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  1. How to buff sun faded black gel coat and good hull cleaner suggestions?

    I bought a nice 2017 SXR 1500 yesterday for a great deal but it sat out in the sun it looks like for 2 years and has some light oxidation and also sat in the water for some time and the bottom hull...
  2. So I pulled the seats off and am looking at the...

    So I pulled the seats off and am looking at the back of the engine and there are a couple of hosess ecured with screw type hose clamps. Is it the lowest hose on the underside or is it the one on the...
  3. The coldest it has got here in Dallas overnight...

    The coldest it has got here in Dallas overnight is like 29 this year and with 2 covers and a bunch of moving blankets on the outside and inside the engine bay I think I am prob good still. That...
  4. Awesome thanks, I also got a 2015 Kawi 15f as...

    Awesome thanks, I also got a 2015 Kawi 15f as well, any chance if you know it is the same process?
  5. New 2008 VX110 Owner and have a antifreeze winterization ? In Dallas, Texas

    Hey guys, this is my first time winterizing the new ski and was always told if you start the ski 7-8 times and let it run for 20 seconds each in intervals spread out that the water will get blown...
  6. New 2015 STX15F Owner. do I have to run antifreeze when winterizing or just start the

    Hey guys, this is my first time winterizing the new ski and was always told if you start the ski 7-8 times and let it run for 20 seconds each in intervals spread out that the water will get blown out...
  7. that is kind of what I am thinking, try it out...

    that is kind of what I am thinking, try it out and if I hate it I can get my money back out of it.
  8. Nothing I am told. He is willing to lake test it....

    Nothing I am told. He is willing to lake test it. Only 30 hours and 2 years old. Just probably needs a full service since it is all original.
  9. Anyone have a 2017 or newer Kawi SXR 1500 standup? Thoughts and opinions?

    I am looking at picking one up fr 4500 with no trailer and have always loved standups and have had numerous Superjets in the past. Does anyone have one? What are your thoughts and opinions? Any real...
  10. Cool I have some stabil fogging oil left int he...

    Cool I have some stabil fogging oil left int he garage so will grab that and pull the plugs and spraye ach cyl for 3 seconds or so and turn it over a few times.
  11. When witnerizing a 2015 STX15f, is it manditory to fog cylinders?

    Just bought a new to me 15 STX15f and am winterizing it here in Dallas Texas and was curious if I have to fog the cylinders with fogging oil? The ski will sit up fro probably 5 months. Or should I...
  12. Yes I am definitely leaning towards grabbing it...

    Yes I am definitely leaning towards grabbing it based on market conditions and a very nice trailer as well. I could not get an estimate from the local dealer on a jet pump rebuild or replacement, has...
  13. Thanks for all the replies guys, how much does it...

    Thanks for all the replies guys, how much does it cost to replace or rebuild the pump if it were to lock up? I just want to calculate that into future cost of ownership. At only 55 hours I think I am...
  14. A buddy of mine says to avoid ANY 15f that has...

    A buddy of mine says to avoid ANY 15f that has been used in any salt content. He said the pumps are weak and there is a design flaw that was never fixed. How much does it cost to rebuild a pump if I...
  15. So if will do 65mph + it should mean the pump and...

    So if will do 65mph + it should mean the pump and bearings and even motor are in good shape right?

    How good are these skis on gas? Are they fairly efficent if you are not flooring it the whole...
  16. Someone had told me the pre 2010 models had weak...

    Someone had told me the pre 2010 models had weak pumps. Do these have bad pumps as well? How would I tell if the pump is going bad? How much does it cost to rebuild?

    The guy I a buying it from...
  17. Considering buying a 2015 STX 15f w/ brackish water use, and general?'s

    Hey guys,

    I am in the Dallas area and am looking to buy a late model 15f and it will be my first one as I have always been a Yamaha VX guy. I found a 2015 with 55 hours on it from the original...
  18. Would an oil change fix that and turn the warning...

    Would an oil change fix that and turn the warning buzzer off? Did the seller do any damage by trying to run it for a few seconds with 10 yr old oil?
  19. I think this is the original oil and filter from...

    I think this is the original oil and filter from the dealer in 2010 since it only has 14 hours. Doubt it is that. The oil looked light brown and clean though he sent a pic. Is it okay to start for 10...
  20. So the guy got a battery in it and put fresh gas...

    So the guy got a battery in it and put fresh gas and it finally started after cranking it for about 5-7 seconds. It did run ok I guess but the oil warning light went off right away and killed it....
  21. So should I look for cracking on the outside by...

    So should I look for cracking on the outside by the ride plate or inside the hull? Also if I water test for 15 mins or so should there be any water in the bilge? Finally how good are these motors in...
  22. Considering buying a 2015 VX Deluxe, any issues with these skis/evaluate my deal?

    Hey guys looking at a clean 1 owner 2015 VX Deluxe tomorrow. It has 75 hours on it and has always been serviced at a dealer. I had an older 2009 VX cruiser in the past and loved it. How good is this...
  23. Also the 14 hour one that has sat for a long time...

    Also the 14 hour one that has sat for a long time is 4700 with trailer. the 84 hour one with trailer is $3400. I am not opposed to buying both but also wanted experts to assess my value?
  24. Are the pump bearings prone to failure? Also can...

    Are the pump bearings prone to failure? Also can the bearings be upgraded to a better design? I am going to make him water test the 14 hour ski to proove it runs. The 84 hour ski was run just a few...
  25. How good of a ski is the 2010 STX15F? Looking to buy one

    I have been in the market for a couple of skis and found 2 from different sellers. One is a 2010 15f with 84hours on it and always got regular servicing. The other is a 2010 with only 14 hours on it...
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