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    What would you do? 2003 sportster 155

    I just bought a 2003 seadoo sportster for $6000
    its very clean, perfect paint, excellent interior, engine is very clean. I ran it of a hose for a few minutes and everything looked good. Looked like a good boat and when I out it in the water yesterday I saw smoke coming from the exhaust. Here's 2 quick videos. One of the boat and one of the smoke. What would you do if you were in my shoes. I talked to the guy I bought it from and he seems like a good honest guy and I'm sure we can work something out to get it fixed. Just looking for opinions. Any advice?





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    It's hard to tell but I think that's just steam from the water cooled exhaust. That's normal.
    I don't think that's oil / smoke.

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    Welcome aboard the Hulk!!

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    It is a good thing to be concerned of issues that may present themselves .... however, I have to agree from what I can see in the video, I think that appears normal. The boat looks & sounds really cherry. You can open the engine hatch and inspect the engine while its running. If the hours are low as I guess they will be ... do a comp chek for piece of mind. Be happy ! Welcome to the Hulk

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    You guys are making me feel a lot better. I'm taking it to a seadoo mechanic for an inspection, leak down test, and compression as soon as my trailer wheels and tires come in. Had a blow out on the way home with no spare. I will post the outcome. I'm guessing it's something wrong, but I hope you guys are right.

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    You should have had that complete check prior to dropping 6k.

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    Your so right!! I figured run it off of a hose, make sure it runs smooth an I would be fine. It probably is fine from what I'm reading, but if I could do it again I would have had the inspection done by a professional.

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    Looked at your video again and It really looks like steam from the exhaust being cooled.
    Last edited by wotxxxsd; 11-10-2013 at 02:08 AM.

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    Nice looking boat! Where do you live? Looks like warm exhaust + cold air to me.

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    Im in Orange County, CA

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