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Discussion in 'Yamaha AR240, SX240, 242 Limited / S / X/ E-Series' started by AboveTheBest, Sep 11, 2018.

  1. AboveTheBest

    AboveTheBest Jet Boat Lover

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    Location:
    Bloomington, IN
    Ratings:
    +185 / 6
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2015
    Boat Model:
    LS
    Boat Length:
    24
    We just moved up to a 242 after owning a 190 since last year, and the difference in power is unbelievable.

    I'm a rec-skier and deep water slalom starts were very difficult with the 190, doable but difficult. At 200lbs I'm not exactly the same size I was 20-years ago (although I still wear the same wetsuit), and it took around 10-15 seconds of agonizing plowing through the water to get up behind the 190.

    Yesterday was my first ski behind the "new" boat and I had my 10-year old film my first attempt. From the time my wife punched the throttles to the time I planed up on the ski was 2-seconds! There was an initial 1/2 second where I had my doubts as I could feel the pumps loading up, but almost immediately after that I was on top of the water like I was behind a Nautique.

    Due to the energy saved using the bigger boat I was able to do another lap around the ski area than I usually did behind the 190. This alone was worth the 2x price of the last boat.

    BTW: Luckily the boat came equipped with RideSteady, which means my wife and I have many happy years ahead :)
     
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