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  1. Thanks WWT, your explanation makes sense as to shortening the life of the VSR. I will change the frequency of using the charger to not using it in boating season since we are on the boat almost every week and keeping the charger hooked up while not in use 100% of the time was most likely overkill.
  2. Don't know, haven't been to Norfork in years. This forum has a pretty active Norfork section, you may post on it and get some good intel.
  3. I have checked and it appears to be correct per diagrams. The battery switch is the stock OEM, Iooks like a 2 battery Blue Sea with 1, 1+2, off and 2 as selections. I do have a 2 bank smart battery charger connected when boat is not in use, connected directly to batteries, not the switch/VSR. I charge it with the battery switch in off position. Could it be activating the VSR the whole time it is charging?
  4. I think my VSR on my factory battery switch has gone bad for the second time in 3 years. Gonna order a new one and install. The power to my boat doesn't turn completely off, only partial when switch is in off position, for example everything still has power but not enough to turn motor over. I replaced the original VSR with a new one about 3 years ago when I experienced this first and it resolved my problem. Now it has come back. Anyone have ideas or similar issues in what the root cause could be?
  5. Spent last Saturday out on Tablerock, current level is 928.5--about 13 feet above normal. Boating is fine, just be aware that there is some extra floating obstacles in the water because of the high levels and flooding of tributary rivers.
  6. I had the same issue in finding a cover that protected the entire boat and arch. I ended up having a custom one piece cover made by a local canvas shop. Very happy with the results, the entire boat is covered, protected and stays much cleaner.
  7. I also have the 264 with snap covers and the factory mooring cover. My boat is on a lift under roof in our slip year round. I wasn't happy with either of the factory covers since they don't protect the arch, top and speakers. I had a custom one piece cover made that goes over the top of the arch and covers the entire topside. I use it now as my only cover and it is well worth the money. My only complaint is I wish it went further below the rub rail than the current 8-10 inches.
  8. tomnjoe, There are two restaurants over at Coney Island in the cove across from Point 7. Sharkey's Pizza which isn't very good and Lakeside Resort--highly recommend.
  9. Anyone have one of these? Check out the video. I want!
  10. Some additional places to visit West of Kimberling City: The Swings, across from Aunts Creek. The Island between point 10 and 11, Island across from Cedar Hollow. New barbecue shack at Hideaway Marina--also some of the cheapest gas on lake. Cliffs at Baxter for jumping. Flat Creek resort/restaurant end of lake in Cape Fair. New Restaurant at Kings River Marina-Carmelina's. In Kimberling-The Rocks Lakeside Grill which is now Iguana Roja. Some additional places to visit East of Kimberling City: Lakeside Resort and Restaurant, Big Cedar Lodge, The Lakehouse Bar--no dock have to anchor, Chateau and Moon Shine Beach, D'Monaco Resort & Restaurant, Cricket Creek Marina at end of lake, cliffs across from Long Creek, cliffs across from Indian Point, Dewey Short Visitor Center at Dam.
  11. Hello Tim, What activities are you looking for? Mainly restaurants accessible by water?
  12. For food and drinks I would check out Big Cedar Lodge--eat on the back porch of Devils Pool, Chateau request a table with a view, Tiki Bar at Rock Lane Lodge, and maybe D'Manoco they have a new restaurant pool bar I have not been to with a courtesy dock. For coves, hit Cow Creek, The Swings and Naked Cove. If you want a land day trip, Silver Dollar City is an incredible amusement park. Not sure when all the organizations are shooting fireworks, but Big Cedar, Chateau, Silver Dollar City, Kimberling City and a couple others all shoot--check their website or call for shoot date. If you see us out, flag us down to say hello!
  13. Rich, I feel your pain, when I first got my 264 it had two deep cycle batteries and I had all kinds of electronic/gauge issues especially when using the Garmin while under way. I replaced one of the deep cycles with a marine high cold cranking amp starting battery and to use under way, haven't had issues since. Use the deep cycle only on hook. Any chance you have a PIC of how your buzzer is wired under dash?
  14. Further troubleshooting this weekend, below is a PIC of the white round buzzer and the wiring. This is weird, there is a disconnected red wire leading off the buzzer that looks like it is chewed through. Leading me to believe this is the hot wire to the buzzer, thus it isn't sounding when turning ignition. I can't find the other wire to connect it to anywhere under the dash. I gently pulled on all the rats nest wiring harness under the dash and saw several purple and purple/yellow wires are connected to nothing. The purple wire in the PIC below is in the correct place to connect to my red chewed wire, but the connectors are different and it doesn't seem right to connect a red wire to a purple, plus the purple connection is clean appearing to never have been used. Any one have an idea or pic of the connection of where this red wire and its missing connection should go? Buzzer_zpsfgza2i5p.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0
  15. Wingnut, I thought of the buzzer failure and was hoping it was that simple. I will look for it under the dash, does the buzzer have a wire off of the ignition that I can use to trace it?