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Looking for some help in the Houston area.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by TheRedRocket, May 14, 2016.

  1. TheRedRocket

    TheRedRocket Member

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    Hi guys I am hoping I can reach out to someone in the Houston area to look at a boat for me. This guy is the 3rd owner it seems like a decent deal but I don't want to offer anything without seeing it. Any help anyone can offer is appreciated. Also I was told you can hook up some software that will tell you boats exact hours. Any insight anyone can offer?


    This is the ad
    http://houston.craigslist.org/boa/5538072911.html
     
  2. itsdgm

    itsdgm Jetboaters Admiral

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    Hi @TheRedRocket and welcome. I wouldn't be able to help you out since I don't live anywhere near tx, but the software that Yamaha has is called #YDS and requires a cable to read the hours. Good luck with your search.

    Ps. You don't happen to be the "red rocket" on YouTube, are you?
     
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  3. Gym

    Gym Jetboaters Captain

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    Definately use the YDS to do an hour check on the engines as the hour meter shown in pic 8 is not OEM and could have been added during it's last 39 hours of use.
     
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  4. Shuck Water

    Shuck Water Jetboaters Lieutenant

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    Boat Make:
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    Year:
    2012
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
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    I'd almost be more concerned about an 8 year old boat with only 40 hours. I'm the poster child for motoring out and parking for the rest of the day and I'm at 75 hours after 4 years.
     
  5. TheRedRocket

    TheRedRocket Member

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    Yea the guy told me he is the 3rd owner and the hours meter was installed by the first. Also the boat has never been used in salt water so I am skeptical.
     
  6. TheRedRocket

    TheRedRocket Member

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    No that is not me. It's just a name I carried over from a couple car forums I am on. Just checked out the channel though. lol
     
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  7. Gym

    Gym Jetboaters Captain

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    That hour meter looks like the inductive pick up type where the pick up wire just wraps around a spark plug lead. These can be unwrapped at any time or forgotten to be replaced after a plug change. Do yourself a big favor and have the hours checked either by a member with YDS or a local dealer.
     
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  8. tdonoughue

    tdonoughue Jetboaters Commander

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    @TheRedRocket , are you still looking at this boat? Sorry, I got a bit behind on my reading and only just saw this now. I am in the Houston area and have a YDS setup. Let me know if I can help.
     
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  9. TheRedRocket

    TheRedRocket Member

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    Thank you for the response and offer to help I really appreciate it. I have decided to wait until the end of the boating season and see if I can score a better deal then.
     
  10. tdonoughue

    tdonoughue Jetboaters Commander

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    Ok. Again, sorry for not getting back quicker. Took the kid to look at colleges for a week and got way behind on reading here... If I can help when you get to the point of purchasing (or additional research), do feel free to reach out again or PM me on here. Happy to do what I can.
     
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  11. Bruce

    Bruce Jetboaters Fleet Admiral Staff Member Administrator

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    You will pay more now but you will gain another year of enjoying boating. You can not buy back time.
     
  12. Gym

    Gym Jetboaters Captain

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    Year:
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    SX
    Boat Length:
    23
    @TheRedRocket. During the time you're waiting stay tuned here. While gaining knowledge here you may also find a member ready to sell his boat to upgrade to something newer. Member boats are generally very well cared for plus you get some history through their posts.
     
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