plan on riding 2 up in the ocean or a large busy lake your going to wish you had a bigger ski. A GPR will handle two up on anything moderately flat like a river or back bays.

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    Thanks for the info guys,, I have found two skis local a 06 GP1300r with 41 hrs with trailer in great shape for 4600,, or a 2008 RXT-x seadoo with trailer with 100hrs for 6500 ,, got to decide,,

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    The GPR 1300 has one of the best hull designs ever made by Yamaha..and with 41 hours on the engine, it will take you far into the 100 hours before you go re-build. It is one the most powerful 2 strokes ever made. You can never go wrong with this ski, because it keeps it value (compared to other skis) and is one the last great 2 strokes ever made. It's simpler to work on than a 4 stroke and has hundreds of easy to do modifications and is fun for everyone to ride. You can go fast, quick light maneuvering, jump waves and even pull skiers..it is an all aroung great ski..you cannot wrong with the blue label Yamaha! If I had 4 skis to end up with for the rest of my life...GPR 1300, Superjet, Waveblaster and Yamaha FZR! The best skis ever made.

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