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    Anything to know about 2007 model year?

    Hi again,
    Have found a potentially nice 07 FX HO as a possibility for my father in law. Is there anything specific to that model or year I should know? Looking to buy a well maintained freshwater ski, and it will then live in rack storage in the Palm Beach area. 80% ICW, 20% ocean use. Thereís s pretty good amount of larger boat traffic which can make the intercoastal waterway a bit choppy.

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    There was a recall to upgrade some cooling hoses & clamps on 07 FX's..........a few ski's were known to have a hose pop off & flood the hull.......... should be documented on a well looked after ski if the work was carried out.

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    Thanks for that info, volltrex. Am I correct in saying this is the year before nano excel becomes the hull material?

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    Quote Originally Posted by terminaldegree View Post
    Thanks for that info, volltrex. Am I correct in saying this is the year before nano excel becomes the hull material?
    Yes you are correct ......2007 FXHO Hull was SMC. I used to have one.......still miss it sometimes...decent performance & great fuel consumption for cruising.....You can get 120+ miles out of a tank if you need to in good conditions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by terminaldegree View Post
    . . . .
    Is there anything specific to that model or year I should know?
    . . . .

    Thanks for your replies.
    I like the hull 04-08... as I run a highly modified 05 FXHO. Yes, heavier than today's hulls, yet it takes the rough chop like a boss, so I use it for fishing generally.

    That said, an 07 will have an MR1 motor, not the current 1.8L motor. The issue is not that a 1.8L better than the former, rather that the MR1 has been cloned by non-Yamaha builders. Unfortunately, these clones and remans have a poor longevity threshold for a multitude of reasons. So the very 1st thing I would do is see if the motor is original Yamaha or not.
    Next, the jet pump and impeller.
    If you are not savvy enough to spot a MR1 clone, I'd have the ski professionally inspected.

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