- Water Crafts
- 1995 Kawasaki 750, 1993 seadoo XP, 1993 Seadoo GTX, 2009 Carolina Skiff 218 Elite Series
Recently picked up a '93 XP of what turned out to be a barn find. According to the owner it was winterized in 2006 and sat under a cover on a stand in the garage since. Other than a heavy layer of dust the machine looked like new so I told him if it will turn over I'd take it. Connected a battery I brought with me and it turned over freely. I paid him $600.00 and loaded it in the back of my truck (including stand). The fuel and oil tanks were drained but I assumed the carb's would need a rebuild. They really didn't; I pulled the carb's and disassembled for rebuild and they were completely clean and gaskets were still supple. The paint on the fasteners was original and had not been cracked from a previous rebuild. The machine received an unnecessary carb rebuild but saved me in that being a newbee to the Rotax engine, pulling the carbs alerted me to the fact that the oil injection lines disintegrated when you touched them. If I had just put some gas and oil in it and fired it up I would have toasted the top end. After reassembly the machine fired right up and ran like a clock. All the exterior needed was a good bath and then an application of ceramic coating. The machine was from Ohio and had never touched salt water until my sea trial. During sea trial, according to GPS, the machine went 48.7 mph with a strong side draft and a moderate chop. The trailer it's on is ugly as I purchased the machine on a stand so I had to take a small flat bed trailer I already had and convert it to hold the XP. The photos tell all. There was no buffing or polishing done. Just washed and CMX applied.