Yamaha Wave Blaster

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Yamaha Wave Blaster
Manufacturer: Yamaha Motor
Engine Type: Two Stroke
Years Into Production: 1993-1996
Horsepower: 63 hp
Displacement: 701cc
Type of Lubrication: Premixed Oil & Gas
Mixing Ratio: 50:1
Spark Plug: BR8HS/B8HS
Length: 2400 mm
Width: 889 mm
Height: 915 mm

The WaveBlaster is a personal watercraft (PWC) made by Yamaha Motor Corporation. Part of their WaveRunner line of watercraft, the Yamaha WaveBlaster 700 (Marine Jet 700TZ) made its debut in 1993. As a one person personal water craft with a motorcycle-like ride that let riders enjoy sharply banked turns, combined with its powerful engine and flat-bottomed hull, this is a model that still has many devoted fans today.

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Specifications

  • Rated power 63 hp (47 kW) @ 6,300 rpm
  • Net Weight: 320 lb. (145 kg)
  • Length: 8 ft (2400 mm)
  • Beam: 2 ft 11 in (889 mm)
  • Engine Type 2-Cylinder, 2-Stroke
  • Bore/Stroke 81 mm x 68 mm
  • Displacement 701 cc
  • Fuel Regular Unleaded
  • Type of Intake Reed Valve
  • Type of Scavenging Loop-Charged
  • Type of Exhaust Wet
  • Mixing Ratio 50:1 (with oil injection pump)
  • Cooling Water
  • Starting Electric
  • Ignition CDI
  • Compression Ratio 7.2:1
  • Carburetor/Injection (1) Mikuni Super BN 44 (1993-1995), (2) Mikuni Super BN 38 (1996)
  • Spark Advance 6°
  • Ignition Timing 15° BTDC - 21° BTDC
  • Spark Plug BR8HS/B8HS
  • Pump 144 mm Axial Flow Single Stage
  • Transmission Direct Drive From Engine
  • Impeller 3-Blade, Stainless Steel (14/18 pitch)
  • Vehicle Capacity 1 person
  • Hull Material SMC (Sheet Moulded Compound)

History

Timeline

1993 through 1994 The craft remained unchanged with the with 61X cases and blue/purple color paint commonly referred to as "blurple" .

1995 Yamaha changed the color from "blurple" to red.

1996 Yamaha added (2) 38 mm Mikuni carburetors and 62T cases to the WaveBlaster, resulting in slightly more power, up to 73 hp. This model was discontinued in 1996.

Summary

This ski came from the factory as a stripped down no frills machine that puts out all performance and no compromise. It does not have a tachometer, speedometer, GPS, rear view mirrors, cup holder, ice box, luggage compartment or a reverse mechanism that are typical of larger multi person skis.

The WaveBlaster has been described by many as "the closest thing to riding a motorcycle on the water".

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