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2015+ AR240 Wakeboard / Surfboard Tower Rack (A Beautiful Pair)

Discussion in 'Yamaha AR240, SX240 and 242 Limited / S' started by swatski, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. swatski

    swatski Jetboaters Admiral

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    Location:
    Saint Louis, MO
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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    I have been looking for a perfect rack for awhile. A pair to be exact, w/a swivel. Last couple of boat shows I monkeyed around a few towers and the absolute best I could find for the 240 tower is the XTP rack. It is solid all around. XTP is also the OEM tower/rack manufacturer for the new Yammies, although the factory uses a different model.
    upload_2017-3-20_22-13-22.png
    This rack has everything I need and also the simplest design with a central pivot and a pin. It is extremely well made, albeit pretty pricey at $400 a piece.

    An almost identical rack is available from Monster Tower (and it is almost $100 less) but they do not sell the OEM version which is the exact fit. So, unfortunately only XTP carries the exact size for the 240 tower leg (a hair less than 2" OD) which they call 1.5" (as they go by the internal diameter).

    I ordered directly from XTP calling John Wiser:
    www.xtremetowers.com
    P: 865-981-9898 X-229
    upload_2017-3-20_22-19-49.png

    If anyone is interested in Monster, a contact there is Cody Mitchel (who directed me to XTP's John)
    cody@monstertower.com
    877-778-6937

    So here it came today, a beautiful pair:
    upload_2017-3-20_22-25-22.png

    The quality is outstanding. I have had various swivel racks in the past, have a feeling this is going to be the favorite!
    upload_2017-3-20_22-26-29.png upload_2017-3-20_22-27-4.png

    EDIT: And, it does fit a 2017 Hyperlite 59" QUAD Wakesurf BWF, with room to spare.
    upload_2017-3-21_7-31-58.png

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  2. rsg1963

    rsg1963 Jet Boat Lover

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    Location:
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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    VERY nice @swakski!!!
    I literally just purchased a new Yamaha AR240 Deluxe Swivel Wakeboard Rack Port Side Silver 1 7/8" two days ago, arrgh!
    Well at least I only paid $378, no tax or shipping, so it could be worse. But these seem like they may be nicer. oh well.

    Link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/162127536222
     
  3. swatski

    swatski Jetboaters Admiral

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    Boat Length:
    24
    I think you picked a great rack, no worries!

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  4. rsg1963

    rsg1963 Jet Boat Lover

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    I hope so, but man, the timing...
     
  5. Pinhacker71

    Pinhacker71 Jet Boat Lover

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    Location:
    Verona, KY
    Ratings:
    +183 / 6
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2015
    Boat Model:
    242 Limited E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    That what I ordered for mine. Very happy with quality of it.
     
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  6. Bothomas

    Bothomas Member

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    Location:
    Hooper, UT
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    Boat Make:
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    Year:
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    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    Do you happen to have any pictures of these installed? Looking to get 1 (or 2) soon!
     
  7. swatski

    swatski Jetboaters Admiral

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    24
    Nothing on hand as I only put those on and immediately took them off, working on other projects. The fit is perfect.
    Kicking myself for not taking pics at boat shows when I was looking at those.
    BTW - if you are on a fence, I would try to find one at a boat show - to get a feel for it. In my experience, there is a huge difference in how different models operate and feel.
    Needless to say - this one is my fave!

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  8. Bothomas

    Bothomas Member

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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
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    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    Thanks for the reply!
     
  9. FloJet

    FloJet Jet Boat Lover

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    Boat Make:
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    Year:
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    Boat Model:
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    24
    You mind if I ask how much you paid for the racks? I need a pair.
     
  10. swatski

    swatski Jetboaters Admiral

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    24
    upload_2017-4-19_15-40-13.png

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  11. SCP1

    SCP1 Well-Known Member

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    Location:
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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2017
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    19
    Back tower, black racks or silver? What do you think.
     
  12. swatski

    swatski Jetboaters Admiral

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    Boat Length:
    24
    I don't remember if those are offered in black, but polished aluminum is probably most practical and looks great on black tower, along with the bimini frame etc.
    As far as the tube sizing - I would talk to them (XTP's John Wiser) - they know exactly what is what in each model.
    [​IMG]

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  13. fireflymedic

    fireflymedic Well-Known Member

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    Year:
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    24
    I don't see in the discretions how thick a board they will take. Will a 3.5 inch thick zup board fit any or all of them?
     
  14. Julian

    Julian Jetboaters Fleet Admiral Staff Member Administrator

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    Boat Make:
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    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    242X E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    Here is a photo of my 242X that has almost identical racks to the ones @swatski bought....I love them!

    [​IMG]
     
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  15. swatski

    swatski Jetboaters Admiral

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    Year:
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    Boat Length:
    24
    Yep, I think those are the same racks, OEM. Aren't they the best?

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  16. njmr2fan

    njmr2fan Jetboaters Lieutenant

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    Year:
    2014
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    Boat Length:
    19
    Thanks @swatski for the info.

    Hey @Julian , What rod holder is that?
    Another thing I need to add to my Swiss Army Boat.
     
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