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2006 AR 230 should we buy?

Discussion in 'Yamaha AR230, SX230, SR230 and 232 Limited / S' started by Austin Ramsey, Apr 15, 2017.

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  1. zipper

    zipper Jet Boat Junkie

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    @Scuba_ref is right, the seller ruined at least 1 of the engines, the sequence is in the owners manual, I believe on page 4-1.
     
  2. aldo.raine

    aldo.raine New Member

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    I was hoping maybe I'd get lucky and it would be a simple fix. Which it may be since he's naive about the boats and the electrical bugs that could cause it not to start.
     
  3. Scuba_ref

    Scuba_ref Jetboaters Lieutenant

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    Like @swatski said, it may not be hydro locked. someone else can correct me as I'm just regurgitating what I've learned on this forum, but I think you can take the spark plugs out and then try turning the impeller by hand to see it it is actually locked up.
     
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  4. swatski

    swatski Jetboaters Admiral

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    Moving the impeller may be tough, even with spark plugs out. I know some do it with a belt around the coupler (shaft).

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  5. veedubtek

    veedubtek Jetboaters Captain

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    Good advice from all above -

    Just wanted to add - if you go through with this - don't do an SBT engine from everything I've read. If you're going that route, find a cheap ski that has the motor you want and swap it out. SBT success rate seems to be about 50/50.
     
  6. aldo.raine

    aldo.raine New Member

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    I'm still on the fence. I may pay a local mobile mechanic to go and see if he can get the engine to turn over. That's the only way I'd buy it.
     
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  7. Austin Ramsey

    Austin Ramsey Member

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    Is the only part I need from here 35? Besides steering cable
     
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  8. zipper

    zipper Jet Boat Junkie

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    @Austin Ramsey Based on the pictures you posted, yes you will need part #35 reverse gate. I cannot tell if the mounting hardware is damaged, I assume it is not. That is based on the fact that the reverse gate (aluminum) broke before the hardware (steel) did. Part #31 nozzle deflector, which it mounts to is undamaged? It looks ok from the pics. Thats all I can see without being there. I hope it all works out, you bought a nice boat.
     
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  9. Austin Ramsey

    Austin Ramsey Member

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    The quantity on 10 is 2. So I need two of them for just replacing the one cable or just 1?
     
  10. zipper

    zipper Jet Boat Junkie

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    @Austin Ramsey If you did not damage part #10, you can re-use it. You can take the broken threaded piece out, and place that part on your new cable. They list (2) because you have two steering cables on your boat, but you only broke one. So if you think you can not reuse part #10, order only 1. Hope you Like this answer, trying to save you $$.
     
  11. Austin Ramsey

    Austin Ramsey Member

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    Perfect! Thanks for the help and quick response, trying to order everything now. Stressful not knowing much about all of this
     
  12. Austin Ramsey

    Austin Ramsey Member

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    IMG_3196.JPG Does anyone know where I can eat this spacer or insert for the cobra jet fins. I can find the entire set but not just this one specific piece. I don't know if it's a sleeve or collar or what it's exactly called
     
  13. plasticpig

    plasticpig Member

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    Jeff at Cobra Jet Steering should be able to help you out, he is a member here and is really helpful.

    @Cobra Jet Steering LLC

    Hope the tag worked..
     
  14. Cobra Jet Steering LLC

    Cobra Jet Steering LLC Jetboaters Captain

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    already handled
     
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  15. plasticpig

    plasticpig Member

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    Told you he was helpful!!

    I installed mine a couple of months ago, not had a chance to review them but it is my first jet boat and I installed them before taking it onto the water, I love the handling and control and doubt if I could ever go back to a stern-drive, I have no doubt that your fins are a major part in this.
     

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