Jump to content

mpm330

Members
  • Content count

    12,306
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by mpm330

  1. mpm330

    Blower hose connections?

    Hose(s) should be connected to blower(s) on one end and the other to a low point in bilge. On my boat I have two blowers and there is hose goes from the each blower to a low point by each motor. There is also a short hose going from blower to vent on starboard side of the boat. The vent on the port side has no hoses connected.
  2. mpm330

    Halon??

    If the Fireboy in the engine compartment has discharged the blowers will not work, fact. If it was me I would check to make sure the wire that goes to the Fireboy is connected with a good connection. It would be strange for the Fireboy to have discharged. Also don't believe it is halon. http://www.fireboy-xintex.com/marine-fire-suppression-fes-series/
  3. mpm330

    I know I said I wouldn't use the head but....

    Just need a bigger boat. I can stand in my head.
  4. mpm330

    Resealing/caulking interior

    That's the stuff I have used on my boats and it does last.
  5. mpm330

    Resealing/caulking interior

    Highly suggest using something like Boat Life "Life Caulk". Bath caulk is not designed for the marine environment. Things like oil, sun, and constant movement. My 2 cents.
  6. mpm330

    Two Beeps!

    Not the first time the wire harness has caused people problems on here.
  7. Last fall had engines tuned up and complete service on out drives. Since then I have noticed that the port engine has a vibration between 900 & 1200 rpm. Above 1200 & below 900 it smooths out. Had the mechanic down to the boat and from what he saw the coupler is wobbling at those rpms. He said it may require replacing. He has a call into the local Merc rep, but he is out of pocket for a few weeks. The engine starts right up and is fine at idle and above 1200 it is also fine. The mechanic said there were no codes. While I wait for the Merc. guy to get back I had a couple questions. 1. Is there something the mechanic could of done to cause the problem. 2. Is it going to hurt to run it like this.
  8. mpm330

    Vibration between 900 & 1200 rpm

    The mechanic said the Merc bearing had a warranty of just one year, but the Sierra is a 2 year warranty. All made in China. Just glad that I have a mechanic that would work with me and took the time to check it out. The guys here at my marina are great and one of the reasons that I keep my boat there.
  9. mpm330

    Vibration between 900 & 1200 rpm

    Problem solved! They checked alignment and it was dead on, u-joints were good. They replaced the gimble bearing with a Merc. bearing and vibration is gone. The mechanic had never seen this before. They had installed a Sierra bearing when they did all the maintenance last fall. He is going to send it back to Sierra to see what was wrong with it.
  10. mpm330

    Two Beeps!

    Check gear lub.
  11. mpm330

    1/2" x 10' Navy blue dock line with loop?

    That works, but hot rope cutter does a cleaner job.
  12. mpm330

    Cooling water pump interval

    If it was me I would change the impeller since you don't know the history. Cheap insurance.
  13. mpm330

    1/2" x 10' Navy blue dock line with loop?

    If your going to cut nylon rope you should use a hot rope cutter. https://www.amazon.com/SeaSense-50014090-Rope-Cutting-Gun/dp/B004XAD2IU/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1526232096&sr=8-6&keywords=hot+knife+rope+cutter&dpID=51TjpbeJuCL&preST=_SX300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch
  14. mpm330

    1/2" x 10' Navy blue dock line with loop?

    I think the shortest I have seen is 15'.
  15. mpm330

    Styrofoam as bumper buoy

    And add covers, keeps the side of the boat looking new.
  16. mpm330

    Styrofoam as bumper buoy

    I would think that the foam would scratch the sides of the boat.
  17. mpm330

    Bellows - off brand

    All the parts are coming from China these days.
  18. mpm330

    330 Signature DSM250 location

    Mine was hidden behind the speaker below the throttles. Since the install is done by the dealer they could be anywhere.
  19. mpm330

    SPAM ATTACK

  20. mpm330

    SPAM ATTACK

    Surprised that my long lost uncle from Nigeria hasn't posted!
  21. mpm330

    SPAM ATTACK

    They don't seem to care
  22. mpm330

    SPAM ATTACK

    Admin doesn't seem to pay any attention to their web.
  23. mpm330

    How often to add treatment to holding tank?

    Depending on model you may not have to shut down to pump out. On models like mine the holding tank part of the system does not have a vacuum. Like others have said I add treatment after each pump out. After winter I flush the system with water and pump out the antifreeze and put treatment in to keep smell down. Don't let the system get full, since that may let the effluent get in to the filter on the vent.
  24. mpm330

    Vibration between 900 & 1200 rpm

    It is the same in or out of gear. Today was a really nice day so I went out for a long run and it ran great when above 1200 and below 900.
  25. mpm330

    Vibration between 900 & 1200 rpm

    Well they talked to Merc. rep and no idea on what is the problem. So after talking with mechanic, they are going to pull the out drive this week and check u-joints, gimble and bearing. Then he is going to check alignment. Will see what they find. The option of replacing coupler is not something either of us wants to do. Hoping they find something.
×