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    What year did they start producing "quality" 4 stroke skis???

    Just wondering around what year did they start building good 4 stroke skis that were nice handling and good power? What models in particular?


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    2004 = 215 hp 4tec-S/C- I/C

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    In 2002 SD came out with the 4-tec, Honda came out with the Aquatrax and Kawi came out with the 12-F. These were all high quality reliable skis but under powered by today's standards. In 2003, SD added an SC to the 4tec raising the HP to 185. Then in 2004, SD added an IC upping the HP to 215. In 2007, Kawi raised the ante with a 250 hp SC Ultra. In 2008, ???????

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    Sorry, couldn't help myself.

    4-Strokes are relatively new to the industry...Oh I see Franko just replied with the history lesson- good, saves me some typing!

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    I just sold my 155hp Wake. Sure compared to the 215 it is under powered but definitely not underpowered for the the majority of people not craving speed above 55mph. I would say theaverage person looking to buy a jetski would be happy with a 155.

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    We aren't average

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    What was the first year that Honda made the F-12X???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alberta Boy View Post
    What was the first year that Honda made the F-12X???
    2002.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone268 View Post
    We aren't average
    I do not disagree with that statement....

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