New Toy For Next Season

shawnmjrshawnmjr Detroit MIPosts: 708Member ✭✭✭
edited September 28 in Rinker Sport Boat Forum
Picked up a new toy today for the 2018 boating season. Kids will be happy on Christmas 

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  • Michael TMichael T Posts: 5,939Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Beautiful!!!!!!
  • randy56randy56 Newburgh INPosts: 1,743Member ✭✭✭✭
    There goes the gas budget. They  are a blast, but suck the gas. Had 3 of them over the years.
    Boat Name : Knot My Prolem

    2003 - 270
  • shawnmjrshawnmjr Detroit MIPosts: 708Member ✭✭✭
    Well they are a low horsepower ski and surprisingly they say it only burns 2.4 gallons an hour. I guess we will see. 
  • zaverin1zaverin1 Saint Clair Shores,MIPosts: 742Member ✭✭✭
    Nice!
    wife wants to upgrade but I have my built
    up old school doo lol

  • StodgeStodge Lake St. ClairPosts: 1,335Member ✭✭✭
    I know a guy local to us selling a newer ski.  Let me know if you're interested.

    2002 FV 342 on Lake St. Clair - Past Commodore SHC - Vessel Examiner USCGAUX

  • zaverin1zaverin1 Saint Clair Shores,MIPosts: 742Member ✭✭✭
    Sure shoot me the number
  • diggin2day1diggin2day1 Long Island, NYPosts: 899Member ✭✭✭
    How the heck are you going to hide that until Christmas?!?!
  • shawnmjrshawnmjr Detroit MIPosts: 708Member ✭✭✭
    How the heck are you going to hide that until Christmas?!?!
    It's at the in laws house in the garage until Christmas. He details cars on the side so if they happen to see it over there then he is just cleaning it up for a friend lol. They won't suspect anything 
  • shawnmjrshawnmjr Detroit MIPosts: 708Member ✭✭✭
    I like the older two stroke skis much better @zaverin1
  • zaverin1zaverin1 Saint Clair Shores,MIPosts: 742Member ✭✭✭
    Guy few docks over borrowed a spark from his buddy.
    said it was fun and handled good
  • shawnmjrshawnmjr Detroit MIPosts: 708Member ✭✭✭
    zaverin1 said:
    Guy few docks over borrowed a spark from his buddy.
    said it was fun and handled good
    That's good to hear. I never rode the sparks before so not sure what to expect but the price is right on them. I did a lot of jet skiing in my early 20s on the waveraider 1100s and tiger sharks. Those are fun skis. Fast as **** and they were a lot smaller then so more tricks. 
  • zaverin1zaverin1 Saint Clair Shores,MIPosts: 742Member ✭✭✭
    Spark is smaller when compared to all seadoo three and two seaters you see on the lake
    I do like my old school xp but would love to upgrade 
    not for myself but for my wife so she has something more stable 
  • WillhoundWillhound Lake Simcoe, Ontario, CanadaPosts: 660Member ✭✭✭
    Some of the drive on davit systems like Hurley and I'm sure a few others are also rated to handle the weight of a Spark, so another advantage.
    "Knot Quite Shore"
  • icoulthaicoultha Niskayuna NYPosts: 381Member ✭✭✭
    I still loved my Kawasaki jet ski - the original stand ups before they made the sit downs for those that can’t balance  :)

    Regards,

    Ian

  • shawnmjrshawnmjr Detroit MIPosts: 708Member ✭✭✭
    Here's my old Kawasaki stand up @icoultha I think it was a 1984 or something like that. I went up north to ride my dirt bike in 2011 and one of the locals up there told me he would give me this ski for $200. It wasn't pretty but it ran and a couple hundred dollars for paint, hydro turf and battery it ended up looking pretty good. Before and after pics. 
  • zaverin1zaverin1 Saint Clair Shores,MIPosts: 742Member ✭✭✭
    Nice
    My friend just got a 650 sport jet for up north
  • icoulthaicoultha Niskayuna NYPosts: 381Member ✭✭✭
    Sweet. Haven’t ridden one for years, maybe one day again. 

    Regards,

    Ian

  • Michael TMichael T Posts: 5,939Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    @shawnmjr. I'll see I can find a picture of my stand-up to post. Riding a jet ski is one thing riding and wave jumping a stand-up is another altogether! BTW like your exhaust mod!
  • trip_ntrip_n Posts: 193Member ✭✭✭
    Not even Christmas and I'm excited....very nice..
  • shawnmjrshawnmjr Detroit MIPosts: 708Member ✭✭✭
    Thanks @Michael T 
    @trip_n I will probably be more excited than the kids
  • icoulthaicoultha Niskayuna NYPosts: 381Member ✭✭✭
    edited October 2
    @Michael T that’s what I enjoyed the most - launching off a wave and submarining the machine and then popping out the other side like a Polaris missile. 

    Regards,

    Ian

  • Michael TMichael T Posts: 5,939Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm looking for my photos now (yeah it was that long ago that all I have is photographs). I spent a lot of money on that Kawi but it was huge fun.
  • trip_ntrip_n Posts: 193Member ✭✭✭
    .....................................how many days till christmas.......... :p
  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLPosts: 3,672Member ✭✭✭✭
    I thought I'd see a nice snowmobile when I opened the thread! Nice!
  • shawnmjrshawnmjr Detroit MIPosts: 708Member ✭✭✭
    Not too many for Christmas but how many for April lol
  • Dream_InnDream_Inn Annapolis, MDPosts: 3,846Member, Moderator mod
    shawnmjr said:
    Not too many for Christmas but how many for April lol

    That is so true!  I was just thinking how hard it would be to wait until December!  You can always bring it down here and start up in March! :)  (I know, Ras will say take it further south!)

    Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express

  • shawnmjrshawnmjr Detroit MIPosts: 708Member ✭✭✭
    March sounds better than April. 
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