Thread: 2004 STX-15F questions
03-27-2015, 05:10 PM #1
2004 STX-15F questions
I'm planning looking at an STX-15F in the next couple of days. What kinds of things should I look for in it? Are they generally reliable machines? How do they handle 2-up riding in 2-3ft waves and how do they handle pulling tubers?
04-04-2015, 11:01 AM #2
If near the ocean check for signs of extensive rust. Make sure screen pod works..some have issues with that going bad.
I haven't used in 2-3ft waves 2 up but I would imagine it would be ok not as good as the new bigger skis though. It pulls tubers great no issues with that.
The 15F has been a great ski I purchased a 08 last year and have not had one issue.
04-04-2015, 03:11 PM #3
- Join Date
- Feb 2013
- Discovery Bay, CA
We've had our 2004 15F since new - now have ~450 hours on it, and it's been great. While it *will* handle 2 up, it would not be my first choice in 2-3' chop. The hull is narrower, and it likes to hop.
If you'll be doing a lot of ocean riding with 2 up, I'd be looking at an Ultra or a Yamaha FXHO (still naturally aspirated, and IMO less to fail).
04-04-2015, 07:48 PM #4
04-07-2015, 09:53 AM #5
The 15F is a great ski but your going to get beat in 2-3s with 2up. Obviously alone it will be better. If your consistently riding in 2-3s I'd look at the Ultra hull.
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