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    Soon to be FIRST TIME BUYER.... HELP

    There seems to be some real expertise here so I am looking for some input!! I live on the Gulf Coast of FL and I'm a boat owner and soon to be PWC owner. I'm in the market for (2) new PWC which will be stored outside on a lift behind my residence and used for a week once per month. Primary use will be in Gulf waters and Sarasota bay. The more I read the more confused I have become with respect to Yamaha vs. Seadoo. Cost is secondary though looking for equipment that perfoms well in rough water and is a great cruiser also with reliability as these will only be fired up every 3 or 4 weeks.
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    Seadoo's with the closed loop cooling for salt water use.
    The water your riding in isn't used for cooling the ski.
    Look at the Gti models.
    They look great and are almost bullet proof.
    They are powerful and very stable.
    If they are lift kept just insure them and lock em down.
    Too many skis disappear in Fl...
    I've seen the Gti skis with over 1500-1800 hours as rentals and still running good.
    Just install a Bilge pump for extra piece of mind.
    And buy the max extended warranty offered no matter what manufacturer you pick.

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    I agree with wotxxxsd, The GTI SE 130/155 or 155 limited are all very good machines,even the GTI 130 is good it just does not have the step on the back. Sea Doos have a closed loop cooling system so no sea or lake water going through the engine to cool it,and with where you will be riding thats a big plus. I have a 2012 GTI SE 130 and I Love it,I put 50 hours on it just last summer. I ride on inland lakes,the lake I ride the most gets pretty choppy at times and the 130 rides pretty nice.You might be able to find a good deal on left over 2012's right now.Good luck and lets us know what you decide on. Ken

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    Thans for the feedback. I lean towards Seadoo for the closed loop cooling but I have heard that Yamaha's FX SHO Cruiser is terrific in chop. Any thoughts on Seadoo's GTX models with suspension?

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    buying yamaha, sea doo the sink, and have several problems, all over Florida who rented only used yamaha jet ski, this is the best dealer throughout Florida, a year ago does not work but with sea doo because they got tired of problems http://www.jetskiofmiami.com/

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    ENGLISH!!!!! DO YOU SPEAK IT?????


    JetSki of Miami didn't stop dealing with BRP, BRP stopped dealing with them!!!! Get the INFO straight before you spatter off out of your Pie hole!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiny View Post
    ENGLISH!!!!! DO YOU SPEAK IT?????


    JetSki of Miami didn't stop dealing with BRP, BRP stopped dealing with them!!!! Get the INFO straight before you spatter off out of your Pie hole!!!!!
    ROFLMAO!!! You go Tiny.
    OP; too bad you're not on the west coast; http://mohave.craigslist.org/boa/3798922692.html

    Never been in salt water

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    Sea doo carbon deal that big of an issue? Seen this come up a little of late

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatdude596 View Post
    Sea doo carbon deal that big of an issue? Seen this come up a little of late
    Seadoo carbon deal?

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    Sea doo carbon ring/seal

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