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I just received a brand new 2286fc 2015 with a 115 yamaha and its blowing out...what to do?

I bought a brand new 2015 yamaha 2286fc with the yamaha 115lb and the engine rpms are running very high and sounds weird.  There is a sticker on the back of the boat that says the engine should be mounted in the third hole from the top but this seems too high.....Help!

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  • Ddancers
    Ddancers Member Posts: 110 ✭✭

    I have the same problem with my 2015 240 DF. On the lake with 1ft chop the RPM shoots up about 1k or more on and off when accelerating. Dealer Mech said the 115 HP is mounted correctly , but I don't think it should be doing as poorly as it does at times. The trim is useless have to always leave it completely down. Next time lake has any type of chop I'll see if he's willing to go out with me. I believe having the 27 inch tubes results in the engine sitting to high and it doesn't look like it can be lower anymore, but I'm not a mechanic so not sure.

  • Ddancers
    Ddancers Member Posts: 110 ✭✭

    Spoke to Service department concerning this problem. They told me they are aware of the problem on the Sweetwater pontoons, especially the ones with the 27 inch tubes. They told me to slow down when it happens, but that's not a fix in fact I'm unable sometimes with chop to exceed 12 MPH. Stated will contact Godfrey for possible solution. So hay Godfrey please contact your sellers with that solution, this is unacceptable.

  • MACNH1
    MACNH1 Member Posts: 1
    Engine is mounted too high for buoyancy of boat....you should be able to trim the boat up without it cavitating, if you have to run it trimmed all the way down and it cavitates still and the dealer tells you to slow down on a brand new boat....you need to make A LOT of noise...that is unacceptable.
  • mrmechano00
    mrmechano00 USAMember Posts: 3
    I have the same issue with the 27" 'toons.  That response Ddancers received is really just plain wrong.  Everybody should submit warranty claims on this item until Godfrey addresses the issue fully.
  • Ddancers
    Ddancers Member Posts: 110 ✭✭

    Recently happen again when in some lake chop. Caused quick deceleration which actually caused two small children to lift a bit from their seats, just enough to scare me. I spoke to my dealers service department head, and he's assured me that they will work with Godfrey and resolve this issue. Right now I'm told the motor is as low as it can go. Let's face it we all just want a safe good operating vessel.  The 27' tubes are nice to have and rated for coastal, but as is with motor problem I can't imagine that's possible and a fix is definitely needed.

    With my dealer's promise I'll remain positive for now, and try to be patient.

  • rgboyum
    rgboyum Member Posts: 4
    I bought a 2286 DL last year and having the same issues with a 150, dealer said to slow down or to make sure you have enough weight in the back, still didn't fix cavitation, so going to lower the motor hopefully this will help. 
  • rgboyum
    rgboyum Member Posts: 4
    Sorry 220 DL. 
  • Ddancers
    Ddancers Member Posts: 110 ✭✭
    What Size tubes did you get?
  • Ddancers
    Ddancers Member Posts: 110 ✭✭

    My motor was already as low as it could be set. My dealer fixed the problem by installing a shaft extension kit, and it was covered by warranty. The cavitation is now gone however I think it might be a bit too low now, because I get an occasionally blow out, and lost a couple mph top end. My major concern was the braking like stall due to the cavitation, but this no longer an issue. Dealer did tell me it's been a problem with most 27" tube setups. When it comes to blow outs a lot of things can cause them especially if you collect debris between tubes, or all the weight is forward. Once I put the toon in reverse for about 25 feet to clear out anything that might be underneath, and after doing so it appear to be corrected. Anyway I'm happier now with the way it runs. 


  • ThePad
    ThePad Member Posts: 8
    I just bought a 220DFS and I am having the same cavitation problem. I was face to face with my dealer principal last week and he acted "surprised". Yet, he is one of the largest dealers in the East... Ducky's boats. He then tried to sell me a new propeller. REALLY!!  How do I get this resolved?  Is the extension shaft a warranty resolution? They keep selling these boats like there is not a problem. 
  • ThePad
    ThePad Member Posts: 8
    Just to clarify, this boat is the Coastal Edition with the 27" pontoons mounted on the 3rd hole.
  • Ddancers
    Ddancers Member Posts: 110 ✭✭
     The cavitation was fixed by installing a shaft extension and my warranty covered it because the dealer did acknowledge the problem.  I still get an occasional blow out, but I believe that may be common for toons. I agree the problem would be better address than dismissed. From what I've read mainly us 27" tube owners. I think they may be drilling extra mount holes now no sure.
  • ThePad
    ThePad Member Posts: 8

    Thanks,  Did they lower the engine to the top (4th) hole? 

  • Ddancers
    Ddancers Member Posts: 110 ✭✭

    Hi-ThePad

    I've never really taken a look at the Engine setup because its always been in the marina slip. I don't have a trailer. I know when I first got it they told me it was as low as it could go. After they installed the shaft extension I don't know if they made any other adjustments. I'll try to see if I can make anything out, but I don't back into my slip so it might not be easy for me to see.

  • ThePad
    ThePad Member Posts: 8
    It appears to be 4 bolts, but an engine support rack is required to hang it during the process. The boat will have to come out of the water.
  • Ddancers
    Ddancers Member Posts: 110 ✭✭
    Interesting - take some pictures after, I'm sure many others would like to see.
  • seadoo
    seadoo Member Posts: 2
    ThePad said:
    I just bought a 220DFS and I am having the same cavitation problem. I was face to face with my dealer principal last week and he acted "surprised". Yet, he is one of the largest dealers in the East... Ducky's boats. He then tried to sell me a new propeller. REALLY!!  How do I get this resolved?  Is the extension shaft a warranty resolution? They keep selling these boats like there is not a problem. 
  • seadoo
    seadoo Member Posts: 2
    hello i had a 2013 dfs with a 115 yamaha that did the same thing contacted mike chlebek and he did nothing to fix the boat all of there boats are lemons but I fixed it my self with a whale tail hydrofoil se200 model 4707741 $54.99 west marine if you like to talk to me send me your number [email protected]
  • Ddancers
    Ddancers Member Posts: 110 ✭✭
    What top end speed do you guys get? After installing full canopy (3 sections with two open) and the shaft extension, top end went from 27 mph to 20.2. Just me onboard and about 12 gallons gas.
  • Boomer
    Boomer USAMember Posts: 307 ✭✭✭
    my 2286 Tri Tune 115 Yahama 34 MPH GPS me only 35 Gal Gas and I weigh 375# I run 25 loaded 6 people coolers etc trim raised to 3/4
    Dale Hollow Lake Byrdstown Tennessee
  • Ddancers
    Ddancers Member Posts: 110 ✭✭
    Boomer you have 3 tubes Yes? If so that make's a big difference.
  • Boomer
    Boomer USAMember Posts: 307 ✭✭✭
    Yes a Tritune makes all the difference in the world well worth the money
    Dale Hollow Lake Byrdstown Tennessee
  • Ddancers
    Ddancers Member Posts: 110 ✭✭

    Boomer

    What Size tubes - when I order my boat 27" only offered in 2 tubes and I wanted the larger dia.

  • Boomer
    Boomer USAMember Posts: 307 ✭✭✭
    I have 25" that was the upgrade from 23"

    Dale Hollow Lake Byrdstown Tennessee
  • Ddancers
    Ddancers Member Posts: 110 ✭✭
    Ok thks - I see now you can get 3 tubes with 27" dia. now. I ordered my 2015 mid 2014 so they did not list all the options then. When it arrived the floor plan was even different than what I was shown. However I did like the layout better.