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  1. Chap243

    Is an engine hoist required for alignment?

    Always keep your bolt threads lubed up. If you neglect them and some day need to adjust the alignment, you will be sorry. I learned to coat mine with outdrive grease to make them easy to use when you need to.
  2. Chap243

    Sunesta 243 exhaust 3" spacer

    If you have not already purchased the 3" spacer, I would opt for buying the taller risers. One less set of gaskets and a joint to worry about.
  3. Chap243

    Always a little water in bilge

    I think I get a little water in the bilge because of leaky stern shower head.
  4. Chap243

    If buying a Sunesta, would you pay for a survey?

    I probably would not do it, but I feel that I know enough and what to look for. I also have the Rinda scan tool now. I did however pay for an inspection on my current boat as it was 12 hours away. every scenario is different I guess. But as long as he agree to pay for it, let him go for it.
  5. Chap243

    Mantus anchor 19 h20 sport

    The anchor dimensions are listed for all their anchors on the website. You may have to measure the cut out on your boat and see what will fit based on that.
  6. Chap243

    Need Help. Low Engine Oil Alarm

    Low engine oil pressure would have nothing to do with the drive going into gear or not. Probably a shift linkage adjustment. Obviously two separate issues and both sound critical. I`d pump the existing oil out and see how much you pull out, then refill with the proper amount. Volvo dipsticks can be difficult to read.
  7. Chap243

    2010 Sunesta 244 Fresh water not pressurizing

    I`d bet your strainer is clogged with build up. Unscrew the clear bowl and clean out the screening material.
  8. Chap243

    Gimble Bearing replacement

    Obviously you have to get the drive off first. Sometime that can be a bear in and of itself if not done recently. I pulled my old out with a loaner slide puller from my local auto parts store. For install, I purchased the alignment/gimble bearing install tool kit off ebay. I was fairly easy to do. After bearing install you will need to check your alignment where your new tool will come in handy.
  9. Chap243

    Boat cleats

    I drilled mine with a hole saw, masking the surface of the gelcoat with tape beforehand. I ran the drill in reverse until I got through the gelcoat, then switched to forward for the serious cutting through the deeper layers. Another thing I recommend is to add thread locker of some type to the nuts and threaded portions of the cleat. A boat vibrates a lot and you do not want the nuts backing off later on down the road.
  10. Chap243

    How To Grease Coupler 21H2O

    I bought one of those lube tips and they are lifesavers if you do a lot of greasing.
  11. Chap243

    starboard maintenance required

    Do you have two engines?
  12. Chap243

    Center cushion

    Not to discourage, but it might be hard to locate a factory cushion. I would probably make one or have one made. Make a plywood or starboard base to fit and cover it with foam and matching marine vinyl.
  13. Chap243

    2009 Sunesta 284 Engine hatch issue

    Do you hear the electric actuator motor turning? If so, you may have separated the push rod screw from the drive gear by manually forcing it up. Next time I would advise charging batteries by removing the corner triangular seat, you will find access to at least one battery that way. With long arms, you can reach the second. I also rigged a pull cable over to the holding pin on mine, so that if need be, I can pull the cable and remove the lifting rod pin. You will probably need to manually lift the hatch again and preform some tests on the actuator motor and wire leads for power. Make sure you have help and have a very strong prop rod to support the weight of the hatch. If it were to fall on you right it could kill you, they are very heavy.
  14. Chap243

    How To Grease Coupler 21H2O

    You might advise which engine and drive you have.
  15. Chap243

    This may have been discussed before,

    He could have a VP. And if so, it can be done with boat in the water too.