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2015 242 LS SeaDek installation

CharlestonJet

Active Member
Messages
15
Ratings
10
Points
33
Location
Charleston, SC
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2015
Boat Model
Limited S
Boat Length
24
#1
Got the kit yesterday, and installed it today. Found that the Yamaha screw-monkey must've been drunk when installing the snaps, as they were off all over the place. Will (JBP) helped me in a pinch over the phone, when I couldn't figure out how to pop the chairs off (rotate ~45 degrees from facing the bow, then wiggle loose/off). The factory chocolate color gets pretty hot; maybe I should've gone with something lighter. I had a spare front piece, which I put on the transom. Overall, I'm very, very happy with the product.

I might take a few better pics later:
 

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sysinu

Jet Boat Addict
Messages
995
Ratings
440 17
Points
123
Location
Park City, UT
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2014
Boat Model
Limited S
Boat Length
24
#2
That looks awesome! You should update your boat information, says you have an 05 23 SX, but I see a 24' boat in these amazing pictures ;-).
 

MikeyL

Passed Away
In Memoriam-RIP
Messages
2,729
Ratings
1,337 8
Points
173
Location
Lake Oconee, GA (Greensboro)
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2016
Boat Model
242 Limited S E-Series
Boat Length
24
#3
Hey @CharlestonJet ..............
KILLER project, and the photos clearly show what a great result you obtained.
NICE< Son ! And a BIG WELCOME here ! :Welcome: Hope you enjoy "the Ride" with all of us !
Best Wishes, Mikey Lulejian - Lake Oconee, GA
 

bmb5150

Active Member
Messages
26
Ratings
15
Points
33
Location
Park City, Ut
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2015
Boat Model
AR
Boat Length
24
#4
Nice job, that really looks good.
 

rkgdmd

Jet Boat Lover
Messages
181
Ratings
88 1
Points
78
Location
Live in NY, Boat in Florida Keys
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2015
Boat Model
Limited S
Boat Length
24
#5
The factory chocolate color gets pretty hot; maybe I should've gone with something lighter.:
Wow....I thought that material was supposed to stay cool. Would you say it get too hot to stand on in direct sunlight? I was thinking about this for my boat, but now you have me a little worried. We do all of our boating in Florida during the summer...the carpet can be a pain but it does stay reasonably cool. Does look beautiful though!
 

Murf'n'surf

Jetboaters Admiral
Staff member
Administrator
Messages
6,094
Ratings
4,463 33
Points
363
Location
Naples Florida
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2005
Boat Model
SX
Boat Length
23
#7
Wow....I thought that material was supposed to stay cool. Would you say it get too hot to stand on in direct sunlight? I was thinking about this for my boat, but now you have me a little worried. We do all of our boating in Florida during the summer...the carpet can be a pain but it does stay reasonably cool. Does look beautiful though!
It can get a little hot but nothing that Florida feet can't handle. I would suggest a fresh water wash down system to cool off the deck if needed. Sea-Dek is definitely worth the investment.
 

Nucem140

Well-Known Member
Messages
78
Ratings
41
Points
58
Location
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2015
Boat Model
Limited S
Boat Length
24
#8
It can get a little hot but nothing that Florida feet can't handle. I would suggest a fresh water wash down system to cool off the deck if needed. Sea-Dek is definitely worth the investment.
Murf,
Your comment about a fresh water wash down got me thinking. I wonder how hard it would be to install the same water washout as installed on the new center console Yamaha FSH. It wouldn't be clean water but it would be higher pressure and you could easily locate it on the port side opposite the fresh water shower.
 

Jade63

Active Member
Messages
36
Ratings
32
Points
38
Location
Kennewick WA
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2015
Boat Model
Limited S
Boat Length
24
#9
Why the hell this boat didn't come from the factory with seadeck installed thru out?? That looks soooo good. I just bought the walk thru seadeck, and now I'm envious of your boat. Great job!!
 

Murf'n'surf

Jetboaters Admiral
Staff member
Administrator
Messages
6,094
Ratings
4,463 33
Points
363
Location
Naples Florida
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2005
Boat Model
SX
Boat Length
23
#10
It's not that hard at all...just drill out the port on the jet and run the hose up to the deck. You'll also need to install a valve, either manual or electric (with toggle switch). As I understand it, the jet wash is very low volume and pressure. For the trouble of install I would just get a Rule portable pump that hooks to your battery or plug if you convert the wire ends and gets tossed overboard when needed. This style pump is fairly high pressure and volume. The next step up is to install a water bladder and pump.
 

jwells

Jet Boat Lover
Messages
166
Ratings
48
Points
68
Location
Louisville kentucky
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2015
Boat Model
Limited S
Boat Length
24
#12
I think you went with the right color even if slightly hotter. I cant wait to do this to mine this winter. did you fill in the holes from the carpet snaps or just go right over top of them? Looks amazing it adds some luxury feel to it.
 

Pbirbeck

Jet Boat Lover
Messages
47
Ratings
39
Points
68
Location
Sherwood, OR
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2015
Boat Model
Limited S
Boat Length
24
#13
Got the kit yesterday, and installed it today. Found that the Yamaha screw-monkey must've been drunk when installing the snaps, as they were off all over the place. Will (JBP) helped me in a pinch over the phone, when I couldn't figure out how to pop the chairs off (rotate ~45 degrees from facing the bow, then wiggle loose/off). The factory chocolate color gets pretty hot; maybe I should've gone with something lighter. I had a spare front piece, which I put on the transom. Overall, I'm very, very happy with the product.

I might take a few better pics later:
@Charlstonjet, care if I ask where you purchased the product and how much? Thinking of getting rid of this stinky carpet. Thanks.
 
Messages
22
Ratings
19
Points
3
Location
Seattle
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2016
Boat Model
242 Limited S E-Series
Boat Length
24
#14
im about to do this on my 2016 242 LTD S E-series. same color scheme too. i like the chocolate. how is it holding up? any updates would sure help sway my decision. Thanks in advance
 
Messages
13
Ratings
3
Points
8
Location
Highland Village, TX
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2010
Boat Model
Limited S
Boat Length
24
#15
Any tips on removing the factory swim deck mat? The boat shop I go to quoted me about 8 hours to remove it at $125 per hr. Lol. Looks like a project.
 
Messages
22
Ratings
19
Points
3
Location
Seattle
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2016
Boat Model
242 Limited S E-Series
Boat Length
24
#16
Any tips on removing the factory swim deck mat? The boat shop I go to quoted me about 8 hours to remove it at $125 per hr. Lol. Looks like a project.
what color seadek are you putting in your boat randy? i have heard that the deck mat can be a real pain to get off.
 

Billy Duncan

Well-Known Member
Messages
84
Ratings
30
Points
48
Location
Chattanooga, TN
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2010
Boat Model
Limited S
Boat Length
24
#20
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Any tips on removing the factory swim deck mat? The boat shop I go to quoted me about 8 hours to remove it at $125 per hr. Lol. Looks like a project.
It's a job!!! I would almost say pay the $$$ but I'm a gluten for punishment and like to things myself. I just recently removed all of mine and put down SeaDek. GooOff /Goo Gone worked the best for me... and a lot of it!
 
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