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Seadoo/Seascooter help

Discussion in 'General Scuba Equipment Discussions' started by yugger, Oct 9, 2003.

  1. Drin

    Drin Barracuda

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    Because a decent open water DPV will cost a minimum of $4000 new. Without meaning to be cruel, your Seadoo is a pool toy, not a serious DPV.


    -Adrian
     
  2. Dr. Lecter

    Dr. Lecter Solo Diver

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    Probably closer to $2000-$2500 (see here Refurbished Sierra Package - Used/Refurbished Items - Dive Xtras), maybe more like $1500-$2000 if you can get a nice used Gavin. But spending $750+ on a Seadoo is like taking 1/2 to 1/3 of a decent DPV and tossing it in a shredder.
     
  3. Drin

    Drin Barracuda

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    I was thinking of a Dive-X Cuda 400, which is the scooter I'm aiming for, but you're right - a Used Sierra or Gavin can be found for $1500-$2000.

    -Adrian
     
  4. scubashawn123

    scubashawn123 Solo Diver

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    I will research these suggested Options and really appreciate the scuba board feedback and information. Wow, $750 for a pool toy is amazing I am still in shock of Sea Doo and this poor product. The manufacturer reviews were very misleading with 5 star reviews on the SeaDoo, but at least this blog may help others to not make the same mistake.

    Has anyone got a fix for the Explorer X if I use it in shallow water for transport?I have tried a couple things, but nothing has stopped the small leaks at the o-ring seals thus rendering it useless after 10 minutes in the water. (I suspect a major design flaw in what should be the water proof battery compartment).

    It would be nice if Sea Doo support would just cop to the truth and come up with something for their customers.
     
  5. Syavick

    Syavick Garibaldi

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    Maybe it will help somebody after 15 years... :)
    I had same problem - motor kept running all the time. So I've disassembled seascooter and replaced transistor IRL3303. (I've bought better version - IRLB3034) Now it's working.
    I have SeaDoo VS Supercharged.
     
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