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D 5UPE
11-05-07, 10:05 AM
Im thinking of buying a 2002 RXdi this weekend.
Do you think 170 hours is alot of running time on a 5 year old ski?

ps estimated price 2,500 pounds.

kustomkarl
11-05-07, 09:53 PM
Typically, the average boat use in Florida, is 100 hours per yr.(quoted from boat sales people here) As you know we can boat 12 months a year. Just subtract your un useable time from you season and go from there. What is L2,500 pounds in US dollars? I have no clue!

D 5UPE
11-06-07, 10:25 AM
Typically, the average boat use in Florida, is 100 hours per yr.(quoted from boat sales people here) As you know we can boat 12 months a year. Just subtract your un useable time from you season and go from there. What is L2,500 pounds in US dollars? I have no clue!




Hi Karl, The pound is about worth twice the Dollar at the moment.
So the price is 5,000 dollars.
I have a choice of 2 ski's to go for this weekend. The RXdi Milenium or an RXP 2002 model. The RXdi needs a starter though as the magnets have come loose in it. The RXP is in running order.
Both same hours and price.

kustomkarl
11-06-07, 10:44 AM
I bought my Challenger like 4 weeks ago and have put about 25 hrs. on it so far....I'm installing a hr meter to keep track for maintaince reasons. I guess 170 hrs over 5 yrs isn't too bad..Thanks for the mini math lesson. It's pretty cool all the differences around the world.

Karl

dieselman
11-06-07, 08:21 PM
Hi David with 170 HRS I would check the compression if possible and the pump fins to see if there is any nicks also the impeller use a mirror from under the ski just up inside the grate with a flashlight. Good luck:cheers:

D 5UPE
11-07-07, 09:22 AM
Good tips guys.
That Millenium ski, Im not touching.
Because of the broken starter and whatever else is wrong with it.

The RXP might be the best bet. But on Ebay and its 120 miles away.
Im not wanting to jump in on the first ski that catches my eye.
This is the time of year to buy, and lots of bargains to be had.

Mines broken again, (bent prop shaft) Been told of the guys that straightened it that it wont straighten no more.
Its been left in the machine overnight because it started to curl itself when
taken off.
Something to do with the molecules in the steel.:(

kustomkarl
11-07-07, 10:21 AM
geeze David, you take the phrase "get Bent" too seriously...lol

D 5UPE
11-07-07, 02:31 PM
geeze David, you take the phrase "get Bent" too seriously...lol

Yeah! its been bent a couple of times this month.
The 2 piece shaft idea is a bad one I reakon.
Catching a stone in the impellor seems to shift the floating bearing thats inplace.
And that floating bearing has been the cause of a few problems along the way.:rant:

A straight through solid shaft ski would have been a better choice, if I can find one.

insaneta
02-18-08, 03:25 AM
go with the rxp:):):):)

kustomkarl
02-18-08, 11:33 AM
There you go Dave ...go buy a RXP. He likes his...

insaneta
02-19-08, 04:29 AM
it is really nice. if you have the cash i'd go for it. of course i dont know all that much yet but friends of mine that have been out a lot road mine and said its the fastest and handles the best out of eevrything they've been on. either way i give it 5 stars i love it

D 5UPE
02-19-08, 09:14 AM
I didn't go for it...............Storage problems and other stuff going on.:(

insaneta
02-19-08, 09:45 AM
well theres plenty of them out there when you get it figured out you can always get one then

kustomkarl
02-19-08, 04:20 PM
Come on Dave, break down and spend some money...build a garage to keep your doos's in. Than no storage problem...then all you'd have to do is find more money to buy the doo with...lol

manicmechanic
02-19-08, 04:34 PM
running hours doesn't really mean a hole lot, the compression is what matters the most. If it's good, then you'll probably get some good fun for your money

kustomkarl
02-19-08, 08:32 PM
I heard the average here in Florida is 100 hours per year. This is what boat dealers claim to be the most typical, like cars average is 15,000 miles a year.

insaneta
02-21-08, 04:54 AM
compression...??/pleas eexplain

D 5UPE
02-21-08, 03:29 PM
Come on Dave, break down and spend some money...build a garage to keep your doos's in. Than no storage problem...then all you'd have to do is find more money to buy the doo with...lol
Moving house would be the answer, or renting a large workshop.
Me and the wife fancy a 7 seat hot tub in the space that we have.
So maybe ending the jet skiing and going for a Seadoo boat.

Its a hard decision, but im getting on and looking into a less strenuos activity.

kustomkarl
02-21-08, 03:39 PM
That's why I got out of the stand up Kawasaki's and got into the jet boats. Plus you have storage for cold drinks and all kinds of goodies.

insaneta
02-22-08, 06:13 AM
how expensive are those boats just out of curiousty

seadoosnipe
02-22-08, 10:04 AM
Insaneta, you gotta be rich or willing to do a second mortgage. Depending on what type of boat your looking for, you can pay anywhere from $20,000 to $35,000. Very expensive, but probably the last boat you'd have to buy in your lifetime.
If your looking for a used one, stay away from the Mercury powered M-2. Not because it's a bad boat by no means, only because there is limited online access to the parts.
But the experience of those I've worked with that have them, LOVE THEM!...

kustomkarl
02-22-08, 10:29 AM
You mean you have to pay money for a Jet Boat? I just swapped out my Hooters girls to the dealership....I think they had to clean up the showroom or something...all the staff had smiles when I picked them up and said they were thrall!...just kidding, If you buy at the year end, they are a lot cheaper, with extras added on to get them off the floor plan.
Karl

D 5UPE
02-23-08, 10:31 AM
That's why I got out of the stand up Kawasaki's and got into the jet boats. Plus you have storage for cold drinks and all kinds of goodies.

It makes sence to look after yourself and familly. I think I have 20 year spurts were I get into a past hobby that I used to do and go back to it.
Moto Cross at 60 maybe. cant see it like.
As You say buying a boat out off season is the way to go.
But over here the seasonal thing just spoils all the fun, with the cold and dark nights.:(

insaneta
02-23-08, 11:05 AM
yeah thats nice i dont want one though. if i have a boat its gotta be ready to get dirty and scratched up from crab pots and good for fishing. i dont need anything like that. it is nice though. but thats why i have my rxp :)

kustomkarl
02-23-08, 09:17 PM
I like my toys... I have a 06 Charger with a HEMI. I like things that go fast and look good. Now that I'm little older I can afford them. My family needs come first, but you have to play too!