Thread: Yamaha Got Two Things Right
08-20-2007, 02:49 PM #1
Yamaha Got Two Things Right
NANOXCEL™ HULL& DECK
Yamaha’s new NanoXcel ultra-lightweight, high strength material reduces the weight of the hull, deck and liner by 25% and provides performance gains in acceleration, top speed and handling. Additionally, the NanoXcel material offers a shinier, gem-like finish which reduces surface tension on the water, providing a more nimble, responsive ride.
Quick Shift Trim System (Q.S.T.S.): Mechanically operated, this system offers instant change in the attitude of the watercraft while underway allowing for tighter turns or quicker acceleration on plane, as the rider prefers. Q.S.T.S. offers 24 degrees of total trim range.
Lets see what Sea-Doo does with the 2008 models.
08-20-2007, 03:24 PM #2
08-20-2007, 03:59 PM #3
the QSTS has been around since the inception of the GPR.
my 2000 GPR has it.
08-20-2007, 04:19 PM #4
The point of my thread was to say, "I hope Sea-Doo goes to a Manual Drop nozzle vs. their VTS." And, "Loose some weight were possible".
08-20-2007, 04:26 PM #5
08-20-2007, 05:46 PM #6
Can somebody provide a link for this "Nanoxcel" material" because when I
Google it all the website mention Yamaha. It appears to be proprietary material from Yamaha, can you $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ for repairs.
A manufacturer would be smart if they made a hull out of carbon fiber, but the ski would cost a$$ loads of money.
08-20-2007, 08:31 PM #7
08-20-2007, 08:37 PM #8
hulls are mud .............there's a mudbug joke there somewhere
but can't that nano technology catch virus's,,
causing total delam
08-21-2007, 06:10 AM #9
It appears they use somekind of filler in the fiberglass resin, similar to silica. Fillers don't add strength to fiberglass they just make it more handleable, ok, fillers might add a little strength. Fiberglass strength comes from the fiberglass.
Fiberglass < Kevlar < Carbon Fiber
It appears to me, this is a marketing strategy by Yamaha and that all it is.
Last edited by cbrich; 08-21-2007 at 06:12 AM.
08-21-2007, 08:21 AM #10
Yamaha doesn't use fiberglass. They use SMC (Sheet Moulded Compound). The nano stuff uses some type of a "clay" in it's construction, comes as a flat sheet and is formed to shape under pressure similiar to the steel panels used in cars. I think making a lasting repair will be next to impossible with the stuff.
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