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3 Star vs 4 Star Models???

Discussion in '2016 Yamaha Boats' started by Coheeba, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. Coheeba

    Coheeba Jet Boat Addict

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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    242 Limited S E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    I've searched everywhere I can think of but cant find out what the difference is between the 3 star and 4 star models. Can someone enlighten me? Please :banghead::banghead::banghead:
     
  2. swatski

    swatski Jetboaters Admiral

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    4 star are CARB compliant (Cali)? W/catalytic converters.

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  3. robert843

    robert843 Jetboaters Admiral

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    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    typically the 4 star boats have a little less power then the 3 star for the reason @swatski mentioned. I'm not sure of the exact horsepower difference and not sure it makes much difference in the newer boats as I have not seen many people claiming top speeds on the 240's of less then 50 mph on the previous model when someone would says they couldn't clear 50 mph this was typically the reason why.
     
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  4. Rob9550

    Rob9550 Jet Boat Addict

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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2015
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    I have the 4 Star and I can still hit 50mph. Only issue is the smell of eggs when slowing or driving in reverse...
     
  5. swatski

    swatski Jetboaters Admiral

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    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    I wouldn't mind a 4 star engines actually. We are getting into wake surfing and I would think the cat converters would be nice to clean up the exhaust.
    @Rob9550 I'm intrigued by the smell of eggs...

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  6. Matt Phillips

    Matt Phillips Jet Boat Addict

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    Location:
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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2009
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    23
    Carb boats hg Ave CA emissions compliant stickers all over them...
     
  7. Coheeba

    Coheeba Jet Boat Addict

    Messages:
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    Location:
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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    242 Limited S E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    Thanks to all.:winkingthumbsup"
     
  8. txav8r

    txav8r Jetboaters Admiral Staff Member Administrator

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    Boat Make:
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    Many people remove most of the sticker, but those I would leave because if you ever sell it in California, it better have at least one to verify it. Me personally, I would keep the vagina and rectal warning sticker!
     
  9. Rob9550

    Rob9550 Jet Boat Addict

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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2015
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    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    I have read that it can be a byproduct of the catalytic process. I have never seen it in cars, but this boat has a distinct smell.
     
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  10. HARY5150

    HARY5150 New Member

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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2017
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    19
    That decal is a pain in the ass to get off, any suggestions
     
  11. rsg1963

    rsg1963 Jet Boat Lover

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    Location:
    Dublin, Ca.
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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    I used a hair dryer to warm it up, then it came off fairly easily. Little bit of goo-gone and I was done.
     
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