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    277 Overheating Issues

    No they didn't mention the closed cooling system. They replaced the entire water pump and the impeller. They tried to charge me for the impeller, I refused to pay for it. They said it is not covered under warranty, I told them I paid for the one a month ago. I had to have some one on the boat for a total of 6 hours in towing and I have spent 1/4 of a tank of gas on getting it from their shop to my house. Time for them to have some skin in the game. I know it is only $100 but now it is the principle. I made it back from the shop no problems. I have not had a chance to take it out again. So who knows. I will say, they did not seem confident they had fixed the problem.
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    277 Overheating Issues

    Thanks for the feedback. The dealership got volvo involved. They replaced all the pipes with clear pipes to see if there were any bubbles in the lines. They did not see any. They have replaced the water pump. Put all the pipes back on. It seems to be running cool now, but it was running cool a month ago. I will print out your suggestion and send it to the owner of the dealership.
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    Velcro on carpet

    I just had a buddy replace all his carpet and used velcro. The velcro was sewed into the back of the carpet. It works really good, but it is new.
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    277 Overheating Issues

    Sorry, I have been traveling. My current 277 has a Volvo 380 engine in it. My previous boat was a Chaparral that had a Merc in it, I had for 15 years. I never had a single problem with it. This is a 2015 that I purchased out of the showroom in 2016. It had 0 hours on it. I just got off the phone with the owner of the dealership. They have no idea what is going on. They replaces the waterpump and tried to charge for for my third impeller in 3 months. I told him, no way, I have had to have my boat towed 3 hours to his marina 2 times, it is time for him to feel some pain. He says he has no idea if this fixed the problem or not. I treat this boat exactly like the last boat. It is stored on a lift out of the water. I don't start it until it is completely floating. I let it idol for a few minutes and I usually slowly drive it away from my dock. There should be plenty of time for water to get into the impeller housing. Yes I love the 277 when it is working. This summer has been absolutely frustrating, It would really be hard for me to recommend this boat to anyone.
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    277 Overheating Issues

    I have a 2015 277 that I have been having a number of overheating issues. First the dealer thought it was an impeller, so we replaced it. Then it continued. They thought that maybe the impeller broke apart and some of the pieces clogged the cooling system, so they took the entire cooling system apart. My boat worked fine for 2 months, then last night it overheated again. It is extremely frustrating to have paid over $100,000 for a boat that constantly has to be towed in. Worse than that, our dealer does not offer any towing service to the dealership, so we have to get Seatow to tow us to the dealership. It is about a 2-3 hour tow ride to the dealership and they require someone to be on the boat. Anyone else have these problems or did I just get a lemon? Also, what kind of idiot designs these engines with an impeller that has to be replaced so often? My last Chaparral didn't have one and we never had problems. I feel like I made a huge mistake buying this boat.
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