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242x Ballast set up

Discussion in 'Yamaha AR240, SX240, 242 Limited / S / X/ E-Series' started by Ryan123, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. Ryan123

    Ryan123 New Member

    Messages:
    7
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2018
    Boat Model:
    242X E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    Try this again, I have a 2018 242XE I surf port side. I cannot Surf ropeless. I’ve ordered a wake wedge and will be putting it on as soon as I get it and hopefully see if that helps. How do you set your ballast? All port side? Any in the center in the starboard ballast?

    Thanks
     
  2. melvin80

    melvin80 New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    242 Limited S E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    let me know how the wedge works, we just bought a suck gate and seemed to help but blew the center bag when filling the ballast. hoping to test again soon once the bag is fixed.
     
  3. Scottie

    Scottie Jet Boat Lover

    Messages:
    189
    Location:
    Helena, Alabama
    Ratings:
    +155 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2013
    Boat Model:
    X
    Boat Length:
    21
    I don't believe anyone, over about 150lbs, can surf ropeless on any stock X model Yamaha. You could perhaps get it done with a really fast board, but your first look should be the wake wedge and the swim deck bag, both from @jcyamaharider. The wake wedge will definitely clean the wave up, which will help, but it won't make the wave taller. The swim deck bag will, and it is very effective. I have an older 212x, and while it's a very different boat from yours, ropeless was completely out of the question without the wedge and the swim deck bag. I'll also be upgrading the factory ballast over the winter. There are a few people who have gone ropeless with the stock setup, but it's a very small pocket, and you're basically pumping the whole time. Not ideal.
     
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  4. NORCAL-GAS

    NORCAL-GAS New Member

    Messages:
    26
    Ratings:
    +12 / 1
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2018
    Boat Model:
    242X E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    I surfed ropeless last week. 2 people in port rear corner. Ballast 100 port rear. 65 center. 60 starboard rear. Forgot to mention, I tip the scales at 175. 74”. Ropeless.
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2018
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