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Installed Lateral Thrusters and Thrust Vectors on my 2018 242

Shookie

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Location
Cary, NC
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2018
Boat Model
242 Limited S E-Series
Boat Length
24
#1
I have to say I was a bit skeptical about these..... The videos at JBP made sense and I read some good reviews so I took advantage of the Memorial Day sale and bought both. Installed them Friday and was out on the lake yesterday. I have to say, what an amazing difference. The low speed steering was much better and I loved how easy it was to swing the stern of the boat into a dock. Easy to learn and just so much more maneuverable than the stock setup on these. Really really happy with that purchase!!!

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malibu Dan

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Vancouver
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2017
Boat Model
AR
Boat Length
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#2
Great job. Definitely next on my list is the lateral thrusters as I deal with strong river currents here when launching/landing...
 

Shookie

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Location
Cary, NC
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2018
Boat Model
242 Limited S E-Series
Boat Length
24
#5
Great job. Definitely next on my list is the lateral thrusters as I deal with strong river currents here when launching/landing...
For sure it will give you a lot more control. The concept makes sense but hearing that you only get 1/3 to 1/6 thrust through the thruster, I was skeptical about how well it would move a 5-6,000 pound boat in the water. I never went above 3,000 RPM using the thruster and it really had no issue moving it at a decent rate. I spun a 360 and it was tight to the center..... Again, really happy with the purchase.

Best of all, the boss (wife) approved! :)
 
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