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  1. Most postings are when a repair shop does something wrong. I like to hear about the outcome from the good ones how they went over and above what you expected.
  2. Removing the wheels saves them from the sun damage and thief just a thought if it is in long term storage
  3. I like the name water friends for
  4. Pushing it I've seen a go fast boat was a Baha outlaw with the name flotting felon on back
  5. I don't think you can just buy the screen alone it is sold as a unit than you remove the screen and replace it with the fancy e-clip to take up the gap space from the screen being removed per the update. I will keep cleaning my screen till further information about the results of this update so far everyone's happy with the results. I think we need more testing to see if injectors are going to get plug up with gunk the screen catches now.
  6. I opened up my dash to have a look see at the light bulbs to see if any were burn out and found that they had red rubber cover to change the color to red I removed all the rubber covers it did get I bit brighter but I wanted more so I replaced all the lights on the boat that I could with led bulbsnow I can even use the dimmer at night because now my dashboard is light the way it was meant to be . Goodluck
  7. I'm thinking you are removing the filter screen and the next filter to plug will be the injectors them self or am I missing something here ? I am Looking to see what wing nut has for imput on this subject.
  8. I built a 30 x 50 storage man cave to store the fifth wheel camper in over winter let's just say I did it correctly 8 inch concrete french drain heat/ AC 13ft door lots of storage shelf hospitals grade lights cealing fans tv stereo fridge . This was on my bucket list in life to have a shop some day . It works good to fix and tinker around on the camper till a tornado flipped camper at are seasonal site over the summer. Thankful no one was injured and insurance covered it. That's how my awesome indoor boat storage came to be. I Could not keep the boat as clean and nice as it is with out. Plus I like to tinker it's a sicknesses I aquired form my father . Pops is 72 and he stills takes stuff apart to see how it works and try to improve it.
  9. I bought purple power to clean bilge it worked so good That I had to share the results easy to use with soft brush just spray on brush heavy soiled areas hose off looks new tryed to post pictures before and after and says to big so all I can say it works great purple power walmart $ 6.00
  10. Stopping is the real problem with all the jack wagons texting and driving if you need to panic stop no way in #$^% will you with that rig all I can say is be careful . I no we all have done it a time or two and looking back and say what was I thinking?
  11. I clean my screen start of boating seasons and a few times into the season with each cleaning I do find something in there even though it is very fine it does filter it out of the system. Still a big question to me how and who at volvo came up with this idea. It makes sense if you have a fuel pump that isn't painted on the inside. Now let guess witch pump has paint and witch one dosent. I no mine does and it was a replacement installed in 2015 ordered from volvo not dealer stocked idem.
  12. I have seen this up grade the thing I am nervous about is this . ok you remove the screen and install the clip the screen You remove is the same one that gets plugged up with paint chips from the fuel pump paint problems we all know of I hope . Now the question is now that there is no screen to plug up with the paint inline the next thing in line is the injectors. I am scared of plugging them next. With out the screen in there or am I missing something here
  13. Some dumb $^& (ME) removed the navigation switch from my boat with out making a diagram it is a 2006 chaparral 235 ssi cuddy 5.0 volvo duo prop. The switch is a lunimated 10pole 3 position switch. Up ,middle, down= on off on . It did original turn on bow in up position , off in middle position and In the down position Stearn with bow. The switch is a carling technology 20A 12 volt vjd2 .I have no idea where to start wire colors I have are 2 yellow, 2 blue,4orange,2 gray with black stripe ,1of the orange has green stripe. I do no that the two top lugs one blue and one yellow side by side . God bless the armed forces thank you for are freedom.
  14. Its all working now I did another stupid move forgot that I did take a picture of the switch before it was removed till you posted about taking a picture and that reminded me I looked on the phone there it was thanks guess I have to much on the plate lol thanks everyone
  15. I did some work and found out the gray with black stripe wire & yellow wire is stern light and the other gray with green stripe & yellow wire is bow light now I am stuck time for a beer
  16. all is original one owner 70yrs old he sold cottage and I bought his boat it was a dirty mess now that I look back after 3years of me cleaning this and that just some good old fashioned elbow greese and cleaners just glad it didn't have any hack job mods done from previous owner . Nothing worse than trying to correct work from a fix it all butcher. God bless are armed forces. Thank you for my freedom.
  17. I spray purple on motor and spray water on motor to wash off blow dry with leaf blower boat car and truck no problems with electronic
  18. 2006 chaparral 235 ssi cuddy with less than 89 HRS. I just found that out when I took it in for service. My mechanic ask me how many hours were on boat I replyed what ever was on dash gage that reads 230 that's what on the dial he said not on motor computer reeds 89 Hrs big smile for me. Boat was sold to me from dealer with the thought it had more hrs
  19. Purple power is a cleaner and degreaser in one I did my motor and everything in engine bay on truck and boat to my surprise both look like new ! I also use leaf blower to dry everything out . Goodluck
  20. A bad start to the day drove 3 hrs to the lake now the boats in water we are going to camp in the boat for the first time . I turn the key nothing . What the heck no clue I think. I jump in water clear the Launch before anyone starts getting sore at me .I get my thinking hat on I noticed that the gages jump all over when I turn the key. I have duel battery and think no way in heck can I have two dead battery since I have a on board charger that was just plugged in two days ago. I Futs with conectors on battery now click click click. Yes I have found the problem it's two dead battery! SO I send the wife on a mission to see if resort has a booster pack and bingo she brings a dead booster pack from the resort. The next guy in line launched his boat and ask if I needed a boost pack bingo another one and it was charged now I am so excited to try this little pack out. So I turn the key and it starts. Big smile now on this guy . He offers to sell me the booster 20 deer I said sold. So we go boating come in for lunch after the rush is gone and walked up and found 20 deer in the grass talk about the day turning around #$^% I just had 3 miracles in one day. Now what still baffles me is the batteries? They are a few years old my contacts look ok How 2 battery's were that dead when I always plug it in after a day of use and I disconnect with battery switch when entering and leaving launch. Will do battery load test and go through the conectors tomorrow. Hope everyone had a good weekend.
  21. Hello yes it was put away wet with junk on it last winter . I am looking to remove dryer in stains from water and leaves on a cover. It' has black stained spot looking to get out . I ran it in washer it helped a lot just looking for help as what to try next ? It is canvas yellow sunbralla fabric. Not worried about waterproof part thanks.
  22. I would suggest the use of a few strong c-clamps with two 1/2 plates and work it out flat
  23. My depth Guage did that turned out to be a faulty brake under dash goodluck
  24. Please post name of product. where we can purchase and for how much. your use and results how it worked. This is for products you tried personally in marine field with your review to help others kinda like a tip of the day sort of
  25. Cleaned all contacts charged both batteries load test shows one bad battery and did some research on the on board charger it is a minn kota 210 duel battery charger it won't charge a totally dead battery so if your battery is 80% used it's charge you must drag out the old fashion battery charger seams kind of a useless onboard battery charger that minn kota makes its something to do with boat safty not really sure