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  1. BoatAway

    To change or not to change Impeller

    at least change it this year since it might be three years old already.
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    2003 Signature 300 Needs New Trim Tabs

    you're just looking for the metal flaps? did they corrode? or does your whole system need to be replaced?
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    CO2 alarm not getting power

    I'll check the fuses near the battery switch (thanks!). I don't know why I didn't think to look there.... Yes, my old alarm went bad so this is the brand new replacement. I verified that there is no power on the wire.
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    CO2 alarm not getting power

    does anyone know if and where there is a fuse for the CO2 alarm in the cabin? I don't seem to be getting power to mine....
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    Head and Galley fresh water faucets...

    an old thread, woke up from the dead. My Fontana faucets started leaking as mentioned in the beginning of this thread and here's how I fixed them. The insides valve portion of the cartridge is ceramic and crumbles after age (see the first picture, the left cartridge). Mine was from 2003. <a href="http://s1266.photobucket.com/user/drapaki/media/IMG_6198_zpstyfm0hog.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj522/drapaki/IMG_6198_zpstyfm0hog.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo IMG_6198_zpstyfm0hog.jpg"/></a> The manufacturer of the cartridges (at least currently) is a company named Donner. I found a supplier in South Carolina that sells them for about 22 deer each, 8 for shipping and they were to my door within a few days. https://www.fdsupply.com/ You'll need a cold and hot (they turn different). Here are the part numbers: <a href="http://s1266.photobucket.com/user/drapaki/media/IMG_6207_zpsic7mlieh.png.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj522/drapaki/IMG_6207_zpsic7mlieh.png" border="0" alt=" photo IMG_6207_zpsic7mlieh.png"/></a> and here's what they look like compared to the old one, which is in the middle. <a href="http://s1266.photobucket.com/user/drapaki/media/IMG_6206_zpsjstqwbu4.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj522/drapaki/IMG_6206_zpsjstqwbu4.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo IMG_6206_zpsjstqwbu4.jpg"/></a> This was half the price that Ferguson's plumbing quoted. half!
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    Possessed trim indicator

    OK. thanks. I'll look to see if the harness is loose/easy to fix. The drive was left in thee up position for a while this winter (in the water) and I'm wondering if that played into this condition. I did some looking at pictures and it looks like it goes from the outside of the out-drive, through the transom, up to the dash. Even if I have to replace the harness, it doesn't sound like a difficult/expensive problem. Thank you for pointing me in the right direction!
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    Possessed trim indicator

    Watch that little needle dance! If anyone has seen this problem before, and can share how to fix it.. I would be very grateful!
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    Cabin door cracked...can it be repaired?

    it would be great if one of the Annapolis guys could hold on to that mold. It would significantly reduce the costs of the next door that has to be made, for whomever that might be. I'd do it but I don't have a garage or barn I can keep it in...
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    Another senseless boating accident

    the police needs a new, bigger tow vehicle.
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    USCG doc. number mounting ideas

    spray paint a stencil in the engine room. ideally someplace that can be seen from the Coast Guard boat when the hatch is opened so they don't have to come aboard and stick their head in.
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    Volvo Penta 5.0 and 5.7 Owners

    ordered mine. can't wait to break speed records...
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    2000 Signature 260

    it's not worth it, Sherald. Buy another boat or use a Honda on your swim platform.
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    Another Boat Etiquette Situation

    you know you had a good time when the little ones pass out on the way back.
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    Another Tragic Accident

    I my biology teacher in high school raced boats and she said that there was often blood in her pee after those races. a hobby not for me!