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  1. Sticky: ^^^ Agreed. This is like an old wive's tale. Not...

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    Agreed. This is like an old wive's tale. Not going to pop a seal - lol.

    All you need to do is have this unit disassembled in-hand to see popping a seal is not possible - I'm guessing many...
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    Exactly... the part number Model change could be...

    Exactly... the part number Model change could be related to a hull change. The 2021 hull might have changes that warranted the plate be changed as well.
    Again, anyone willing to put both parts...
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    Referencing the part numbers ... looks like both...

    Referencing the part numbers ... looks like both the "Model Code" changed AND the "Design Change Revision" changed for the 2021 part.
    Design Change Revision, say incrementing from 01 ==> 02 don't...
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    Is the faint noise you hear an actual "beep ......

    Is the faint noise you hear an actual "beep ... beep ... beep ... " or is it steady-on? Can you mute it - aka press the mode button once, and does the sound stop?
    If it is repeatedly beeping,...
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    Trigger is for throttle - got it .... but I can't...

    Trigger is for throttle - got it .... but I can't help noticing the thumb-buttons on the back of the stick. Have you been able to ascertain if it's got any stinger-missiles left? :-$

    Kidding...
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    Cool, glad you'll give it a try at least ! The...

    Cool, glad you'll give it a try at least !
    The trick, as you mentioned, is to retain all OEM tanks and resonator, yet plumb that last bit of tubing over to the Riva port. I've had great success with...
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    So with the concept of the "quietest" in-mind ......

    So with the concept of the "quietest" in-mind ... call me crazy, but me thinks you keeping one aspect non-OEM might be even quieter - the Riva port (if possible) .
    The rational : we already know...
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    Job market is still decent here - all things...

    Job market is still decent here - all things considered - as folks have turned to PWC more and more in these social-distancing times as they look for alternatives in breaking the boredom.
    If you've...
  9. On your blister that popped ... is the loose...

    On your blister that popped ... is the loose paint/skin completely gone, partial? Do you see a primer layer, and is it still on the SMC, or did it come off with the paint?
    Yet, even if some SMC is...
  10. No expert here ... but I can comment a little...

    No expert here ... but I can comment a little something about paints.
    Yamaha topside paint is typically a single-stage (one color gloss). Between that and the SMC hull is obviously a primer coating....
  11. RedG, you did a great job there !! =D> Thank you...

    RedG, you did a great job there !! =D>
    Thank you very much for taking all the added time necessary to document and post-up on how you went about fixing it. Great contribution to the forums here.
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    That is very sound-advice - many thanks !!...

    That is very sound-advice - many thanks !! :cheers2:
    The importance of optical-center is indeed very important, aka distance between pupils I have once had miss the mark, and as a result I felt the...
  13. Sticky: :-k According to the GP18000 2021 parts fiche on...

    :-k According to the GP18000 2021 parts fiche on the Yamaha Partshouse site ... yes, it looks exactly the same a previous years.



    Yes, the OEM Zerk fitting on the housing works fine - it's...
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    Understanding you are in Canada... but I wanted...

    Understanding you are in Canada... but I wanted to ask how did you go about finding a local lens-crafter to retrofit your SeaSpecs frames? FWIW, I am in Florida, considering on-water prescription...
  15. Try "Nada" guides .... although like KBB, can be...

    Try "Nada" guides .... although like KBB, can be off somewhat. Yet, for recent years like your 2018, it might be pretty close.
    Also consider market, as I know prices on previously owned have...
  16. For the number of units sold, compared to how...

    For the number of units sold, compared to how many having had the issue (including a given percentage for which don't post up in forums) I'd say the statistics to be very very very low.
    If you we...
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    =D> Well, Iím glad to see that Yamaha was listening (regarding my rant on post #2 of this thread).
    The newer graphical screen Yamaha dash cluster redesign on select models now offers a PIN entry...
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    I'd guess that this is likely for an unpaved area...

    I'd guess that this is likely for an unpaved area and/or a designated storage location having ideal trailer access.
    For example... I'd seen a 4 ski setup (no I didn't get pic or plans), the...
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    That so-called "boiling off" term you are using...

    That so-called "boiling off" term you are using is a tad misleading . . . as I'm pretty sure you are referencing electrolysis (aka splitting water). Electrolysis is a very power-hungry process, and...
  20. Well, I have great news for you ... because your...

    Well, I have great news for you ... because your (2/3rd) notion is not even close to being accurate. Aside from real-world testimonials from actual owners of both crafts - link here - the math is not...
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    As far as I know, Yamaha ECU/ECM utilizes k-line...

    As far as I know, Yamaha ECU/ECM utilizes k-line protocol. So in order to get that data into a chart-plotter, one would need to devise micro-controller of sorts that can interpret the k-line data,...
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    Yes... Watercraft Superstore. Just never buy...

    Yes... Watercraft Superstore.
    Just never buy engines or internal engine parts from them.
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    Amsoil Marine would be at the top of my list....

    Amsoil Marine would be at the top of my list. Royal Purple HPM or HPS is next. Do you have Royal available in Europe side?
    http://www.royaltyproducts.com/hpm-high-performance-synthetic-marine-oil/...
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    Not sure either, but personally yes I can...

    Not sure either, but personally yes I can certainly rationalize this could be your root cause.
    Reason, the metal siphon exit tube embedded in the nozzle is at such an angle that velocity from the...
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    I was just going to suggest the same thing, as...

    I was just going to suggest the same thing, as K447 beat me to it - LOL !

    I agree with K447, I would restore the bilge strainer setup in your craft to the original OEM hose routing, because it is...
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