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Taco Quick Release Fender Lock

Discussion in 'Yamaha AR240, SX240, 242 Limited / S / X/ E-Series' started by cwood, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. cwood

    cwood New Member

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    Location:
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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2018
    Boat Model:
    242 Limited S E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    https://www.overtons.com/product/details?i=320775

    I have a 2018 242 Limited SE and was considering to install these. Anyone have experience with this? It looks like you need access to the back side of the hull, not sure how to get to the back side of the rear locations. I'm looking to mount one in front of the windshield and the other just behind the tower. Any input or other suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. vanmurray

    vanmurray Jet Boat Lover

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    Location:
    Raleigh, NC
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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    242 Limited S E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    I looked into this and found the Big Sky Phender Pro to be a much nicer product and they have an install process/tool that allows you to not need to access back of hull.

    http://bigskyprecision.com/PhenderPro.php

    I didn’t install because at the time Overtons didn’t have them in stock.

    I wanted the 1/2” and what is cool is they have a RAM mount pin so you can mount anything. I was going to get 6 (3 per side on top rails for fender locations or a place to mount my grill or GoPro on a RAM.

    I did talk to sales rep about a JB group buy with JB logo. We need qty 50 or more for dealer pricing (retail below) and it’s $250 one-time for custom logo.

    BSPA-1002 ½” Phender Pro Pin $48.27 each USD

    BSPA-1006 ½” Marine Retrofit Receiver $37.25 each USD

    BSPA-1043 ½” Retrofit Tool $21.42 each USD (reusable)

    BSPA-1852 ½” Universal Mount
     
  3. vanmurray

    vanmurray Jet Boat Lover

    Messages:
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    Location:
    Raleigh, NC
    Ratings:
    +102 / 1
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    242 Limited S E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
  4. cwood

    cwood New Member

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    Location:
    Aiken, SC
    Ratings:
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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2018
    Boat Model:
    242 Limited S E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    Thanks for the input, I'll probably go with the Phender Pro due to the apparent easier install. The Taco locks are much less expensive (especially with an Overtons coupon code), but I'm afraid install may prove to be difficult.
     
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  5. Julian

    Julian Jetboaters Fleet Admiral Staff Member Administrator

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    Location:
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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    242X E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    Both those locations are accessible fairly easily (the stern point will depend on how far back you want to put them. There is a spot that would be at the very back of the underseat storage area that would be a pain, but if you go just a little further back, you end up in the wet storage behind the seat...which is again...accessible.

    For fenders, I use the normal mid cleat, and then hang one from the tower using a Danik hook like this one. They are very versatile, easy to use, and have multiple uses. To attach to the tower, you simply put the hook through the tower and then clip it back to the line. Then use the adjustment to get the right height. Can also be used on pretty much anything to hang a fender.
     
  6. Weeb

    Weeb Well-Known Member

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    Denver NC 28037
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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2017
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
  7. seanmclean

    seanmclean Jet Boat Junkie

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    Location:
    Medford, NJ
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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2017
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
    I have the TACO locks. Access is easy if you are small (or have access to a small person. My wife was able to get her arm up inside the hull to tighten the nut.
     
  8. cwood

    cwood New Member

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    Location:
    Aiken, SC
    Ratings:
    +18 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2018
    Boat Model:
    242 Limited S E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    Thanks, I’ll have to take a closer look at that.
     

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