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2015 Vortex 223 VRX

Readyrb

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2007
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I am putting a deposit on a vrx with approx 60 hours, it’s been a salt water boat. I was wondering if I should look for certain problems? I am moving from a seadoo challenger 180 to the vrx. I loved the seadoo never had a problem just getting small for my family. I never had a boat that has been in salt water so it’s new to me just read some stories of the sensors going out and dealers not wanting to maintain them.
 

Dean P

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:Welcome:to the forum!!!

I have a 2017 223VRX. I love it. I only boat in salt water and with fresh water flushes after every use, you'll be fine. Be aware that the supercharger will need to be rebuilt (or replaced with a maintenance free) at the 200 hour mark.

What engines are in there (150, 200 or 250hp)? Any pics?
 

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Be sure to join this FB group for more suggestions on what to look for. Nice people there too. Good luck!!!
 

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I can't remember if the twin 200's has cats on it. Catalytic converters. If so there is a recall on the raw metal ones, but only if the problem presents it's self. The replacement cats are painted black. I do believe that water intrusion was the issue, and caused O2 sensor codes, and more from salt than fresh.
I posted somewhere in this forum the TSB.

(Bulletin No. 2018-01(W) Rotax JPS Oxygen Sensor Failure Due to Water Intrusion(MPS) )


https://jetboaters.net/threads/recall-on-catalytic-converter.22379/
 
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