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  1. My smartcraft vessel view mobile on my 2004 Sig 310 Bravo III 5.0 mpi port motor is showing 12.1 volts. My analog gauge shows 13.5, both my alternators show 14.7 at the big wire (the big wire is a little warmer on the port alternator than starboard)on the back of the alternator, with only one engine running charging both batteries and the batteries are showing 13.9 volts. My starboard vesselview mobile shows normal voltage. Before installing vesselview, every once in a while I would get an alarm on my port motor, analog gauges show everything normal, rev it up and the alarm turns off. Does an
  2. I purchased two of these stainless steel wear plates, one for each engine 5 years ago and they work great. http://metalartetc.com/epages/3491964f-553f-4c10-8659-1241e68dccdb.sf/en_US/?ObjectPath=/Shops/3491964f-553f-4c10-8659-1241e68dccdb/Products/SSWP/SubProducts/SSWP(RG)NS
  3. Check to make sure you didn't over tighten the belt, it could be putting torsional pressure on the internal bearings of the alternator , water pump or power steering pump. Only other thing i can think of is if the drive alignment is off slightly causing pressure on the engine coupler.
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    Boat wrap.

    Do you know what the cost is to wrap a boat? How does it hold up in the constant sun?
  5. I have had mine for a few years and noticed I am getting zebra mussels inside the tubing. I have been using a metal wire to break up the mussels after they dry up but it is a royal pain to clean. I also tried to hit it with a pressure washer after taping up the holes but no luck. Anyone have any suggestions?
  6. I have had mine for about 5 years and I love it. Just have to keep the zebra mussels from plugging mine up.
  7. This is for 2004 models. Hope it helps. https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A58fe9a35-361e-4d4d-8253-d5a24a6e41e4
  8. That looks like it was a great vacation. Seeing pics like that makes me miss my trailerable boat, to be able to travel and boat in different areas.
  9. Nice job on the dash. When we aren’t out cruising, we keep a white sheet covering the entire dash, steering wheel and throttles to keep the sun/heat off.
  10. Like Wingnut mentioned, regarding the IAC muffler inside the throttle body, most people have no clue it even exists. It never gets replaced and gets full of carbon restricting the air flow to the IAC valve. I have spoken to mechanics that thought I was crazy when I mentioned the $1 part that never gets replaced, they didn’t even know about the muffler. I replace mine every year because it’s a heck of a lot cheaper than a new IAC valve.
  11. I always keep JB Weld waterproof epoxy putty on my boat. The stuff is amazing and can be applied underwater. We used it to seal leaks in metal pools. Also lots of tools and extra impellers, water pressure sensor, IAC valve, fuel filters, extra nav light bulbs and zip ties.
  12. Hi Duncan, Your choice in going with a 24 to 28 foot boat on Lake Erie is smart. I started on Lake Erie with a jet ski then in a 24 foot 8 foot beam single engine Four Winns cruiser. I am now in a 31 footer twin engine 10.5 foot beam cruiser. The 24 footer was down right scary on anything more than 2 foot waves, with the single engine all the weight on the middle of the hull, we would get tossed around like rag dolls. With the bigger boat it’s much better for handling the short waves. Because the waves are short, you will drop off the back side of the waves and you will get wet with the s
  13. 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.
  14. I don’t see any issues as long as you don’t damage the hose.
  15. Couple of hours because of the location and awkward position to access most of the unit through the closet.
  16. 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 pai
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. 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 https://appsto.re/us/w2WWgb.i
  20. 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
  21. 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 i
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    Drive Shower

    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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
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