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    Boating (now) Golf, Skiing, coaching Baseball

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  1. Quag

    206 SSi

    I do turn the battery off at night. The only thing that is hooked directly is the bilge pump I believe, but that did not run at all. That does make sense though as when I changed the battery the radio worked right away. Right now everything is hooked to a deep discharge as that was going to be my second battery. I will be buying a starting battery, but that will only be for when ignition is on. Thoughts on what could be draining the battery when switched off? I only know of the bilge pump. Thanks for the quick reply btw.
  2. Quag

    206 SSi

    OK folks have had the boat out 3 times this week and runs well, but still having issues that I am not sure about. Again a 2013 206SSi with Volvo 200 in it. The boat is new to me so hoping to get some help where to start. 1) Radio- Thought I had this solved. Have pressed reset and worked then stopped, pressed radio memory worked then stopped. Lastly Sunday am got up and radio was not working, but went to start it and battery was dieing and would not kick starter over. . Luckily had a back up since I am going to put in a dual battery switch. Put the new battery in, radio worked great all day, turning boat on and off, battery on and off. I had read a post somewhere stating low battery could cause the radio not to work. So thought problem was solved. Then this am, no battery. Obviously not a fuse and I thought not a loose connection after battery. Also this morning it looked like the radio turned on (screen lit) but when I turned on blower the screen went out. Like to know thoughts on this. Clarion CMD7. 2) Gauges- In general a bit off all around. -RPM- The "analog" or dial is off by about 900 RPM, but digital read out seems to be accurate. Tells me it's not sender -Trim- Did the trim set up as in the instructions. I can hold the trim button in the up position and it will not register until it is probably at least 10% up if not more. -Fuel-Fuel gauge shows me at 85% when I get off trailer after I have filled the tank. Also showed me at 0% today but when I filled up I could only get 23.7 gallons in with a 33 gallon tank. I know the boat sat for bit, but is there something I should do with the gauges. I see there is a factory reset option in set up, but not sure if I should do. Quite honestly can live with RPM and even trim, but really would like to properly read fuel when sitting still.
  3. Quag

    Radio fuse?

    Solved. Reset button on radio worked.
  4. Quag

    Radio fuse?

    Oh I understand. Yes, I know if fuses are blown it's a one time event. I haven't checked them yet. If they are not then I will be looking elsewhere. My one question is there a fuse block I am missing somewhere on the boat? This is a new boat to me and I looked all over for a fuse block like on my old boat. Found nothing other then the three by the battery switch (radio memory, bilge and ACC I think) If it only has inline fuses by the unit that is fine just checking. Thanks for all the help.
  5. Quag

    Radio fuse?

    Thank you. Not sure I understand. If not working why would a fuse not be the problem? I can see loose connection as well. Just checking. Seems odd worked fine one time out, next time not.
  6. Quag

    Radio fuse?

    I will be checking the inline fuses as well as the reset button tomorrow, but where would I find a chassis mounted fuse? 2013 206SSI I know it may be dumb question but can't find a fuse block like on my 1996 1830SS. All new to me. BTW worked fine on Sunday, tonight did not work. Did not do anything different or fiddle with anything.
  7. Quag

    206 SSi

    FYI overcame the fuel issues. Hi pressure fuel pump was shot. Replaced entire fuel pump, seems to be running fine (know on wood, only out twice) Now I need to track down an issue with the stereo. Worked fine. Out tonight and no power. Clarion CMD7 with the stock speakers and two aftermarket in the wakeboard tower. Just read up and will try the reset button first. However looking for fuses, dumb question but can't find a main fuse panel. I think there is an inline fuse, plan on looking into tomorrow. Let me know if I am missing something ie a fuse block somewhere. I only see the three rubber buttons? by the battery switch.
  8. Quag

    206 SSi

    Thanks. I think the overall set up will be fine, however I still need to overcome the fuel issues. Having issues after taking out first time. Seems to be just what Shepard said, fuel pump. Having it looked at now. Not the way I wanted to start out with a new used boat though.
  9. Quag

    206 SSi

    There was a problem of not getting to WOT. At first they thought it was the prop (not sure what it had on originally but was stainless) They changed the prop to a 15inch (diameter) 17p 3 blade aluminum. Still had issues, but mechanic jumped in confirmed it was fuel. Changed filter and pick up and resealed everything. No issues getting to WOT now with a 17p prop (4800RPM). Great hole shot of course, but suffers at the top end. I am going to try a 19p prop 14.3 diameter. Hopefully that improves top end and in my experience a 19P should give me a decent hole shot. I saw your note about a 4 blade stainless after I ordered a 3blade. I am sticking with aluminum though since I am on rivers quite a bit and can be debris just below surface and like the forgiveness of aluminum.
  10. Quag

    206 SSi

    Thanks. Will the size make a difference? Right now it is a 15 inch prop. Seems big to me.
  11. Quag

    206 SSi

    OK so I purchased the boat. Still looking to get it propped correctly. Has a 15 inch 17 pitch Michigan Wheel Aluminum prop. Great hole shot, lousy top end. Thinking of a 19 pitch or even a 20 four blade. Like to know what to expect for a top end with a Volvo Penta 200 on this boat with one of these props. No trim or smart tabs....yet.
  12. Like some expert opinion on a boat I have been looking at for a while.  2013 206SSI.  Had some issues getting to WOT, and was starting to back fire.  Seemed to be fuel pump related/starving for fuel,  but they are saying they found the issue.  Either pick up or fuel filter.  Both replaced and they have not had an issue.  

    When I drove it , I would get to WOT and would not sustain (but they are saying fixed now)   Even at WOT could not push past 38MPH on GPS.  Not sure of the prop pitch, they think 17, but are getting back to me. Does have a great hole shot.  What should I expect as a top end on this boat at WOT?  

    I have an older (1996) 1830SS with a 4 cylinder 19 pitch prop and by myself push it over 40 at WOT.  

    I am not concerned about driving 50mph at WOT all the time, just need to know to make sure I know what to expect with this boat and if worth getting. 

  13. Like some expert opinion on a boat I have been looking at for a while.  2013 206SSI.  Had some issues getting to WOT, and was starting to back fire.  Seemed to be fuel pump related/starving for fuel,  but they are saying they found the issue.  Either pick up or fuel filter.  Both replaced and they have not had an issue.  

    When I drove it , I would get to WOT and would not sustain (but they are saying fixed now)   Even at WOT could not push past 38MPH on GPS.  Not sure of the prop pitch, they think 17, but are getting back to me. Does have a great hole shot.  What should I expect as a top end on this boat at WOT?  

    I have an older (1996) 1830SS with a 4 cylinder 19 pitch prop and by myself push it over 40 at WOT.  

    I am not concerned about driving 50mph at WOT all the time, just need to know to make sure I know what to expect with this boat and if worth getting. 

  14. Quag

    4.3 Volvo Penta Question

    Both Fuel Injected
  15. Quag

    4.3 Volvo Penta Question

    Looking at a 2013 206SSI. It has a VP 200 in it. Read up a bit and seems like a solid performer, however I would like to know the difference between the 200 and 225. Both are 4.3 liters. Is there a way to get the 200 a bump in HP?
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