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Scratches at bow hook...suggestions?

Discussion in 'Yamaha AR240, SX240, 242 Limited / S / X/ E-Series' started by Clint, Jun 8, 2015.

  1. Clint

    Clint Member

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    hi everyone...just put boat in water for first time this weekend and had a great trip. Also got my first scratch...2 inch zinger above bow hook on the grey where boat must have rubbed trailer bumper when leaving trailer to the water. Checked tonight and notice scratching/discolouring where boat rests against trailer bumper...can't tell how bad or not until off trailer next time. Any suggestions on what to do to better deal with this kind of thing? Thanks. 2015 242 limited s in suede grey.
     
  2. subysti

    subysti Jetboaters Lieutenant

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    You MUST change to bow roller with a Stoltz roller. Known problem with the bow rollers scratching the boats. Happened to me and I never launched the boat except for the test run with the dealer.
     
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  3. Clint

    Clint Member

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    Thanks...just tell me the size and if I have to order any other hardware and I'll order right away. Thanks.
     
  4. subysti

    subysti Jetboaters Lieutenant

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    Stoltz ULT-4. Shouldn't need anything else. I changed mine in the driveway.
     
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  5. Clint

    Clint Member

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    Thanks! Ordered Stoltz ultimate 4" from overtons....great help!!
     
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  6. Clint

    Clint Member

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    Nice looking boat btw...very sharp color scheme
     
  7. Murf'n'surf

    Murf'n'surf Jetboaters Admiral Staff Member Administrator

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    Grab some acetone and clean up the yuk the old bow roller left. Wax her back up after you use the acetone.
     
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  8. aarons1k

    aarons1k Jet Boat Lover

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    Best 37.99 I spend !!!
     
  9. AZ Native

    AZ Native Jet Boat Lover

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    I picked this old thread to ask a new question on the bow roller topic:
    The 242LS has a very flat bow and it simply doesn't work with the V shape of the Stoltz ULT 4. The bow doesn't touch the center roller and puts all the pressure on the side wheels, smashing them down (= rubbing).
    I want to purchase the Stoltz RP-446 but it doesn't come with the side wheels which may not be necessary with the right roller.
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    This looks like a much better solution, has anyone used this or come up with a better solution for the newer boats with a pretty flat bow??
     

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  10. AJack

    AJack Member

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    Funny, I just began asking if it's the 4" or 3.5" for the 2018 SX240.

     
  11. AZ Native

    AZ Native Jet Boat Lover

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    The Stoltz website calls it a 4" bracket. It'll fit, the question is, it that enough protection without the side wheels and is it appropriately shaped for the 242 hull?
     
  12. ttzz

    ttzz Jet Boat Addict

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  13. AZ Native

    AZ Native Jet Boat Lover

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    @ttzz The problem with the bow roller in your link is that it’s still the Deep V version and doesn’t come close to matching the contour of our boats so the bow only rides on the outer discs. I’m hoping someone has tried other versions and can report on a better solution.
     
  14. ttzz

    ttzz Jet Boat Addict

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    You aren’t wrong but it just doesn’t bother me, the outer discs are soft enough to not hurt the bow and still hold it nicely. I guess I just don’t see a compelling argument for the bow to touch inside the roller perfectly, but to each his own- I’ve been happy with this one.
     
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