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  1. The Great Escape II

    Yacht Device install on a 2005 Volvo GXI-E

    This is a great starter kit for making your NMMA 2000 network. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002BBFE98/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    Yacht Device install on a 2005 Volvo GXI-E

    Hatem, My boat doesn't have Smartcraft or Vessel View since it's a Volvo motor. So none of the functionality of that system was available for my Chaparral. One reason for this upgrade is the system can record CAN events so I can pull that info with a simple CAN viewer. Second, my motor and most of that vintage with Volvo had very limited info due to the technology at the time and not having NMMA 2000 capability. With Yacht Devices they came out with a solution to retrieve this data. https://www.yachtd.com/products/can_view.html Also if you have a Mercruiser this is cheaper then adding Smartcraft. https://www.yachtd.com/news/mercury_smartcraft.html
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    Yacht Device install on a 2005 Volvo GXI-E

    Yacht Device install on 2005 Volvo GXI-E went very easy. Received product yesterday, already have a NMMA 2000 set up for my electronics. Update to the device went as planned (1.32v) and the MPI configuration. Now I can see more engine data and have it on my Simrad GO 7 XSE. Here are some links of the product and pictures of the install. These are the two items I purchased. https://www.yachtd.com/products/engine_gateway.html https://www.yachtd.com/…/engine_gateway_nmea2000_certified.… Next I will customize the data on the Simrad. Here are some pictures. https://www.amazon.com/photos/shared/_-hAzENJSxqH1sCahddwVQ.RG1J_EUWu_7HtvYpVs9NRg
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    Charging issue/Glavonic isolation monitor issue

    CO detectors have a 10 year EOL. Time to replace.
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    2006 8.1 Volvo 15W-50 synthetic or 30W synthetic

    Volvo doesn't make nor do they recommend the 30w oil anymore. They issues a TSB a number of years ago. SAE 30 Synthetic Engine Oil (SAE 10W-40 Synthetic Engine Oil) Volvo Penta has discontinued the straight 30 weight oil and now recommends SAE 10W-40 synthetic. Volvo Penta states that the straight 30 weight oil and the new 10W-40 multi-grade can be used together with no issues. For gas engines newer than 2002. For diesel engines, Volvo no longer offers synthetic 20 weight oil (40005015 (quart) and 21153635 (5 gallon). Viscosity: SAE 10W-40 Grade: API SJ, ACEA A3/B3
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    I have the dreaded ProTech 4 charger

    You might want to start a new thread since you responded to one that is 11 years old.
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    Cleaning hull and bottom newbie.

    Don't wax the bottom of your vessel under the water line. It will slow it down.
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    B3 4/3 blade prop "timing"?

    They purchased their foundry just a few years ago. They were in the same camp as Volvo before the purchase.
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    B3 4/3 blade prop "timing"?

    Yep, I agree 100% same thing happened to me on a 3X3 prop. When they are timed I pick up about 2 MPH via GPS.
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    Settings on battery when using shore power

    Your refrigerator is ac and dc. When you are hooked to shore power flip the refrigerator circuit breaker to on and it will run on AC. Again turn the batteries in the off position when not on the vessel
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    Settings on battery when using shore power

    First of all what boat is it? I'm assuming if you have a cruiser with the standard shore power the batteries should be in the OFF position. In addition to that you need to turn ON your on-board charger to keep the batteries maintained.
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    CO2 alarm not getting power

    I believe his fuse is by the battery switch. On our 2005 240 the CO fuse is there.
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    CO2 alarm not getting power

    Most likely your CO detector is over 10 years old. It is at EOL (end of life) might be time to replace them.
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    Anything special needed when running AC at dock connected to shore power ?

    Nope. Just make sure the seacock is open and the sea strainer is clean. If you need to clean the sea strainer CLOSE the seacock.
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    Bedding Bolts on Swim Platform

    I would use 3m 4200 fast cure.
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