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  1. Vol Mark 8657

    Oil Change

    Here is the engine model GEi-M VP 8.1
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    Oil Change

    Does anyone know how many quarts of oil are needed in a Volvo 8.1?
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    SeaDek Or Aqua Marine Deck

    I went with Seadek too. The range of colors and the ways they customized it for me was awesome. I had the Chaparral logo cut onto the floor on the main deck and the swim platform. That was no extra charge. The dealer already had the pattern on file and turned it around in a week. Love the product.
  4. You can be a pro at maneuvering a boat with a joystick in a weekend of practice. It takes months with a conventional system to become comfortable maneuvering. Go with the joystick. The boat will have a higher resale value when you go to sell.
  5. I want add that any boat with a joystick verses one without is going to be easier to manage. Docking, parking, saddling up to friends. There is no question it’s a better system. I would go for it for the joystick feature alone.
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    What product/s to use to remove oxidation?

    Maguire's cleaner wax does a very nice job on light oxidation. Just waxed my red boat with it and it came out great.
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    Lower unit oil change

    Thanks for the advice. Had water in the oil in the lower unit. The last technician that changed the oil stripped the drain plug and created a leak. This check up will end up saving me a fortune. I appreciate the advice
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    Upgrading Audio

    I did a side by side comparision between JL and Fuson head units and there was no comparison. Fusion was hands down better sound. I have JL speakers in my boat and love them. I am going with the Fusion receiver. Just better sound.
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    Lower unit oil change

    How often should you change the oil in the out drives? I have heard niece a year and every other year. What your thoughts on a boat with 75 hours on it last year.
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    Lower unit oil change

    Has anyone converted their seatalk system to NMEA 2000? I have update to Raymarine Axiom chart plotter and I want to see all my engine information through the unit. Has anyone connected their seatalk cables to a NMEA 2000 backbone? I am going to upgrade he stereo to a Fusion 755 and it will connect to the Raymarine with the NMEA 2000 as well.
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    Signature 350 Carpet

    Before you go with new carpet you might consider SeaDeck. It is a great alternative to carpet. Check them out on the web.
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    REMOVING SPIDER **** AND STAINS

    The best product I have found to control spiders is Viper. It comes in a concentrate.it is available on Amazon or your local feed store. Mix it with water at it works great. Maker sure you spray your dock lines and around your cleats. That it usually their primary point of enter. The starbright spider clearer is good as well as mean green. You can never completely elimate them, but you can slow them down.
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    NMEA 2000 conversion from sea talk

    Has anyone converted their seatalk system to NMEA 2000? I have update to Raymarine Axiom chart plotter and I want to see all my engine information through the unit. Has anyone connected their seatalk cables to a NMEA 2000 backbone? I am going to upgrade he stereo to a Fusion 755 and it will connect to the Raymarine with the NMEA 2000 as well.
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    What Cruiser Would You Buy?

    I would look at Cruiser Yatchs. The wide beam and great fit and finish. Your should be able to find one in that price range
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    Noisy water pump

    I recently had the same issue with my water pump. It quit within 6 months of the issue you described. I bought a SHUFLO 4008 101 A65. Best $60 I could spend. Better water pressure and it is very quiet. Installed it myself in 30 minutes. Throw that one away and upgrade. You will be glad you did.
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