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Installed Lateral Thrusters and Thrust Vectors on my 2018 242

Discussion in 'Yamaha AR240, SX240, 242 Limited / S / X/ E-Series' started by Shookie, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. Shookie

    Shookie Member

    Messages:
    64
    Location:
    Cary, NC
    Ratings:
    +28 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2018
    Boat Model:
    242 Limited S E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    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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  2. malibu Dan

    malibu Dan Jet Boat Addict

    Messages:
    470
    Location:
    Vancouver
    Ratings:
    +410 / 21
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2017
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    19
    Great job. Definitely next on my list is the lateral thrusters as I deal with strong river currents here when launching/landing...
     
  3. Av8tor07

    Av8tor07 Jet Boat Lover

    Messages:
    227
    Location:
    07936
    Ratings:
    +59 / 2
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    X
    Boat Length:
    21
    Does anyone know if these will fit with cobra fins?
     
  4. AZ Native

    AZ Native Jet Boat Lover

    Messages:
    187
    Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona 85044
    Ratings:
    +195 / 7
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2013
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
    I understand Lateral Thrsters do work with Cobra Fins. Search box will tell you more.
     
  5. Shookie

    Shookie Member

    Messages:
    64
    Location:
    Cary, NC
    Ratings:
    +28 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2018
    Boat Model:
    242 Limited S E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    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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