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    Connext Messages, May 21, 2017
  1. Julian

    All the Yamaha boats have #YDS connections that allow you to pull detailed engine hours, diagnostics and errors. I am not aware of a way to do this via the Connext screen. There are usually sellers on ebay selling the cable and sw (you want version 1.3.3)
  2. Should I be concerned?, May 7, 2017
  3. Julian

    Yes, you can use a #YDS cable to read engine errors, diagnostics and hours.
  4. Yds help, Mar 25, 2017
  5. Julian

    Great to know...never tried that....but it makes sense....wouldnt be much use trying to diagnose an engine that wasnt running! I need to update the #YDS instructions now!
  6. 04 sx230 rpm's at idle, Dec 23, 2016
  7. Julian

    Communications error from YDS is usually one of two things:

    1. The driver for the cable is not installed
    2. The cable is not assigned to Com port 1
    Double check the above. And Yes, the engines must be running for YDS to work #YDS (this link should show you the other posts on YDS operation)

  8. First Time Purchase, Oct 4, 2016
  9. Julian

    I would go with the 2nd of those two options every time. Would be curious to know what he had done to the engines....post if you get that info.

    As others have said, a sea trial is important, and if you can find a forum member near you willing to assist they can help identify any issues you may not notice.

    Those seats look to be pretty worn....and depending on the stitching might begin to split....something to be aware of....not critical, but can cost you.

    If the engines run great and this is a starter boat for a few years....looks like a good way to get into boating.

    No trailer is a downside..

    Would also be interesting to hook those engines up to #YDS and see if they have any errors and the number of hours.
  10. Lost Power To Gauges - Need Help, Jul 18, 2016
  11. Julian

    You should check the connections where #YDS plugs in....although I'm not sure where that is on your boat. This thread gives that info for other models. On my new boat, it is behind the helm and you don't need to unplug anything, but on the older boats (without Connext) it was typically either behind a round white panel in the engine compartment, or just up above the ECUs. If those connections get wet or start coming apart you will lose tach function.
  12. Yds connection, May 28, 2016
  13. Julian

    The connections are grey, and are usually labeled starboard and port with a small white label. #yds
  14. Hashtagging, May 21, 2016
  15. Julian

    I fixed a few hashtags today where people used a # instead of an @, so some of you might get an old notice from an old post where you are @'ed...I put a note in the post "<edited by admin to fix tag from # to @>" so you'd know.

    For those not familiar with this feature, we haven't touted it much, but it is pretty cool. See the gropro example about...just click on the hashtagged word and it will show you EVERY post where that hashtag was used. I use it for YDS posts as they are always hard to find. Probably would be a good idea to set some base words up....like:

    #Coolmod - for cool modifications
    #Cleaning - for...good cleaning tips! LOL
    #gopro - for great videos
    #YDS - for anything to do with YDS (Yamaha diagnostic System)
    #HOT - use your imagination! (although this might get swamped with @Geoff Cooper threads! LOL....there are other hotties out there!)
    #Bimini2016 - Posts about that trip
    #Shelbyville2016 - Posts about that gathering

    You get the idea!
  16. Need help reading my YDS xls, May 20, 2016
  17. Julian

    That is the hour reading when the overheat occured. #YDS
  18. Looking for some help in the Houston area., May 14, 2016
  19. itsdgm

    Hi @TheRedRocket and welcome. I wouldn't be able to help you out since I don't live anywhere near tx, but the software that Yamaha has is called #YDS and requires a cable to read the hours. Good luck with your search.

    Ps. You don't happen to be the "red rocket" on YouTube, are you?