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I'm not new to PWC, I've had plenty of different ski's over the years, but all were used. When the Spark was first introduced, I couldn't wait for my local dealer to get them in. I got word they had a few in, and rushed over to be semi disappointed, the Spark just looked super cheap and like it would break at any moment, so I passed on purchasing one and picked up another used Ski... Shortly after I ended up selling that Ski because dealing with carbs can be annoying and I always have a fear that a used Ski will leave me stranded. So I was back on the market.... I ended up renting a FX sho a few times, and realized a larger PWC is a bit dull compared to the older small hulls that I've owned.


So I was considering the Spark once again, to find out every dealer I called has been sold out of them since the start of summer almost.. WOW! I considered my options, and was going to get a VX sport, or a Kawasaki STX 15.When my friend whos never owned any PWC ended up picking up a Spark, and kept telling me I must get one, it was hard to take is word as he has never been on anything else.... I decided to drive 9 hours and pick a Spark up! The dealer only has a fully loaded 2 UP, so I ended up paying a grueling $7,800 after all fees and tax from the worst dealer I've ever dealt with in my life. Luckily the Spark is so much fun, I will soon forget about the dealer experience. I still have concerns over the reliability of the hull, but I'VE NEVER HAD THIS MUCH FUN ON THE WATER! First time out I rode for 5 hours and still have fuel left, crazy! Both my hands have giant sores, as well as my legs, the spark really beats you to death! My steering column also started to squeak like crazy, as does my friends which has a few more hours than mine.

All in all glad I picked one up, I've GPS verified and it's gone 54.9 MPH and I weigh 158 LBS. That wouldn't have sounded fast to me before riding one, but it feels like you fly on this little machine!I just hope it stays together for many seasons and Sea Doo stands behind it........
 

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welcome to the forum
have you started looking into doing modifications and if so what modifications are you going to do?
 

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Congrats on the new Spark. Both of mine are still in the shop :( They finally replaced the handle bars on both, but one still has no propulsion. You'd think after 3 weeks in the shop they'd have at least determined the cause. Not a happy camper.

Anyhow, once I get them back, we'll use them on Jordan Lake. Where in NC will you run your ski?
 

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Congrats on the new Spark. Both of mine are still in the shop :( They finally replaced the handle bars on both, but one still has no propulsion. You'd think after 3 weeks in the shop they'd have at least determined the cause. Not a happy camper.

Anyhow, once I get them back, we'll use them on Jordan Lake. Where in NC will you run your ski?
that sucks, too bad they're not like car dealerships that have loaners for their customers :D
 

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Indeed. Well, it's been over 4 weeks, still no diagnosis. Gonna let them and Seado know what I think AFTER it's back in my hands and working...bleh. Not going to have them for Labor Day weekend...huge let down.
 

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uh something must be off with your gps 54.9 mph with a stock spark....
I'm not new to PWC, I've had plenty of different ski's over the years, but all were used. When the Spark was first introduced, I couldn't wait for my local dealer to get them in. I got word they had a few in, and rushed over to be semi disappointed, the Spark just looked super cheap and like it would break at any moment, so I passed on purchasing one and picked up another used Ski... Shortly after I ended up selling that Ski because dealing with carbs can be annoying and I always have a fear that a used Ski will leave me stranded. So I was back on the market.... I ended up renting a FX sho a few times, and realized a larger PWC is a bit dull compared to the older small hulls that I've owned.


So I was considering the Spark once again, to find out every dealer I called has been sold out of them since the start of summer almost.. WOW! I considered my options, and was going to get a VX sport, or a Kawasaki STX 15.When my friend whos never owned any PWC ended up picking up a Spark, and kept telling me I must get one, it was hard to take is word as he has never been on anything else.... I decided to drive 9 hours and pick a Spark up! The dealer only has a fully loaded 2 UP, so I ended up paying a grueling $7,800 after all fees and tax from the worst dealer I've ever dealt with in my life. Luckily the Spark is so much fun, I will soon forget about the dealer experience. I still have concerns over the reliability of the hull, but I'VE NEVER HAD THIS MUCH FUN ON THE WATER! First time out I rode for 5 hours and still have fuel left, crazy! Both my hands have giant sores, as well as my legs, the spark really beats you to death! My steering column also started to squeak like crazy, as does my friends which has a few more hours than mine.

All in all glad I picked one up, I've GPS verified and it's gone 54.9 MPH and I weigh 158 LBS. That wouldn't have sounded fast to me before riding one, but it feels like you fly on this little machine!I just hope it stays together for many seasons and Sea Doo stands behind it........
 

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Indeed. Well, it's been over 4 weeks, still no diagnosis. Gonna let them and Seado know what I think AFTER it's back in my hands and working...bleh. Not going to have them for Labor Day weekend...huge let down.
Hopefully when you do get it back, things do go well, i'd hate to hear about any other major delays stretching into the months.
 
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