MattE

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  • Birthday 01/07/1971

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  1. Low battery voltage? Hmmm, these batteries are freshly charged. So the unit must be bad I guess? Are these worth replacing or should I just leave it unplugged? Here is the adapter...I'm terrible at resizing photos on here but here's a link http://www.go2marine.com/product/384932F/marinco-shorepower-straight-adapter-eel-15a-male-30a-female.html
  2. Sorry, not sure I follow you but it sounds like you had some success? I'm not using an extension cord, just the shore power cord with Marinco adapter. So you turned on the panel in the boat, had the breaker on for the shore power cord and then plugged in to the GFCI?
  3. Hey guys! I use to own a Signature 240 but recently purchased a 2008 Signature 250 with 85 hours this past August and had it put on blocks as soon as I paid for it. I never actually used the boat after the purchase, just the sea trial as I was a two boat owner at the time. Now it's time to wake this baby up from it's hibernation! With having no experience with this boat, I seem to have a few gremlins...and or questions..3 to be exact! 1 - The carbon monoxide detector keeps going off even after it has been reset, even with the engine off! I was about to hit it with a hammer in frustration but opted to unplug the small pin from the battery. What gives with this? 2 - It was getting dark out tonight and the alarm underneath the steering wheel (by your knee's) started going off as well. I hit one of the buttons and it stopped. I remember it being a nuisance on the sea trial but I can't remember what it was for? Any ideas on how to deal with this? 3 - I decided to plug the 250 in to shore power like I always would do with the 240. I made sure that all breaker switches were off in the cabin and for the shore power plug. I used the shore power Marinco adapter like always and when I turned on the shore power breaker it would trip the GFCI receptacle! I'm doing the exact same thing as I did with the 240 Sig with no issues but it always trips with the 250Sig! Any suggestions or advise on this?? Again thanks as always for your help! Cheers! M
  4. Here it is! Maybe this will better explain if it's worth it? I have the height. I have some heavy duty straps and access to a large forklift may to hold the front. If I can get the front held, I think I would be pretty much home free? I know it's easier just to pay the guy that seems to be gouging! Just thought of this and wondered if anyone has done it?
  5. Hey guys! Here's the scenario, I have a 2008 Signature 250 in my driveway sitting on 3 blocks, one stack holding the bow and two at the stern. I want to get the 250 on my triple axle trailer well enough that I can stick it in the water and make my trailer adjustments from there. The boat fits on the trailer but proper adjustment is needed. I can hire a boat mover with a without the cross members or axles to come pickup my boat but he wants 280 deer for a 5 minute trip to the water. Any thoughts or tips on getting a trailer under a boat on blocks? I may have a large fork lift available, so I wasn't sure if supporting the front with heavy duty straps to get the trailer under it? Thoughts, tips...has anyone done this? I'd toss in a picture but every time I do, it's too large a file! Thanks!
  6. Hey Travis! Nice talking with you too! I will be in touch! Probably for the just the swim platform! Matt
  7. I would be interested to know if TT has a cockpit area template for a 250 Signature. Swim platform too ?
  8. A 330 would be nice! Hmmm... Is it a kickin deal? How green bills if you care to share? What color hull? Pics?? We can all drool over it!
  9. Jim, For some reason, I can't quote on here! Anyway... If both your boat and the 400 Chap were equal length (bigger or smaller), I'd take your Sea Ray hands down! Something doesn't look right with that Chap 400? It doesn't look in proportion? When I complimented you on your swept back look of the windshield and hardtop of yours, I think that's where the 400 Chap looks to be out of place and maybe it's the hardtop and windows that look too tall? That 400 is probably running gas anyway...yikes!
  10. I have to say Jim...your Sea Ray looks absolutely incredible every time I look at that photo of it tied up to the dock! I would love to be drinking my cocktails on a Sea Ray exactly like yours (that I own)..that would be heaven...lol The swept back look of the windshield and hardtop look awesome! I'm 43...so I have a few years to catch up to a boat like that! : )
  11. Hatem, I agree on the Meridians! I like the 381 but the bridge isn't all that big to have a bunch of people up top with you while enroute to your destination, which brings up the question of stability again. I love that they have that Cummins power option in a boat at that size! I guess the downside of the bridge style boats makes the Sunbridge a desirable option?! A hardtop diesel Sunbridge in the 33-35 foot range would be perfect and in reach!
  12. Richard W, That's a gorgeous boat! I looked at the fuel capacity and it would cost 7k to fill it with diesel @4.00 per gallon! There are few / several Riviera's out here on the West Coast! They are absolutely gorgeous with the exception of the price! A 50 ft Coupe style comes in at a sTiCkEr ShOcK price of 2 Million!
  13. I would love a Sundancer in the 40 ft range with twin Cummins QSB's! I would also Consider a Meridian but I think the Sundbridge style is much better for entertaining or lounging on the boat! I'm curious about how top heavy the Command bridge style boat's are compared to a large Sundbridge?
  14. This was locally...in the salt! Guy didn't put his new Toyota in park! It makes cell phones and plotter cards getting wet look good!
  15. Your not in to giving us a number on how much?? What did yours cost...that would be a start as we can see how nice it looks???