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    I am a computer tech by trade. I like working with my hands ether building or fixing things. Into R.C. planes, woodworking but not my strong point.

    I love boating and going to new places by boat. In some cases it been a fun and a learning curve. At times living on the boat up to a week on vac.

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  1. Iggy

    Signature 330 Holding Tank

    Pogo, is your system like the one in my link? It should be around a 25 to 30 gal tank.
  2. Iggy

    Signature 330 Holding Tank

    Again, there are different models out there that you not taking into account. Your making a flat statement that does not hold true for all models. I am not even sure myself. Such as the tank that I had the link on. That would not be true!! If that filter was clogged, poo could not get and then you might have some pressure in the tank.
  3. Iggy

    Signature 330 Holding Tank

    If you had pressure in the tank and there are any models of Vac-u-flush. So you might want to call them. But it sounds like your air vent filter is clogged. Not that you over pressurizing the tank. Is poo goes in, air must come out. https://www.marinesan.com/category-s/303.htm Note the white tank and to the top left is the filter. I am thinking since were talking about a 330, your tank is more like this.
  4. Iggy

    Mercs Winterized - Need Advice on A/C and Genset

    It should be reverse cycle, yes? It least mine is and thats why you winterize it. Meaning, it should have a heat and A.C. setting. The main thing is that the pump turns on and with the A.F. can higher than the unit. Your getting both gravity and pump pulling the A.F. into the unit and out. Also, with a closed cooling system (just like your car) the is already A.F. in the block. Your just flushing the seawater out of the raw water pump and the heat exchanger. Why did you pour A.F. in the forward bilge? It won't hurt, but not understanding why.
  5. Iggy

    Signature 330 Holding Tank

    You had friends aboard?? Ah, that raises the question, "Did they know how to use the head?" I had one friend that fulled the bowl completely. He did not know how to flush.................. Now he's calling me in panic!
  6. Iggy

    Engine Hatch Lift Actuator

    Good to know on the replacement part At times, you just need to make things fit.
  7. Iggy

    Adding speakers to tower

    Here is my 2 cents. Without knowing your system, its hard to say anything. Wylie makes a good point on your amp and what you may want out of the new speakers. You can run two speakers off the same channel. It all depends on the load requirements of your system and speakers. Case in point, a friend at the Club asked the same question. He was using a pair of 8 ohm speakers. The amp was rated 4 to 8 ohms. We connected another set of 8 ohm speakers which to the amp looked like 4 ohms. Two 8 ohm speakers in parallel is a 4 ohm load on the amp. The other question would be, does the amp have the power/wattage to drive the two sets. OR how loud do you want it?? Now if his speakers were 4 ohms and add another 4 ohm speaker. That would equal 2 ohms and the amp would heat up and then burn it self out.
  8. Iggy

    Mercs Winterized - Need Advice on A/C and Genset

    You mentioned the engines. I too have twins, but with a closed cooling system. Just an fiy for the next boat.... it takes me about 1 minute per engine. Volvos have a hose on the engine ro flush them. I connect the 5gal can of AF to it. Start the engine as soon as the AF comes out, 30 sec later. Your done!!!! I have seen these hoses added to Mercs too. On the AC unit, basicly the same thing. Disconnect the hose from the thru hull. Connect the 5gal can of AF to the hose. Turn on the AC unit, in 30 secs you should see to the AF come out of the other thur hull. Again, your donei! Same. With the genset, just use the AF made for engines and have the AF can higher than what ever you are working on.
  9. Iggy


    No, not really! Like me, we work with our hands. As my old boss once said, "We pay you fix things, not to write thing."
  10. Iggy

    Which Battery Charger

    Go for the 1220. It will last longer since it will not work as hard. Meaning, if and I do mean if, if the battery needed 12 amps of charging. The 1210 will but out 100% until it reaches a certain level and than decline. But the 1220 would but out about 60% for that same 12 amps.
  11. Iggy


    Yep!! Thats what I was trying to say, but couldn't find the words.
  12. Iggy


    Yes, but other systems do. Thats another place were the smell can come from. He may need to change his vent filter too.
  13. Iggy


    Not enough info.......... What kind of system do you have? Some use fresh water and some use sea water.
  14. Iggy

    Lubricants for Mercruiser