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Connectx system and "Err" speed

Discussion in '2016 Yamaha Boats' started by deadlift, May 20, 2016.

  1. Glen

    Glen Jet Boat Junkie

    Messages:
    460
    Location:
    Fredericksburg, Virginia
    Ratings:
    +659 / 7
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    242X E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    I don’t understand why (nor does the service lead at my local dealer) but they pulled my tach’s And have sent them back to Yamaha to be “re-flashed”.

    Let you know if this fixes the issue.

    I only have another month or 2 left on YES, so finally hitting all the minor annoyances.

    BTW, Shorlander fully replaced both wheel wells this time.
    Last time it was just the cracked brackets.
     
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  2. Mainah

    Mainah Jetboaters Captain

    Messages:
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    Location:
    Chapin, SC
    Ratings:
    +2,395 / 18
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
    Sounds like they have found the issue. The port tachometer reads the nmea 0183 for the gps antenna module and sends that data over the radio canbus to the display. My guess is some sort of issue with baud rate, dropped packet handling or something to do with voltage. Hopefully Yamaha sent out a TSB to the dealers. The real shame is that it has taken them this long to figure it out. I have high hopes for the 2018 models with the 12" Connext. Given the relatively short product cycle for the original Connext it would appear that Yamaha is listening.
     
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  3. t.gordon

    t.gordon Member

    Messages:
    18
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    242 Limited S E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    That’s how they fixed my boat last year. Two new tachs.
     
  4. JeffVans

    JeffVans Active Member

    Messages:
    153
    Location:
    Zion Crossroads, Va
    Ratings:
    +110 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    242 Limited S E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    Anyone have any updates on this? I may be getting a 2016 242LSE, but now I'm scared. I already didnt like the stupid Connext to begin with. Now I really don't like it. When did you guys start seeing the issues, I saw one (OP) was at about 8 hours, but not info on the rest, unless I missed it. The boat I'm looking at has 50 hours on it, so just wondering if it were to be a problem it would have happened by now?

    Also, the one that really scared me was the post that said the engine cut off and wouldn't restart. Since I plan on taking this to Bimini that REALLY worries me!!! Should I just go with one w/o a Connext?
     
  5. Glen

    Glen Jet Boat Junkie

    Messages:
    460
    Location:
    Fredericksburg, Virginia
    Ratings:
    +659 / 7
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    242X E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    Took my "err" reporting Yammer to Bimini last year. No issues with it, as I was never attempting to use the set starting modules (ballast, speed, start tempo).

    BUT, my YES was coming due in Jan, so in early Dec it became a priority to resolve. They sent my 2 tach's out to be re-flashed, and that would fix the problem.

    They did not validate that the fix worked (Winter), but have verbally guaranteed (makes me crazy!) that if it did not, that they would continue the work to resolve, under warranty.
     
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  6. JeffVans

    JeffVans Active Member

    Messages:
    153
    Location:
    Zion Crossroads, Va
    Ratings:
    +110 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    242 Limited S E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    Cool thanks. I need to look into the warranty and see how long this one is covered and how much an extended one would be. Like I said the Connext thing scares me... but the new hull design, sound deadening and stern storage really makes me want to go with the LSE. On the other hand I don't want the what I assume is about a 1500-2000 Connext to screw up after the warranty is up!!!!
     
  7. Mainah

    Mainah Jetboaters Captain

    Messages:
    2,005
    Location:
    Chapin, SC
    Ratings:
    +2,395 / 18
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
    FWIW it makes sense that a firware update to the tachs could work. They interpret the gps signal before sending to connext.
     
  8. fraserjr

    fraserjr Jet Boat Addict

    Messages:
    288
    Location:
    Fairfax, VA
    Ratings:
    +178 / 2
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    242 Limited S E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    Have we all confirmed that a Tach firmware update fixes the problem? My dealer is 3 hours away so I am wondering if they can send me new tachs and I can send the old ones back to them.
     
  9. Glen

    Glen Jet Boat Junkie

    Messages:
    460
    Location:
    Fredericksburg, Virginia
    Ratings:
    +659 / 7
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    242X E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    My dealer tells me the problem is fixed but it has yet to be validated.

    I will likely be testing this, this weekend (as Winter appears to have finally left VA).
     
  10. fraserjr

    fraserjr Jet Boat Addict

    Messages:
    288
    Location:
    Fairfax, VA
    Ratings:
    +178 / 2
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    242 Limited S E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    @Glen can you let me know if you determine that it has been fixed? I assume your dealer is Fredericksburg Motor Sports? Unfortunately, the dealer I got my boat from is in Easton, MD which is about a 3hr drive from me in Fairfax.
     
  11. sapperfitz

    sapperfitz Active Member

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    Location:
    Yelm, WA
    Ratings:
    +22 / 2
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    242 Limited S E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    I got my boat back from the dealer last week. They sent the tachs back to Yamaha for a reflash. I took the boat out yesterday and did not get any speed errors, so it looks like it has been fixed. The tachs developed a different problem, though. The LCD portion of the tachs is now unreadable and it looks as though the polarization of the screen is wrong. I have a video I'll try to post later.
     
  12. sapperfitz

    sapperfitz Active Member

    Messages:
    15
    Location:
    Yelm, WA
    Ratings:
    +22 / 2
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    242 Limited S E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24

     
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  13. Glen

    Glen Jet Boat Junkie

    Messages:
    460
    Location:
    Fredericksburg, Virginia
    Ratings:
    +659 / 7
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    242X E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    Yes, finally took by boat out for the Blue Angels in Annapolis on Wed.

    "Err", is gone-

    Bottom-line, re-flashing the tach's appears to have fixed the problem-
     
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  14. fraserjr

    fraserjr Jet Boat Addict

    Messages:
    288
    Location:
    Fairfax, VA
    Ratings:
    +178 / 2
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    242 Limited S E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    I wonder if my dealer will send me new Tachs and I can send mine back. The dealer I bought from is 3 hours a way and I really don't want to waste time while I wait for my Tachs to get sent back and reflashed. My understanding is that the boats won't run without the tachs installed.
     
  15. Glen

    Glen Jet Boat Junkie

    Messages:
    460
    Location:
    Fredericksburg, Virginia
    Ratings:
    +659 / 7
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    242X E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    Comes down to which is a greater pain.

    -2 weeks without your boat in Summer
    -Err msg all Summer

    I decided last year to keep the Err msg all Summer and used Winter to lose the tachs for the few weeks to be re-flashed-

    Glen
     

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