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  1. What a nifty idea. I hadn't thought of flushing using the sea strainer. I will try it. Thanks
  2. Tries to start and then issues code UU - low voltage and shuts down.
  3. I have a generator in my '08 Sig 270 and never use it. I also have a/c and don't need it when at anchor. I converted from electric to propane cooking and don't miss the noise of a generator at all. If we want to watch a movie while at anchor, we do so on a laptop. We only use 120 volt devices when plugged in at a marina or in our home slip. My ideal boat would have gas cooking, lithium batts, solar panels and inverter.
  4. The cleats on my boat have 2 drain nipples each. I have attached flexible tubing to them, (was not done from factory), and run them to the bilge. The main reason I did this was because directly below the port swim platform cleat is the outdrive trim pump apparatus. The metal mounting frame is now quite rusty. Thanks Chaparral.
  5. Interesting. I do have the Genny and A/C - never use it.i have the original props. Under best conditions I get 2 mpg. No wind, no tide, 2 people, full fuel and water.
  6. MontreAl

    Selling a boat

    Good thinking.
  7. MontreAl

    Selling a boat

    Are you interested in trading for a Sig 270?
  8. It is possible to ignore content by selected members. Works for me.
  9. I have a 2008 Sig 270, (29 feet LOA), with a 375 HP 8.1 liter mercury. My best cruise is about 3,000 RPM and 28-30 GPS MPH while I burn 13-14 GPH which yields about 2 MPG. Over 8 years of ownership my mixed-driving fuel consumption is 6.3 GPH. I have recorded a top speed of 48 GPS MPH. My boat gets on plane relatively quickly with 2 people on board. It is noticeably slower with 6 on board. What is the HP of your 377?
  10. MontreAl

    Replacing GPS

    Greetings, Hope you are all keeping well. My '08 Sig 270 has the original Garmin GPSMap 540. The screen is getting cloudy and I think I am in need of an upgrade. I am interested in something with a larger touch screen. My current GPS works well enough, once I bought a US coastal waters SD card at considerable expense, but ... What say ye for potential upgrades? Shall I stick with Garmin or is there a better choice? Is Navionics capability a good idea? Thanks in advance for all your suggestions.
  11. Lock passage on the Okeechobee water way now require boaters to wear life vests. I bought this one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B012HW5WRE/ref=sspa_dk_detail_1?pd_rd_i=B012HW5WRE&pd_rd_w=oveaI&pf_rd_p=a64be657-55f3-4b6a-91aa-17a31a8febb4&pd_rd_wg=AdibU&pf_rd_r=Q5977YAEMF5FHRG9RQX0&pd_rd_r=e9af072a-3492-4e9c-b39b-b267e62f8000&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExR1k2QlFaNko5QkxCJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNjc1MjA0MUZTSjFBMTcySzdRNiZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwODg1MDk2MkpER1FRQTg2NUFaNyZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2RldGFpbF90aGVtYXRpYyZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU&th=1 It is comfortable and not too hot.
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  13. I like 42 because the prevailing wind blows you off the dock. The prevailing wind will blow you onto the dock/walkway in slips 49 & 50.
  14. MontreAl

    Engine Hatch

    What replacement insulation have you selected?
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