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Old 07-08-2012   #1
 
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Jackson Superstar 2012 outfitting

So, I purchased a 2012 spiderman superstar, and was wondering why the outfitting wasn't like the 2012 black/grey outfitting I saw on Jacksons' website. The last two digits on the serial number are 12, so I know its a 2012, but can anyone tell me about the difference in the outfitting. Put some pics up of the boat if that helps.

Also, how do you move the seat on this style? There are 2 metal clamps at the front and back, I'm thinking thats it, but don't want to loosen nothin' that don't need loosnen'. Thanks!
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Old 07-08-2012   #2
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I just got a 2012 superstar, special ordered from JK through CKS in Colorado. and although i havent looked at the serial numbers the outfitting isn't at all like yours.
The new boats do not have happy feet from factory, or happy cheeks. there is the JK curved foam bulkhead and seatpad instead. (which i took out for happy cheeks right away. i am keepin the foam for the feet tho....)

there is also a black plastic molded seat track/frame rail with bottle holder on the floor over where your stiffening rod is. (that is what my 2007 4fun had...just the cylindrical rod. it is there to prevent oilcanning by adding stiffness to the hull floor.)
My rope outfitting is black with reflective bits in it, and the pads are black and grey. last year they were yellow and black. the reflective bits are new I think?

The main thing is the boat design tho . you can easily tell the older JK boats by the external design changes. the old old ones (like 2005) have channel lines down the bow. the newer stars are shorter in the stern,taller in the cockpit and more streamlined.thats all i got for ya.
Oh, also the design for the superstar is still the same as 2010, but they're making em new with that same mold.

the new new shit is the rockstar series, which i demo'ed once and did not have a good experience with. leave that boat for the experts. (me not so much)

On my superstar the seat slides on the track with one screw and plastic nut in front of the seat.if you have metal hose clamps, all you do is loosen them, slide the seat where ever you need and tighten em back up. wont hurt a thing. My 4fun had zipties

Maybe its not a 2012? IDK.It looks like 2009 outfitting for sure. most companies sell new shells for warrantied cracked boats. so maybe that was oufitting from a cracked crosslink 'elite' boat, put into a new shell... thats my best guess.

Heres my boat at the Numbers put in the day i bought her, still in plastic .... and then after i did a run or two and outfitted her with happy cheeks, and happy seat.

Post a pic of the outside of your boat, and was it bought used? either way its a frickin awesome boat.
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I could be way off here but, I think that might be a crosslink plastic type boat.

there are two screws under each hip pad that you loosen and also loosen the band clamps around the black bar. slide your seat where you need it. retighten

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Old 07-08-2012   #4
 
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One is the Elite (crosslink) version, the other is the SL version. You have the Elite version. Poster below you has the SL.

To move the seat, loosen the clamps and then reach under your rim behind the seat frame (where the hip pads are) and loosen the nuts enough to help your seat move.
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yup all my Jacksons have been SL cause it was cheaper, and it's weldable....and apparently more durable
so if they Discontinued the elite stuff then that boat has to be at minimum a 2011.
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Figured it out...

So it looks like the boat I purchased was a warranty replacement. Basically they took the hull of the new 2012 and put the outfitting of a previous years boat in the new hull. The original boat was cracked in April of this year, and they threw a 2012 on there. So now I do have a warranty good for 3 years on my hull, but my outfitting is out of warranty. The outfitting still feels good so I'm happy with my purchase.
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Old 07-09-2012   #7
 
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Abron,
Nevermind, looks like you nailed it! So I guess if I ever wanted to replace the outfitting with newer, or it just gets old and I have to, then it will most def. fit in this boat? I didn't buy this from Jackson, bought it from a guy that did. But Jackson did say that his warranty was transferred to me, so word up.
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