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2021 FSH 252 Sport Thread

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Has anyone done an annual/100hr service yet? If so, how much did it cost? I understand prices vary based on location but it will give me a good idea of the cost.
 

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Also make sure your head compartment door hinges are aligned square or else the following could occur.

View attachment 162681

This is the upper left corner of the head locker door.. It's hitting the helm frame and will chip if opened all the way.
Mine is doing exactly this too at the top starboard corner of the hatch. Meanwhile, along the bottom edges, the hatch protrudes 1/4'' starboard of the console base and is inset 1/4'' on the port side.

When I have time... after fixing all the other B.S. on this boat (which I'm assuming was assembled at the Yamaha factory by drunks)... my plan is to shift the hinges on the hatch by 1/4''. Worst case, I'll drill bigger holes for the hinges and then bolt the hinges onto the hatch using epoxied backing plates.
 

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Also added 3 and 1 transducer for side scanning . B.o.a.t. break out another thousand
Where & how did you install your Active 3-in-1 -- transom mount or flush mount? And is your structure-scan image looking good while on plane?

I have about 10 B.O.A.T.s into mine already. 😵💫
 

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Good to know. Is there only one bilge pump? Automatic/float switch or manual?

Thanks for your help. Also, Zackdadams, your posts on this thread have been instrumental in helping me make my decision.
FYI, if you plan on running your stereo and other standard electronics with the engines off, you still have to keep the Start battery switch on... unless you rewire them to take power from the House feed and you install a new stereo head that's independent of the CONNEXT system. 🤦‍♂️
 

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do you know where the water is coming in? i checked the anchor drain on mine and it’s the same issue as other posts: the fitting ends before it gets to the compartment. My dealer said they are going to try and glue a grommet on the inside.
I mentioned in another post that water enters the helm/head closet via the holes drilled through the deck for the tower mounts.

To verify, pour a bucket of water onto the deck next to the gap where the center console meets the deck, and watch the water spill into the closet at the stainless steel footing of the tower.

I can't think of a way to seal this area effectively without taking apart the center console. (No way I'm doing this.)

Therefore, I've got Dri-Dek on the floor of the closet.

There isn't a single dry compartment on this boat. Heck, even the gunwale rod holders just pour water into their neighboring compartments. Hilariously, the rod holder next to the tackle/trash closet aims the water directly at the trash bin, so the bin fills with water when it rains or when I rinse the boat.

I purchased rod-holder drain caps and 1/4'' hose so I can reroute the water into the gunwale gutters.
 

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Hello how bad is the jet wash for trolling?
 

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Hello how bad is the jet wash for trolling?
If you troll at the lowest speed with the control-box levers set at TDE position (Thrust Directional Enhancer), part of your thrust will be directed downward, and therefore, your wake will be dirty to a few feet deep. You can push the levers forward to the next "detent," and the jet gates will move completely out of the way, at the expense of a bit of directional control.

In either case, directional control is pretty sloppy at no-wake speeds, even with the super-deluxe-magnum-elephant-ear-or-whatever-they're-called Cobra Jet fins installed. One wave or wake, or even a tiny change in windspeed, can turn you way off your line.

One tactic that others have described here is to use your trolling motor to keep your bow pointed along a designated line (a good reason to network your motor to your MFD and use autopilot) while your jets push you forward.

Before I bought my 255 FSH, I had an AR210. I always trolled using planers so I could get my lures down to the appropriate depth below the boat, out of the way of the wake, with less line out.
 

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Ok thanks. Just moved to south Florida and it seems high speed trolling is the thing here.
 

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Does anyone know how good my chances are at actually getting a 2022 252 fsh sport by summer of next year? I was told I am number 15th in line with the deposit I made on September 1st 2021.
I ordered mine sep 1, 2021. It took 11 months to come in.
 
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