• Welcome to Jetboaters.net!

    We are delighted you have found your way to the best Jet Boaters Forum on the internet! Please consider Signing Up so that you can enjoy all the features and offers on the forum. We have members with boats from all the major manufacturers including Yamaha, Seadoo, Scarab and Chaparral. We don't email you SPAM, and the site is totally non-commercial. So what's to lose? IT IS FREE!

    Membership allows you to ask questions (no matter how mundane), meet up with other jet boaters, see full images (not just thumbnails), browse the member map and qualifies you for members only discounts offered by vendors who run specials for our members only! (It also gets rid of this banner!)

    free hit counter

Life jackets

Tommy Bierly

Jet Boat Addict
Messages
91
Reaction score
207
Points
102
Boat Make
Yamaha
Year
2012
Boat Model
Limited S
Boat Length
24
I put a tension curtain rod in my head to hang life jackets. I need to secure it a little better, but I've been looking for a way o get life jackets out from every storage space on the boat. What do you all use/do for life jackets?

...another sunrise pic from this morning.
 

Attachments

  • 5F140E8B-3283-42F4-B2FA-6B5547DBFEEF.jpeg
    5F140E8B-3283-42F4-B2FA-6B5547DBFEEF.jpeg
    3.4 MB · Views: 37
  • AF8FEA7B-0EF8-40E8-9A6B-C6F17923AD82.jpeg
    AF8FEA7B-0EF8-40E8-9A6B-C6F17923AD82.jpeg
    1.5 MB · Views: 54
Great idea...I'm always looking for a place to put them. I may go with a beefier stainless steel shower curtain rod than can be adjusted without the spring tension.
 
I ordered some of these... not sure how well the adhesive will work in there...but we'll see!D1FDB662-9E88-419C-B102-55825344D6EF.jpeg
 
My tension rod fell on the first voyage... If you find a way to secure it, do let us know. I know some others have screwed in a wooden rod (like in a closet).
 
My tension rod fell on the first voyage... If you find a way to secure it, do let us know. I know some others have screwed in a wooden rod (like in a closet).
Was yours spring loaded or twist lock?
 
Had one of each, actually... The twist lock one I put at an angle between the forward starboard corner of the compartment and the aft port corner. That one stayed up for a couple of voyages, but eventually fell. So I tried the spring one--that one didn't make it one voyage.
 
That’s a great idea but my head compartment I think on the 242XE does not have any drainage from that compartment wouldn’t putting wet jackets in there leave water standing down on the floor of the head compartment?
 
That’s a great idea but my head compartment I think on the 242XE does not have any drainage from that compartment wouldn’t putting wet jackets in there leave water standing down on the floor of the head compartment?
Good point, but I would only be storing them dry. Not sure yet if they will even fit. My boat is 21ft, so the head comp. is substantially smaller.
 
I picked up a twist lock and have been trying to make it stay put in the port helm storage area of my ar210. Keeps falling out though :(
 
I picked up a twist lock and have been trying to make it stay put in the port helm storage area of my ar210. Keeps falling out though :(
I’m going to try and put some barbs or something on the ends so they will embed in the fiberglass…just an idea
 
I used the 3M adhesive sticks for curtain rods. It had held up for two trips so far.

agreed, nothing gets stored on my boat wet.
 
This photo makes me feel like a piss-poor human. And I am mesmerized by it. I could write a 1,000 word essay on it...
Thanks! But…I’ll take a picture of the same compartment when it has 10 pairs of sandals, a snack bag, a sunscreen bag, food, and everything else an over prepared person could bring on the boat. That will make you feel better. ?
 
I put a tension curtain rod in my head to hang life jackets. I need to secure it a little better, but I've been looking for a way o get life jackets out from every storage space on the boat. What do you all use/do for life jackets?

...another sunrise pic from this morning.
Same solution here....rod in storage
 
20240706_164912.jpg
Proof of theft...
 
1 Walmart Shower Curtain $6
1 Pair Stainless Closet Rod Supports $9
10 Temu Tactical Hangars $50
View attachment 221340
I feel like this is a must do.


I ordered these exact stainless steel closet rod supports from Amazon and installed an adjustable closet rod from Home Depot in my AR250. The screws with the supports worked perfectly as they are short but sturdy. I cheaped out and got some boring plastic walmart hangers but now can easily store 10-12 life jackets neatly in there which opens up the underseat bow storage for other stuff. Thank you for the info!

Also have a plastic shoe holder thing that many people use in this space for sunscreen, goggles, etc. and found that one side of the velcro strips that you can buy at HD/Walmart when stuck to the back of the shoe holder it will grab nicely to that liner material in there. Did that a couple of years ago and it is holding up well.
 
Last edited:
Those hangers are amazing! We have a shallow rubbermaid coated wire shelving unit. This gives us the rod for hanging the life jackets, but also a shelf for storing all of our rolled towels and a few bottles of sunscreen
 
Back
Top