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    No Yamaha Media Event for 2018 Models! :-(, Aug 29, 2017
  1. djetok

    Curious as to how many Yamaha jetboats are sold per year and how many of those people come here. 30 to 40 % come here? How many of the current forum members talk about jetboaters.net and Yamaha? 60 % maybe more. I know I tell others about the great resources here. Why would #yamaha want to cut off that flow of information? All mechanical things have issues? Forums are the best r&d they could have. You just have to be accepting of your faults.

    I know on my businesses I love to get Google reviews. Do I hate it when we have a bad review? (I only have 1 out of the 87 reviews on Google and 1 on facebook) I took those as opportunities to improve. Why can't Yamaha do the same?

    http://boatingindustry.com/top-stories/2014/01/01/market-trends-return-of-the-jet-age/

    est 4000 jetboats per yer . Yamaha's probably the lion share 60-70%?
  2. DIY GPS Speed Control Project, Aug 25, 2017
  3. seabass2020

    And in case anyone is interested, here is my arduino sketch:


    #include <TinyGPS++.h>
    #include <SoftwareSerial.h>
    #include <PID_v1.h>

    static const int RXPin = 10, TXPin = 11, CruiseUp1 = 5, CruiseUp2 = 6, CruiseDown1 = 3, CruiseDown2 = 4, ButtonPin = 7;
    static const uint32_t GPSBaud = 9600;
    double TargetSpeed;
    double CurrentSpeed;
    double DeadZone = 1.1; //amount of space where no adjustment made

    TinyGPSPlus gps;
    SoftwareSerial ss(RXPin, TXPin);

    void setup()
    {
    Serial.begin(57600);
    ss.begin(GPSBaud);
    Serial.println("Firing it up");
    pinMode(CruiseUp1, OUTPUT); //two cruise ups and down because of the chip i'm using to trip the switch
    pinMode(CruiseUp2, OUTPUT);
    pinMode(CruiseDown1, OUTPUT);
    pinMode(CruiseDown2, OUTPUT);
    pinMode(ButtonPin, INPUT);
    //CurrentSpeed = 20;
    }

    void loop()
    {

    if (digitalRead(ButtonPin) == HIGH) {
    TargetSpeed = CurrentSpeed;
    Serial.println("Got Button Press");
    Serial.print("Target speed is now: ");
    Serial.println(TargetSpeed);
    }
    while (ss.available() > 0)
    if (gps.encode(ss.read()) && gps.speed.mph() > 0){
    //CurrentSpeed = gps.speed.mph();
    }
    //else Serial.println("GPS Not Ready");

    if (millis() > 7000 && gps.charsProcessed() < 10)
    {
    Serial.println(F("No GPS detected: check wiring."));
    while(true);
    }

    if (TargetSpeed > 0) DoCruiseCheck();
    if (CurrentSpeed < 10) {
    TargetSpeed = 0;
    Serial.println("Current Speed less than 10 MPH, setting Target Speed to 0.");
    }

    ReadInputString(); //check if there is a serial monitor input string
    DisplayInfo();
    }

    void DoCruiseCheck(){
    if ( abs((TargetSpeed * 100) - (CurrentSpeed * 100)) > DeadZone * 100){ //if delta is greater than deadzone, take action
    if (CurrentSpeed > TargetSpeed) CruiseButtonDown();
    else CruiseButtonUp();
    }
    }

    void CruiseButtonUp(){
    digitalWrite(CruiseUp1, HIGH);
    Serial.println("Simulating Cruise Up - One Second Delay.....");
    delay(1000);
    digitalWrite(CruiseUp1, LOW);
    }

    void CruiseButtonDown(){
    digitalWrite(CruiseDown1, HIGH);
    Serial.println("Simulating Cruise Down - One Second Delay.....");
    delay(1000);
    digitalWrite(CruiseDown1, LOW);
    }

    void ReadInputString(){
    String readString;
    while (Serial.available()) {
    char c = Serial.read(); //gets one byte from serial buffer
    readString += c; //makes the string readString
    delay(2); //slow looping to allow buffer to fill with next character
    }

    if (readString.length() >0) {
    CurrentSpeed = readString.toDouble(); //convert readString into a number
    }
    }

    void DisplayInfo(){
    Serial.println("GPS INFO:-------");
    Serial.print("GPS Coordinates:");
    Serial.print(gps.location.lat(), 6); // Latitude in degrees (double)
    Serial.print(", ");
    Serial.println(gps.location.lng(), 6); // Longitude in degrees (double)

    //Serial.println("---------------------------------------");
    Serial.println();
    Serial.print("Current MPH: ");
    Serial.println(CurrentSpeed);

    Serial.print("Target MPH: ");
    Serial.println(TargetSpeed);



    }
  4. One picture of your last outing., Aug 20, 2017
  5. Wayloncle

    Met up with a guy yesterday, he has a blue Ford Raptor so he pealed his graphics off his boat and put some slashes on to match his truck.
    #canyonlaketx View attachment 62852
  6. Chap Aluminum trailer, Aug 20, 2017
  7. Bruce

    It is unfortunate that your bunk has broken free but awesome that Chap is shipping their boats with aluminum trailers! I wish #Yamaha would offer that option.
  8. ***WARNING*** 2015-18 YAMAHA “AR” BOAT OWNERS WITH FORWARD SWEPT WAKEBOARD TOWERS, Aug 13, 2017
  9. djetok

    I think that if Yamaha warranties a windshield of one unit that made the trip why not another. This would be one point I would make with my legal team.

    You also can't say don't go to bimini as Yamaha did that as well and made a commercial about it. From what was reported as the waves were on the trip. It was not that bad, if it were @Bruce and others would have delayed the crossing like they have before. #yamaha needs to step whether it be publicly or privately. If it's a denial they need to state why and not approve other warranty of similar issues. As stated above they have already approved others on the same trip.
  10. Boat "sank" -- port engine just clicks, Aug 9, 2017
  11. Beachbummer

    Spray Spray Spray. WD-40 got its name from Water Displacement formula #40s decently good at that. Anything like CRC 656 or Silicone Spray is a good (some would say even better) fit for this purpose. I would spray and run it like you stole it for an hour or two at least this weekend...to get everything to operating temperature and increase chances of no future issues.

    Enjoy your working boat!

    Did you figure out where the water is entering from? tell them to fix that if you don't have a chance. There is still time before the weekend!!
  12. Flush Port Replacement, Aug 6, 2017
  13. Bruce

    #Yamaha there are some great ideas here!
  14. ***WARNING*** 2015-18 YAMAHA “AR” BOAT OWNERS WITH FORWARD SWEPT WAKEBOARD TOWERS, Aug 6, 2017
  15. 0627Devildog

    Guarantee they start integrating a cross pin into these moving forward. I highly recommend ANYONE with one of these towers installs their own cross pins as a safety precaution.

    It is BEYOND ridiculous how #Yamaha is handing this. . . . . . .
  16. ***WARNING*** 2015-18 YAMAHA “AR” BOAT OWNERS WITH FORWARD SWEPT WAKEBOARD TOWERS, Aug 4, 2017
  17. Bill D

    I hope that #yamaha has been watching how this thread and it's other social media counterparts is quickly taking hold. Nobody wants a tower to fall on their head...
  18. Shelbyville 2017 Photos, Aug 4, 2017
  19. Julian

    I just uploaded a bunch of photos to a new album with tons of Photos from Shelbyville 2017! #shelbyville10

    Hope you enjoy them all...here are a few samples:

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    Caitlin learning to surf behind 007's boat
    [​IMG]

    @007's wife
    [​IMG]
    The crew from the original 4 boats 10 years ago!
    [​IMG]
    @OperationROL going down!
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    @Impelled @007
    [​IMG]

    Me surfing behind 007's boat:
    [​IMG]