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2017 AR 190

Discussion in '2017 Yamaha Boats' started by ncinthenext3, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. ncinthenext3

    ncinthenext3 New Member

    Messages:
    8
    Location:
    NW Ohio / SE MI
    Ratings:
    +6 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2017
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    19
    Hello All,

    Appreciate all of the amazing information here. I just finalized a deal yesterday for our new Yamaha AR190. I'm looking for tips since I'm new to the jet boat ownership thing. I've owned a pwc in the past. Will be doing all freshwater boating. Any tips anyone can provide? Specifically, batteries..will I need to add another......upgrades to sound systems....what's a great wakeboard for the money.....wakeboard racks......Yamaha Fenders vs typical 'balloon tubes'....I 'm open to any tips!

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. njmr2fan

    njmr2fan Jetboaters Lieutenant

    Messages:
    1,372
    Location:
    Augusta GA
    Ratings:
    +861 / 4
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2014
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    19
    Welcome! Great boat that will bring you loads of fun times.

    I like the Hull Hugr flat fenders and have used them since I started boating. I do have some taylor balloon fenders that came with the boat. For ease of use I attach 1 fender to each cleat with a short ball bungee. The rear most is attached to a large suction cup that attaches it right to the hull.

    Get yourself a new soft roller for the trailer, maybe some boatbuckles for the rear, and a keel guard!

    I opted for @Cobra Jet Steering LLC fangs setup to aid in straight line stability and an easier time docking, check them out. They can be locked for full time duty, or spring loaded to retract under speed.

    Give your engines a good flush after every outing and don't be alarmed when your motor sounds like a blender full of bolts while running out of the water.

    Enjoy!
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2017
  3. ncinthenext3

    ncinthenext3 New Member

    Messages:
    8
    Location:
    NW Ohio / SE MI
    Ratings:
    +6 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2017
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    19
    Interesting. First I've heard of a keel shield but I can see how it sure makes sense. I've seen a lot about the Cobra Jets and how much they help. I figure I'll give that new articulating keel a try and see how well it does before investing there. How many Hugrs are you using? I was thinking 4. Good idea on the suction cup! I guess flushing can't hurt after every trip even in freshwater. Any recommendations for length of the keel shield? Thanks!
     
  4. haknslash

    haknslash Jetboaters Lieutenant

    Messages:
    1,421
    Location:
    Alabaster, AL
    Ratings:
    +1,178 / 41
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    AR192
    Boat Length:
    19
    I wouldn't worry with flushing after fresh water use but YMMV. Good idea trying the stock articulating rudder than throwing on fins from the start. You may find you don't need them and you may like the way the boat handles stock. Unless there is a lot of gusty wind or current my rudder is sufficient for maneuvering.
     
  5. njmr2fan

    njmr2fan Jetboaters Lieutenant

    Messages:
    1,372
    Location:
    Augusta GA
    Ratings:
    +861 / 4
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2014
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    19
    Ahhh forgot about the articulating keel. I have an 8' Keel guard and it runs to the flat bottom. Im in a fresh water lake and flush after every outing. Its no big deal to me, and id rather push out any sand, clay or small vegetation the blender under the boat may have forced through then letting it dry up in there.
     
  6. Ismael Breton

    Ismael Breton Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    69
    Location:
    Goddard, KS
    Ratings:
    +38 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2017
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    19
    @ncinthenext3 I also JUST purchased a 2017 AR190. I previously owned a 2013 AR192 (bought it with low hours for about $24,500) and when we moved to Kansas from Nashville, all my research told me to sell, sell, sell because there's not much boating in Wichita! Truth be told, can't live without a boat and you can't beat the AR190 price point. We've also found a couple of lakes around the corner, but we'll be towing to Table Rock often! The price tag on ours was $27k, still with the foam on the tower! What a great boat, can't wait to pick up soon...send some pics!! FYI, Sam's Club has a large foam floating mat for around $250. Great addition for long days of lounging on the water. Enjoy!
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2017
  7. octavio3311

    octavio3311 Jetboaters Commander

    Messages:
    1,486
    Location:
    Brookfield, Ct
    Ratings:
    +1,437 / 4
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2013
    Boat Model:
    X
    Boat Length:
    21
    The AR190 is a great boat. Had 1 before my current 212x.
    Batteries - unless you have a big multiple amp sound system - single battery is fine. Stock stereo is not a big draw.
    Fenders - I have several different types. I use standard 6" fenders for quick launching. 8"ers for longer lunch/dinner stops. And the big balls are perfect for raft ups. IMG_5459.PNG
     
  8. Ismael Breton

    Ismael Breton Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    69
    Location:
    Goddard, KS
    Ratings:
    +38 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2017
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    19
    Here's to a fun Summer '17. Nothing like picking up a new boat in a winter coat!!! Now just hoping and praying that it fits in the garage!!! If you don't hear from me in 3 hrs it's because my wife has killed me. Wish me luck!
     

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  9. Ismael Breton

    Ismael Breton Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    69
    Location:
    Goddard, KS
    Ratings:
    +38 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2017
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    19
    IMG_0721.JPG SHE FITS!!! Comfortably actually. Didn't even have to do anything with the tower!
     
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  10. Shannon

    Shannon Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    197
    Location:
    Holly Springs,NC
    Ratings:
    +171 / 2
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    AR192
    Boat Length:
    19
    Sweet man I knew you had it! lol Don't she just look great setting inside your own garage. Just think in December you can do some garage boating. The wife gets a kick out of it when I ask her to grab some beers and its 25 degrees outside! Enjoy!
     
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  11. Ismael Breton

    Ismael Breton Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    69
    Location:
    Goddard, KS
    Ratings:
    +38 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2017
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    19
    Haha! Garage boating as we speak my friend.
     
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