View Full Version : does anyone know about this boat??

01-21-10, 06:48 PM
i am looking at buying this boat it is a 1997 northern star? it looks similar to the seadoo ski boats, it has a 175 mercury engine in it, he said that it is easy to get the parts and runs fine, it looks nice for its age and he said it runs great but i have never heard of them have you any advice?

01-21-10, 07:18 PM
if that boat is your only alternative to having a boat, then i'd keep what you got.:cheers:

01-21-10, 07:27 PM
ya its not my only alternative i am just looking around and seen that didnt know if anyone has ever heard of it i am really looking for a seadoo challenger with the twin 787cc engines in it, right now i just have a 2000 seadoo xp and a 2002 yamaha xl700 on a double trailer, but trying to sell or trade for boat

Dr Honda
01-21-10, 10:53 PM
Well... I don't know exactly about that boat... but if it's using a Merc jet drive... don't touch it. SeaDoo bough the rights to that drive, and now they dumped it.

You can get any part you want... but if you have an engine, or pump failure... the cost to fix the boat will be more than it's worth.

The engine (power head) is the same as the Merc outboards... but a replacement is $3500 or more. And... there is one guy with pump parts. He gets $1700 for a rebuilt pump.

Around me, I see the little Jazz boats all over the place, and they go cheap because they need TLC, and the parts are more than anyone wants to pay to fix them.