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    New H2O sport

    Hey VAJeff, thanks. I do watch the Facebook pages Marc
  4. VAJeff

    New H2O sport

    Congrats on the new boat, and thank you for your service to our country! We have a good friend that ironically was buying his 21 H2O at the same time we were buying our 247SSX... Unfortunately, neither of us have been able to see each others boat (I am in Chesapeake, VA and they are in Annapolis, MD) yet. We both have nothing but good things to say about our purchases when we talk! Also, if you are on Facebook, there is Chaparral Group and an H2O group too. You will enjoy it!
  5. Ronald Jacobs

    Know All The

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  6. shyamsunder

    Key Largo - Key West

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  8. I hear you on the Buffalo grey skies. Sunshine has been almost non-existent since about August. A lot of cloud cover. At least temps are up these next few days. Most of November and first half of December have been 15 to 20 degrees below normal.
  9. jeffk

    Key Largo - Key West

    from jensen beach to melbourne is a nice run. A long no speed zone in ft pierce and a short one in vero. It is pretty scenic. A lot of places to go off the channel and drop an anchor. FT. Pierce inlet is nice and wide. St. Lucie and Sebastian you really need to pay attention to the weather. I always go by, I would rather be on land wishing I was on the boat rather than being on the boat wishing I was on land. Using that practice I have never had any problems in Sebastian or St Lucie.
  10. cyclops2

    Towing a Dinghy

    As a side note on transporting a little 8' boat around. I hitched up the Lowe 16' aluminum X 4.5' wide fish boat with a 9.9 Evinrude boat with loads of gear behind the 186 SSI with the V 8. I used a piece of heavy walled aluminum THREADED pipe and put ringed eyed end caps on it. Clevis bolted it to both boats tow eyes . It ran off either side of the wake . the Lowe boat has a very low bow towing eye. Ran very smoothly on the side of the stern wake. No problem ever. I do slow down for other boat wakes. But 30 mph towing speeds beats anything else. The Chap is the "" Mother ship "" Lowe is the fishing boat in waters too dangerous for bow riders to enter.
  11. Iggy

    Towing a Dinghy

    If you look at the above pic, there is a davit system midship on the inflatable. As in the Hurley system https://hurleymarine.com/shop/dinghy-davit-boat/h3o/ I would not just lay it down and and just tie it off. With the right system for you as Denny has mentioned "you can go at any speed". I would take the engine off if its not a glass or AL inflatable. It will not be able to take the stress in bouncing. Another reason is weight, it will be harder to pull it up and maybe to get on plane.
  12. Curt

    VP 5.7 GXI-j Distributor Timing

    Hatem, interesting post but the answer is neither a mystery nor uncertain. To determine the correct setting, take the number of cylinders and divide into 360-degrees. In this case, like the last, the answer is 45-degrees and can’t be anything else. The required accuracy is what’s somewhat confused due to evolution over time. For example, the Volvo Penta specification is +/- 2-degrees on this engine/ECM combination. On earlier engines/ECM combinations it’s +/- 5 (with a specification of 42-degrees). The tighter of the two will work in any engine/ECM combination. The larger may or may not, and if it does, it will fail the distributor early as the esteemed Wingnut pointed out. Please don’t confuse the above with TDC or timing. That’s a different matter, and before the advent of Crank and Cam position sensors, was manually set. Now, provided Cam retard is set correctly by aligning to the number-8 stamped into to base and adjusted to the specification for the engine/ECM combination, the ECM adjusts, optimizes and controls timing to keep everything in harmony.
  13. Hatem

    Towing a Dinghy

    I wouldn't tow it for a 30-mile run, unless you want to do it at maximum 10-12knts, if that. Denny is right, not only will it take a beating, it might go flying and flip. I'd find a way to tie it down securely on the swim platform, even without brackets and you don't even need to take the outboard off. Just have the outboard off to one side and tie it down to all available cleats and points that you can and really well. I would also tie it down to your stern mounting eyes so it doesn't bounce up and down. I wouldn't go WOT but you should be able to step on it little bit while keeping an eye on it and you should be fine.
  14. I cheated watching the game. 1 More G & T for a dry throat cough. at 1/2 time Woke up to the mid western tractor pulls.
  15. jeffk

    Signature 330 Holding Tank

    These are pressurized and i would not put any chemical in other than what the owners manual says. Getting someone to come service these units is not easy or cheap.
  16. Did you watch that amazing Kansas City Chiefs / Chargers game last night? What a finish! I passed out and KC was up by 2 TDs. Get up this morning to see the highlights and Chargers win it by 1 on a 2-point conversion with 4 seconds left in the game. That was AWESOME because I hate the Chiefs. Not as much as the Giants, but close.
  17. Hi SST I save the G & T as a reward for completing a task completely. I have a lot of 3/4 completed jobs. ! hour ago I suddenly felt no pain. So I did the house vacuum job. Doing the laundry also. I hope I feel O K to weed wack the beds & walks. double G & T . Then TV in the Lazy Boy for a cat nap. Power Nap ?
  18. Hatem

    Windless anchor for a 276 ssx

    Oh ya, I think my ancestors were writing in hieroglyphics back then. Awesome. I will try all of the above. Thanks, Denny.
  19. Hatem

    VP 5.7 GXI-j Distributor Timing

    Nice. With a dizzy and your mechanic possibly using Diacom, please do tell us what the correct cam retard setting he says it should be, will ya? This will clear up a huuugeah debate on another thread about that exact thing except using a Vortec flat top distributer. Someone was replacing a dizzy with a Vortec on the same exact 5.7Gxi and after lining everything up perfectly and hooking up Diacom, he got a reading of 0/-2 and it was running perfectly except he would get a slight misfire at close to WOT. So he went back to check the correct setting and was told three drastically different settings by three different sources! Most info online was +/-2 degrees (which is most likely the correct setting) but I think the dealer told him it was supposed to be 13 degrees +-/ 3 and the repair manual he had stated 45 degrees +/- 5 loool. Poor guy was pulling his hair. I would think the correct setting has to be somewhere very close to +/- 2 from TDC. I doubt you want a spark plug firing with the piston at anywhere near 13 or even 20 degrees let alone 45. So it would be great to know exactly what the dizzy's setting is once your mechanic sets it and it runs right. And let us know what scan tool he uses to get the reading.
  20. The past couple of months have been the worst I've seen in at least 15 years. In my area north of the snow belt line, we usually don't have lasting snow this early. Even though the temps are above freezing, the snow is still sticking. But what's worse, is the lack of sun shine. We are turning into "sub-city" of Seattle. Maybe 1 day per week we see some sun. My solar lamp outside only lasts about 3 hours before it shuts off. The other annoying effect with all this cloudiness is the night sky. I've been trying to catch the comet 46P/Wirtanen but its been cloudy at night for weeks. Last week I was about to head out to East Aurora to a spot that maybe dark enough to catch it but as I walked out the door, it became overcast. Last night, it was clear enough that I was able to spot it. It was just a smudge in the sky. These new low energy ultra bright parking lot lights are so darn bright they block the sky as much as a cloud does. There was a time when I could see the Milky Way galaxy without any binoculars. Now, only the very brightest can be seen, even with 25x100 binoculars. All because if these new lights. More annoying than an overcast layer of clouds. I still have a few years yet for painful joints. Mother nature will take care of that I'm sure. Won't a G&T help take care of that?
  21. cyclops2

    Towing a Dinghy

    If the boat is just for putting around & to shore ? Keep it deflated until needed. Store it in a lockable WHITE ONLY box. (( That color keeps insides cooler )) On the swim platform. With the O B and Propane tank. Put a full length strip of very smooth tape on the rubbing edges of the box. To prevent scratching the inflatable as it is simply air dried on the platform for a while. Then slowly deflated into the box on top of the tank & motor. When the dingy is in use ? Keep the white box lid locked UP to dry out & prevent mold. Mold starts ? A weak bleach wash out works very well. The box could be insulated or not. A drain plug would be needed if the dingy had to be stored wet in a emergency. There are 12vdc HIGH VOLUME air pumps to mount in the engine or some other space with a air hose to reach the stern or under a lift up seat. Piece of cake job
  22. Denny

    Towing a Dinghy

    Be careful, it could catch air and flip, it happened to me. I then figured out a way to mount it to my swim platform, now I can go at any speed. Denny.
  23. I'm with you on this weather! I don't have any of the aches & pains but it sure does destroy ones morale! Thankful that my kids are so involved in sports that it keeps me busy and my mind off the weather!
  24. Pogo Junior

    Towing a Dinghy

    Thanks for all the replies. My dinghy is an 8ft inflatable with smooth soft bottom and 2.5hp propane ob motor. I was hoping to avoid hanging the inflatable so I don’t have to remove the motor. I still have no place to hang an outboard on my Signature. Definitely, I will raise the motor prop during the tow.
  25. Pogo Junior

    Signature 330 Holding Tank

    So far, I have no problem on odor. But I read many times about people pouring hot water and some tablespoons of yeast to help breakdown and decompose the waste, just like in septic tanks. I wonder if it really works and worth the effort.
  26. jeffk

    Signature 330 Holding Tank

    when i come in to the marina sunday night i fill the bowl with hot water and flush. I am not sure if if helps but i never have an odor.
  27. jeffk

    Impeller Part Number

    If you need part and schematics marine parts express has all vp engines. If you call them ask for jd. He will be able to help you. You can also call powerhouse marine in north miami and ask for david marcus the owner. Either one of these guys can get you a part number and ship the part.
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