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I was wanting to get back into PWC and found the Spark. I have a wife and 2 kids 9 and 11. I don't need to go 70+ mph on the water nor do they. I wanted something that would go about 40 - 50 mph.. First time on this forum and any info would be great. i will be getting 2 Sparks. Can I get them flat stock with the 90 hp engine? The ones I have seen are set up with all the accessories so the price in quite a bit more..I thought this would be a good way to get back into it at a lower price tag.. I have also noticed a lot of recalls and other problems with the Spark, I know this is a Spark forum and some bias may be a concern, but what will I be looking at in terms of reliability, speed, 2 seat or 3 seat?, I had an SP when they first came out and going 45 mph seemed great back then and I had a lot of fun on mine, this seems like a comparable boat to what the SP was. Any info you guys can give me will be great. Thanks

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We sold two older SP models and now have two 3up 90HO Sparks. They run 48-50 mph, wifes is the fastest as she is 100 lbs lighter. The Sparks are more stable than the old SP and at 400 lbs are more fun to play on. At 2 gals per hour fuel consumption and only needing service at 100 hour intervals play cost is low.
We have the storage box, step and IBR on both and have added graphics, side protectors, fenders, custom air intake and exhaust.
I prefer the three up, which is actually for two in my opinion.
If you can find the Spark or wait a few months and get 2015 models, i believe you would be pleased.
Recalls have been for loose wiring, side cover plate and handlebars. We have 40 hours on the pair with no problems.
 

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So what i hear is that the 3 up is going to actually better for riding with one of my kids...Is it just less cramped. The 90HO sounds just right. At this point the step up is all that I would need to add.. What is up with the handlebars breaking?

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So what i hear is that the 3 up is going to actually better for riding with one of my kids...Is it just less cramped. The 90HO sounds just right. At this point the step up is all that I would need to add.. What is up with the handlebars breaking?

Crutchman
i feel sure more will reply but the 3up for two is the way to go.
Handlebars had a defect in the material molding process if i understand correct.
We had ours replaced Saturday but had no signs of any cracks or problems.
 

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Agreed. 3UP is ideal for 2 average sized adults (maybe with small child in the middle for 3). I was even told that directly by one of the Sea Doo reps when they came to Austin back in May on their Spark demo tour.

I'm 5'11 175lbs, and my wife is small. We fit perfectly on it.
 
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