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2005 AR230 restoration project

Discussion in 'Yamaha AR230, SX230, SR230 and 232 Limited / S' started by Jeremiah, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. Jeremiah

    Jeremiah Member

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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2005
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    23
    Scupper is in!
     

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  2. Jgorm

    Jgorm Jet Boat Addict

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    Location:
    San Diego / Colorado river
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    +526 / 14
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2004
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    23
    How long did it take?
     
  3. Jeremiah

    Jeremiah Member

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    A couple of hours. If I did it over again probably 30 minutes.
     
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  4. Jeremiah

    Jeremiah Member

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    Boat Make:
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    23
    Thrust vectors are in! So is the fuel gauge sender and all the upholstery. Now just waiting on the seadek from JBP
     

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  5. jeff_s

    jeff_s Well-Known Member

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    Location:
    08087
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    +155 / 5
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2017
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    21
    wow...You brought it back to life. Great thread!
     
  6. Lextacy03

    Lextacy03 Jet Boat Addict

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    Location:
    Southern Maryland
    Ratings:
    +77 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2007
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    23
    Following
     
  7. JeffVans

    JeffVans Well-Known Member

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    Location:
    Zion Crossroads, Va
    Ratings:
    +172 / 2
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    242 Limited S E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    NICE!!! I almost went this route with a (less than this) neglected one. The dude didn't want to come down enough on the price though.
     
  8. Jeremiah

    Jeremiah Member

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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2005
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    23
    Got all the warning decals off. Looks SOOOO much better. Also got a paper towel holder that I put in the inside door under the captain dash.
     

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  9. 4x15mph

    4x15mph Jetboaters Lieutenant

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    Location:
    Downingtown, PA
    Ratings:
    +665 / 8
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2001
    Boat Model:
    LS
    Boat Length:
    19
    The boat looks great and really nice work. Thanks for continuing to post the progress. When will you drop it in the water for the voyage?
     
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  10. Jeremiah

    Jeremiah Member

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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
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    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
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    @4x15mph As soon as the weather takes a turn for the better. We are having a lot of late storms this year.
     
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  11. Shiver

    Shiver Member

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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2008
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    21
    How wide is your new gate?
     
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  12. Alex Smith

    Alex Smith Well-Known Member

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    Location:
    Gulf breeze, Florida
    Ratings:
    +81 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Boatless
    Year:
    2007
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    21
    Fantastic job! It’s great to see the boat come back to life
     
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  13. Jeremiah

    Jeremiah Member

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    Boat Make:
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    AR
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    Ok not sure. We reused the fence that was there so I never had to measure the opening. I believe the trailer is about 9’ wide and there is a couple feet clearance so 12-14’ is my guess. I’ll measure later as Now I want to know as well.
     
  14. Jeremiah

    Jeremiah Member

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    Year:
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    Boat Model:
    AR
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    23
    All of the upholstery is in and the only thing left to do is get the seadek. JetBoatPilot made a mistake and took my order for the seadek in the hexagon pattern, however they have never done that pattern before for the 03-06’ 23’. So Will called me last week and apologized and I ordered the storm grey over Black in the wood pattern look. Ups says I will get it on Wednesday and the forecast for Friday is 80° so maiden voyage is set for Good Friday!
     

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  15. Jeremiah

    Jeremiah Member

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    23
    Sea Deck is in! I’ll let you guys know how it goes on Friday.
     

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  16. Jeremiah

    Jeremiah Member

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    Boat Make:
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    Year:
    2005
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    23
    Success! Steering is stiff but I think that’s the thrust vectors. What a fun, quick out of the hole, boat! No cavitation and the speedo says I got up to 55mph! Used the weed eater string to clean out the pee holes and the fuel gauge works great now!
     

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  17. swatski

    swatski Jetboaters Fleet Admiral

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    Location:
    Saint Louis, MO
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    +7,681 / 112
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    What an amazing transformation. And a beautiful family!
    Thank you for posting, this is becoming my favorite thread here!

    --
     
  18. buckbuck

    buckbuck Jetboaters Admiral

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    Location:
    Illinois
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    +2,913 / 16
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2008
    Boat Model:
    X
    Boat Length:
    21
    It has been great watching you resurrect that boat. Hopefully your whole family has been invested in helping you. This would create ownership for everyone. With only 167 hours you should experience many years of fun together.
     
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  19. zipper

    zipper Jetboaters Captain

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    Location:
    Milton, Vermont Lake Champlain
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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2007
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    23
    Nice job bringing her back. Not trying to burst your bubble, but 55mph seems a little high for that boat. Does your speedometer have the peto tube or paddle wheel. Using a GPS speedo, one 175lb. man on board, clean hull, full tank of gas, on glass, I have seen 48.8 mph at 10,200rpm. IDK, maybe your 05 is that much faster.:winkingthumbsup"
     
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  20. Jeremiah

    Jeremiah Member

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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2005
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    23
    . I’m not sure which speedo it has but I know you are correct that it is inaccurate. Plenty fast though!
     
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