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  1. SeanK

    WOT and top speed

    Dash gauge.
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    WOT and top speed

    I just assumed that the horizontal position would be around the max, but it was only at 3300 RPM. I will have to try it again. Good to know there is a Rev limiter to keep me from overspeeding the engine. My prop is a 3-blade, 19 pitch, Mercury Enertia.
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    WOT and top speed

    The other day, Lake Pontchartrain was finally flat enough for me to see how fast my 2012 216 SSI would go (stock 220 HP 4.3 MPI Mercruiser). It was just me and my wife with a full tank of gas. The Merc manual states WOT is approx. 4600 RPM. Reading posts, I assume top speed is around 48-50 mph - I used that as a benchmark. At around 2700 RPM, I was at 35 mph. With the throttle lever at horizontal, I was at 45 mph but only at 3300 RPM. I did not go any further thinking my RPM gauge could not be reading correctly. Do these numbers seem correct? With 1300 remaining RPM to WOT, it seems like I could get it to 60 mph (not that I ever want to go that fast), but never heard anyone getting it that high. 30-35 mph is my comfort zone. Thanks for the reply.
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    Adding courtesy lights

    My 2012 216 SSI has 3 courtesy blue LEDs in the back. I would like to add 1 more in the back so there will 2 on each side, and 2 more in the front near the cup holders. I am trying to figure out how to access the wires under the gunwhale arm rest cushions. For the back LED, has anyone removed those cushions or have a suggested way I can access those wires so I can tap into them? I would also need to get to the back of the LED to secure the nut. Basically trying to find out if the cushions are snap on or bolted. Thanks in advance.
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    Ski compartment drainage issue

    I have a 2012 216 SSI and it drains to the bilge. Mine was draining slowly and I used electical “fish tape” to push out the blockage. Seemed to work fine.
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    Clarion CMD7 question

    I fixex the loose fuse issue, but still have the head unit turning off at 23/24 volume. I need to find out how to get my large $^& under the port cubby to find a spot to put a voltmeter while cranking up the volume. I might try disconnect the remote consoles to see if the current removed driving these allow more volume to the speakers.
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    Here we go again! Boat off trailer!

    My Loadmaster trailer also has a chain in addition to the winch strap for the bow, so I can’t ever see it coming loose.
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    Sea Deck

    It looks just as good as factory cut from the photo.
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    Smell Gas When Starting

    My routine us always to open the hatch to smell and see what is going on. Then run the blower while I start and idle. Better safe than sorry.
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    Clarion CMD7 question

    As a follow up, I isolated each speaker using balance and fader and I could get the volume up to 33 before it would turn off. When I powered only 2 of 4 speakers, it would turn off around 27-29. It seems there are 2 fuses to the head unit. I would turn the volume to 8 or 9 and barely touch the fuse and it would turn off. Therefore, I believe the fuse is loose and with the increased resistance across the fuse, the voltage drop due to increase current with increased volume is the culprit. I’ll fix the fuse and let you know.
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    Clarion CMD7 question

    The manual states the volume goes from 0-40, but when I turn mine to 23 or 24, it turns off and comes back on like it “re-initializes”. I am going to check the power and ground connections for tightness and cleanliness, but do you have any other suggestions? From volume 0-22, it works and sounds great.
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    Alarm 2 Beeps

    Mine did that too after my boat was in a large rain storm. Took it out the next day and it beeped twice all day, but the oil press and water temp was perfect. Motor ran fine all day with the beeps. Kept it in storage for two weeks, assume it dried off, and it hasn’t done it since. Did any of your dash components get wet? Does your manual show that alarm pattern?
  13. I have a 2012 SSI, and thought the windows were a polycarbonate, but noticed the markings say: “Taylor Made Tempered Glass”. Therefore, asking the obvious, you can clean the windows using standard window cleaner and apply Rain-X, correct?
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    Bimini Wobble

    Mine wobbled and made noise on my 2012 216 ssi, but i bought some nylon washers to eliminate the gaps which cause rattling. A side effect was it removed most of the wobble. I also had two mounts that I had to secure better under the gunwhale.
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    Salt water usage

    Thanks for all the advice. I always lock the hitch “closed” - even in the fully enclosed storage. I figure I will make them work for it. I was thinking also about getting one of those police boots for the wheel if ever I need to disconnect to go somewhere and leave boat at the resort. Those only run $50-$100. Figured that plus the hitch lock would be the best I can do. Again, thanks for the advice.