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    To sell 2006l RXT or not??

    Can't make up my mind so I figured I would get some opinions.

    I have a pair of 2006 RXT's and am not sure what to do with one of them.

    The first one has 55 hours on it and is currently having the motor rebuilt due to a snapped timing chain which bent all the valves and damaged a piston. Doing a complete rebuild on it (as well as the supercharger) and plan on keeping it for several reasons including the excellent condition it's in, the money I've invested in it, and the fact that the motor will basically be brand new.

    Now onto the other one. It has 149 hours on it and is in absolutely mint condition, never had any major issues with it, just the regular BS stuff (starter solenoids, hose clamps, wear ring, etc). I never had the supercharger rebuilt on it so if I decide to keep it I will be doing another rebuild this winter. I know I am lucky to have put 150 hours on the SC without issues. My problem is deciding whether to hold onto this ski or sell it and get into a much more reliable non-supercharged ski such as the Yamaha VXR. I know these Sea Doo 4-tecs can be hit or miss, and my fear is that I hold into it and something major goes wrong, like I drop a valve next season and need to spend more money on an 8 year old ski.

    I am torn on this one. I love the RXT's but am not sure what to do.
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    You may want to stay with the Seadoo brand GTX NA. Probably get a newer GTX for what you sell your RXT for. In additon, you'll already be familiar with the engine/pump etc.... I have one of both. I consider it the best of both worlds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mighty Mouse View Post
    You may want to stay with the Seadoo brand GTX NA. Probably get a newer GTX for what you sell your RXT for. In additon, you'll already be familiar with the engine/pump etc.... I have one of both. I consider it the best of both worlds.

    I would never be happy with a ski that tops out below or around 60. I gotta have the ability to be around 70

    That's why I have the VXR in mind

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    Well, then you just made your own decision...

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    I suggest you get the SC rebuilt and keep what you have as a matched set. Check the drive line components for wear, keep an eye on the coolant bottle for black specks and losing coolant, which is a sign of head gasket leak.

    Maintain it well and you can put 500+ hours on it easy.

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    I think that's the only choice for your requirements. Nothing else will run as fast NA in calm waters. I think your RXT will still be faster by a fuzz.. Especially in rougher waters.

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    Sell 'em and buy 2 newer RXT's, problems solved!!

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    Thanks....I appreciate all of the opinions.

    Since day one, my intentions were always to maintain these skis very well (which I have done) and run them forever....that was until one of them snapped its timing chain this past July at only 55 hours, requiring a full rebuild. Now I am all messed up and paranoid in the head about the other one doing something similar.

    I am not leaning towards selling the RXT and buying a new VXR, I would much rather keep it and have matching RXT's, but I know I will be kicking myself if something major goes wrong with it next season....

    I guess that's just the way it goes with these things. You never can know for sure and you gotta pay to play

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    Rebuild SC, replace timing chain is much cheaper that a new machine.

    The worse thing you can do on a pwc is not run them.

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    I WISH it was as simple as replacing a timing chain. When the chain snaps the valves are left open to get slammed by the pistons, which bends them and damages the pistons, valve seats, etc.

    To completely rebuild the motor is close to $4k.....

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