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castle285ssx

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About castle285ssx

  • Birthday 12/07/1963

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  1. Okay, so I currently have a 285 SSX and was thinking of upgrading. Guess my question is will the winterization and spring start up cost be more than I can afford. I have had the local dealer doing the work on my 285SSX, maybe $800 for winterizing and $500 for spring start up. Can I simply double those numbers? Any thoughts?
  2. Okay, so I currently have a 285 SSX and was thinking of upgrading. Guess my question is will the winterization and spring start up cost be more than I can afford. I have had the local dealer doing the work on my 285SSX, maybe $800 for winterizing and $500 for spring start up. Can I simply double those numbers? Any thoughts?
  3. Trim is not working, stuck in the up position. Everyone has told me to check the breaker on the engine. Question is, where is it? I have a 285 SSX, Mercruiser 8.2 MAG HO.
  4. I have the 8.2 l Mercruiser on a 286 SSX. Trying to find the breaker in the engine compartment for the trim, stuck in the up position. Someone said it was a 50 amp, on the back of the engine?
  5. Was out at the Marina this weekend and heard some folks talking about cleaning and waxing their boat. I have mine cleaned/waxed when it is pulled for the winter, nothing else though. I keep it on a lift in the south river, still gets dirty from going out. Any advice on what is actually needed?
  6. Was out at the Marina this weekend and heard some folks talking about cleaning and waxing their boat. I have mine cleaned/waxed when it is pulled for the winter, nothing else though. I keep it on a lift in the south river, still gets dirty from going out. Any advice on what is actually needed?
  7. Just saw that Thunder on the Narrows is coming up, June 21st and 22nd. Always thought it would be fun to watch boat races from a boat. Have that opportunity now with out 285ssx. Anyone been to watch the races? Wondered if you could watch form your boat? Are their any good places to drop anchor?
  8. Does anyone know where I can find one of the small white plastic handles/clips that are attached to the screen/shade on the forward hatch? I am assuming chap uses the same hatch on all models. Mine came loose, must have rolled in pretty hard and one of the handles/clips broke. I have tried looking online, too many results coming back on the search though.
  9. 120v only, have looked for a 12v model, no luck. http://www.pbsboatstore.com/davis-instruments-1459.htm
  10. Was curious if anyone would suggest using a Davis air dryer - mildew fighter 500 year round. I have a 285 ssx and the carpet stays wet, also kindo of a musty smell in the cabin. Probably due to the rain as well as taking the boat out. I have thought about using the air dryer but was curious if anyone else did so.
  11. I keep my 285 in the South river, Oak Grove Marina, and I looking for a good place to go to watch some fireworks on the 4th, any suggestions? First year with the boat and I have looked online, hard to tell what is/is not good though.
  12. Thanks, that looks the same as mine, will try again this week. Will also get a picture to post if I cant figure it out, didnt think about that.
  13. First year out with my 285 SSX and I am loving it. Started to fold up the Bimini Top to get more sun though and had no clue. I don’t have a cover so I am assuming that you have to take it all the way off, forgot to ask the dealer that question. It does have allot of zippers though, thought maybe it becomes its own boot, couldn't figure it out though. Tried looking in the manuel, nothing there, does anyone know?
  14. castle285ssx

    Sun Pad

    Second year out and having a blasts. Looking to find a sun pad for the front though, 285 SSX. May not be an option since the bow is curved and there isn't that much room, but it would be nice to lay out on while anchored. Any ideas?
  15. What do you put in the water tank to keep the water clean/safe to drink and do you have to check it occasionally, I have had some folks say bleach, and then some have said aqua tabs. Any suggestions?
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