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Rook

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    Ice in bilge

    Today I checked my boat that was winterized by someone else. The bilge plug was still in the boat and there was solid ice in the bilge. The ise is only an inch or two deep, not impeding any inlets or the engine. I took the bilge plug out in hopes that if we do get a thaw the ice will melt and the water will flow out. Should I be concerned about the ice? Will it do damage?
  2. Thanks for the tip! I'll make sure to do the same. Thanks again
  3. After dealing with wet carpet on in the cockpit area after rains, I patiently waited on board during a run shower to try to determine where the water was coming from. It turns out that the rain water is getting into the helm area through the underside of the Sun Deck access door. I actually seen it coming in under the hinge side of the access and tracking on the interior along the bottom of the wind shield on the port side, coming down along the lounge seat and dripping on the front of the cockpit area. I am assuming that there must be some sort of weather strip wear issue, however it does not
  4. Congrats on the purchase! I remember the very first time putting my 310 in the water and getting to the slip....very anxious but it all turned out. Hope to see some pics in the future.
  5. Switching my antenna from analog to digital and I want to install new coax from the TV to the radar arch. Has anybody undertaken this before?
  6. Is it a thick deep scratch? If not, you may be able to sand it out with some wet sandpaper,
  7. Hey folks Do you leave the A/C on while away from the boat?
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    Cockpit Speakers

    Update to this post.... When I installed the house battery, the speakers worked. Must be an amp that runs off the house battery only.
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    Cockpit Speakers

    Got the Clarion multimedia, not sure of the model all my docs are on the boat
  10. Have I gone brain dead? Went to boat today to start getting her ready for launch (hurray!) Plugged into shore power to listen to tunes. Sound was only coming to speakers down below in cabin and not to speakers up top. I swore they worked last fall when I put her to sleep. Any ideas?
  11. Purchased our 2007 310 Sig with 19 hours on the engines last February. Still had bar code stickers on outdrives so the mechanic was able to scan them and check against ECM and original purchase. Traces were legit...we got a brand new boat! Surveyor told us that we have stumbled on a gem....we were very fortunate. I have heard many contrary storeys about low hour purchases. The key is making sure you have a reputable dealer or broker.
  12. I've been out on 6' swells on my 310 but it wasn't for the fact that I rescued a sail boat, I wouldn't have stayed out too long. Turns out it took us 2 hours to tow the sail boat in.
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    Lewmar Windlass

    So silly question, I dont see a place to put a wrench into, only a large nut on the side of the pully. Do I turn that to tighten?
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    Lewmar Windlass

    Hi, The windlass on my Sig 310 is slipping when I bring in the anchor. How do I adjust it? Thanks
  15. I was able to determine the problem after I contacted Chaparral. The problem is a bad galvonic isolator. Anybody replace one before or do I need a mechanic?
  16. I had that very problem with my Sig 310. have a Clarion radio with Sirius. There should be a menu button that allows you to access the Sirius ESM number. Our boat did not come with manuals so what I did was download manuals for the various systems on board. Was lucky enough to find the manual for the Clarion radio from the Clarion website. Once I got it, I had Sirius in minutes (after I called and spent money on a sub, that is) All the best for the 2012 season
  17. We put our 310 Sig in the water last night (finally!). When I put shore power to it I noticed that there was a fault light on at the breaker panel for the galvanic isoltator. There are two such fault lights, one on each side of the panel. The left one was fine but the right one was on. It seems that the right side of the panel has the main breaker for the A/C unit (that what the main braker lable says anyway). Any ideas what may be the problem? Thanks
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    Name Change

    Scotch and tobacco, eh? I gots me some of that.
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    Name Change

    We just paid for in full our 2007 310 Signature last week and now I am in the midst of all the preparations for a marina, insurance, etc, etc, etc. We want to rename the boat but I gather there is much superstition around that. How many others have renamed thier new used boats?
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    Lake Huron

    Putting in our new (used) 310 Sig this spring at Bayfield. Anybody else a Huron boater?
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    New Chap owner

    Thanks for the welcome. Phil, the dealer that we bought the 310 from throws in a captain on delivery for few hours. Can't wait till spring now.
  22. Those lights look sooooo cool!
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    New Chap owner

    Just bought a 2007 310 Signature....our very first boat. A little intimidated by the size, I hope that it is easy(ish) to handle. Hope to get some good advice here.
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