Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Chicago Northwest Indiana
    Posts
    87

    Where are you guys finding your skis?

    I have now been looking for awhile as I am trying to locate a 3 seater carb'd ski (Seadoo or Yamaha) with at least 130hp. I haven't had much by way of luck lookin here, pwc today, e-bay, craigs list etc. I shouldn't say I can't find anything but it is a trust issue. I am new and looking for my first ski but don't want to be taken for a ride (pun intended). A lot of what I am finding is in Florida and California understandably as it is colder than !)#%(&^* up here now. I need to know if anyone knows of some sort of service that guys can pay another trusted member to run out and check out a ski for another and post the results / price. This way everyone keeps up to date on market prices for rides and poor fools like me can get a local set of experienced eyes to check out something listed as a "cherry ski" but is really a polished turd. I gotta figure some of the members could use the extra coin for mods/beer etc. Any takers?


  2. #2
    WATER WOODY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Minden, Nevada, United States
    Posts
    10,664
    +1
    11
    Welcome to the forum.Do you have a good,trusted dealer in your area?You might find a good low hour ski there.Is there a budget?

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Chicago Northwest Indiana
    Posts
    87
    like to get my hands dirty and prolly want a ski that needs a rebuild as then I can trust my own work or blame myself. Did you say "Trusted Dealer"

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Chicago Northwest Indiana
    Posts
    87
    Sorry for my last reply Water Woody it didn't come out right. I'm more or less interested in skis the dealers wouldn't have or sell (blown motor or in need of work). I'd rather learn by doin it myself unless I could find a ski with trailer in the area of $2500. You think I'm being unreasonable?

  5. #5
    Neighborhood Superman SlowStang305's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    1,324
    +1
    7
    You can get a nice running 99-01 GP800 or GP1200. Its a 2 seater but its a great ski and hauls butt!

  6. #6
    nightrider05's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Show Me State -STL
    Posts
    386
    Quote Originally Posted by ppkarnezis View Post
    Sorry for my last reply Water Woody it didn't come out right. I'm more or less interested in skis the dealers wouldn't have or sell (blown motor or in need of work). I'd rather learn by doin it myself unless I could find a ski with trailer in the area of $2500. You think I'm being unreasonable?
    You should be able to find a deal like that no problem..I got my 02 XLT which is near mint for less than that. Just gotta keep eyes open and be willing to do some traveling.

  7. #7
    dhoad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    North Aurora, Illinois, United States
    Posts
    3,182
    +1
    6
    I have something that will fit your needs, check your pm ppkarnezis

  8. #8
    Click avatar for tech links/info, donation request K447's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    near Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    36,597
    +1
    1,276
    Quote Originally Posted by ppkarnezis View Post
    ...I'm more or less interested in skis the dealers wouldn't have or sell...
    Well then, consider a Polaris!

    Since Polaris stopped making new PWC after 2004, most dealers don't want them, even if they are in decent running condition. Being two stroke engines (with one exception), they are easy enough to work on.

    The 2000 and newer models come in both carbureted and Fuel injected versions. I have three of the fuel injected type.

    The two cylinder models, and all the fuel injected engines, are easy on gas. All the triples can do 60+mph (fast enough for me), and are rated for 3 passengers, so legal to tow a water ski or tube with.

    The Virage, Genesis and MSX models look pretty good, to my eye.

    If you actually want to carry three people, the four seat Polaris Genesis is an interesting option. Unlike the Yamaha and Sea-Doo 4 seaters, which are simply enormous, the Genesis still feels like a PWC, and isn't much bigger than the 3 seaters.

    Most PWC are really comfortable with one person less than the rating, so a 3 seater is best with one or two people.

    If you want a smaller, light weight PWC that can corner, the Polaris SLX and Pro models may be interesting.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Where do you guys find your SHO donor skis?
    By riick370 in forum Yamaha Projects & Build Threads
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-01-2015, 11:48 PM
  2. Where do you guys buy your Stainless 02 bung BOLTS?
    By Jim-C180 in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 03-04-2010, 08:01 PM
  3. where are you guys buying salvage PWC from
    By stingray152003 in forum Open Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-07-2009, 09:50 AM
  4. Where Did You Guys Mount Your Satellite Radio Antenna?
    By holdnon72 in forum Sea Doo Sport Boats
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-16-2008, 07:41 PM
  5. Do you guys name your skis like boats?
    By HallPass in forum Open Discussion
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 01-02-2008, 06:23 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •