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New Chapparal 242VRX steering pulling

Discussion in 'Chaparral' started by Scottofutah, Jul 13, 2017.

  1. Scottofutah

    Scottofutah New Member

    Messages:
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    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Chaparral
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    VRX
    Boat Length:
    24
    Hello all, just got a new Chapparal 242 VRX.
    My boat pulls to the right a littlle bit. If I allowed it to, it would make a huge right turn. I've tried moving weight around in the boat with no luck so I'm thinking the jet vector is off. I'm far enough from the dealer I would prefer to fix it myself. Has anyone else had this issue and how did you adjust the jet vector?thanks
     
  2. BobJohnson

    BobJohnson Jet Boat Addict

    Messages:
    359
    Location:
    Highland Park, il
    Ratings:
    +267 / 1
    Boat Make:
    Chaparral
    Year:
    2015
    Boat Model:
    VR
    Boat Length:
    22
    I have not had this issue. Hopefully someone else might know more. Best I can do is refresh this post.. Hope you can get this fixed yourself

    #rotax
     
  3. Bryan mazanec

    Bryan mazanec Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    89
    Location:
    Tampa FL
    Ratings:
    +36 / 3
    Boat Make:
    Chaparral
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    VRX
    Boat Length:
    24
    I was asked if mine pulled when it was in for repairs, appears to be common but I was not told how to fix it.

    Sorry
     
  4. BobJohnson

    BobJohnson Jet Boat Addict

    Messages:
    359
    Location:
    Highland Park, il
    Ratings:
    +267 / 1
    Boat Make:
    Chaparral
    Year:
    2015
    Boat Model:
    VR
    Boat Length:
    22
    @Scottofutah for maybe more eyes and answers.... if you are on FaceBook, join the Vortex Owners group and ask there... search Chaparral Vortex Boat Owners Group
     
  5. Scott E

    Scott E Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    107
    Location:
    Rush NY
    Ratings:
    +42 / 4
    Boat Make:
    SeaDoo
    Year:
    2012
    Boat Model:
    Challenger
    Boat Length:
    21
    on the twins, you can put a a level, or other flat surface across both jets to verify they are aligned. You can also adjust the steering cable, but with these boats it's common to have some pull one way or the other, and to have the wheel turned some to maintain a straight course. Yamaha has added a keel and rudder, maybe the BRP powered boats will follow their lead.
     
  6. Cobra Jet Steering LLC

    Cobra Jet Steering LLC Jetboaters Captain

    Messages:
    2,209
    Location:
    Florida
    Ratings:
    +2,070 / 36
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2014
    Boat Model:
    Other
    Boat Length:
    Other
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2017
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