27 July 2008

2007 Used Yamaha Waverunner FX Cruiser HO Jet Ski

This Jet Ski is almost brand new, it only has 40 hours and the paint is perfect. Only one owner.

14 October 2007

Renting, Buying & Maintaining Jet Skis in Florida

Florida is a great place to Jet Ski, here are some businesses that you can rent, buy or maintain a water craft :

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122 E 57th St, Hialeah, FL
(305) 556-0003
94 NW 72nd St, Miami, FL
(305) 762-6997
1380 S Ocean Blvd, Pompano Beach, FL
(954) 946-6781
5771 Rodman St, Hollywood, FL
(954) 966-4400
6764 Ne 4th Ave, Miami, FL
(305) 762-4700
3800 NW 27th, Miami, FL
(305) 634-5754
3537 Halifax Dr, Port Orange, FL
(386) 760-3008 - 1 review
8701 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL
(786) 255-3410
1755 W 31st Pl, Hialeah, FL
(305) 828-0917
2727 NW 38th St, Miami, FL
(305) 634-1578

Kawasaki Jet Skis For Sale

06 October 2007

Review: Sea-Doo RXT 2007

Rating: 3.5 (out of 5)

Pros: Good Performance and Off Power Assisted Steering
Cons: Heavy
MSRP*: US$11,799
*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price

The Sea-Doo is a good performer on straight flat water. Its reasonably reliability unlike the 2005 model which was prone to problems. The Sea-Doo boasts large dials and uses a closed loop cooling system which is an absolute must when riding in saltwater (ocean riding), although you will still need to rinse the engine and supercharger to prevent corrosion. The off-throttle steering of the Sea-Doo is a major plus as most accidents occur due to the rider not being able to steer when the throttle is off (in Florida this is the second leading cause of PWC accidents).

This ski can be a little non responsive in regards to steering, and can be hard to handle in choppy conditions

Overall the Sea-Doo RXT is a very good saltwater ski which is fast on the straight but struggles in choppier waters. The Off Power Assisted Steering is a much needed feature and should be present in more water craft.

04 October 2007

Review: Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra® 250X 2007

Rating: 4 (out of 5)
Pros: Reliability and performance
Cons: High fuel consumption
MSRP*: US$11,499
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price

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The Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra® 250X is a powerful watercraft with great storage and very reliable. Its a very comfortable ride and its steering is very predicable. The only drawback is it does burn some fuel

Overall the Kawasaki Ultra 250X is a very comfortable, high quality, great rough or smooth water ride. Its high fuel consumption is offset by its high performance and predictable handling.

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More Reviews:
Personal Watercraft Illustrated Magazine Review: Jet Ski Ultra
RIDE Magazine Review: Jet Ski Ultra

Where to buy:
Find New & Used Kawasaki Jet Skis on eBay
Find a Kawasaki Dealer in the US
Find a Kawasaki Dealer in Europe

26 September 2007

Things you should know before owning a jet ski

Here are a few quick tips to think about before owning a jet ski:

  1. Storage - Do you have somewhere to store the ski when its not in use. A large four-seater is going to take up a fair bit of space.
  2. Trailer - Don't forget that if you don't live right next to the beach your going to need a trailer to transport it. So you will need to budget for it and also have room to store this too.
  3. Safety - Make sure the craft has a lanyard, which will turn the ignition off should you fall off during use. All modern jet skis should have a lanyard as standard.
  4. Maintenance - Do you know everything about maintaining a jet ski? A jet ski should have a regular checkup to keep it running well. A good article to read is Good to Go by Jasmine Basha

See also - Types of Watercraft, Buying a jet ski on eBay

25 September 2007

News: Jet ski safety reviewed

Due to a major increase in jet ski accidents in Queensland waters the government asked for a review of the regulations surrounding the use of personal water craft.

Currently the QLD laws are quite strict and have recently included reductions in speed limits when within 60m of people, anchored or moored boats, and structures such as jetties, pontoons or boat ramps.

Read the full article here

24 September 2007

Buying used jet skis

Buying used jet skis can be a great way to save money as these water craft can be reasonably expensive new. In saying this, buying used jet skis can also cause much heartache if when you get it home it has some major problems which were overlooked. There's nothing worse than feeling like you've made a bad purchase. The following tips will help you through this process:

  1. Check for major dents or scratches - these could be signs that the ski has been in an accident. Ask the seller for any background on major dents to the body of the craft.
  2. Check for corrosion - be sure to look over the engine and other mechanical parts of the craft. Any major rust or corrosion could end up being quite costly down the track. Ask the owner if they mainly skied in fresh water (lakes) or salt water (sea). If saltwater is the answer there is a greater chance that the jet ski will have some form of corrosion. Also, some skis use an open-loop cooling system which pumps water an outside source (i.e. seawater) into the engine to cool it, so if it has been ridden in salt water and not properly cared for there could be some major signs of corrosion.
  3. Check for rust - although most jet skis are made from a rustproof material it is always a good idea to keep an eye out for this.
  4. Ask for all papers and receipts relating to the craft. Any history relating to the jet skis maintenance and repair will give a better insight into the current condition of your prospective purchase.

By the end of your examination you should have a "feeling" about the jet ski, and have an idea to whether the seller has maintained the craft in good condition. After examining a few skis you should be able to get to know which is a good purchase and which will cause you years of grief.

23 September 2007

Review: Yamaha FX Cruiser® High Output 2007

Rating: 4.5 (out of 5)
Pros: Reliability and comfort
Cons: Can struggle when pulling heavier accessories
MSRP*: US$11,299
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price

See specification and manufacturers website

The Yamaha FX Cruiser HO is a great family Waverunner and it will seat 3 comfortably. The ride quality and cornering of this machine is very good. It scores slightly low for performance due to it struggling when pulling heavier accessories e.g. 3 passenger tubes and slowish acceleration. It can take some time to gain thrust, even with the trim being used. Its max speed is around the 60 mph (95 kph).

Overall the Yamaha FX Cruiser HO is a very comfortable, high quality, great rough water ride. Its fuel efficient yet plenty powerful, dry, very stable at any speed, with above average handling.

Find New & Used Yamaha FX Cruiser's on eBay

22 September 2007

Jet Skis For Sale On eBay

One great place to find jet skis for sale is on the eBay website. You can find both new and used water crafts here but there are a couple of things you should watch out for when deciding to purchase your eBay ski.

Firstly, eBay strongly recommends NOT using Western Union, MoneyGram or any instant cash payment method when purchasing your item. When your spending over $1000 for an item the best idea is to pay in person.

Be sure to ask lots of questions using the "Ask seller a question" link at the top of every listing. Questions you may wish to consider:

  1. How old is the jet ski?
  2. How much use has it had. i.e. Has it been used every weekend, once a month, infrequently?
  3. How much maintenance has been done on the engine?
    A good question if the ski is more than 5 years old.
  4. When was it last serviced?
  5. Ask the seller to provide more detailed photos of the engine, handlebar panel, underneath and end of ski.
Another idea is to ask for the seller’s phone number and give them a call.

Lastly, remember to always research the item your going to buy thoroughly before committing to a purchase. Know everything about the type of water craft you have your heart set on, and be sure to know the history behind any used ski.

Find New & Used Jet Skis on eBay