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    Review: 2013 Seadoo GTX Limited iS 260

    Most of you know that I am a hardcore Yamaha enthusiast. That may never change, but yesterday I picked up a 2013 Seadoo GTX Limited iS 260.

    As as soon as I launched the ski into the Tennessee River I was immediately engulfed in 36" swells from an out going storm. I've never ridden a ski that rode so well in extremely rough water. I have to imagine that a Kawasaki Ultra 300 would be envious. After about ten miles of very rough and choppy water, we arrived at very smooth water, and I was able to test the agility. Although I had the ski suspension in auto mode, I was very happy with the overall feel, considering it is not my FZR. In both water conditions, it felt like I was riding on a cloud.

    I must say that not I'm all that impressed with the fuel economy, but that is to be expected with a near 1,000 lb. ski.

    Sport mode rocks! Touring mode sucks. I do love the cruise control as well as the IBR. The rear deck leaves something to be desired, but I do appreciate the port and starboard storage bins. The speed ties are priceless and the seat is heavenly. I love the front storage, and who would not love to store a gallon of milk in the glove box!

    Overall, I am very satisfied and would actually love to have another one for my wife.

    Lastly, it squeaked out a 68.5mph run on GPS with near full tank and trimmed all the way bow up in 6-12" chop.
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    Looks like you have a very nice cruiser for you and the wife.

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    Love the Seadoo suspension skis BUT just wait until you have to work on it. Problem is, you'll never be able to go back to a non suspension - you're now hooked. Enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troyheb View Post
    Looks like you have a very nice cruiser for you and the wife.
    We still have (2) FX SHO's and a GP1300R. Im afraid to let her ride the GTX at the moment lol.

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    Just don't ride an RXP-X or you will be buying one of those too..

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    The only reason I considered this ski was because of the suspension. I love rough water but did not want a Kawi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCW View Post
    The only reason I considered this ski was because of the suspension. I love rough water but did not want a Kawi.
    I have often thought that when I get too old to take the beating that I would try one of these. Glad you like it.

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    Not real sure it has anything to do with being "old" but rather enjoying comfort on certain water.

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    Learn how to raise and lower the deck and it will be even better. I always ran the suspension either all the way up or down, never in between. I also went into the settings menu and turned off the Auto Dock mode. That way, I would have to put it in dock mode myself instead of the ski doing it every time I slowed down and such.

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    Yeah, I will have to research that. Thanks for the advice.

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