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  1. Thanks Iggy. I emailed Boatzincs and will order my anodes from them. This is the comparable set to the one on Amazon that I found: https://www.boatzincs.com/alpha1-mag-kit.html I'll post the reply so others can find this info if needed. " The chart shows all the anodes you might have on a Mercruiser, it includes your Alpha, and the Gen II Alpha, as well as all the Bravo anodes. For a Gen 1 Alpha, in freshwater, that kit you found has 100% of the anodes you need.
  2. Hi all, hope everyone up north is getting ready for the season. Here in AZ we are in the 3rd inning of the hot season! I have a question about freshwater anodes for my Alpha 1 Gen 1 outdrive. I know I should get Magnesium for freshwater wet slip storage. But, it looks like I can get up to 11 different parts for the outdrive. Anodes for alpha 1 Gen 1 by davemont12, on Flickr If I'm planning to use the slip May through September, do I need all of these anodes, or can I get away with a set that includes only the trim tab and 2 others. Like this one: https://www.am
  3. Thanks Alan. You and I have the same boat so your experience convinces me I need them! The boat takes a good amount of time to plane up. My next upgrade will be a wakeboard tower. Sorry you have to spend all those $$$ to fix the hull. Ugh.
  4. @4612Alan, I can't help with the blistering, but I'm wondering how the smart tabs turned out. Do they help plane out noticeably faster? Were they hard to install? Which ones did you get?
  5. Hi 4612Alan, I have some manuals that I've accumulated over the past few years that I can share. PM me and I'll send over what I have as I'm happy to share and collaborate with you as an owner of the same boat. As for your issue, I had a similar issue late last summer. Turns out the fuel pump was failing, and it failed completely a few months ago. The rubber diaphragm in on our mechanical fuel pumps tends to fail over time. I also had the carb rebuilt....the combination of both of these fixes made my 2300SX run very well, and it starts every time. When hot, it starts right up. When
  6. @soldier4402 it is probably a 5.7 Magnum made by Chevy, which is what is in mine. I think I'm at 4000- 4200 rpm at around 40 mph. Fast enough for me with family in tow.
  7. You and I have the same boat! The gelcoat looks great on yours. Check out my profile pics. We restored the interior and replaced the carpet, put in some new lighting, new stereo, upholstery, etc. It's a great boat and is large enough for two families. As for your speed, 40-45 mph seems to be top speed for me. However, I have a 17 Pitch, 14.5 dia, 4 blade prop on it that I purchased specifically for getting out of the hole. I'd love to see some pics of yours!
  8. AZdmont


    @tigerdad5352 I'd love to see what you did with the LED's! I did the same thing in my '88. Where did you locate your sub?
  9. AZdmont


    Thought I would chime in as a 2300SX owner and resurrect a 5 year old post!
  10. It's getting warm in AZ!

  11. Question for those of you that do your own maintenance and repairs on the engine and outdrive..... which manual would you recommend for a 1988 engine and outdrive? I have a 1988 2300SX and I want to be intimately familiar with this thing so I can do my own maintenance and, god forbid, if I ever get stuck out on the lake I can have a clue as to what to look for. I need something like a Chilton's/Haynes manual for boats! I do a good amount of work on my vehicles but the boat is a bit of a different animal. I have the Alpha One Gen 1 Serial #OB938407 with Mercruiser 350 Mag Serial #OB997430.
  12. Thanks guys! Looking forward to many years with my Chap!
  13. 90% Complete! We'll do the dash on both sides in coming months.
  14. Mich149, I just took a few out of my boat and installed more modern cupholders. Are these the ones you need?
  15. The floor was wood with a coat of fiberglass resin. The picture shows the glue being applied to the floorboard, which is used to adhere the marine carpet to the wood. The marine carpet had a rubber backing to it, much different than anything I've seen before. We just got the individual seat cushion components back from our upholstery guy. Seat assembly is the next step!
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