Ed

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  1. go for the windless, your never regret it.
  2. thanks all for your reply's. Turns out the dealer got the merc factory rep. to come check it out . They were really good about it. took care of the minor scratches to the other boat and all the scratches from the guys prop to my boat. More importantly they assured me they never had this problem before. After their research they found it started with the first repair, which was the cable from the factory not running thru the grommet, causing the cable to shear. The dealers mechanic replaced the cable and did not attach the cable properly on the engine. the result was the boat stuck in forward no matter where the shifter position was. So, no so much a factory problem as it was human error. He did confirm there is not a safety mechanism with the key that would stop the boat from starting in gear in that situation. i would guess thats because the shifter was in the neutral position and that is what the computer relates to. Thats the scary part! Anyway, looking forward to next season and will never take any controls for granted, no matter how sophisticated. And just glad i was only going 3 mph.
  3. new to this site, i enjoy all the topics and hope someone can shed some light on our dilemma . I purchased a new 2017 337 SSX last year, we have encountered some control issues and was wondering if anyone has ever had the same issues or heard of them. about a month into our new boat we lost shifting control on the port side engine where the engine was stuck in neutral. it happened after leaving a fuel dock, we were in open water and able to get back on one engine. the dealer repaired it and all was fine with the shifting. Fast forward one year and we lost the same shifting control, where it would not go in reverse or neutral and stayed in forward . unfortunately this occurred when coming into our marina and was the cause of an accident. after securing the boat i found that the port side engine, while (shifter) in neutral was actually stuck in forward and actually started in forward gear! i have been boating for 40 years, 6 boats and never experienced anything like this. We are working with the dealer who has been trying to get Chap and merc. to weigh in. But we have have lost all faith in this boat.It was a traumatic experience for the people on board and in our marina. Boats don't have brakes! I don't think its too much to expect your new boats controls to function properly. Mercruiser said they have this same set up on thousands of boats and never had this happen before. so i figured i'd reach out to the forum to ask. I was told the volvo set up was the same.besides the fact that we could not stop the boating time , what really bothered men was that the boat could start in gear. i don't believe any of my outboards or inboards would start in gear and would think with modern technology some type of safety would prevent a boat from starting in gear. very frustrated and disappointed!
  4. looking to order a new chap 337SSX , i am considering a colored hull for the first time. I have been boating for 30 years and always owned a white hull. i have a concern for fading. Any input is appreciated, especially from older chap owners with colored hull experience.
  5. looking to order a new chap 337SSX , i am considering a colored hull for the first time. I have been boating for 30 years and always owned a white hull. i have a concern for fading. Any input is appreciated, especially from older chap owners with colored hull experience.