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What should you look for when buying a used jet boat?

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The major considerations when buying a used jet boat are the boat's general condition, the history of the vehicle, whether it has a transferable warranty and the trustworthiness of the seller. Buyers should also look at the jet motor, the impellers and the hull shape.

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Before buying any vessel, new or used, always take it for a test drive, and listen for the engine sucking water, called cavitation, which can cause damage. A jet boat hull shaped at a 9- to 12-degree V angle offers the best performance. Inspect the hull and impellers for chips, dents or cracks, and research online for the reliability of the make and model of the jet motor.

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