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  1. paulswagelock

    Spark plug wires Wingnut you had a recommendation

    Volvo penta plug wires 3861295 about $100 deer.
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    220 ssi Rev 4 prop?

    Enertia eco per their website: Available pitches 17, 18, 18.5, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
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    220 ssi Rev 4 prop?

    I assume you have the enertia and not the enertia eco. Typically you would drop 2” of pitch from most 3 blade when going to 4 blade, but it is really dependent on the 3 blade geometry. As stated above, 18” is probably the magic number.
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    Battery Charger/Electrical Issue

    Shore power is the 120v feed to the battery charger. If your batteries are dead, and the charger is broken, there is no 12v power available to run lights, etc.
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    Marine Battery Sale

    This battery is a Deka battery and is listed in their marine batteries, their solar batteries, their truck batteries, etc. it is listed under many areas for both starting and deep cycle, which is why I called it dual purpose. Sams club lists in the description that this battery is for starting in the description. deka lists it as starting in the description below. THE FEATURES AND BENEFITS OF ABSORBED GLASS MAT TECHNOLOGY Features ...............................................Benefits 100% maintenance-free. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eliminates need to check fluid levels. Highly porous separators. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lowers resistance and increases power. Lower internal resistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ensures higher discharge rates and faster starts. Electrolyte absorbed by microporous glass separators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eliminates acid spills and terminal corrosion. Specially engineered safety relief valve system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Controls critical internal gas pressure, keeping outside air out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and preventing capacity loss from excessive gas seepage. Computer-cast power path grids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assures highest quality and optimum performance. Individual tank formed plates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maintains highest quality and most consistent performance. Tightly“packed”construction ......................................Providesgreaterresistancetoshockandvibration. Faster recharge than conventional batteries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Allows for faster turnaround times. Sealed construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Performs even when submerged. Easy lift handles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Permits for easy installation. Flexible design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Installs in any position (Upside-down installation is not recommended.) High freeze-resistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Provides longer battery life. Superb dual-purpose design .......................................Delivers great starting and deep discharge service. http://www.eastpenn-deka.com/assets/base/0245.pdf So I stand by my statement it is dual purpose.
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    Marine Battery Sale

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    Marine Battery Sale

    These batteries are not deep cycle. That is a loose marketing term here. They are dual purpose. They also can be charged with a standard lead acid profile on almost every charger. Great battery, but they are starting batteries with higher AH ratings making them dual purpose. A true deep cycle battery would have a cca rating way down in the 100-200 range but wouldn’t even list it on the battery since it can’t be used for starting. I wouldn’t mix these in a bank of batteries that were flooded cell. These will charge faster and respond to high loads faster so one of the two will die an earlier death.
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    Props on Bravo lll

    You are pitched correctly if you are hitting 5000 rpm. Only 2 choices for bravo 3 really, Merc and Hill marine. Your boat isn’t really Hill’s sweet spot. If you want a bit more hole shot, the new Merc B3 props are a 4 blade/ 3 blade combination. That in a 26 pitch is about as good as you will get.
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    Holding Tank Question - NEW

    The key on my vacuflush system is only used to turn the vacuflush system on and off since I do not have overboard discharge. If you have a macerator, there is a second key position which enables it.
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    Did I get the wrong pink antifreeze?

    This is still a risky method. You won’t know if the tstat stayed open. The only guaranteed way is to drain the block first and suck af only back in, or drain and pour it in, or remove the tstat and do your method, or run it on af as you collect and recirculate it for several minutes until the temp overshoots the tstat rating and remains open. your boat, but Russian ruelette to assume tstat is open and remained open.....
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    Did I get the wrong pink antifreeze?

    RV AF does freeze solid. However, it does not expand when it freezes down to the stated protection point (-50 for example). It will start to slush around 12 deg (-50 rated) for example. So -50 will slush at about 12, freeze around 5-6, but not expand enough to do damage in copper pipes to -50.
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    Did I get the wrong pink antifreeze?

    What you should really do (next year) is drain the block, manifold, and any auxilliary coolers by pulling the drain plugs, cleaning them out, removing the correct hoses, etc. Once emptied (should get 2-3 gallons) then you can run just antifreeze on the muffs to fill it all back up (again, 4-5 gallons before it comes out exhaust). Running it on a hose, then switching to AF, you never know if the tstat opened, and if not, all the AF bypassed the block and went right out the exhaust. This year, drain it all as described above, pull the hoses off and pour it into the block and aux coolers.
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    Did I get the wrong pink antifreeze?

    Walmart brand stuff is flammable, so I shy away from it.
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    Did I get the wrong pink antifreeze?

    As long as it was Propylene Glycol and not the Walmart brand which is ethyl alcohol based, you used the right stuff. It likely does not have the corrosion inhibitors but for a winter layup it is fine.
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    Which Battery Charger

    Is this charger dedicated to the thruster battery(s)? If so - move away from a dry mount power supply capable model since you do not need that capability. Is it one bank of batteries? I single bank wet mount capable would work perfect in that application - Prosport, Powermania, Guest, Dual Pro, etc. All less than or around $100.
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