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Coating on Intake Duct and Plate

Discussion in '2016 Yamaha Boats' started by PortTobacco II, Aug 28, 2017.

  1. PortTobacco II

    PortTobacco II Jet Boat Lover

    Messages:
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    Location:
    Southern Maryland
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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2015
    Boat Model:
    SX
    Boat Length:
    24
    I recently bought this 2016 sx240 used. I was just looking closer at the bottom of the boat and I noticed that Intake Duct and Plate seem to be just shinny metal. If my memory serves me correctly, I thought these pieces had some kind of paint or coating on them. Did this change in 2016? Can someone with a 2016 sx240 let me know what their plates look like.... Thanks
     

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  2. Julian

    Julian Jetboaters Fleet Admiral Staff Member Administrator

    Messages:
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    Location:
    Raleigh, NC 27614
    Ratings:
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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    242X E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    I know they used to be painted...then there were complaints from owners about the paint peeling off....so perhaps they stopped painting them? (need to look at mine)
     
  3. PortTobacco II

    PortTobacco II Jet Boat Lover

    Messages:
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    Location:
    Southern Maryland
    Ratings:
    +43 / 10
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2015
    Boat Model:
    SX
    Boat Length:
    24
    Thanks Julian. I just bought this boat used from a guy in Maine. I forgot to ask him about any cavitaion issues and forgot to look at caulking in this area. It does not look like there is much caulking at all by this Intake Duct or the grate. I have not even had this boat in the water yet so I am not sure if there is an issue. I dealt with cavitation with a used boat I bought back in 2009. Back then Yamaha fixed it under warranty.
    The Conext system showed that the Max speed of the boat had gone was 47 MPH. So maybe cavitation is NOT an issue since the boat got up to 47mph...
     
  4. PortTobacco II

    PortTobacco II Jet Boat Lover

    Messages:
    58
    Location:
    Southern Maryland
    Ratings:
    +43 / 10
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2015
    Boat Model:
    SX
    Boat Length:
    24
    Julian,
    Just wanted to circle back on this thread. I have no cavitation issues. The boat is running great.
     
  5. Julian

    Julian Jetboaters Fleet Admiral Staff Member Administrator

    Messages:
    11,274
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC 27614
    Ratings:
    +8,335 / 116
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    242X E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    Mine looks just like yours does:

    [​IMG]
     
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