First off, I'm an avid rider and have had several skis in my life. I wrench on all my skis myself. With that said, I have the opportunity to purchase a 2008 Yamaha FX HO with trailer for $500. I believe the hours are in the 130 range. I've actually rode this last year and it was running fine and seemed like it was well taken care of. The problem is the owner let his son take the ski for the weekend and it came back with what we believe to be a crack block.

Can anyone give me some background on this model of ski ? Do they have motor issues or are they a pretty solid ski? Before I even invest in a new motor or rebuild this one I'd like to know more about any known issues and what I should be looking for. It has never been submerged.

Thanks for any help!