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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

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    443
    Location:
    Fredericksburg, Virginia
    Ratings:
    +638 / 6
    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 Lieutenant

    Messages:
    1,438
    Location:
    Chapin, SC
    Ratings:
    +1,498 / 8
    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

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    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 Member

    Messages:
    51
    Location:
    Zion Crossroads, Va
    Ratings:
    +14 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Other
    Year:
    2006
    Boat Model:
    Other
    Boat Length:
    Other
    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:
    443
    Location:
    Fredericksburg, Virginia
    Ratings:
    +638 / 6
    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 Member

    Messages:
    51
    Location:
    Zion Crossroads, Va
    Ratings:
    +14 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Other
    Year:
    2006
    Boat Model:
    Other
    Boat Length:
    Other
    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 Lieutenant

    Messages:
    1,438
    Location:
    Chapin, SC
    Ratings:
    +1,498 / 8
    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.
     

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