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    260 vs 300 vs gp1800

    I already have a 2015 rxpx 260, looking for opinions on if i should just mod the 260, get a new 300 or go with the yama1800, saw the 1800 at the boat show yesterday its not the best looking ski and its pretty basic but the engine is huge and i heard pretty cheap to go fast... im just skeptical on how it will be in rough water on lake erie by Cleveland..i love the handling of the 260 just need more speed now for the couple calm days we get lol and more power for the jumping...thanks, also anybody got a good list of mods to get these things in the 78+


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    There are several threads that discuss your first question. You can use the search tool to find them. As far as the GP1800, look for Jerry's build thread, it has great detail, parts, and speed numbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rrgreen33 View Post
    I already have a 2015 rxpx 260, looking for opinions on if i should just mod the 260, get a new 300 or go with the yama1800, saw the 1800 at the boat show yesterday its not the best looking ski and its pretty basic but the engine is huge and i heard pretty cheap to go fast... im just skeptical on how it will be in rough water on lake erie by Cleveland..i love the handling of the 260 just need more speed now for the couple calm days we get lol and more power for the jumping...thanks, also anybody got a good list of mods to get these things in the 78+
    If you're after jumping, i would suggest the 1996 seadoo xp. It's not very fast, but it is really fun and can get some serious air. There are all sorts of mods to make it quicker. Only weighs 400lbs vs the 800lb rxpx

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    If you're used to seadoo fit and finish, you will really struggle with the quality of the GP1800. I let go of the front bin door thinking it would just kind of gently close like the PX and it about chopped the sales guys hand off as it closed so hard.

    But yah, that GP1800 does seem to be fast in the calm water for cheaper than a PX300 mod for mod. I've read they are a wet ride, which is easy to see why if you look at the design. I can run around on my PX even in fairly rough water and not get wet if I'm reasonably careful. Jumping and surf play is great fun on the PX300 far as I'm concerned I've had most all the top of the line older models and I sure wouldn't go back in time. I was torn as well about getting one but I can't get past all the little things I don't like. I'd love to ride one but it would have to nock my socks off for me to part with my PX's. If you already love the PX260 you will love thePX300 more.

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    you posted this in the Seadoo Section. Of course everyone here will be biased! I vote 300 Turbo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rrgreen33 View Post
    I already have a 2015 rxpx 260, looking for opinions on if i should just mod the 260, get a new 300 or go with the yama1800, saw the 1800 at the boat show yesterday its not the best looking ski and its pretty basic but the engine is huge and i heard pretty cheap to go fast... im just skeptical on how it will be in rough water on lake erie by Cleveland..i love the handling of the 260 just need more speed now for the couple calm days we get lol and more power for the jumping...thanks, also anybody got a good list of mods to get these things in the 78+
    Not sure if you saw my other post, but you're welcome to try out my GP1800 briefly when the weather breaks. I figure I can trust a GH member. I think you'll like it. A lot. I primarily ride inland lakes, but have spent my fair share of time on Lake Erie - I really don't think the chop would be excessive for the GP1800. I used to chase the ferry to Put-in-Bay on my GP1300r to launch myself as high as possible and never even had any problems on that

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    I was at the Cleveland boat show the other day too. All the yamahahas looked really cheap. Still using chrome accents and that ugly light gray color trim. The seadoo trixx looked nice.

    On lake Erie good luck finding a ski that will handle that nasty chop.

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    What wouldn't a Kawasaki Ultra 310 be considered ... Just sayin since you ride that big lake chop that's like ocean riding...��

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    Quote Originally Posted by INTERCOASTAL BOB View Post
    First my rule for machinery and especially a machine that by its performance nature is being pushed is to never buy the 1st year so hold off on the GP 1800.
    I wouldn't be worried since there's absolutely nothing new about that ski. They used VXR hull, mind you with the updated nano 2 hull material, and stuck the SVHO powerplant into it.

    No new tech in that ski to worry about unlike Doo 300 where it had a bunch of new/updated items.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptscon View Post
    I wouldn't be worried since there's absolutely nothing new about that ski. They used VRX hull, mind you with the updated nano hull material, and stuck the SVHO powerplant into it.

    No new tech in that ski to worry about unlike Doo 300 where it had a bunch of new/updated items.
    I would disagree. I would not buy the first model year. Take the GTR for instance. It was a GTI hull and a 215 engine been around for years..but putting them together was a first in 2012. There were some issues with it.

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