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  1. summerx

    Towing with Range Rover Sport

    you could always rent a truck for the 2 long tows per year and use the rover for the short ones.
  2. summerx

    First Boat, First Car

    first car was an '89 chevy beretta GT. wasn't a bad first car, but certainly nothing special. First boat was a 23' wellcraft 233 elite. basically a scarab hull but with wrap around family seating inside. 350 VP moved it into the low 50s as it rode up and out of the water. really took a beating on the chesapeake with that.
  3. summerx

    Great White Sharks in Cape Cod & Massachusetts

    that is an amazing video! I would love to see a GW upclose but wouldn't want to be in the water, that's for sure. I have always been intrigued by sharks and watch many hours of the shark week shows each august. Thanks for the post!
  4. summerx

    What Cruiser Would You Buy?

    Just curious, but I wouldn't think that the 47 would be that different in maintenance than the 43? both boats would have basically the same systems and equipment that needed maintained and/or serviced. why would one be that much more than the other unless it was dealing with Pods vs V-drives?
  5. summerx

    Serpentine Belt dust 8.1 Volvo GSi-g

    thanks for that link wingnut! after sending mine to the mechanic a second week in a row, it seems to be fine after 3 days of use this past weekend. He didn't really find anything and the only issue he identified was a chunk of rubber stuck a pulley groove? said it wasn't real big, but MAYBE that was causing it to jump. at the end of that post, it discussed how the power steering pump bracket can get out of alignment, and how to shim it into place with washers. if mine has the issue again, I'll have to take a look at that?
  6. summerx

    2005 310 Signature

    have you -pulled it out of the water? make sure there isn't a large stick stuck in front of the drives causing drag? my first thought was fuel filters, but if he did fuel pressure tests, that isn't the cause.
  7. summerx

    Serpentine Belt dust 8.1 Volvo GSi-g

    I have been having a belt issue on my 5.7 volvo as well. My port side belt keeps throwing itself. Replaced the tensioner and water pump so far, still had the problem. I am on belt #3 just making sure the second one wasn't a bad belt. 2 mechanics have looked at it now (along with myself and 2 mechanically inclined buddies), but no answers? all pulleys' seem tight, not squealing and no play in them. last mechanic checked pulleys for alignment. mechanics are stumped. back at the mechanic who was going to call the volvo tech line. anyone else have any ideas. I also am seeing belt dust on that side of the engine compartment. any other thoughts would be appreciated.
  8. I agree with Hatem, if you paint, just have it stay in the black. don't touch the green at all. worst case, you have to wash a little scum line off, but no big deal. My dad had the Petit white paint on his boat, and it looked good as far as a match to his white gelcoat. definitely not glossy, but closer than traditional paint. I believe they make a black version of that as well.
  9. makes sense to me. I would assume whatever temp it opens at would be relatively close to the temp I would expect to see my engine run at. but you know what they say when you assume....
  10. honestly, I have no clue. based on how consistent that they stay right at 170, I can only assume they are 175 tstats? I bought this boat last year and haven't changed them as it runs perfect and keeps temps very consistent. sorry.
  11. 2007 signature 330 with twin volvo 5.7s. we cruise at 3600-3800 RPMs, and are pushing about 30mph. The engine temp is locked on at 170 very consistently.
  12. summerx

    What is this?

    it is a magma grill mount for the kettle grills. I had on a previous boat. a 12" metal rod hooked into that and holds the grill out over the water. at least that is what it appears to be to me. https://www.amazon.com/Magma-Products-A10-240-Vertical-Surface/dp/B0018YBUZQ/ref=sr_1_4?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9r3S8OvF4gIVAUOGCh2gFgZNEAAYAiAAEgILUPD_BwE&hvadid=190475273258&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9008020&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t2&hvqmt=e&hvrand=13135301239888898353&hvtargid=kwd-316628579723&hydadcr=9409_9900285&keywords=magma+kettle+grill+mount&qid=1559308256&s=gateway&sr=8-4
  13. I wouldn't shy away from any of those options, as they will each be sufficient. I would think condition and service history would sway me. Also, was it stored in the water or on a lift? are any of them saltwater vs freshwater? They each have joysticks, so which other options are present and of course, what is the price difference. I love my volvo's to be honest, but would also consider the newer one if price/options are comparable
  14. summerx

    Weather Sealing Transom Compartments

    I have the same problem on my 330 and plan to do the same thing. on mine, only the starboard side leaks. The port is fine, but I planned to put it on both anyway. I was likewise thinking of stick on rubber door seals. was thinking the foam would saturate and allow water in as well. it would need to be small rubber gasket though, as there isn't much room. when I inspected mine a little closer, it appears it is a manufacturing defect on the top right corner that allows a gap. I was thinking something like this would work. https://www.amazon.com/AUSPA-Stripping-Adhesive-Automotive-Weatherstrip/dp/B07526PZ6S/ref=sr_1_7?crid=3RUHFLHC52S1V&keywords=rubber+weather+stripping&qid=1556276920&s=gateway&sprefix=rubber+weather%2Caps%2C157&sr=8-7
  15. summerx

    Wave Height and Safe Boating

    ive spent too many days on lake erie in 21-24' boats, fishing in 6-8' waves growing up. when you dropped into the swell of the wave, the top was higher than the bimini and all you saw was water around you. when you popped back up, you could see forever. That said, now, a bit older and wiser, I don't recommend that. However, you would be SAFE in 10' waves as long as you didn't get broadside to them. also depends on if they are rolling or breaking. Breaking is much worse of course and could break over the transom if you are going with them. I wouldn't be concerned about safety if you got out there and it blew up into 5-6' waves. may be uncomfortable, but that boat would handle it great. As always, watch and follow the weather and let that be your guide as to whether to go or not. if in doubt, stay home or close to home port.