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    noob here - wanting to buy skijet

    Hey

    I am a noob, as I don't know nothing about jet ski's but I found your forum and will start reading it.
    I am from Europe, from Romania more exactly, and I want to buy a jet ski. I want to buy a second one, so not new, what do you recommend me ? I see you guys recommend only seadoo and yamaha... There are tons of models, I don't know what to choose. I see also there are models with 100hp+ and 200hp+.
    Is there any big difference between them? I mean can you really feel the difference on water ?

    I was thinking of buying a second seadoo 130-155 hp, will that be enough?

    waiting for suggestions


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    Sounds like you need one that isn't supercharged or intercooled for a first ski and seemingly at your present skill level. Great models from both manufacturers, just depends on your riding conditions, preferences and availability as buying used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leejax01 View Post
    Sounds like you need one that isn't supercharged or intercooled for a first ski and seemingly at your present skill level. Great models from both manufacturers, just depends on your riding conditions, preferences and availability as buying used.
    This is true. What is available in terms of used skis in Romania? I'm not sure.

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    Yes. I read about the supercharged ones, that need to be changed after 100-200 hours, depending of the model.

    What problems are with the intercooled ones?

    How manny hours are considered too manny for a skijet? I mean for cars we have mph, here we have hours. How much is 1 hour in mph calculated?
    What is the main differences between them? What should I look for ? What you mean by riding conditions?

    This is what is in my budget:

    http://www.probarca.ro/anunt/40543/1...r--140-CP-.htm

    this has 140 hp, 2stroke, 48 hours.. it cost 3700 euro - ~4831USD

    I don't know what model is this , I think seadoo with 130hp ?

    There is no problem with buying, because I can buy anywhere in Europe, I heard Italy and Holland have good prices, but I don't know any website where to look specific only for jetski's

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    Stay in 4 stroke. NO 2 stroke. Hours in 4 stroke can go over 400 easy with lots more to go and 2 stroke is good to see 200. You mention a budget, 5k US even here is a challenge to get a good low hour long term ski.

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    Ok. So what models in 4 stroke?

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    If your budget is same as 5K in US Dollars, then you will be hard pressed to find a late model 4 stroke .... possibly start with a non-SC or non-turbo. Yamaha & Kawi both make entry level 4 strokes that are very reliable. Finding one in your price range is the real challenge !

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    Well can you recommend me some models to start looking for?

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    Seadoo GTi, GTX non supercharged. Yamaha VX110, FXHO all come to mind in the 5k range.

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    What is the difference between GTI and GTS?
    I see GTI has versions with 155hp like GTI Se and Limited, are those supercharged or?

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