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    Thoughts on Two Purchase Scenarios? '08 FX Cruiser SHO vs '15 Seadoo GTX 155

    Hi All,

    So had decided to buy a 2015 Seadoo GTX 155 last year after test ride - this is the NA 1.5 engine with the longer S3 hull (139"). Use would be on lake in Virginia. It had what we wanted (wife and I) with good fuel mileage, sufficient power, very stable feel with the S3 hull.

    Was looking for a trailer and needed a measurement, so asked my next door neighbor about the bunk length on his double trailer (I knew he had a couple of Yamaha PWCs). He didn't know and his two were at his place on the river, but he noted he was gonna sell them both and the river house. Just didn't have time. His skis are 2008 FX Cruiser SHOs with about 20 hours each.

    The Seadoo is new, is about $12.5K and add another $1K or so with a nice trailer. My neighbor wants about $14K for his two SHOs with a nice double trailer, covers, etc.
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    It was gonna be so easy to buy the Seadoo from the local dealer ... but, the Yamahas seem like a pretty good deal. I didn't really need two, but wife says she is OK and we could each have our own sitting out at the dock.

    Am agonizing ...would appreciate some comments... I know this is the Yamaha group, but you guys and gals seem very reasonable

    Thanks.


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    If you and your wife are both going to ride, trust me when I say this. BUY TWO SKIS. Not to mention, the 08' SHO will prove you a much longer reliability over a GTX 155 (and will much more fun). This is a no brainer but talk him down to $12,500 on the SHO's and trailer.

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    So, deal's done ...Yamaha it is!

    Will let you know how it turns out.

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    Awesome. Keep us posted. Oh, and PICS asap.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCW View Post
    If you and your wife are both going to ride, trust me when I say this. BUY TWO SKIS. Not to mention, the 08' SHO will prove you a much longer reliability over a GTX 155 (and will much more fun). This is a no brainer but talk him down to $12,500 on the SHO's and trailer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCHNORR12 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CCW View Post
    If you and your wife are both going to ride, trust me when I say this. BUY TWO SKIS. Not to mention, the 08' SHO will prove you a much longer reliability over a GTX 155 (and will much more fun). This is a no brainer but talk him down to $12,500 on the SHO's and trailer.
    I know...something no Seadoo owner wants to hear.

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    Did you make an offer on the river house too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCW View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SCHNORR12 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CCW View Post
    If you and your wife are both going to ride, trust me when I say this. BUY TWO SKIS. Not to mention, the 08' SHO will prove you a much longer reliability over a GTX 155 (and will much more fun). This is a no brainer but talk him down to $12,500 on the SHO's and trailer.
    I know...something no Seadoo owner wants to hear.
    7 years older and supercharged, it's certainly something... Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCHNORR12 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CCW View Post
    If you and your wife are both going to ride, trust me when I say this. BUY TWO SKIS. Not to mention, the 08' SHO will prove you a much longer reliability over a GTX 155 (and will much more fun). This is a no brainer but talk him down to $12,500 on the SHO's and trailer.
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    I personally would take the 2 Yamahas over the 1 Sea Doo. The Yamahas will be much faster and with only 20 hours each, they are practically new.

    How do you figure a NA Sea Doo motor is less reliable than a Yamaha SHO? Those NA 4 tecs run forever.

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