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242X E Best Surf tips and mods....

Discussion in 'Yamaha AR240, SX240, 242 Limited / S / X/ E-Series' started by Hailer, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. Hailer

    Hailer New Member

    Messages:
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    Ratings:
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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2018
    Boat Model:
    242X E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    just bought an ‘18 242X and would like to know what are best reasonable mods to add in order to achieve better wake. A few of us tried and none were able to drop the rope using full factory ballast. We are all beginners but have all wake surfed a decent amount behind larger boats. I don’t want to spend a fortune but if there are some mods that can make a significant difference than I would be interested. Any tips or info is greatly appreciated as I was a little disappointed in the wake considering all the high reviews of the boat. Other issue is I’m having trouble with cruise control holding a steady speed. Kids like to wakeboard around 17-19 and would set at 18 and would fluctuate from 15-22. I found it very difficult to maintain speed and didn’t know if this was typical.
     
  2. Rod5

    Rod5 Jet Boat Addict

    Messages:
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    Location:
    Marietta GA
    Ratings:
    +324 / 5
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    242X E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    Search for wakewedge and in addition get an 800# sack for the swim platform. Center skilocker bag about 50%. Speed will be 9.8 to 10.5 depending on conditions and # of people onboard. Move people to surf side of boat to help list it and find a large cove where you can do large circles vs straight line surfing. If surfing on the port side circle left an so on. You can always get more auxiliary bags and spend more but the above will be pretty good. If wakewedge is not in the budget 800# sack will make a big enough improvement to go ropeless.
    Good luck and happy surfing.
     
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  3. Hailer

    Hailer New Member

    Messages:
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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2018
    Boat Model:
    242X E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    Thank you very much for the tips...any recommended vendors to get the items? Secondly m, typical load is 6-8 people averaging 150lbs, is it better to have all people towards stern of boat if possible
     
  4. swatski

    swatski Jetboaters Fleet Admiral

    Messages:
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    Location:
    Saint Louis, MO
    Ratings:
    +8,099 / 122
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    Get in touch with @jcyamaharider, he can hook you up with 1. the wedge and 2. the swim platform bag.
    Both of those help, and should do the trick- on top of your factory set up.
    I use a Wake Makers custom built-in ballast system in my AR 240 with 3x800lbs bags, plus the above (wedge and swim plaform bag - from @jcyamaharider )
    It takes time to "dial-in" for wake surfing these yammies, but it is possible.
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    Many of us use RideSteady cruise control which is amazing, but you should need it with your E-series. Maybe there is away to tighten that speed control on the Connext? IDK.

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