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About Roady68

  • Birthday 07/28/1968

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    East Aurora, NY
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    60s Muscle cars, motorcycles, fire arms and boating.

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  1. Roady68

    2006 330 Signature Engine Mount Cracks

    OK. I will give my two cents for what they're worth. I had similar problem on our 2000 Sig 300. The mounts that you are seeing are most likely a stack of cut pieces of marine plywood. However, mine had a piece of solid wood that was ripped to the angle of the hull. That piece, when wet, rots pretty quick. The weight of the engine squishes it and you get the cracking you see. Now, any repair place will tell you that they need to pull the engine, cut them out and rebuild and reglass it. I did not pull my engine. I used a support on the out side of the hull that put pressure under the hull. Then another support under the engine right over the outside support. In essence it sandwiched the hull between support boards. Adjustable RV jacks allowed me to move the support up and down so hull didn't flex. Probably hard to understand, but if interested, I could draw it out. I removed the engine mount and all the accessories cut out old and fabricated new mount out of coosa board. I also had to do a stinger. The out drive was removed to check alignment when I was done. If that is all that a survey finds, I agree that sale contingent on repair. Seller will either agree, or hold out for someone who wont do a survey and run it as is or agree to your terms.
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    Bravo 3 lower drive material

    Thanks all. I think a simple reshaping and paint is in order. I actually have a new lower drove on the starboard so I only wanted to make the other side look as nice. Due to corrosion (salt water exposure), I may replace lower on the port side next year. The corrosion is making removal of drain plug near impossible.
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    Bravo 3 lower drive material

    Is the lower drive cast aluminum? I wanted to do some weld repair on the skeg but I thought I saw the casing was more of a pot metal. Thanks.
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    Fresh water pump

    Also check to see if you have a fresh water hose connection. Our Sig 300 has a hos connection at the transom. I believe the intent is to be able to use dock water instead of the water in your tank. When we first tried using the water int he tank, we had the same issue. Turns out there is a plug that is supposed to be installed at the hose bib. It was removed when the boat was winterized. It lets the system burp our the pressure when the pump is on if its not plugged tight.
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    Gauge Panel

    I have a 2000 Sig. I could not find any exact match for the pattern. It appears, at least on the Sig, that the pattern is silk screen or painted on. My panels were scratched and had some corrosion, so I sanded them down and did a vinyl wrap. Best bet would be to either redo everything, or find a nice complimentary vinyl wrap on a new panel. I know there are some hydro dipping methods now used that get good results. They may be able to match the current dash.
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    Trailer Security

    Vandals are almost as bad as thieves. We had a car trailer vandalized by someone at a hotel when we were at an out of town car show. They cut the brake line (hose from tongue mounted master cylinder to hard line) and wiring connector off. I had a spare connector, but had to drive around 4 hours looking for parts places that had a hose in stock.
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    Wearing Shoes on Customer's Boat

    I'd wear those paper footies. Other option is to lay cardboard, plastic or other material in all the areas you will be walking.
  8. Is it possible to remove the drain screen in the shower (head) of the Sig 300? I appear to have a leak and it looks like previous owner just gooped it all up (technical terminology). I want to reseal it and reseal the seam between the floor pan and wall. I am hoping its not the drain hose. Not sure how to get to that. Thanks
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    2001 300 Signature fuel tank swap

    I think 1998 to 2003 are the same boat design. I think only change was the radar arch changed from backward leaning to forward leaning somewhere around 2001 model year. I believe, but don't have enough details, that the 2004 Signature 29 is the same hull layout. Cockpit is similar too, but aft cabin is different.
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    trim switch works one way

    On my Sig, I had the three wire connector at the trim pump go bad. The wire broke inside the rubber isolator. I used a 12V test light and had my daughter activate the switches at the helm. I go the right lights at the connector, but no power went to the relays. So I knew the problem was int he connector. I cut the wires and spliced individually. I plan on replacing connector one of these days. At the end of the season the limit switch took dump too. SO those are getting replaced first.
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    I know I said I wouldn't use the head but....

    When we were at the boat show I tried "simulating" using the head on a few of the bow riders. Holy cow, not sure how a female could take a tinkle, let a lone a standing male taking a pee. Emergency use only I could tell.
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    Wet Bar Sink

    I know. I was on business travel last week. Ordered everything on Monday and had stack of boxes waiting Friday night when I got in.
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    Replace missing cap on bravo 3 lower

    Hmm. There is supposed to be a cap there? Appears mine have been missing for some time.
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    Bellows - off brand

    I bought OEM. I may buy one of the others. I did the same when buying spare water pump (Sierra versus Quicksilver). I should write some reviews and maybe figure out some testing. Could be something to do while relaxing this summer stay tuned.
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    Bellows - off brand

    Looking at various options for replacement kits, I found a couple of kits that are not Quicksilver or Sierra brand. Most likely off shore manufacturer. Any one ever use them? Do they hold up? I'm ordering the Quicksilver brand parts, but was just curious.