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  1. It's not what one learns in a lifetime its how much one can share their time in life
  2. Just wondering why there is grounding wires with tabs on the out drive running from drive to the hose clamps on the bellows. If anyone has a idea please share thanks
  3. Wingnut you are an asset to all boaters here thanks once again
  4. Can you tell me is there front to back slop on the front prop of the Volvo penta dp drive? I have movement only on the front prop bigger one of the two props it slips by hand about 1/4 front to back is there something I am missing just dont seam correct. thanks
  5. Did you load test battery.
  6. Thanks for your help got it together and was pretty easy to do . I had to do a bit of rework forgot the ground tabs now all is good thanks for everyone's input
  7. I have a 2006 chaparral with 140 hrs it is 5.0 volvo duo prop . Looking to replace the bellows . I see a bunch of talk about volvos new ones not the same quality and durability of the original or old ones Everything is going well alinement spot on, gimbal looked good, I pumped full of grease. I am just debatin the bellows replacement they looks good. It stored indoors since day one . It' like playing rushing roulette that I don't want to play. What is your input as the new ones quality and durability volvo put out today. Thanks it was a very easy job to remove old bellow's and installation of new ones . I did learn that when you grease your gimbel bearing to have the motor and drive running to get the grease through out the whole race . Thanks everyone for your advice
  8. I was double guessing myself so I pulled it off with the nut being on correct I put it back on all is ok now . Just don't understand what the nut was jamming on cause I torqued it to 45lb and it had the 1/4 of slop . I don't know so I think trump had something to do with it lol thanks wingnuts saves me again
  9. Hold drive still while moving steering wheel back and forth. Look to see where your slop/ play comes from . Let us know what you find good luck
  10. Anyone no any good videos of the volvo bellow's installation seams all I find is mercury bellow's installation not volvo's
  11. Just wondering what size boat has twin motors I like the 265ssi but its is single motor
  12. It's that I do boat inland as well as the great lakes looking for plan b if out on lake Michigan and lose a motor that I have a back up .I don't feel confident in a single on Michigan if I would go out far enough need plan b to be in effect . Just thinking out loud and ask my self . Don't like plan b to be the coast guard. Plan a my boat, plan b second motor, plan c coast guard. My thoughts
  13. Any pic of your project
  14. Where do you get the sheet of sea deck from any pic of your finished project .
  15. Easy way to do a good cleaning is to fill a couple gallons water then add a few bags of ice take out run around the lake pump out . Ice bangs around in tank cleans up good.
  16. I bought a tailgate lock on Amazon it locks on the hinge. You can't tell it's on till you flip it open no way you can remove without the lock key. Really they want the gates with the camera in it . Big $$
  17. Where is your favorite boating location tell us about the launch areas , tie ups , restaurants, bar on the water ,any obstacles to stay away from. share some of your good times
  18. That's what we would love to do is the house boat trip have a few couple's that have talked about doing it just haven't put it together yet thinking house boat trip next year maby. Its a pain trying to orgnize the house boat with not knowing the proper size house boat to rent and getting all on board ect. Towing are boat there hoping to do this summer/fall. Any places to keep clear of or places to visit while there . Thanks for your help
  19. Was looking at lake Cumberland at boat show . How was your time there please share with us thanks
  20. Looking to see what other boaters are using to clean and protect boat interior seating area
  21. I am looking for two new AGM Marine battery's just wanted to see what's the worst and best . Whats your preferences 1 Warranty , 2 Amp Hours , 3 Price Who sells them What's your thoughts thanks happy boating to all
  22. Standard fluke is what came with my boat . Bottom is mostly weeds and muddy
  23. 235ssi installed bennett bolt 12x12 tabs 12 volt electronic version
  24. The Stern on my boat has a bit of a curve I installed shims on each side to get flush . Predrilled everything used a good amount of 5200 all is done and flush to curve hull. Per instructions from the pros at bennett. Lifetime warranty thanks to bennett .
  25. I just finished installing bennett bolt 12x12 tabs there service after the sale is outstanding . I used stainless and made shims to flush mount mine it did take me a bit of time to fit up and get it correct. Maby google search your question you will find a lot of info on this . try google bennett trim tabs not fitting flush .Goodluck