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  1. BWC

    Letters

    Chap, What did you replaxe your old letters with? Saw some raised vinyl ones today that didn't look to bad.
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    Cleaning an ablative painted hull.

    Muriatic acid from HD, 8 bucks a gallon. A brush with a Handel and lots of water to rinse the acid off with.
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    02 signature260 taking in water

    What about starboard side window seals. Don't think it would be, but a possibility.
  4. I have not winterized my boat for years, but after seeing my bill last year for winterization, shrink wrap and storage I decided to start doing it myself. This boat has something my inboard didn't and thats a washout for salt water use in the engine. Since the only salt water around here is the Great Salt Lake and not a chance in heck of ever going there I have never given it much thought till now. Question I have is after I drain all the water out of the block, if I wanted could I pour antifreeze down the washout port with the engine running and would that migrate through the whole block? Once again something I have never done, as I have always just drained water out of the block after changing the oil etc. Not that I'm going to go back and do it this year since its all done but maybe next year if you can do it that way.
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    Letters

    I'm almost embarrassed to say, CHAPRR, I know but I did manage to save the bird
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    Letters

    I accidentally posted this in the sub parts section, so it's there to. That's what you get for doing things on a Sunday morning and your brain is still asleep Had a little meeting with the dock on the starboard side this summer, dang wind gust came up as we were pulling in and I ended up wiping out a few letters. Hence one of my winter projects. The boat is a 2005 Sig 240, was just looking through the parts manual and it shows lettering as part number QMI-215201. Here is the million dollar question, is this the lettering that has been discontinued? With my luck I'm guessing it is and if so has anyone found something at least sort of kind of close??
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    Letters

    Had a little meeting with the dock on the starboard side this summer, dang wind gust came up as we were pulling in and I ended up wiping out a few letters. Hence one of my winter projects. The boat is a 2005 Sig 240, was just looking through the parts manual and it shows lettering as part number QMI-215201. Here is the million dollar question, is this the lettering that has been discontinued? With my luck I'm guessing it is and if so has anyone found something at least sort of kind of close??
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    Trailer Hub/Grease

    You can buy what they call a speedy sleeve made by Chicago Rawhide which is now part of SKF. A speedy sleeve is a very thin piece of stainless steel that is sized based on your oil seal number. You pound it on to where your seal rides and it gives you a new surface for your seal to ride on. As far as grease goes I used a brand call JT6, made by Mystick, it sounds a lot like what you are using now. The trailer I have now uses oil lube and it's great, thinking I will never go back to grease again. Anyway my two cents.
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    Replacing Air Vents on Sig 270

    On my 240 I had to take the cup holders out to get to the front bolts
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    Volvo Fuel Pump issues

    Had this same problem the first time we put the boat in this spring. Raped the high pressure side a couple of times with the handle of my trusted screwdriver lol and haven't had a problem since. Of course going to replace the high pressure side this winter. I don't trust the rap on the fuel pump fix for a permanent fix
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    This is how you launch a boat.

    Thinking we are all thinking the same here. Takes me about 30 sec to back down and watch as the wife takes the boat off the trailer. And about 60 seconds for me to back down at the end of the day, wife pulls the boat on the trailer and we are on our way up the boat ramp to the clean up area.
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    Gonna be that guy-looking at a Regal 2300.

    Look at the vinyl they use compared to others, not nearly as heavy. Also give a little push on the sides see how much flex they have comparied to other manufacturers. I'm not saying Chaps are the best boats out there but they are one of the higher quality if there is such a thing.
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    Bimi Top

    Ok to leave up while pulling, have done it that way for years. Have never had an issue
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    Anodes Question

    Should have mentioned boat sits in a slip from from the end of May to the middle of Oct.
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    Anodes Question

    Looking for a little help with anodes. I need to replace mine on my Volvo DP outdrive. I boat in fresh water only and its clean, heck the lake sits at 8000 ft. In reading about anodes most everything is telling me Aluminum but when I go to the bible (West Marine Cat.) they are telling me Magnesium, I'm so confused. Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated.
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