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#574265 - 09/17/20 09:51 AM I went to the Dark Side  
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Please don't kick me from the forum as I went to the dark side again.
I bought another Jet Ski, another Honda.
I have to get my other Honda shipped out from Lake Havasu.


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#574266 - 09/17/20 10:24 AM Re: I went to the Dark Side [Re: MarkHB]  
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Congrats. If i lived on the water & had a dock i'd do the same. We need to hear more about the new purchase.

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#574267 - 09/17/20 02:42 PM Re: I went to the Dark Side [Re: MarkHB]  
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Yup, and withour photos it didn't happen.

Oh, and Congrats Mark.


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#574268 - 09/17/20 05:08 PM Re: I went to the Dark Side [Re: MarkHB]  
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Having raced motocross as a young man, I can appreciate jet skis.

Having raced sports cars, I can also appreciate sporty boats.

So why am I driving a bus???

Maybe I need to look into a jet ski myself!


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#574269 - 09/17/20 08:02 PM Re: I went to the Dark Side [Re: MarkHB]  
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Jet ski as in waverunners or the true jet ski that you standup in


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#574270 - 09/18/20 09:59 PM Re: I went to the Dark Side [Re: MarkHB]  
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I have to change the numbers to the new TN numbers yet. Launch it in the morning.
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My other Honda I have had for years is red white.
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#574271 - 09/19/20 01:07 PM Re: I went to the Dark Side [Re: MarkHB]  
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Looks like a boat to me....small boat, but a boat.


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#574272 - 09/19/20 07:29 PM Re: I went to the Dark Side [Re: MarkHB]  
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Good looking--and they are Hondas. I think having these at a dock all summer would be the way to go. Still need a real boat for skiing and hauling more than two or three people.


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#574273 - 09/19/20 09:24 PM Re: I went to the Dark Side [Re: MarkHB]  
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Good grief Mark, you scared the crap out of me with that subject line. I thought you had purchased a sail boat. Whew.

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#574274 - 09/20/20 09:31 AM Re: I went to the Dark Side [Re: MarkHB]  
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Ha! I like to see other boaters with waverunners and jet skis! When we bought our Yammie a couple years ago I had some tiny part of me that was thinking, oh man, have I become one of THOSE people? The first time I got on the thing and realized how much more lake is available to us now, man, that voice disappeared.

Also, 65mph in light chop is really fun. pirate


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#574275 - 09/20/20 01:06 PM Re: I went to the Dark Side [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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Originally Posted by Dock Holiday
Good grief Mark, you scared the crap out of me with that subject line. I thought you had purchased a sail boat. Whew.

Yeah, I thought the same thing. I figured Mark has lost his cool and missed his mark.

OK, that was a bad pun but I couldn't resist.


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#574281 - 09/20/20 10:11 PM Re: I went to the Dark Side [Re: MarkHB]  
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My daughter has two waverunners at our lakehouse. I have a blast on them... motorcycle on water. But after a few hours, it’s time to move on... unlike a boat where you spend the whole day on the water.


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#574287 - 09/22/20 08:48 AM Re: I went to the Dark Side [Re: MarkHB]  
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I still have the boat so we have the best of both worlds. I am looking for a Hobie 14 or 16 to sail arounf=d the lake. They are a blast when you lift one hull out of the water. I used to sail ocean racing boats many years ago during teens and 20's.. Trying to set up our place for fun when kids in the family come over. Bought a shuffleboard table and an air hockey table for the winter, rainy days or nights.
My grandparents were boring as a kid, that is not for me.


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#574288 - 09/22/20 10:05 AM Re: I went to the Dark Side [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Originally Posted by GoFirstClass
Originally Posted by Dock Holiday
Good grief Mark, you scared the crap out of me with that subject line. I thought you had purchased a sail boat. Whew.

Yeah, I thought the same thing. I figured Mark has lost his cool and missed his mark.

OK, that was a bad pun but I couldn't resist.


I was afraid we had another member who was getting rid of his boat for a rv

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#574289 - 09/22/20 12:43 PM Re: I went to the Dark Side [Re: MarkHB]  
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#574294 - 09/22/20 06:25 PM Re: I went to the Dark Side [Re: On Holiday]  
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Originally Posted by On Holiday
I thought you got pink crocs



lolWho was that? GFC or Wet Dogg?


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#574299 - 09/23/20 09:39 AM Re: I went to the Dark Side [Re: MarkHB]  
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I am strongly considering getting a PWC next year. Our marina neighbors (and good friends) have a 300HP Sea Doo that they let me and my wife ride whenever we want, and it's pretty addictive. The machine is big, heavy, smooth riding, and absurdly fast. It also has incredible brakes and is amazingly easy to dock. They have used it for 60+ mile coastal trips and it's ideal for that. We have never done more than 25 miles on the coast aboard it, but could easily do 60 or more on a nice days.

Our friends also bought a two-place floating jet ski dock this year and offered the empty dock to us, so we have a perfect place to keep one too. My wife also wants to get one, so it will probably happen at the boat show this Winter. If we do, it will be like owning a pair of them for both couples since we would obviously let them use ours whenever they wanted and vice-versa.


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#574300 - 09/23/20 12:43 PM Re: I went to the Dark Side [Re: MarkHB]  
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300 horsepower PWC is amazing. Just watched a review of one on boattest recently & they have some really cool features. Don't have any personal experiences with the new Seadoo's but they look like lots of fun for sure. Have you ridden the newer Yamaha's FX SVHO's as comparison? few friends have them. They have come a long way.

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#574305 - 09/23/20 04:23 PM Re: I went to the Dark Side [Re: captkevin]  
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Originally Posted by captkevin
300 horsepower PWC is amazing. Just watched a review of one on boattest recently & they have some really cool features. Don't have any personal experiences with the new Seadoo's but they look like lots of fun for sure. Have you ridden the newer Yamaha's FX SVHO's as comparison? few friends have them. They have come a long way.


I have not. I'll probably stick with Sea Doo though, since it's a known entity and having two of the same brand and model side by side can make troubleshooting the inevitable problems of such a high performance machine much easier.


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#574306 - 09/23/20 04:39 PM Re: I went to the Dark Side [Re: Dave R]  
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Originally Posted by Dave R
Originally Posted by captkevin
300 horsepower PWC is amazing. Just watched a review of one on boattest recently & they have some really cool features. Don't have any personal experiences with the new Seadoo's but they look like lots of fun for sure. Have you ridden the newer Yamaha's FX SVHO's as comparison? few friends have them. They have come a long way.


I have not. I'll probably stick with Sea Doo though, since it's a known entity and having two of the same brand and model side by side can make troubleshooting the inevitable problems of such a high performance machine much easier.


Probably a good plan. I like how the seadoo use the linq system where you can mount a cooler, fuel caddy or ski pylon on the back.


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