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    Looking For My First Boat

    I'm in the market for my first boat this spring. I've been doing quite a bit of research and the GP1200r has caught my eye. I've been looking into the '00-'02 range. Is there anything in particular that I should look for in these boats? Becuase it is my first boat, are they hard to maintain? I'm just looking for info from an owner's standpoint.

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    Alex


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    if you can, get a 03 or higher, you'll already have more displacement plus efi..

    if you cant, then when you check out a 1200, check the oil line on the 3rd cylinder carb make sure its not loose and theres no oil in the hull. check compression, pump veins, prop, hull....use your best judgement...

    no there not hard to maintain but getting them to that point is some work....

    after you purchase one then we can talk upgrades..
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    How tough are the hulls? I'm on a big lake here in Canada. Outside of any inlet theres like 4'-5' swells, Not waves.

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    2000 - 2003 have sheet molded compound

    2004 - up have ultra light smc

    so 00-03 have the toughest hulls IMO

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    My buddy and I have launched off 8-12 foot waves in the Gulf for years. I'd say the hulls are fine for what you're looking for.

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