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2011 AR240 DRIVER SIDE HANDRAIL BOW

Discussion in 'Yamaha AR240, SX240, 242 Limited / S / X/ E-Series' started by LukePrinsloo, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. LukePrinsloo

    LukePrinsloo Member

    Messages:
    97
    Location:
    Reidville, SC
    Ratings:
    +40 / 2
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2011
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    So the nut fell off of this and yamaha wants some retarded price for the exact right nut.
    Any know what the thread/pitch is so I can run by Ace Hardware and buy a stainless Steel replacement?
     
  2. Coheeba

    Coheeba Jet Boat Junkie

    Messages:
    562
    Location:
    Panama CIty Beach FL
    Ratings:
    +618 / 2
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    242 Limited S E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
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  3. LukePrinsloo

    LukePrinsloo Member

    Messages:
    97
    Location:
    Reidville, SC
    Ratings:
    +40 / 2
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2011
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    I guess I've used amazon too long, 10 dollars to ship 8 dollars in parts that weigh less than an oz is robery.
    Especially since I coudl probably pay 0.30 at ace for it...
     
  4. Scottie

    Scottie Jet Boat Lover

    Messages:
    189
    Location:
    Helena, Alabama
    Ratings:
    +155 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2013
    Boat Model:
    X
    Boat Length:
    21
    I don't think $18 is that high, considering it keeps you from having to climb into your boat and figure out what .30 nut you need, and then drive to the hardware store and pick it up. I guess everyone values their time differently, but $18 seems downright cheap to me, given what I'd have to do otherwise.
     
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  5. Scottie

    Scottie Jet Boat Lover

    Messages:
    189
    Location:
    Helena, Alabama
    Ratings:
    +155 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2013
    Boat Model:
    X
    Boat Length:
    21
  6. biffdotorg

    biffdotorg Jet Boat Addict

    Messages:
    489
    Location:
    Dilworth, MN
    Ratings:
    +328 / 1
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2011
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
    Oh for the love of God! Go to your hardware store of choice and buy a dozen nuts of different sizes that would be remotely close, and don't forget metric. You may spend $3

    Find the one you need the next day at the boat. And don't forget the fishing line, as you can make a nice necklace out of the rest.

    Game over, Rant over.
     
  7. LukePrinsloo

    LukePrinsloo Member

    Messages:
    97
    Location:
    Reidville, SC
    Ratings:
    +40 / 2
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2011
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    Lol, I gave in and just bought the Yamaha one on ebay.

    I should have outbid you on that boat. Spent most of the year doing exactly what you said. "spending the same delta making it as nice". lol.
    It's going to be really nice by the time winter is over when I add all the audio/seadek etc to it.
    Half tempted to clean it up, sell it and buy someone else's boat that has dek/stereo/folding tower.
    smh.
     
  8. biffdotorg

    biffdotorg Jet Boat Addict

    Messages:
    489
    Location:
    Dilworth, MN
    Ratings:
    +328 / 1
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2011
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
    Don't do that, you know it's condition now. Hell, I had to tighten up the bow rail as well this past week. On a similar note, there seems to be a good market for 24 footers. I saw that last 242 sell in record time.

    I was holding the boat in wind, while trying to anchor and I felt the rail move. Got my fat ass up in there and tightened it up. PS: I used two extensions and a knuckle to allow me to use my 1/2" socket wrench. I wish I could remember if it was metric. But my guess is it was not.
     
  9. LukePrinsloo

    LukePrinsloo Member

    Messages:
    97
    Location:
    Reidville, SC
    Ratings:
    +40 / 2
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2011
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    I have a 5'4" skinny wife who has offered to do it. (will need to be via the speaker hole). lol.
    FYI, I bought some Cobra Jets (ultimates with single fangs for each side).
    My wife will drive the boat willingly now and the low speed bow wander is significantly reduced.
    reverse is stronger and more directional. I can tell when my noobness has the steeringwheel the wrong way fast enough to do something about it vs before you'd wait and it'd be going the wrong way hard before you could tell.

    worth it for what I paid. (I bought used.)
     
  10. biffdotorg

    biffdotorg Jet Boat Addict

    Messages:
    489
    Location:
    Dilworth, MN
    Ratings:
    +328 / 1
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2011
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
    I had to take a speaker out to do it as well. No skinny wife needed when doing it that way. You will be gold !

    I am almost thinking the cobras were the way to go as well. I would love to know at what speed/force the Thrust Vectors come up. As the boat wanders constantly at what we call Putt-Putt speed. You know, that 4 drink cruise along the shoreline. A person is constantly steering. Where my boat with cobrajet steering was not nearly as bad.

    The lateral thrusters on the other hand are money. They allow me to maneuver my Yamaha like I did my SeaDoo last year. Parallel parking a 24' boat is the ultimate in show-off moves at the dock/bar
     
  11. veedubtek

    veedubtek Jetboaters Admiral

    Messages:
    2,162
    Location:
    Lexington, NC
    Ratings:
    +3,104 / 47
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2006
    Boat Model:
    SX
    Boat Length:
    23
    Almost certain it was an M8x1.25. I had to replace the aft nut on the port side front rail on that boat once upon a time
     
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