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2018 242X - First Jet Boat

Discussion in 'Yamaha AR240, SX240, 242 Limited / S / X/ E-Series' started by hamsammy, Apr 16, 2018 at 5:49 PM.

  1. hamsammy

    hamsammy New Member

    Messages:
    4
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2018
    Boat Model:
    242X E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    I will be soon be taking ownership of a 2018 242x. This will be my first jet drive and after extensive research in this forum, I will be adding the JBP vectors and thrusters. I’m sure I would get used to the handling, but I’d hate to rash up a new gel coat. In addition, I will be changing the bow eye roller to a Stoltz. The question I cannot find an answer to is would it be a good choice to replace the keel roller and any of the frame pads to Stoltz as well?
     
  2. AZ Native

    AZ Native Jet Boat Lover

    Messages:
    119
    Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona 85044
    Ratings:
    +118 / 7
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2013
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
    How exciting. Welcome to the Jet Boat world and this forum. These owners have been a huge help to me this past couple years. Agreed with adding the vectors and thrusters. I added the vectors on both of my boats before ever taking them out. The latest one also has the Thrusters. You'll probably want them anyhow so might as well order them while waiting on the boat delivery. As for the keel roller (I assume you mean rear/stern), I may be wrong, but unless you retrieve at a really shallow ramp, I don't think any boat comes close to the trailer at the back. My trailer doesn't have a roller at the back, just a plastic piece.
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  3. hamsammy

    hamsammy New Member

    Messages:
    4
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2018
    Boat Model:
    242X E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    I’m not sure if these trailers have it, but the previous boat trailers I’ve owned have had a roller on the forward most crossmember to help center the boat. That’s what I’m referring to as the keel roller. These trailers may not have one?
     

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