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Bought * FOR * your spark. Apparently it won't let me change the thread subject/title when editing :(

Maybe you bought a new impeller, better wear ring, or something else for your spark. If you got a good deal and were happy with the purchase post here what you bought and a link to the item so others can get some good suggestions on where to buy parts! :)

All I have purchased so far was the SeaDoo registration kit. I got it on ebay and bought it there since it was cheaper than getting it from Seadoo by about $5 due to shipping. I also liked that the vendor posted a video comparing how well the stickers adhere vs other ones.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/310843324165?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
 

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Bought * FOR * your spark. Apparently it won't let me change the thread subject/title when editing :(

Maybe you bought a new impeller, better wear ring, or something else for your spark. If you got a good deal and were happy with the purchase post here what you bought and a link to the item so others can get some good suggestions on where to buy parts! :)

All I have purchased so far was the SeaDoo registration kit. I got it on ebay and bought it there since it was cheaper than getting it from Seadoo by about $5 due to shipping. I also liked that the vendor posted a video comparing how well the stickers adhere vs other ones.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/310843324165?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

From dealer at approx 20% off list..Sea Doo brand

Sea Doo registration kit letters
" " Front storage
" rear step
" side scrapers
" side bumpers (the orange ones)
" mats
" 25' mooring rope
" spare key and lanyard
2 " " water whistles

Non Sea Doo brand:

2 Body Glove type III life vests
2 pair neaoprene 1/2 finger weight lifting gloves
2 pair Big 5 water shoes
2 dollar store sunglasses and bright yellow floating glasses straps
Karavan single PWC trailer
Karavan spare tire and wheel
2 tie downs
1 4ft locking cable
2 padlocks (for locking cable to the trailer and trailer hitch)
1 2" hitch receiver and 3/4 inch lift sleeve/ball
1 hitch ball wrench
1 hitch receiver locking pin
Hose clamp set (Harbor Freight)

$25 season's pass for Port of Camas/Washougal boat launch on the mighty Columbia river (disabled vet rate)

For " L'ERICA ": my "pinapple" 2014 base Spark(y)..:eek:
 

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Added boarding steps and convienence packages from dealer for 20% off before delivery.
Convinced dealer to add Free footwell mats just before shaking hands on the deal.
Double trailer with spare, supposedly at dealer cost.
Tie down straps from EBay. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Docking-Tie..._Accessories_Gear&hash=item27e6d15262&vxp=mtr. Added pool noodles for
padding from Walmart

Dry bags
http://www.ebay.com/itm/20-40-70L-W...t=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item485a71f7ec

Rope and carabiner hooks, soft side cooler, safety glass sun glasses to leave with ski,wrist lanyard and whistle. Papasan floats. Oil Filter off EBay.

Custom decals for names we put on skis from EBay that actually stick.
http://www.ebay.com/sch/sonnys_sign...me=STRK:MEWNX:IT&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562

Airhawk 2 Seat cushion
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Airhawk-2-S...Parts_Accessories&hash=item4ad78f7bca&vxp=mtr


Seadoo vest.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BRP-Sea-Doo...t=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item484652c0fd
Side protectors from EBay, (same price everywhere, just free shipping)
Fenders and seats from http://www.seadoosparkparts.com/ 7% off.

Graphics from SCS,
http://www.scsunlimited.com/water/sea-doo/cubism-dream-yellow.htm

Best deal on anything so far has been from this forum, service manual for $5.00 from SparkieCrush
http://www.seadoospark.org/forum/298-sea-doo-spark-maintenance/762-sea-doo-spark-shop-manual.html

And rear boarding Mat from Sparkmats, also on this forum
http://www.seadoospark.org/forum/36...-sparkmat-kits-blemishes-factory-seconds.html

Most all of above is x2 and probably have overlooked some. Ridiculous after seeing it all listed.

Thanks to Straightbangin for making me think of all these expenses.lol
 

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Heh. Sorry. Great info guys. I will be looking for custom decals that actually stick in the future so this is good. $ 25 a year for a dock ramp season pass?! you are lucky the boat ramp by me is $15 each time you use it. If you are lucky enough to get a JetSki spot at my Marina it's $160 a month and all the other ones in the area are around 250 a mo. it took me three months of calling every day because they don't have a waiting list. Miami is expensive :/
 

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Heh. Sorry. Great info guys. I will be looking for custom decals that actually stick in the future so this is good. $ 25 a year for a dock ramp season pass?! you are lucky the boat ramp by me is $15 each time you use it. If you are lucky enough to get a JetSki spot at my Marina it's $160 a month and all the other ones in the area are around 250 a mo. it took me three months of calling every day because they don't have a waiting list. Miami is expensive :/
Forgot about the $150.00 yearly fee at local lake. $3 each x 2 plus $4 boat fee each visit if not a member. 15 visits breaks us even. Surely we will get at least that many.
Other two larger lakes we visit are $5 ramp fee each day.
We usually visit larger lakes on Saturday, hour and a half trip one way. And ride until gas tank is empty.
Smaller Local lake is about 35 minutes so we go Sunday afternoon and sometimes during the week for a couple of hours.
 

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Never really understood the point of water shoes. Unless you are walking on a beach that has sharp rocks, or maybe the sand is way to hot to walk on, but as far as being in the water, I think it just makes it harder to swim.
 

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That's cool off road. My marina is a 50 min bike ride, 30 min bus ride ( 2 buses ) or 20 min drive by scooter. It takes me about 15 min to get from the marina through the bay to the ocean due to the annoying no wake zone.

And ride until gas tank is empty.
I've done that a few times. I wish I know how many warning beeps until it just dies LOL.

Neptune - water socks/shoes are good for rocks but personally I like my crocs if I'm going to be on the jetski then walking around at the marina a lot. they are not great looking, but def the most comfortable thing I've ever put on my feet. http://www.schlappenladen.de/Crocs/DuetSportGalerie.jpg
 

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Forgot about the $150.00 yearly fee at local lake. $3 each x 2 plus $4 boat fee each visit if not a member. 15 visits breaks us even. Surely we will get at least that many.
Other two larger lakes we visit are $5 ramp fee each day.
We usually visit larger lakes on Saturday, hour and a half trip one way. And ride until gas tank is empty.
Smaller Local lake is about 35 minutes so we go Sunday afternoon and sometimes during the week for a couple of hours.
My "local" Lacamas Lake (40 mph speed limit though) has three nice ramps, all FREE, the closest is about a MILE from my front door, most launches to the Columbia River are $5-$7 a day or $40 for a season pass ($25 for senior or disabled veterans), WA also grants a free state park pass for disabled vets for ALL parks/ramps year round. And, we are a BIG state, that's so cool, there's lotsa lakes! (No income tax either and a reasonable property tax - about 1-1.5% of assessed value). :laugh:

Flip side our fuel is always higher by .10-25 a gallon (typically as I type regular unleaded is just over $4~ a gallon for name brand and $3.90~ at the grocery store, Marina is close to $5 but, no ethanol) and the sales taxes run about 8.5-9% depending on county. Highest minimum wafge in USA at $9.32 an hour does hamper teen employment and part-timers hours but, servers are not exempt, so you can tip a little less. In 2000 the nations highest cost of license plate tabs was removed (gasp the government shook, roads would turn to dirt, traffic would stall and politicians would rant) Alas, NONE of that happened and you can register a vehicle /boat/trailer for about $40~$60 a year depending on county! :nerd:

But, living on the Columbia, the Peoples Republic of Oregon with no sales tax is across the water, with the funk of Portland and the high desert winery and craft brew stops are nearby...And more lakes...:eek:

Great place to live and play, yesterday from my neighborhood, Mt Hood, Mt St Helens and Mt Jefferson were all clearly visable in their white cap glory! We average only a trace of rain July through Labor day and low humidity too! West of the Cascade mountain range summer Temps are typically in low 80's, it's only hit 90'F twice in 2014! Twilight 10PM still! with a 9PM sunset(s) mid June to mid Juy taking the Spark out after dinner is delightful! Hardly any (no) bugs either! (yes it drizzles 6 days a week November through March but, rarely do temps go to freezing, a 50'F winter day with some sun, mostly clouds and drips of rain are the norm. sometimes more rain, sometimes less, a 1/2 inch is a lot!) We average less annual rain than NYC but, don't tell! (No toll roads either!) ;) Single story house really doesn't need A/C my heat/hotwater is maybe $600 a year. Electric with the hydropower is cheap too.

And, we have one of the highest population per capita with concealed pistol permits so, be careful, if you wanna lift that (though it is padlocked via cable) Spark off my trailer behind that green Wrangler.:D Liberalism thrives from Bellingham to Olympia (with peaks in Seattle LoL) and conservatism rules the rest of the state.
 

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Nice Jeff, I've never been out that way. Miami doesn't understand the concept of " reasonable property tax " In my old neighborhood on a $750,000 home the property tax was $25,000 a year! I was casually looking around at houses for shitz n giggles and nearly s ** t my pants when I heard that.

The gas at my marina is $5 a gallon and they dont let you bring outside gas in. IN south beach its $10 a gallon if you buy under 15 gallons. WTF. At least my scooter only costs about $5 to FILL the tank and that gives me about 80 miles :)
 
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