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In most areas, you need a 3 seater if you want to pull a tube at all. Depending on your size, 3 seaters can be much more comfortable. I’m 6’1" 230 lbs and the three seater was better than a two just for comfort. Also, depending on the type of riding and on what body of water, a 3 seater is sweet when you are out riding a while and want to relax for a bit like on a lake. You can lay down a bit and relax. Three seaters are also better if you happen by a couple of chicks looking to go for a ride!

In my opinion, having owned stand ups from the 80’s, sit down 2 seaters and 3 seaters, I’d stay with the three seat. If it doesn’t handle as well as you’d like, put a pair of sponsons on it and it’s turn so sharp that you will have issues trying to hold on.

Top speed isn’t a big deal unless you are going far. You want power. That enables you to do things like submerge it under the water and it pops out like a top or to do "fountains" where you submerge the front end and use the pump to shoot water 20-30 feet into the air.

If you are going to ride in fresh water, only buy one that was ridden in fresh water. Look at a few of them before you buy and you will see the difference. That white, chalky corrosion that you see on the pump nozzle, in the engine compartment, etc is inside the engine as well. Everything is affected by it.

If the unit was taken care of and fresh water ridden only, they are pretty damned reliable if they were left near stock. If the prop, nozzle, etc were changed and the correct parts were not picked the engine can over rev and that’s not a good thing.

Look at the prop. It should be in great condition. No chunks or major wear on it. It should not have a bunch of play in it. Look at the hull. Scratches from light beachings are okay but there shouldn’t be cracks, gouges, etc. Look for repair work. You don’t want a repaired hull. Look inside the engine compartment for any signs of oil leaks, water damage from leaving the drain plug out, etc.

The single most important thing to do when you aren’t familiar with what you are looking at is to ride it before you buy it. If there is water nearby, a seller has no reason not to let you try it out for 10 minutes. This will show you if bellows leak, if the water cooled exhaust leaks, if the prop has play (vibration), if the steering is played out, if the speedometer and gauges work, if the power trim works, if it’s down on power, etc.

Also, remember that there are regulations on jet skis where other forms of motorsports don’t have them. Some municipalities make you have a license to operate it, you need registration, possibly insurance, you have to be Coast Guard approved with a life jacket, whistle, fire extinguisher that is actually functional, etc. When you rent them, you don’t realize the costs that go with all of this.

By the way, I’ve had dirt bikes, all sorts of quads, motorcycles, jet skis, snowmobiles, cars, etc. Jet skis are the most fun. Just remember, you really need to go with someone else who has one. They aren’t like a quad where you can walk when you break down. You are stuck in the middle of a lake or floating down a river and you can’t get it to the river bank.