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    1995 Seadoo XP 785

    Has anybody ever seen one of these in person? It's an extremely rare model that came about before the 1995 XP 800 limited. It looks like the 95 XP 800 but has a 785 sticker instead, it is a true 785cc. I don't think it came with the extended tabs though. Also it had a white number plate painted into its scheme, but with no number.

    I'd love to see some pictures of one if anybody actually has one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MPower View Post
    Has anybody ever seen one of these in person? It's an extremely rare model that came about before the 1995 XP 800 limited. It looks like the 95 XP 800 but has a 785 sticker instead, it is a true 785cc. I don't think it came with the extended tabs though. Also it had a white number plate painted into its scheme, but with no number.

    I'd love to see some pictures of one if anybody actually has one.
    Are you talking about a Verticle RAVE motor ski?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MPower View Post
    Has anybody ever seen one of these in person? It's an extremely rare model that came about before the 1995 XP 800 limited. It looks like the 95 XP 800 but has a 785 sticker instead, it is a true 785cc. I don't think it came with the extended tabs though. Also it had a white number plate painted into its scheme, but with no number.

    I'd love to see some pictures of one if anybody actually has one.
    Where did you hear about ths super rare beast ???

    I worked for a Seadoo race team & there was no 800 before the 1995 XP Limited Edition.

    In 1996 they made a few 785.6 motors which was first overbore so it would be legal for 1200 class,they never came with number plates from the factory.

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    My buddy has the ad for the ski in one of this watercraft magazines from 1995. I will get it from him and scan it in. I assure you that the ski is real, but it is extremely rare. My buddy tried to get one back in 95 and none of the dealers he contacted could acquire one. Seadoo may have had a change of heart and cut or stopped production because they wanted to go with the 95 800.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MPower View Post
    My buddy has the ad for the ski in one of this watercraft magazines from 1995. I will get it from him and scan it in. I assure you that the ski is real, but it is extremely rare. My buddy tried to get one back in 95 and none of the dealers he contacted could acquire one. Seadoo may have had a change of heart and cut or stopped production because they wanted to go with the 95 800.
    Not calling you a liar,it was probally a photo shoot ski or a "one off" they never released a 800 powered ski till the 95 XP limited.

    Either that or its so rare nobody has every seen one.

    Kinna like Bigfoot.

    Maybe the reason your buddy couldnt get one is because it didnt exsist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by water worx View Post
    Not calling you a liar,it was probally a photo shoot ski or a "one off" they never released a 800 powered ski till the 95 XP limited.

    Either that or its so rare nobody has every seen one.

    Kinna like Bigfoot.

    Maybe the reason your buddy couldnt get one is because it didnt exsist.
    I might have the Chevy version of that ski. I have 64 Chevelle that when the guy who put it back on the street said it had big block springs and fuel lines(what this car did before he found it we may never know) but this may be one of the suspected an rumored bumble bee big blocks that hit the street before the 65 Z16 396 SS. Sorta like the vertical RAVE 785s

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    1995 Xp 800

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    You're correct, it is certainly possible it never made it into production for the public. As soon as I can get hold of the article I will post it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RX951 View Post

    That is my video that I took Billie. I've been trying to buy that ski for the past year.

    In the very last second of the video you can see the rear end of my old GPR.

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    The ski I'm speaking of that was in the watercraft magazine is (or was to be) the ski produced before the 95 XP 800 shown in the video. It looks identical except it says 785, has a white number plate on each side, and didn't have extended tabs.

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