Thread: My First Waverunner
02-28-2009, 10:49 PM #1
My First Waverunner
Thx to everyone who responded to my initial post last month "PWC Noob Needs Guidance".
I bought my first Waverunner today, a 2002 1200XLT with 55 hours on it.
The ski: the compression tested a little low at 100/90/100 (I tested the ski cold without touching the throttle - is this a mistake? How does this effect the test? I will test tomorrow and post results) the engine compartment looked really clean; the woman who was selling it was clueless (couldn't answer any questions - kept telling me "I don't know, the marina takes care of the ski, we just add oil and gas whenever we take the ski out"). The body of the ski was OK, but it was obvious that they left it docked (rub rails chunked) and the owner had run it aground (sand) alot. It is scratched and gouged all over (stickers are all shot). The seat, grab bar, handle bars, front cowl all look good. I got the ski and trailer (very nice condition) for $2800.
Now to query the forums for scratch/gouge repair, remove all the stickers...and pickup an oil pump block-off, primer kit, D Plate & temp sensor chip, intake grate.... I will post pictures this spring when my fugly scratchmonster won't break any mirrors!
02-28-2009, 11:48 PM #2
Congrats crown,and welcome to GH.
03-01-2009, 07:19 AM #3
- Join Date
- Oct 2006
congrats on the purchase
welcome to the family
03-01-2009, 10:27 AM #4
The ski: the compression tested a little low at 100/90/100 (I tested the ski cold without touching the throttle - is this a mistake
Prolly just fine! Could be a # of things. They are all pretty consitant and close. Low battery will cost sum #'s, not holding the throttle a few #'s plugs not in sum #'s and gauge off. I'd say the motor is fine!
03-01-2009, 12:22 PM #5
Congrats on the purchase! When you taking her out?
03-01-2009, 01:59 PM #6
I'm hitting the stickers with the heatgun today. I will be picking up Rapid Remover this week to clean up the mess left after the sticker removal, then the fun begins. I will be taking stock of topside damage repair required this week (lots of scratches). I will be buying some marine epoxy (marinetex?) and sandpaper to start repairs.
I think I'll be realistic and just shore up the hull and add safety/relaibility items this spring, and then next spring I will repaint and decide whether to go stage1/stage2 or buy a GPR to mod and a dual trailer. 50mph isn't fast enough for me in a boat, I wonder what speeds I can expect with my 2002 1200 xlt?
03-01-2009, 03:20 PM #7
Wow thats freezing. Well if it makes you feel any better I didnt ride today either, I was a bit tired. HAHAHAHA its nice and sunny and 70+! Come on down to Miami!
03-01-2009, 07:23 PM #8
Also - WTB:
03-01-2009, 07:44 PM #9
- Join Date
- Jul 2007
- Pontoon Beach Illinois
03-01-2009, 07:45 PM #10
congratz on the ski and welcome to the forum!
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