In the first episode of Long Haul, we documented our attempt to set a world record at crisscrossing Florida from west to east and back west again. Although a pair of retirement-age state park workers deciding to skip out of work 10 minutes early thwarted our efforts, it was still a heck of a lot of fun to try (and don’t worry, we’ll try again soon. We’ll keep you posted). As we continue to push the boundaries of personal watercraft enjoyment, so are the mad scientists at Sea-Doo.
Recently, we drew back the curtain on the new 2016 Sea-Doo lineup, and dove in deep on all the details pertaining to the new Rotax ACE 300 engine powering the awesome RXP-X 300, RXT-X 300 and GTX Limited 300 runabouts. With a longer stroke, revised piston, cylinder head combustion chamber, dramatically improved oiling and cooling circuits, a completely redesigned supercharger with “maintenance free” clutch washers and bearings, not to mention a freakin’ monstrous intercooler, the new ACE powerplant is impressive to say the least.
But all the pretty pictures and studio shots just don’t give you a real feeling for how these machines look and behave. For that, we present to you the second episode of Long Haul where we look over the two most exciting skis of Sea-Doo’s 2016 lineup, the RXP-X 300 and RXT-X 300, yank the seat and show you the guts of these new machines before taking them out and carving up the lake. And it wouldn’t be Long Haul if we didn’t screw up something big, but that’s all the bait we’re gonna give to entice you to watch until the end.