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    Kohler generator LOC code

    Check the water intake to ensure there is no debris clogging the water intake.
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    2006 330 Signature Engine Mount Cracks

    Gumby, there are products that seal hairline cracks, Gluvit is a two part product that will seal cracks, however take your time and talk with a fiberglass/gelcoat person and get their feedback. Here is a link to marinetex Gluvit, or google it yourself -https://www.walmart.com/ip/Marine-Tex-RM330K-Gluvit-Waterproof-Epoxy-Sealer-2-lbs/42208227?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=2132&adid=22222222228030006845&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=m&wl3=64080076089&wl4=pla-101614537209&wl5=1014895&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=113146354&wl11=online&wl12=42208227&wl13=&veh=sem&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIkO2v0IXH3QIVlwOGCh2H4QYyEAQYASABEgKQZ_D_BwE
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    2006 330 Signature Engine Mount Cracks

    Gumby, Get a camera back and under the engine if you can - try to get photos from the transom to get a look at the backside of the mounts. We had much larger cracks than what appears in your photos, on our Sig 350 and the wood was not rotten. We found more cracking on the backside when having engines removed for outdrive replacement. The cracks were repaired without issue.
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    2006 330 Signature Engine Mount Cracks

    Who said the wood was rotten? In most cases, the cracking is surface without rotten wood. Cracks are very common on 10 year old signature. What did the surveyor say regarding the cracking?
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    Bilgepump in sumpbox on Sig290

    Hatem, the discussion is regarding the sump pump located in the forward bilge area. The sump pump pumps the shower and AC drain water overboard. OP, I suggest replacing the whole sump pump box with a Rule Sump Pump box, it comes complete with a Rule pump and float switch, a much better setup than the original Attwood box.
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    Water in cubby under seat, 310

    Yes, you can replace the attwood pumps, however the Rule pump and box is much better at pushing the water overboard.
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    Water in cubby under seat, 310

    Ensure your sump pump is turned on and is pumping water overboard. The Atwood pump , if 10 years old may need replacing. Visually inspect the pump by running the shower for a length of time. Replace with. New box combo by Rule - https://anchorexpress.com/rule-800-g-p-h-shower-drain-kit-w-multi-port-inlet-98a?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIs6m2xJXK3AIVAQOGCh3wTgVvEAQYAiABEgIyFvD_BwE
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    2006 330 Signature Engine Mount Cracks

    rjbergen - let us know what you find out. Those of us that have had similar separating of glass on the Mounts on Chaparral’s found not to be a big issue and no rot, however you will want to address the glass repair cost in you negotiations.
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    Signature 350 aft drainage

    There is no drainage to the aft cabin bilge, you need to pump the water out. Our 2006 350 has 3/4” holes allowing water to drain and collect below, or come up fro below. There is a bilge space underneath the sole of the locker, I use a hand pump with hose attachments to remove water in the lower bilge space. In our other locker there is a sump pump for shower an AC drainage, there is a bilge space under this locker as well. Water can come from many sources. Check your sump to ensure it works properly, and is dumping water overboard. Replace the sump pump, Rule makes an excellent replacement box pump assembly. As well as the thruster area, check your anchor locker and rub rails for water intrusion entry points.
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    2006 330 Signature Engine Mount Cracks

    We didn’t pay out of pocket for the mount repair, nor the labor for the outdrive replacement. The repair only required cutting and removing a small portions of the old glass, therefore I am uncertain of the construction between stringer and motor mount. The wood and surrounding stringers were solid. Our repair sat for a few days with a blower on the exposed area. A layer of resin was used to seal the area and left to cure. More glass and resin was used to fill in the remainder and then it was painted over. The outdrive replacement required the engines to be removed, and allowed for ease of access to the affected areas. I suspect there are several signature owners with cracks in the motor mounts who are unaware due to the inaccessibility of the motor mounts transome side.
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    2006 330 Signature Engine Mount Cracks

    Many of the larger Signatures have cracking on the motor mounts. As others said, you will have to check to see if the wood is soft or not. Check the mounts on the transome side as well. Three years ago we had surveyed and purchased a 2006 350 and it had similar cracking however the wood was solid. When the outdrives were replaced, the cracking was addressed with then engines removed. The repair work takes a few days /visits. They cut away the old glass and put a blower in the bilge to dry it up. Get estimates on what it would cost to fix and negotiate or if buying from a dealer wrap it into the deal. The mount repair work and other work was part of the purchase deal for the boat that we purchased from a full service Chaparral/ Volvo Penta Dealer.
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    05 285 SSI - Rebadged - Need any original letters?

    I need a P and A, are those still available?
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    1/2" x 10' Navy blue dock line with loop?

    OCMD has it right, cross you lines on the bow and stern.
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    How Fast Does Your Boat Go?

    Our five ton Signature 350 will go 48-50mph, however that is with a light fuel load, few passengers and none of the stuff currently onboard.
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    Shower "sump pump"

    On our 350 we have a Sump Pump switch on the cabin panel. If you have an original sumpump is an Attwood, do yourself a favor, replace it with A Rule Sump pump box. test the sumpump by overwhelming the shower drain with water and inspect the box for leaks.
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