AdamG2

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  1. Well this thread is now moot. We sold our beautiful 255 SSi as we moved from Bothell/Lynnwood to a house on Lake Tapps and it was too big for the lake/dock/boat lift. We picked up a used MB Sports Boss 190 to tide us over and will be looking at a 22 to 24 ft Chaparral with the Malibu licensed surf gate sometime next summer.
  2. Was at the dealer today and they said "real" neutral is in the 2017 models.
  3. I should add that when I went through the ITC catalog I noticed a lot of their parts on my boat: lights, handles, cupholders, etc.
  4. Don't know about your boat, but the OEM latches on my 255 SSI are the itc whisperlatch Bing that and see if they match. Amazon has but they are expensive, could find them cheaper elsewhere if you needed a couple. http://www.itc-rv.com/product/whisperlatch-cam-latch-cabinet-hardware/
  5. Mine is cracked in the back too, so I will pass. Thanks for the reply.
  6. That sounds like what I have. Here is the replacement hose I got: http://www.iboats.com/Extra-Heavy-Duty-Vinylvent-Hose-Series-420-Shields/dm/cart_id.386085620--session_id.668726325--view_id.1183479 And here is the air vent covers I have: http://www.cecilmarineonline.com/air-vent-3-vent-high-polished-81932ss-h/ You can't see the bottom, but essentially there are some clips that the wire in the hose fits around, and those in conjunction with the clips that hold the vent into the hole hold the hose on.
  7. My experience is similar to Steves. I found the Garmin starter kit on eBay for a good price. That is a better deal than buying ala cart. I have a Garmin 7607xsv, a Fusion head unit with remote, Garmin GPS antenna, fuel flow meter (all NMEA2000) a transducer and VHF which are not NMEA2000. Odds are the transducer will NOT be NMEA2000, so you will have to run it to the Garmin. Your NMEA cable only needs to go where you have NMEA devices which based on what you are using will be your engine compartment for engine management (check your year of engine to make sure its compatible, I missed the cut off by a year ). If you want to have a transom audio remote some day you will need the bus near it as well. I have the GPS at the helm. The Fusion head unit is in the cuddy cabin. The NMEA bus goes from the radio along the side of the boat all the way to the stern. Along the way I have "T's" for the radio, bus power, GPS, antenna, fuel sensor and transom stereo keypad to connect to the bus. I found that I had MUCH better GPS performance with the external antenna on the arch than using the built in antenna. The Horizon radio is NMEA0183 so its wired to the NMEA0183 port on the back of the GPS. The transducer cable is plugged into the back of the GPS. So at the end of the day I have three cables connected to my GPS: the default power/NMEA0183 cable, the transducer and NMEA2000 cable. I love how the Fusion stereo integrates into the Garmin. I did away with my helm stereo remote as I have full control of it from the Garmin, and I have depth, and all the other GPS info available on the stereo remote on the transom. Garmin has a guide about how to install NMEA2000 here: http://static.garmin.com/pumac/Tech_Ref_for_Garmin_NMEA2k_EN.pdf
  8. My bunks need some TLC. Will probably just replace the carpet as we may be downsizing or switching to an open bow boat.
  9. I noticed that the two hoses tied to the blowers on my 255 were torn and barely hanging onto the vents. Search any online marine store for ventilation hose (comes in 3 and 4" sizes). I replaced mine with Shields brand which is built way better than the original hose - At least 2X the metal ribbing. I reused the original zip ties at the fan end, and it clipped right into the plastic trim vents. The hose doesn't match the rest of the vent hose, but I figure I will replace the rest of it next year.
  10. I second again the Fusion. Easy to wire the remotes, plus mine have depth, water temp, etc which is nice to have on the swim platform. Love the zone control and since I didn't need a CD player mine was under $300 with BT. I use FM and iPod as my sources.
  11. Or just put a bead of silicone around the base of the arch if it seems tight.
  12. Either the bolts around the arch, or check your cup holders. Are the drain tubes still hooked up? I had something similar until I realized the drains were missing. A role of tubing, a barbed T, two clamps and I have been dry ever since.
  13. Sounds like that was a great option!
  14. If yours is in good shape I will buy it. Mine developed a crack
  15. I think you can buy it that way, but I bought them separately from different dealers online and am installing them at the same time which is the only way to go. Tabs went on fairly easy, but it would be a hassle to have to take a cylinder off, modify it, drill another hold for the sensor wire and re assemble it. Better to do it all at once.