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    What pwc should I buy?

    Looking into buying a used performance ski. I will be mostly riding in Barnegat Bay (Usually moderately choppy) with very occasional ocean riding. With or without a supercharger, I don't care. But it has to be on the lighter side, accelerate quickly, and hit high speeds (65) seat 3, and take chop well. Lmk what you think I should buy. Thanks.


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    rxt would be my choice

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    Except for not being on the lighter side, an RXT would be a good choice.

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    a 08 rxt is much lighter than a new rxt
    but, no 3 seater is light
    and it takes at least 215hp to get close to 65mph on a 3 seater

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    A Yamaha FXHO with the 1.8 will meet most of your requirements, but it's not a small ski.

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    Ok, thanks for the advice guys. I've been looking into either a yamaha vxr/vxs and a gtr215. Does anyone know which one is the faster and quicker accelerating ski? Also, how do they perform in choppy water?

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    a gtr is not going to cut the waves as well as a rxt s3 hull
    the gtr has the gti type hull that it is lighter and flatter than the s3

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    Neither of those choices are optimal for chop.
    Yamaha FX or RXT will be better.

    Yamaha claims the VXR/VXS accelerates harder than the GTR, but there is a member on PWC today that owns both. He said the GTR easily pulled 50 ft from his VXR off the line, but neither could pull away from the other on the roll start.

    I think he said the roll race was from 35.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidoochris View Post
    a gtr is not going to cut the waves as well as a rxt s3 hull
    the gtr has the gti type hull that it is lighter and flatter than the s3


    Any S3 hull Sea Doo ski and Riva or R&D intake grate and it will go faster through the chop then you'll probably be comfortable going. The RXTX 260 has adjustable steering which is real nice feature

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    Also remember 3 seats is actually 2.5

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