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  1. Super Clean works great. Make sure you dilute it, if you don’t dilute it it will remove the wax, make sure you rinse it well.
  2. I don’t see any issues as long as you don’t damage the hose.
  3. Couple of hours because of the location and awkward position to access most of the unit through the closet.
  4. I would say they were both equally challenging due to the limited access. Getting the unit out and removing the hoses was a bit difficult since they were on for over 10 years but then getting unit back in, since you’re working through the inside of the closet you’re working blind half the time. Also when you remove the compressor and the rest of the parts from the pan, they come out as one whole piece, you have to make sure that you have help so you don’t crack any of the refrigeration lines. After sandblasting the pan I painted it with phosphoric acid to stop the rusting process and then painted it with Aluthane epoxy paint.
  5. I had to pull my AC unit out because my blower was going bad. When I removed the unit to replace the blower I took the entire pan off sandblasted it and then painted it with an epoxy paint and then I also painted the bottom 2 inches of the AC unit where there would be any sort of standing water. The unit was very difficult to get out because the only access to the rear of the unit is through the closet. You have to remove the closet floor and squeeze your body in using a mirror to disconnect the hoses and the ductwork. The upper section of the blower were the duct goes in has to be completely removed before pulling the unit out from the dinette access. It was definitely a winter project and I will tell you that I did get stuck inside the closet when I was trying to take it apart. If you have any form of claustrophobia I would not even attempt it. Once I had it put back together I used insulation to cover the entire AC unit and it has definitely dropped the noise level inside the cabin. This is the second season that I’ve had this set up and I have had no issues with the unit since and the condensation water going to the shower pump is clean.
  6. On the second picture(120 electrical panel) make sure both main switches are switched over to the generator side. On the generator itself there is also a breaker, make sure that one is turned on. It should be next to the start stop switch on top of the generator. It's very easy to flip that switch when you are working on the engines, because it doesn't take much to flip it.
  7. There is an app called NOAA Weather Ships, it shows data received from ships currently at sea, Its more of a novelty since the ships are so spread out, but sometimes you get lucky and find ships are in your area. Hopefully more ships will start reporting to cover more areas, the data they report are wind speed and direction, air & water temp, and wave heights I included the Apple App Store link below NOAA Weather Ships by David Gross
  8. I have the same set up on mine. Previously when I extracted the oil through the dipstick tube I would open up the oil pan hose and I was still getting almost a quart out of the hose that the dipstick tube didn't pick up. Now I just connect my new pump directly to the oil pan drain hose and there is no residual oil left in the engine
  9. I've been boating in the Sandusky area for almost 15 years. I had A Four Winns 245 Vista with the single OMC I/O and there were days where going out was definitely not an option. With a single engine the boat tends to rock more since most of the weight is right at the center of the hull. As you know Lake Erie in this area is really shallow and the waves drop on the backside very sharply which will make your boat ride very uncomfortable with waves anything over 3 feet. One of the biggest problems with the area being so shallow is boat traffic. Sometimes fighting the wake from all the boaters in Sandusky Bay gets pretty treacherous. During the week it's actually pretty nice when there's no boats out but come the weekend it's crazy out there. It's very rare to see rolling waves here that you can ride up and down without getting your teeth knocked out. My 310 is much more stable with the wider beam and twin engines spreading the weight further out from the center of the hull. But I still will not ago out when there is anything over 3 to 4 foot with the 310, it's not worth stressing out the hull taking that kind of a beating. I have been out in 5 to 6 footers in 24 foot deep v center console and that boat handled the waves pretty well, I was pretty impressed, much bettter than my Four Winns. So it all depends on what type of boating you want to do and if you are trailering or keeping it in a marina.
  10. I have the same drive showers on my Bravo III drives. My drives don't steam anymore when I come down off plane, and after the first season I could tell a huge difference in the lack of mineral buildup. My feeling is if the drive is running cooler, then that is less wear and tear on it. I highly recommend them.
  11. Did you check the hoses for the head? A friend of mine had the same issue and the odor was permeating through his hoses. To check them, he was told to wear rubber gloves and squeeze all the hoses to and from the holding tank (don't forget the pump out hose) for a minute, and if the gloves show signs of any moisture, the hoses needed to be replaced. The smell on the glove will be disgusting so don't touch anything after performing the tests or you will create a lot of extra cleaning work for yourself.
  12. Make sure when you are working on it you lay down a towel on the fiberglass edge that you're leaning on otherwise you will get some nasty skin irritation from the fiberglass.
  13. Mine seems to be around 3400 to 3600 rpm to keep it on plane. Around 25to 27 mph, but that depends on how rough the lake is.
  14. If you have a storage locker in your aft cabin, when you remove it, it gives you direct access to the vacuum pump assembly. That way you don't have to remove the hot water tank.
  15. I have the same issue with my Sig 310. Not sure if the electronics on the helm cause problems or the mass of wires behind the dash blocking it.