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  1. Iggy

    Signature 330 Holding Tank

    He could have some thing leaning against it. When I go away, i sometimes store things in the engine compartment. Or as I mentioned in a earlier post, the charcoal in the filter can get hard is a rock. It could have broken up in running the boat.
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    Towing a Dinghy

    Yep!
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    PSA: Buy the correct batteries for your boat!

    Once ever season. So the batteries wear evenly. The house batteries do a lot of work were the starting batteries are used for just that. The house, your running the refrig, water pump, head, lights, radios and more. On the weekends, we live on the boat.
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    PSA: Buy the correct batteries for your boat!

    I rotate the batteries too. From starting to house bank. Just make sure you set your on board charger to AGM type.
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    PSA: Buy the correct batteries for your boat!

    Oh!! I have a 290 and I keep it in a slip during the season. To get back on point, i have been using AGM batteries. AGMs can be used for both starting and deep cycle.
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    Signature 330 Holding Tank

    Age could be a factor. Using a longer vent filter so the turn is tighter than normal. You could keep on guessing...........
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    PSA: Buy the correct batteries for your boat!

    Congrats on the boat!! At lest it was just the battery. I am puzzled as to why you had the boat hauled out?
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    Signature 330 Holding Tank

    Yep! Thats what I said in the beginning.The vent hose is only 3/4"
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    Signature 330 Holding Tank

    I do the same but though the bowl. So it goes though the whole system.
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    Towing a Dinghy

    If you look at the above pic, there is a davit system midship on the inflatable. As in the Hurley system https://hurleymarine.com/shop/dinghy-davit-boat/h3o/ I would not just lay it down and and just tie it off. With the right system for you as Denny has mentioned "you can go at any speed". I would take the engine off if its not a glass or AL inflatable. It will not be able to take the stress in bouncing. Another reason is weight, it will be harder to pull it up and maybe to get on plane.
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    Towing a Dinghy

    Well I tried!! First off, your not saying what type. Aluminum, Glass, soft bottom and I don't think wood. Or the size........... If your trying to get on plane, I would almost say the more weight the better in towing. Doing 22 to 28 knots, the air (if light enough) will get under it and flip it over. You better off adding davits and there are so many to choose from. I have a Sig 290 with a 8 1/2 foot Al inaltable, at 100 lbs. I ended up installing davits that are like to arm., so it lays flat and it will not catch the wind. Well it helps but better than standing up! Otherwise, I would have to tow it at headway speed. I could do up to 15 knots, but I would just be burning up fuel.
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    Electrical issue

    No, thats not what I said......... What your not taking into account is the distance. Cars can get very close to each other. How close can a car get to a boat and then into the engine compartment. Also most boats have a longer cable runs from battery to switch to starter than a car. You are adding a lot of wire into this.
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    Electrical issue

    Some but not all isolator have a 0.6 voltage drop. It depends on the brand. But just be aware that it might.
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    Electrical issue

    Very good point!! I would check it both at the starter and the battery. If there is more than a 1.5 to 2 volt drop between the two points. You have a bad cable or connection. But, I think you should be reading higher than 12.7 volts. More in the 13 volt range. I would not try to jump start it of you car. Mainly due to the distance and you would need a very top end set of jumpers. Due to the fact of a voltage drop over the jumper cables. This would only give you a false reading of good or bad. You could remove your car battery and swap it with your starting battery.
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    Electrical issue

    Your say that "Both batteries read 1250" I take you mean 12.5 volts, yes? You should be reading about 13.5 volts. Where are you taking the reading from? I would check and clean all your cables and connections. Its sounds like one of them is loose or corroded.
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    Did I get the wrong pink antifreeze?

    Yep!!! I have used the -100 and depending on the brand like Camco I guess, it can come in pink too. For what its worth............. I think that W.M. is way over priced, they have lost so much business they now price match!! BUT come the fall , the sell the pink for a.c. units and heads/ water systems (NOT engines) for 2.99 gal. The pink engine is 4.99gal. https://www.westmarine.com/buy/seafit---50-f-marine-rv-water-system-glycol-alcohol-antifreeze-gal--14823330?recordNum=4 for water systems https://www.westmarine.com/buy/west-marine---50-f-engine-water-system-antifreeze-gal--499848?recordNum=1 for engines
  17. I want to say that Water and the OP are in line with my boat. A Sig 290 I use my head for everything and pump out just after I hit 3/4 full. The only time I get a smell is when the filter needs to be changed but. I do thow treatment into the tank about once every 2 or 3 weeks. On trimming your boat: You could install fuel flow sensors which combined with your GPS will give you MPH and GPH. Which will help you in setting the trim.
  18. What about using shielded RCA cables? What comes to mind, they use capacitors in cars to send the noise to ground. I guess you would have to know the frequency of the noise first. Would that also work?
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    Tecma Toilet Rinse Water Issue

    It sound like the "nothing" position should bring water into the bowl. I would than pull the switch and check. The connection could be loose or just fell off. To easy not to check.
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    Tecma Toilet Rinse Water Issue

    I would take the hose off to the bowl. Then quickly turn on the water pump to see if water comes out. If it does, than it sounds like the solenoid valve to the bowl. I never had one of those, so I maybe taking a little out of turn. But is water getting to the bowl? What is allowing the water into the bowl.
  21. I love airplanes and the history behind them!
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    Mercs Winterized - Need Advice on A/C and Genset

    I can tell you how I do it and it works. I disconnect the hose from the thru hull. Than connect the AF hose to the hose you just taken off the thru hull. Have the bottle of AF on the Cockpit deck. So now the hose is running down into the engine compartment. Connect the 2 hoses, so now gravity and the pump will pull the AF out of the bottle. It should work.
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    Correct battery switch position.

    Thank you Hatem for your come back. All I was saying or trying to say. Without seeing the op boat, I hate to give a straight answer. That simple....
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    Correct battery switch position.

    Your 100% right. I am not wasting my time over the BS.
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    Correct battery switch position.

    7 Maybe I missed something!! Please, ask the question and I will give you answer.
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