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    Mid 90s Sea Doo Jet Boats, should I hold out for a speedster? Or grab a challenger.

    I've been researching for a while and trying to bite the bullet on a used seadoo jetboat. I've found quite a few challengers in my area, yet I'm curious if I should hold out (or travel further) for a speedster for sale..?

    I understand they both roughly reach the same top speed, yet I feel like I will always crave the extra acceleration power on tap the speedster would (may) give...

    Then there's always the discussion of having two engines. A second engine to limp home if one breaks, though a twice the risk of repairs...

    Anyone with experience care to shed some light? Greatly appreciated!!


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    Twin engine is twice the expense but it beats having to swim paddle or be toed in from a 30 mile ride

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    I have a twin engine 98 sportster 1800 for sale

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    twin engine for sure..specially if you like hot dogging it or pulling skiers or tubes..big hull and 717/87 engine + 4 people+ gear+beer =slow poke

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    Lol

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    After all the research I've done you're best bet is to get a 4-tech 4 stroke engine. All the 2 stroke will give you trouble in the long run and you'll be researching SBT before you know it. 2003 -2012 sportster/speedster is the only place you should be putting your hard earned money. Yes you will pay a couple of thousand more than a 90's 2 stroke, but you save that cost plus some in rebuild and have the piece of mind of 500+ hours of reliable operation. 2003 can be had for 6-8K, well worth it!

    my 2 Cents

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