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    Stowing Inflatables

    I always strapped mine to the rear cleats resting on the ESP and rear deck for short runs between tubing spots. Otherwise it just floats on the rope when stopped or with a rider on it. I leave it inflated for the most part during the season in the garage.
  2. Either one with an ESP? Hard to tell by photos of overall condition but both seem overpriced, especially the 2330. Id keep shopping
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    Engine issues 377 Mag

    Wow. I would not be making that trek to Bimini in 3-5’ seas in a sunesta. We would need to know what the fault code is to help. A constant beep is gonna be an overheat or exhaust temp to high or possibly low voltage or one of the major fault codes. Low voltage can cause issues with sensors. Have the batteries load tested. Have the alternator bench tested as well.
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    220 SSi Club

    Still have my 2003 with VP 5.7 Gi Been looking at a new 2018 Vortex 2430 though.
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    2004 Volvo Penta Thermostat Replacement

    You can check it when the boat is out of the water. Just lower the drive and make it level. Inspect the O ring and make sure it’s not nicked or cut. Don’t overtighten either. There is an inside reservoir for the hydraulic tilt.
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    2004 Volvo Penta Thermostat Replacement

    That is correct. There is a small groove in the housing the o ring sits in. The thermostat slides in and the o ring keeps it in place. The bigger question is why did he remove the thermostats in the first place? Overheating issues? May want to do some thorough checking. sounds like a new boat to you. Did you do a sea trial and have a survey done?
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    Volvo Penta Transom Trim Panel

    Awesome. Glad everything is working out!
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    2008 Chaparral SIG 290 Reviews/Input

    Make sure you have a local trusted VP mechanic. They seem harder to find. What outdrives do you have on the Chap? What are your primary end goals for the boat?
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    Best TOWING SUV?

    Same here. 5/6 but I was coming from a F250 with the 6.7L that didn't even realize that 6k# was back there. Wish I still had that truck but was totaled with a series of several accidents including a 6' embankment. It protected my wife and kids with every accident, but couldn't justify another diesel at the time.
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    Scary experience last nite

    I ended up coming back late a few weeks ago. It was a clear night with a good moon and wasn't too bad really. Wish I wasn't having to get ready for work. I wouldn't have minded easing into a cove, leaving my anchor light on and taking a nice peaceful nap.......at least until the skeeters started biting.
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    Best TOWING SUV?

    5.0L i wanted it for the long haul and didn't want to mess with forced induction. I expect to get 200k+ out of it. The new Armadas are very very nice. I'm glad you're receiving good service out of yours. Ive not had much trouble out of my Yukon. They replaced a GPS antenna. Otherwise gas and oil changes.
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    Volvo Penta Transom Trim Panel

    It says mercury in the ad but you noted VP in your post. I can't imagine being too different. A switch is a switch in this case.
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    Best TOWING SUV?

    tolson, I hope you have better luck with your 2nd gen Armada than I had with my 2015. A/C issues, Tranny replaced twice, electrical isssues. Went through the lemon law process with it. If the transmission and A/C were suitable with no electrical issues, I would have loved it. Much preferred the IRS, and dual head rest DVD players and the room. I ended up getting a 2016 Yukon Denali. With 420/460 it has plenty of power. Rear leveling bags it rides well and I actually prefer it to my 2016 F150 except in stiff crosswinds or on a slippery ramp. That's when I prefer the longer WB and 4wd of my truck. The 8 speed tranny in the Yukon also plays a huge role. It seems to always be in a good powerband and doesn't seem to hunt as much as my 6 speed in my F150
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    Volvo Penta Transom Trim Panel

    Do you have a picture? I can try to look it up for you
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    Volvo Penta Transom Trim Panel

    Have you tried volvopentastore.com
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    Dash Alarm - 2004 210SSI..?

    I'd also use the oil spec'd by the manufacturer
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    Dash Alarm - 2004 210SSI..?

    If it's from the current impeller, you need to replace it. If it's from an old impeller, make sure the smaller lines from the Tstat housing are clear. If the water system is like mine, the water comes from the transom, through the oil cooler and to the raw water pump. In other words, no pieces should be in the oil cooler
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    Questions on buying a used boat

    To me it sounds like after you add everything you want, you'd of been better off optioning out a new boat.
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    Driver shower for VP so?

    On my SX-M, the Drive stays pretty cool. I can go for a 1 hour cruise at 3500 RPM, jump off to go for a swim and barely feels warmer than the surrounding water
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    Pet peeve about tubing

    Will do. I was down there last week on Wednesday. Hardly any boats at all
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    Pet peeve about tubing

    Hey brick, had my brother show me around West Point the other day. Spent about 4 hours cruising around. Brought a GPS. Over 83 miles traveled. Marked a few nice spots and also managed to get up to 52 mph with just me and 1/4 tank of gas at 4800 rpm. Been a long time since I've ran around that lake.
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    impeller replacement

    Having to pull a motor for a routine part maintenance item is just inconceivable. Don't go back to that "mechanic"
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    2004 SSi no engine hour meter.

    Figured it was in the gauge package but they should power on automatically regardless.
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    2004 SSi no engine hour meter.

    Should be a LCD readout on the tach. If the screen isn't working, it's a bad LCD screen.
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    Pet peeve about tubing

    It's a "me" mentality thing. Their only concerned about me and they should have the right of way and me me me. Common sense is not common anymore unfortunately. I see this frequently on Allatoona. I don't allow the kids to tube in high traffic areas. It just isn't safe. There are plenty of smaller areas to tube the kids in with minimal to no traffic. Now that school is back in though, I'll be "forced" to boat on the weekends where typically I tried to go out during the week.
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