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Hi All,

Looking at buying a spark, and went and had a look at a used one today with just under 50 hours.

I took a mate with me who knows a little bit more about ski's then myself, and we discovered these two things. Hoping that someone can provide some input/thoughts as to if they are deal breakers.

1 - Very small crack (see pics) in part of the body work. See photos for crack, and location. Is this a major issue?. (Note that photo of ski with arrow is purely for demonstration)

2 - Impeller - anyone able to give an opinion on its condition also.
 

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that crack is on the top haul so not too worried about that could fix it I would look under to see anything else good price down point


Impeller looks ok normal salt water use drive shaft rusty will not affect anything you could sand it best you can and then you flush it hose up there




Mine has 130hrs salt use I will have a look and post a photo for you
 

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Although it doesn't seem to be a major issue, it's something i'd look into getting replace, hopefully it's something that is covered and not a case of "it was your own negligence"
 

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The rust makes me nervous. I'd sand it off and just keep an eye on it. It isn't really a risk now but if you leave it unchecked then it could become a problem.
 

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Wow did they ride salt and not flush after each use? Personally I'd spend the extra and buy brand new. I like to know that the vehicle was taken care of 100% the way it was supposed to have been because I did it myself. If they were not flushing after each use, who knows what else they could have done to it? Ran it out of water without water flowing through the flush kit? rode it so hard it caused a crack, ect? I may be pickier than some of the others on here but that's my opinion.
 

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I have to echo straightbangin's response. I'm pretty particular about taking care machines, admittedly, but on PWCs which are notoriously high maintenance, I think it's a bigger deal than ever. If it wasn't flushed properly, the inside of the water box and exhaust manifold may look similar, and there's no way to tell. The Sparks are still new and popular enough that you aren't likely to save enough buying used to justify the risk of getting a previously abused unit. My 2 cents. Good luck. The Sparks are the most fun watercrafts that've been produced in many years.

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