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    thinking about buying a 2008 Yamaha AR230 HO

    I'm fairly new to boating. I plan on getting the boat in the water to make sure that it runs well and it passes a visual inspection. Are there any issues with this boat that I should be aware of? Is there anything in particular that I should inspect? Thanks for the help.


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    Nice boat, but they are pretty heavy....I was looking at them, but couldn't safely tow it with my van...so ended up buying a Seadoo!! Good luck.

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    Great boats! Where are you located? I just had dinner with a friend that has one (2008 AR230) and he's thinking about upgrading to a new 240.

    No significant problems, but if it has been used in salt water, inspect thoroughly for corrosion.

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    I'm located in Louisville, KY. I don't think salt water would be an issue, but that is good advice. I'll make sure that it hasn't been used in salt water/doesn't have corrosion.

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    Does the Yamaha's have a closed loop cooling system or still use lake water for cooling??

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    No, Yamahas do NOT use a closed loop cooling system.

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    Make sure you take it for a test ride before you buy it..We had the chance to drive a 242S at the dealer meeting this year and it is loud to the people in the back!!!! the motors are just screaming, seems like there is no noise suppression in the engine comparment....

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    Ted, did you get her out for a test ride yet?


    Steve, you crack me up with your avatar!!

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    I think I posted it over at YJB, but it's not my avatar.

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    Wtf Ted, you stalking all the boards I'm on now?

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