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Request for AR195 advice

Discussion in 'Yamaha AR190/192/195, SX190/192/195' started by mdchachi, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. swatski

    swatski Jetboaters Fleet Admiral

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    That's a common issue it seems.
    I take those off, "dot" them with silicone sealant at the bottom, maybe 1/2" of 100% silicone in three spots, and put them back on. Easy to take off when needed but prevents them from randomly popping up/falling off.

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  2. mdchachi

    mdchachi Active Member

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    Boat Length:
    19
    Sounds like a good plan. Thanks.
     
  3. haknslash

    haknslash Jetboaters Admiral

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    The cup holder trim rings need to twist to lock. A dab of silicone will ensure they won't vibrate or easily come loose without twisting them back off.
     
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  4. mdchachi

    mdchachi Active Member

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    Thanks. I should have looked closer. Didn't think to look for tabs.
     
  5. MBrown

    MBrown Member

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    Year:
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    Excellent idea, I just did that this morning to mine. Thanks!
     
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  6. mdchachi

    mdchachi Active Member

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    Year:
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    AR
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    I guess I don't understand the drainage on these boats as well as I thought I did. Yesterday I got more water on the deck than usual.
    In fact I dumped about four gallons on it myself in order to rinse off some spills. Later I saw the bilge going off for the first time which was good because I was able to confirm the 2018 bilge is automatic and works with the switch in off position as reported.
    But I'm confused why the water went to the bilge. Shouldn't it flow out the back through the scupper drain?
    I did find some water on the inside of the wakeboard storage compartment but nothing to indicate that gallons of water went into there. However the plug was open so if water did get into there it would have gone to the bilge...
    Also when I pulled the back plugs back on the trailer, only a little bit of water trickled out even though I was on a slope. I was expecting at least a mini-gush considering water had made it into the bilge.
     
  7. MBrown

    MBrown Member

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    Location:
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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2018
    Boat Model:
    SX
    Boat Length:
    19
    First off, I’m not a leading expert in how these boats drain, but this is what I suspect for our 19ft boats.

    There is a connected space (bilge) below all of our compartments, ski locker, fuel locker, engine bay. As far as I can tell when you have water in one of those compartments, you can open the plug and drain it into this space and it will make it back to the bilge pump in the engine compartment with acceleration or when boat is tilted bow high. The further you have the bow tilted up the further the water will run back eventually ending up where the rear drain plugs are. That is why some have put an additional bilge pump back there. The cockpit drainage system is not perfect, especially the seal around the ski locker, and some of that 4 gallons probably got into your ski locker and then drained into your bilge area and then got pumped out. You really have to be on quite a steep slope to get all the water back to the rear drain plugs.
     
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  8. mdchachi

    mdchachi Active Member

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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
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    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    19
    Thanks. I think the wakeboard compartment seal or lack thereof must be the culprit as you say.
     
  9. Arcadyus

    Arcadyus Active Member

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    Year:
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    Boat Length:
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    Do wakeboards actually fit in the ski locker? There's no way my wakesurf board fits. I wish lol. I just put all the fenders, dock lines, and flags in there as it always ends up with water in there.
     
  10. mdchachi

    mdchachi Active Member

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    Location:
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    Year:
    2018
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    19
    Probably not. I don't have any boards yet. Though I plan to get a Zup next season (which definitely won't fit). I've actually been using it as semi-dry storage because water hasn't been getting in there before now. I'm up to 8.5 hours on the engine now (6 outings). Woo hoo!
     
  11. Skurks

    Skurks New Member

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    Location:
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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2018
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    19
    I got my 2018 AR195 this spring and got a safety kit, anchor (which didn't fit the compartment, so I had to get a Yamaha anchor) I went with the 3 year warranty.

    With a clean hull (really makes a difference in speed) I top out at 50 mph with two adults and two kids.
     
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