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FYI---this list HAS BEEN translated to the site's new FAQ feature we added.


So please check out the FAQ before posting in case there is already a thread on your topic.


Here is a list of great information for members to leverage to answer questions about jet boats. Please reply to this message if you would like me to add something to the list! This is built by members for members!

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Maintenance: (ALL of these are copied to the new FAQ)
  1. Oil Change step by step (also attached below) and video (link to Youtube video)
  2. How to remove stuck Oil filter
  3. Plug change step by step document and step by step and video
  4. Plug change and plug sheared off--How to remove
  5. Engine Flash codes (if your engine lights are flashing after you start your boat)
  6. Bearing greasing-Cone Bearing breakdown, Cone bearing maintenance, Intermediate bearing greasing, intermediate bearing replacement
  7. Winterization Checklist and video
  8. YDS Operation and overview
  9. How to Adjust reverse gates if your throttles chatter or your boat creeps forward to hard. Another thread with info on adjusting reverse gates.
  10. Thottles slipping back? How to adjust
  11. How to replace reverse gate cable, and a How to for 2007-2009 boats (see #31 for steering cables)
  12. How to dis-assemble Jet pump video, and photos
  13. Trailer Maintenance, how to replace winch strap, Shorelander grease point, Trailer Brakes replacement parts list
  14. Clean out Plug fixes and maintenance, 1) Repair kit from Yamaha 2) Thread with photos 3) One members fight with his plugs
  15. Engine not starting diagnostic
  16. How to clean intake screens or strainers
  17. How to fog your engines (by engine type) - SX230
  18. Engine cooling issues--video of how cooling works
  19. No Wake Mode not working?-adjust throttle stop
  20. Replacing Anodes - both engine and external
  21. How to replace Hydroturf decking material, JetboatPilot How to Video
  22. How to replace gas filler hose clamps
  23. Scuppers--How to install new SS Scupper, and a Thread with more photos and part #'s and a thread on borrowing pre-made scupper wrenches to fit in the small gap in the bilge.
  24. Yamaha Tech Bulletin on Plug Maintenance
  25. Polishing and Waxing your Boat
  26. How to replace your solenoid and remove ECU box
  27. How to remove an engine
  28. How to replace a starter
  29. 07-09 Fuel tank cover tool (to remove the flooring)
  30. Oil Cooler sheared off bolts (2010/2011 1.8L engines -need models affected)
  31. How to replace Steering cables
  32. What is in your oil filter? Anatomy of a Yamaha Filter
  33. Gas Gauge not reading right on older model (pre 2009) boat--replace the fuel sender
  34. Throttles out of Sync....directions on how to fix
  35. Aligning the powertrain on 2005 SX230
Frequently Ordered Parts:
  1. My favorite Yamaha parts look-up site
  2. Yamaha 4 Cycle (230 series boats) MR-1 Filter (page 7-KN-303) and Spark Plugs (CR9EB), an alternative filter alternative
  3. Yamaha 4 Cycle (210 Series boats) Spark plug and filter thread
  4. Yamaha 4 Cycle (240 series boats) Filter (K&N HP-1002) and Spark Plugs (#6668 LFR6A)
  5. Are the 210's plugs and filters the same as 230s?
  6. Replacement door trim
  7. Engine Flush connector
  8. JETBOATERS.net SWAG-Flags, Stickers, Coozies, shirts....
  9. Replacement Tires
  10. Pins for 212x Tower
  11. Ladder Strap replacement
  12. Older Model table post base
  13. Bimini "Boot" cover
  14. MANHOLE COVER REPAIR SET - FOR-67609-09-00 (clean out plug repair kit)
  15. Replacement fuel sender for older model - fixes gauge mis-reading
  16. Wire Connecting specialty connectors-really cool for adding/piggy backing wires.
Miscellaneous Tips/Information:
  1. How to Spot if Someone is Drowning, Drowning is SILENT <<<<<<READ or WATCH ONE of these - PLEASE>>>>>>
  2. Checklist for launching and retrieving
  3. Checklist when picking up a new boat (or used)
  4. How to contact Yamaha and YES departments
  5. Free Boater Education Classes
  6. How to fix gelcoat scratches/gouges
  7. Differences between the 4 Cycle Models
  8. How to replace sticky/gooey storage cabinet door trim
  9. How to clear a pump clog easily AKA The reverse cleanout trick
  10. How engine cooling system works (video)
  11. Bow stop loose? Weld or bolt it.
  12. How to install Keelguard or KeelShield
  13. How to put on/install mooring cover
  14. Depth Gauge Manual
  15. How to Set an Anchor
  16. Boattest.com docking instructional video
  17. Sources for Boating Covers:Covers Direct
  18. Trailer 5 pin to vehicle 4 pin wiring solutions
  19. How Not to have your table leg sink to the bottom!
  20. Comparing the Wesbar light fixtures with the Blazer LED modules
  21. F150 mirror upgrade
  22. List of Nautical Terms
  23. Trailer lockout key replacement options
  24. List of things (like tools) to keep on board
  25. Want a spare set of keys made cheap--here's how
  26. Battery/Charging -All about batteries and charging!
  27. NADA Pricing for Yamaha Boats (for some reason listed under PWC)
  28. Trailer Tire Changing Tips
  29. Great analysis of Engine Noise and Gas Mileage comparison to other boats
Popular Modifications: (All Copied to the new FAQ)
  1. How to Install Boat Buckle retractable transom tie downs
  2. How to Install Cobra Fins
  3. How to Install Thrust Vectors
  4. How to Install Tru Locks
  5. How to install EZ Locks
  6. How to install Trim Tabs
  7. How to install (and info on) an Airdock (floating lift)
  8. How to install larger speakers
  9. How to replace stock ladder with a better one (and part#s)
  10. How to install a fume detector MY BEST SAFETY MOD!
  11. How to install sound installation, Another thread on accoustiblock with video, and another thread on replacing engine soundproofing, and another sound install thread
  12. How to Install Shut off valves
  13. How to add cup holders and cup holder trash bag mod
  14. How to Install LED lighting
  15. How to improve storage in your storage closet
  16. How to install/add extra 12V or USB power ports
  17. How to add more ballast
  18. How to add a Barbecue grill
  19. Who to order Custom Vinyl Name Decals from
  20. How to replace 5 pin trailer plug with 7 round connection
  21. How to install a full Camper or rain cover to your bimini
  22. How to install a Switch Panel (to add more electronics)
  23. How to install LED lights on your trailer (and rewire it)
  24. How to relocate Cruise Assist to the Throttle lever (AKA Binnacle)
  25. How to install a storage hatch door on our 190/192 series boat
  26. How to install a refrigerator on your boat
  27. The "Wake Wedge" revealed
  28. How to install Wakemakers Ballast
  29. How to install a computer controlled ballast system
  30. How to install Seadek, and how to remove the old material
  31. How to install a fresh water shower
  32. How to add a spare tire mount and new jack stand
Stereo and Electronics Section
  1. How to Install a GPS Chartplotter
  2. Underwater LEDs
  3. Stereo upgrade thread
  4. Replacing JVC Headunit with Clarion and new remotes
  5. Installing 7.7 inch speakers to replace 6.5s
  6. Adding speakers without adding an amp
  7. How to install Perfect Pass - photos of the install
  8. How to calculate the right wire gauge for your wiring project
  9. How to pull wires through your tower
  10. How to build your own fiberglass speaker enclosures
  11. Stereo wiring harness schematic
Boat Cleaning: (All Copied to new FAQ)
  1. Clean your hull for 50 cents
  2. Buffing/Waxing your hull
  3. Boat Bling Products
  4. Magic Erasers and Part 2 - great for the floor and all sorts!
Forum Operations & Insights and Member fun topics:
  1. Our Code of Conduct
  2. Our Operation Expenses and Contributions
  3. Business Card template
  4. JETBOATERS.net SWAG-Stickers, Coozies, shirts....
  5. Our Committee and Moderators
  6. How to use our forum - #features
  7. A list of all the available Trophies you can be awarded
  8. Vendor Forum
  9. Member Map put your City/State (and opt. Zipcode) in your profile personal details section
  10. Link to our Member tips section
  11. Where did your screen name come from?
  12. What do you do for a living?
  13. Show us your boat- Post up pics of your boat/family etc
  14. What do you tow your boat with?
  15. Show us your boat names!
  16. Interested in meeting up with other Jetboaters...Check out the gathering forum!
  17. How to easily add hyperlinks to your posts
  18. How to post or link to pictures in your posts
 

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Julian

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Is my checklist in that group Julian?
 

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I have not. I forwarded a bunch of threads to Bruce...but didn't think to post that checklist last Tuesday before my trip. I will post it when I get home. So much I don't have on the pad...no file system!
 

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Oh there is a file system, they just don't want you messing with it! Droids Tablets have a File Manager and....wait for it.....memory card slots! LOL (that said, I have an Ipad the office gave me, and a Phablet - Samsung Note 3 I bought)
 

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Wow, you guys are amazing.

What Jetboat owner wouldn't flip over a resource such as this?

I've been around to a few different boating sites over the years...both manufacturer specific and general boating. None have it all laid out like this.

Great job.

If you need any contributions, my areas of expertise are spinning the boat in circles and fiberglass / composite stuff.:cool:
 

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Stick around Glassman...summers coming! Composite help will once again be needed and appreciated!
 

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Stick around Glassman...summers coming! Composite help will once again be needed and appreciated!
Especially with all the low water levels this year :woot:
 

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@Glassman, did you ever post a detailed "how to" on fixing small dings? Would love to be able to link to that!
 
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Added trailer maintenance, all of @-klb- links and started a parts section. Sent a message to @kvoman to see if he would author a list of the plugs and filters for all the models. I would love EVERYONE to find a number above and either author a new post on it, go find a link on youtube etc to a video of how to, and reply here with the links/details. Then we can quickly fill in the gaps!
 

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I have not. I forwarded a bunch of threads to Bruce...but didn't think to post that checklist last Tuesday before my trip. I will post it when I get home. So much I don't have on the pad...no file system!
Mel - there is a file system on the iPad but the way to use it is a little odd. I'm happy to walk you through it if you want...for example, I have your checklist on MY iPad... :)
 

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I have goodreader on my pad and phone Lee. I can always load things in there. Then I can access them and post them from there I think. But it still isn't like having them in files on the computer and adding that file to the post. But any help I can get learning to do things easier is welcome!
 

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hey julian -

I noticed a couple of the above reference documents don't seem to exist or have hyperlinks. One being the scupper replacement. Do you know if this document was uploaded or available?

Thanks
 

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I haven't got it updated yet, so the missing ones are placeholders for us to fill in.

I see if I can scrounge up a Scupper replacement how to (I've not done one, so perhaps another member will chime in)
 

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Julian, one thing that I think may be helpful is a list of boating terms. I find myself googling terms from time to time and I think a list might be helpful. Just a thought.
 
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