I am looking at purchasing a 2003 Honda F12x Turbo Jet ski that is for sale. I would be purchasing this to transplant the engine and pump into my 12' mini Addictor speed boat (which is currently an outboard 40hp). The ski has almost 200 hours on it. The seller is selling for parts only, and states that the engine will turn over, but they do not have the tether cord.
1. Are the tether cords universal or do they have electronic technology built in that is individual to each ski?
2. Is 200 hours something to worry about for a 2003?
3. What should I check on the ski when I go in? I plan to check cylinder pressure. Are there any other key things I can check on site when I go to look at it? I want to make sure the pump is good as well...what do I look for there?
4. Will fiberglass and epoxy resin bond well with the fiberglass reinforced plastic hull of the ski when i retrofit it to my addictor hull?