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Old 01 September 2012, 15:51   #11
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Plenty of speed anyhow
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Old 01 September 2012, 18:59   #12
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I had a jetski and SR4 wins... Jetski weighed more!! Used more fuel and couldn't take 6 people! Plus you aren't hated by every other water user for being in a RIB!
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Old 01 September 2012, 20:07   #13
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I had a jetski and SR4 wins... Jetski weighed more!! Used more fuel and couldn't take 6 people! Plus you aren't hated by every other water user for being in a RIB!
But i have sea sense unlike alot of jetskiis & i know what pisses people...eg, going 2 meters behind people jumping there wake
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Old 02 September 2012, 02:47   #14
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Jetskis are great but you can't beat a decent RIB and that SR4 you found looked a like a good deal.
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If you want something to hand launch, forget the jetski. It will weigh at least twice the sr4.
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If you want something to hand launch, forget the jetski. It will weigh at least twice the sr4.
All depends on what ski, my mates Kawasaki 2 stroke ski is pretty light, lighter than an SR4!
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Luke,

Im not sure were you got your fuel consumption figures/parts prices etc (cheaper to run) from for a 70 mph jet ski? My Seadoo pumps out around 185 bhp and certainly consumes more fuel than my old SR4 (yamaha 50 4 stroke) by alot...... And the parts are very very costly when it goes wrong (and it has)!

As you say though great fun on your own although they are/were both easy to launch single handed. What ever the decision as long as you made it then it will be fine. Enjoy either way.....
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Thanks for all the advice! Im now not sure! Id only have it for 2 years max then id move on to something else. Firstly ive got to fix the kill switch on my thundercat & sell it! Then i think ill see what comes up for sale & run it through you guys
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If your mate is averse to reversing with a trailer, why don't you reverse the trailer down the slipway yourself?
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If your mate is averse to reversing with a trailer, why don't you reverse the trailer down the slipway yourself?
I wouldnt be much better! Passed my driving test in april & got a motorbike instead cause 3k for insurance is waaay to much!
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