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    New guy here !! Looking for advice

    Yup I'm the new guy on the block !!! Just retired from 20+ years in the US Navy as a Hospital Corpsman (Happy 116th by the way). I am looking to enjoy my retirement and I have been scouring the available Ski's in my area and found one in decent shape. Priced at 4200 ?
    Appreciate any assistance or advice/ Thanks in advance.


    It's a 3 seat 2007 Yamaha WaveRunner VX Cruiser
    766 hours ( OUCH ) !!! seems a bit high.
    Usage is all freshwater, as I am told.
    Comes with a Magictrail single trailer. Clean title.

    Model Type 3-4 Passenger

    Engine Type Longitudinal In-Line
    Cylinders 4
    Engine Stroke 4-Stroke
    Horsepower RPM 8000
    Displacement (cc/ci) 1052/64.2
    Carburetion Type Fuel Injected

    Steering Assist System Yes

    Technical Specifications
    Length (ft) 10.57
    Width (in/mm) 46.1 / 1170.9
    Height (in/mm) 45.3 / 1150.6
    Dry Weight (1bs/Kg) 712 / 323
    Fuel Capacity (gal/l) 18.7 / 70.8
    Storage Capacity (gal/l) 18.7 / 70.8

    Number Of Seats 3

    Body Material Sheet Molded Compound (SMC)
    Hull Material Sheet Molded Compound (SMC)
    Sponsons Standard
    Boarding Step Standard

    Digital Instrumentation Standard

    Bilga System Type Automatic Siphon

    Underseat Storage Standard
    Glove Box / Dash Storage Standard
    Front Storage Well Standard

    Rearview Mirrors Standard
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    OzarkYamMonster's Avatar
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    Oct 2012
    Lake Of The Ozarks
    Hello and welcome to the Hulk. I two, was once a Navy Corpsman ... long time ago. in mid 70's, then switched to the Air Force, and completed my 20 in 1994. About that yamaha, if is has been well taken care of might be an OK purchase. But as you noticed the hours are very, very high for an 07. The price really does not reflect that. The price needs to come down closer to 3K, in my opinion. Make sure you get a good water-ride test prior to forking over $$$. Good luck

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    Ozarks !!!! Man I grew up in Rolla Missouri !!!! Small world !! Thanks for the info.


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    Are you sure that is a cruiser model? It might just be the angle of the picture, but that looks like standard seat to me. The cruiser seat should have more of a back support.

    As the other poster stated, I'd also suggest to look for a lower hour wave runner, or get that one for half asking price. Based on the pictures, that one seems like it's been taken pretty good care of, and should last you for a while longer if that is the case.

    In my area, you can find those with under 200 hours for that same price. I don't know how the market is in your area though.

    Good luck!

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    yamacruiser's Avatar
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    Apr 2012
    Miami, Fl
    Hello and welcome to the hulk.

    My first suggestion is to sit down analyze what kind of riding you will be doing, what kinds of speed you want, how comfortable of a ski, fuel economy, reliability, ride quality all these things factor in when buying the right ski. And as for that ski, its way over priced for the amount of hours it has plus if that is the original engine with that many hours that thing can pop any second.

    Like others have suggested look for something with lower hours. In that particular model of ski i would be comfortable up to 200 hrs. I am a yamaha fan but i do give credit where its due. The yamaha vx are abundant and can be had for cheap if sourced right. The 02-08 yamaha fx are also great machines and can be had for relatively cheap. And if you want to go in the mid 60's mph plus then look at the newer yamahas which bring the 1.8l engine. Best thing you can do is do homework and be patient. I have bought 3 used skis and have paid half of what they where worth just because i was patient and waited for the right deals. Good luck

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