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    FXHO or VX series

    I have a few at my finger tips and will be looking at them tomorrow. Anyone have input on FX over VX. Pro / cons?? Want to keep the ski simple and trouble free for my first one.
    Last edited by harbrown; 05-23-2014 at 08:12 PM.


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    You can't go wrong with either but fx ho will have the better hull for rough water and higher speeds while still being extremely reliable and trouble free
    Last edited by Bryan; 05-23-2014 at 10:58 PM.

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    i have read the VX have the shaft going thru the bottom and the seal leaks. does the FX have the same design? i would be riding in the Gulf of Mexico in Gulf shores AL and Pensacola FL.

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    VX not VXR.
    VX should work for your first ski. Should run for 500 hours with regular maintenance. Of course, if you want to go faster than 53 mph you'll have to move up to something else.
    Get an entry level ski, figure out how you like to ride it and where, then buy more and better ski's.
    I started with a 97 GP760 four years ago. Now own seven Yamaha's.

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    hey toyterrific, i see you have the '07 FX HO, thats the one i am looking at with 100 hours for 5.500

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    Quote Originally Posted by harbrown View Post
    i have read the VX have the shaft going thru the bottom and the seal leaks.
    All yamis are designed like that. Its not really as bad as you make it to be. Usually needed at 350+ hrs.

    OP get an fx, its a night and day difference on the water. Vx's are mainly meant for rentals or lakes. Youll be much happier with an fx hull
    Last edited by K447; 05-24-2014 at 03:41 PM.

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    Thanks for the input. As a newbie I don't plan on venturing far away from shore and plan to get another one to double the fun and have a way to get back to shore if breakdown or out of gas. Was also leaning to vx due to GPH use.

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    Once you realize how valuable storage space is on a ski, it's a no brainer. FX hands down. VX is great, basic, nimble ski with no real storage.

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    Fx has all the pros of a vx and more, the fx hull for chop is like night and day compared to the vx. Go Fx 2002 to 2008 you wont regret it.

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