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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. Chap Aluminum trailer, Aug 20, 2017
  3. 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.
  4. ***WARNING*** 2015-18 YAMAHA “AR” BOAT OWNERS WITH FORWARD SWEPT WAKEBOARD TOWERS, Aug 13, 2017
  5. 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.
  6. Flush Port Replacement, Aug 6, 2017
  7. Bruce

    #Yamaha there are some great ideas here!
  8. ***WARNING*** 2015-18 YAMAHA “AR” BOAT OWNERS WITH FORWARD SWEPT WAKEBOARD TOWERS, Aug 6, 2017
  9. 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. . . . . . .
  10. ***WARNING*** 2015-18 YAMAHA “AR” BOAT OWNERS WITH FORWARD SWEPT WAKEBOARD TOWERS, Aug 4, 2017
  11. 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...
  12. ***WARNING*** 2015-18 YAMAHA “AR” BOAT OWNERS WITH FORWARD SWEPT WAKEBOARD TOWERS, Aug 3, 2017
  13. djetok

    Nice vid rana and Bruce. That kind of looked like a bad day at grand lake. I'm sure it was not fun but like you said I have seen waves like this on lakes. Heck my demo of my boat was at grand and it looked like that if not worse. #yamaha needs to step up. And to think I was worried about my bimini top being covered for warranty.
    Stuff like this will alienate people and in a hurry.
  14. ***WARNING*** 2015-18 YAMAHA “AR” BOAT OWNERS WITH FORWARD SWEPT WAKEBOARD TOWERS, Aug 3, 2017
  15. Bruce

    @Williamsone46, correct me if I am wrong but I believe the mount is aluminum. If so the female aluminum threads stripped out of the mount. Aluminum is a good material for light weight rigid structures, it is not a good material for threads. My guess is that the same hull flex (deflection) that allows for the center windshield section to lodge or break also causes stress on the tower mounts and specifically on those threads.

    I saw his boat and know Dr. Swat well enough to know that his boat was perfect, in better condition than when she left the factory, before departing for Bimini.

    So far #Yamaha is missing an opportunity to build customer loyalty and turning it into a customer relations and sales nightmare.
  16. ***WARNING*** 2015-18 YAMAHA “AR” BOAT OWNERS WITH FORWARD SWEPT WAKEBOARD TOWERS, Aug 3, 2017
  17. haknslash

    Mine is the exact same way. It's slightly wider than the base so on my boat the starboard side I always have to pull the tower towards me (sitting inside the boat) before the bolt can line up to be screwed in.

    Pretty disappointed in how #Yamaha is handling this. I've never been overly impressed with the design of this tower in terms of the base and locking. Now I'm going to feel nervous at the sight of a wake boat on the lake. Between the Quality Control issues that seem to get worse each new year and now a serious safety possibly life threatening issue and they want to pass fit off as user error. Um how about go back to XTP and have them design a better/safer tower? If there is a possible life threatening issue then a recall is in order IMHO. This is some BS by Yamaha. Time to step up or we will certainly be rethinking our next boat purchase not being another Yamaha.

    This x's a million. The tower is stout. It's the lame ass design of the threaded bolts at the rear of the base that is the issue. Had these AR style tower come with a better (thicker/beefier) base and side locking pin like the majority of nice towers out there on OEM boat this wouldn't be an issue.
  18. ***WARNING*** 2015-18 YAMAHA “AR” BOAT OWNERS WITH FORWARD SWEPT WAKEBOARD TOWERS, Aug 2, 2017
  19. Bruce

    Wow, that is unexpected and terrible. I expected #yamaha to, at minimum, take care of this under warranty.

    Have you considered making an insurance claim and letting your insurance company sue Yamaha? Alternately you might be able to return the boat under a state lemon or defective product law.