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    Vx cruiser HO vs Sea Doo - advice please

    Just checking my understanding of current yamidoo models. I need a new ski for frequent wakeboarding and general family riding. I'm coming to the conclusion that the vx cruiser HO 1800 is the best bang for buck ski that will fit my requirements.

    What's the closest Sea Doo model to this? I'm assuming the gti 155 models are less powerful and the SC models are more powerful. Nothing seems to compete directly?


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    right on , vx will be your best deal .

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    Take either the 1800cc VXR or for comfort and storage upgrade to FX.

    Either one will work

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    Quote Originally Posted by ocod View Post
    Take either the 1800cc VXR or ...
    Quote Originally Posted by tsf View Post
    ... the vx cruiser HO 1800 is the best bang for buck ski that will fit my requirements...
    Why recommend the VXR 1800 over the HO Cruiser model with the same engine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ocod View Post
    Take either the 1800cc VXR or ...
    Quote Originally Posted by tsf View Post
    ... the vx cruiser HO 1800 is the best bang for buck ski that will fit my requirements...
    Why recommend the VXR 1800 over the HO Cruiser model with the same engine?
    I hate nomenclature of the same thing just options.
    gets muddled up especially now with 2017

    Get anything with the 1800cc engine

    Difference is creature comforts

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    Do you want looks or reliability. IMO seadoo is a nicer looking machine. I am a seadoo owner and of the past 2 machines I bought they have given me there fair share of problems, some major some minor. I do think the supercharger on the seadoos is more reliable than the yamaha superchargers. Overall I think the yamaha is a more reliable machine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Titan_Joe View Post
    I do think the supercharger on the seadoos is more reliable than the yamaha superchargers. Overall I think the yamaha is a more reliable machine
    Interesting!

    as you are in the U.K. Are you looking brand new or used? 2017 prices will higher than 16 possibly by quite a bit for the VX HO, used the 1800 NA is in big demand, prices stay higher on yams generally.

    Depends ds on your budget but for the use you describe there isn't a lot in it between the 2 seadoo will have more toys (particularly older models) and some good deals on 2012/4 models

    yamaha 1800cc is 180hp ish the doo 155 is 147 iirc

    there is a kW power output label inside the hull on both I think the Yamaha has more power but isn't always faster.......
    Last edited by HDAV; 09-18-2016 at 06:22 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HDAV View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Titan_Joe View Post
    I do think the supercharger on the seadoos is more reliable than the yamaha superchargers. Overall I think the yamaha is a more reliable machine
    Interesting!

    as you are in the U.K. Are you looking brand new or used? 2017 prices will higher than 16 possibly by quite a bit for the VX HO, used the 1800 NA is in big demand, prices stay higher on yams generally.

    Depends ds on your budget but for the use you describe there isn't a lot in it between the 2 seadoo will have more toys (particularly older models) and some good deals on 2012/4 models

    yamaha 1800cc is 180hp ish the doo 155 is 147 iirc

    there is a kW power output label inside the hull on both I think the Yamaha has more power but isn't always faster.......
    mate he's not looking for speed , he's looking for family friendly ski, so the VX FAMILY imo is the best solution for them specially if it's going to be use to tow .

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikegp View Post
    ... he's looking for family friendly ski, so the VX FAMILY ...
    Why are you excluding the FX HO models?

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mikegp View Post
    ... he's looking for family friendly ski, so the VX FAMILY ...
    Why are you excluding the FX HO models?
    oh no i did not excluded the fx at all , no doubt it's probably the best of all ,i was just staying within his preferences , he just mention a vx or seadoo .

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