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    2008 GP1300r

    I live on a lake about 65 acres so it's not huge, but definetely skiable. My question is I've always liked the Yamaha GP1300r and was curious to know if I should get one (since this is the last year of production) or go with the new FX SHO. Would the GP1300 be more fun to throw around or is the driving experience not that much different even though the GP is smaller and lighter?


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    most states won't allow you to pull a skier with a gpr. Must be a 3 seater, 500 lb passenger capacity or so.

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    I actually have a boat that we use to ski. My point about the lake size is that I don't need a long distance jet ski or one that is good in the chop, just want something fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by faxon View Post
    I actually have a boat that we use to ski. My point about the lake size is that I don't need a long distance jet ski or one that is good in the chop, just want something fun.
    Go with a GPR,ooooooor save yourself a ton of money and find a mint condition GP 1200.They throw around even better than a GPR and they're an a+ on the fun factor and very reliable.

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    So the GP's are alot different from a overall performance and experience standpoint compared to the larger ski's?

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    99 GP1200 Blue
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    They rock the Blue one is for sale runs great.
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    If you looking for pure performance and fun since you have a boat.

    GO WITH THE GPR. You won't regret it.

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    im selling my 2001 GP1200R with 83.2 hours on it... dont knwo what a fair price is tho

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    So the ride etc. is more fun and involved than say a FX SHO sized and powered ski? Should I wait for the replacement or is the current and last model hard to pass on now?

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    Well the 2009 2 Seater could be the "new thing" but the GPR has been pleasing people for a very long time now. I like my 1300R and the performance upgrades can get you anywhere from 70mph to 95+mph

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