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MOOMBA_97
06-27-2010, 10:25 AM
Well since my son loves to ride on the fourwheeler I figured a jet ski would be kind of like that on the water. I know alot of you hate them and trust me I have had my share of run ins with them too. I picked this up last week for a good price and this was our first trip with it. Hey, at least it matches the Moomba.





http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/5995/lake1.jpg (http://img689.imageshack.us/i/lake1.jpg/)

deerfield
06-27-2010, 11:27 AM
I know alot of you hate them and trust me I have had my share of run ins with them too. I picked this up last week for a good price and this was our first trip with it. http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/5995/lake1.jpg (http://img689.imageshack.us/i/lake1.jpg/)

Moomba 97 - If it fit into our budget, I would buy a waverunner in a heartbeat. I envy your son. Nice toy! - Deerfield

jimmobius
06-27-2010, 11:45 AM
Waveruners are a nice compliment to boating. I have had 2 of them and trailered them behind my boat to various places in the west. Trips to Powell , around Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. We had a great time with them on the lake , the boys would ride behind us while we boated around on the big lakes we would go to . I finally sold our last one mainly because it didn't get used and I was tired of moving it around the yard, maintaining it , insuring it. Oh well.
Jim.

MEDIC151
06-27-2010, 12:08 PM
If the person riding it is courteous, I don't have a problem with them. Our issue is that the lake I go to rents them and there are a bunch of idiots that get on them. We were anchored up the other day with a bunch of other boats in a cove and these TOOLS kept coming in and weaving in and out of the boats at high speed. Myself and another boater let them know they could beat feet and tear up water somewhere else. We had given them 2 or 3 chances to quit before letting them know. I personally like riding them for about 10 minutes and then I have done everything there is to do on it.

loudsubz
06-27-2010, 07:07 PM
Nice toy!

We have a Honda F12X turbo that we use at our cottage for fun and to tow the tube over this:

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs488.snc3/26699_452967071272_507736272_6151844_5375337_n.jpg

MOOMBA_97
06-27-2010, 08:40 PM
I guess having a boat you understand what NOT to do. I spent about 1 1/2 days cleaning/polishing and had the seat recovered. The thing really looks good and ran like a sewing machine. I really wanted a Yamaha but this was a very good deal and I liked that it was yellow to match the boat. My wife tows this and I haul the Outback.

BTW: the ramp is insane, you have way more guts than me.


Monty

jmvotto
06-27-2010, 10:09 PM
Nice toy!

We have a Honda F12X turbo that we use at our cottage for fun and to tow the tube over this:

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs488.snc3/26699_452967071272_507736272_6151844_5375337_n.jpg

That's got trip to the hospital written all over it.:rolleyes:

loudsubz
06-27-2010, 11:02 PM
That's got trip to the hospital written all over it.:rolleyes:

Its pretty safe :)

Its only about 5 feet high and 12 feet long. We go over nice and slow on the tube and the tube we use is very large so landings are soft.

Id say its no more dangerous than wakeboarding

gus 08 mobius lsv
06-28-2010, 12:26 AM
i have the identical jet ski as that mine is a 96 bought it in 2001 and never put a dollar in it other then gas oil and spark plugs! a lot of fun times on it before the moomba now it only gets taken out a few times a year but still a blast. hope you have the luck with yours that i have

cbboarder
06-28-2010, 08:14 AM
I added a new toy to the collection this weekend as well. This is our 3rd, we have a Sea-doo Wake and a Yamaha FX. We bought the wake last year to pull the kids as we were undecided on the boat at the time. For those of you unfamiliar with the Sea-doo it has a ballast system and wake pole. However, the ballast is pretty much useless.

In any event, I'm pretty sore this morning. I forgot how much of a work-out stand-ups are.

5830

kaneboats
06-28-2010, 10:22 AM
Monty, sure looks like fun. Looks like L is getting a lot bigger too. I'm going to post later today about the Flint River Jam and possibly Lake Blackshear. Would appreciate any input you have. Hope the family is all good!