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    GP1300r vs Aquatrax r-12

    Just looking to see which is a better deal after my stx15f deal fell through. The Aquatrax is a 2005 with 39 original hours and everything looks clean for 4900. The Gp1300r is a 2006 with 72 hours and i have him down to 4200. Just wondering which is the better buy, or should i hold out for something better. Both are in Long Island New York for reference and both come with single trailers. Thanks for the help.


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    I would say go four stroke.... i have a few here.

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    All depends on where and how u ride....also if going 2up....tough for parts on the hondas nice skis but try finding a newer yami or kawi

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    I will be strictly riding bay which I understand gets choppy. Will be going 2up, but want something maneuverable when I am by myself. Budget around 4800 doesn't offer many options for the newer yamis and kawis.

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    Hello and welcome to the Hulk. Yes I do like Yamahas ... and yes I have the GP1300. The price sound of $4200 is most likely right on for that area ... just having 72 hrs. The GP1300 does well @ 2 up in chop, if pax is not real hefty. A wife (child) never ever an issue. The GP will out perform and out run the Honda all day. There are a lot more parts & help on here to maintain your GP if you choose that way. I agree $4K will not go far on late model 4 strokes. Do a good check of the ski you choose: compression, and a water run if possible. Stay-n-touch and lets us know which way you went. Good Luck

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    be your own judge ,honda did not keep up with the competition, in my opinion , stay away from. keep 1300r.

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    Consider an a yamaha xlt or xl 1200. 2 stroke. Basically a 3 seat gpr. (Which means 2 adults)

    like the gpr, they have issues that need to be addressed.
    Im not a huge fan of the fx140 but the fxho 4 strokes might be had around $5k if you look hard enough.

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    be your own judge ,honda did not keep up with the competition, in my opinion , stay away from. keep 1300r.

    Honda made some poor marketing choices but they are GREAT skis. The Honda will be more reliable probably by a good bit.
    Over 500 Hard hours on my 06 R12X ,and it's only needed oil changes, and spark plugs. The non turbo has even less to go wrong.

    To the OP, the R12 hull will beat you up in the chop. The GP1300 will be better for that. The GP1300 will be faster up top , but the N/A Honda will probably beat the GP out of the hole. My turbo model had no trouble beating a GP1300 out of the hole , and the N/A is supposed to be better thanks to no turbo lag.

    The are both good skis , but if you're not going for crazy top speed numbers or lots of mods ,and want something that will be very low maintenance, the Honda is the way to go.

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    Thank you all for the responses. Yes, I had my heart set on the rx12 turbo for some time but after reading the horror stories about turbo failures I am hesitant. Ideally I would like to try and keep up with some of the larger sea doos. I am not sure that my price range will permit this though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan15 View Post
    Thank you all for the responses. Yes, I had my heart set on the rx12 turbo for some time but after reading the horror stories about turbo failures I am hesitant. Ideally I would like to try and keep up with some of the larger sea doos. I am not sure that my price range will permit this though.
    Sometimes you have to not let everything on the internet scare you off. I have felt that way about Seadoo superchargers for a long time ,and yes more than a few had issues especially 07 ,and prior years. They are high maintenance machines , but I finally accepted it and bought a 14 RXP-X and LOVE it!!! I will continue to be OCD about maintenance, and hopefully it holds up.

    The Honda turbo is extremely reliable if cared for. It will Destroy all Seadoo N/A skis except when you hit the chop. If you find a clean Honda turbo in your price range don't be afraid to consider it. Over 500 hours on mine ,and still running like a top.

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