1. Welcome to Jetboaters.net!

    We are delighted you have found your way to the best Jet Boaters Forum on the internet! Please consider Signing Up so that you can enjoy all the features and offers on the forum. We have members with boats from all the major manufacturers including Yamaha, Seadoo, Scarab and Chaparral. We don't email you SPAM, and the site is totally non-commercial. So what's to lose? IT IS FREE!

    Membership allows you to ask questions (no matter how mundane), meet up with other jet boaters, see full images (not just thumbnails), browse the member map and qualifies you for members only discounts offered by vendors who run specials for our members only! (It also gets rid of this banner!)

    free hit counter

242 two way radio mounting location

Discussion in 'Yamaha AR240, SX240, 242 Limited / S / X/ E-Series' started by NORCAL-GAS, Aug 2, 2018.

  1. NORCAL-GAS

    NORCAL-GAS Member

    Messages:
    91
    Ratings:
    +56 / 2
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2018
    Boat Model:
    242X E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    I'm wanting to mount a non-handheld two way radio to my 2018 242x. I'd like to see some pics of what other 242 owners have done to mount their radios. If you also could describe any install tips, radio advice, or other FYI's, I would appreciate it.

    I should mention that I'm looking at the standard horizon gx1700 as my top choice right now. Thoughts?
     
  2. Captbob

    Captbob Jet Boat Lover

    Messages:
    86
    Location:
    Malvern, Pa
    Ratings:
    +25 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2010
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    Here is where I put mine.
     

    Attached Files:

  3. seanmclean

    seanmclean Jet Boat Junkie

    Messages:
    1,085
    Location:
    Medford, NJ
    Ratings:
    +1,117 / 34
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2017
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
    Newer boat, but same location recommendation
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  4. NORCAL-GAS

    NORCAL-GAS Member

    Messages:
    91
    Ratings:
    +56 / 2
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2018
    Boat Model:
    242X E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    those look nice, but it seems like my long legs would hit it....
    I think that does seem like a logical place though.
     
  5. BBottoms

    BBottoms Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    74
    Location:
    Buffalo, KY
    Ratings:
    +82 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2015
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    I used a piece of 1/4" starboard and mounted where the factory storage tray is behind the throttles. I can remove 4 screws, unhook the power and antenna cables and put the tray back when running on my local lake where I don't need the VHF.

    20180602_120846.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  6. NORCAL-GAS

    NORCAL-GAS Member

    Messages:
    91
    Ratings:
    +56 / 2
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2018
    Boat Model:
    242X E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    That’s what I was looking for. Good idea. I’ll prob do that. Unless someone has an idea for the area to the right of the throttle.
     
  7. Captbob

    Captbob Jet Boat Lover

    Messages:
    86
    Location:
    Malvern, Pa
    Ratings:
    +25 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2010
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    I put mine under the dash as shown above and my height is 6'0" and I have never hit my leg or knee for what its worth.
     
  8. AJack

    AJack Member

    Messages:
    75
    Location:
    Tampa 33621
    Ratings:
    +17 / 1
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2018
    Boat Model:
    SX
    Boat Length:
    24
    @BBottoms I really like this installation, very clean and out of the way. Which radio is that?
     
  9. BBottoms

    BBottoms Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    74
    Location:
    Buffalo, KY
    Ratings:
    +82 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2015
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    It's a Standard Horizon GX1700. Many fixed mounts that have the ability to be flush mounted could work though. I had to buy a separate flush mount kit for the GX1700, which was just two small stainless brackets. I think it was $15 or so.

    I was a little worried about the built in GPS in the radio picking up satellites but it seems to work fine and the unit is probably as or more exposed to the sky than an under dash mount.
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2018
  10. Captbob

    Captbob Jet Boat Lover

    Messages:
    86
    Location:
    Malvern, Pa
    Ratings:
    +25 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2010
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    My Horizon 17oo (GPS) works fine under the dash. It takes a little longer to get GPS signal when the winter cover is on.
     

Share This Page