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  1. I have an '02 Sunesta and the trim gauge does something similar. The wire running from the transom to the trim sender in the drive is broken and shorts out against the drive causing it to jump around.
  2. I thought the 252 was more like the 254 with the head on the port side (my mistake). It is in the same place only on the other side of the wall. Yours is facing the helm, on the 254 it's turned around and facing away from the helm, in what is storage in the 254.
  3. Isn't there a storage compartment in front of the helm with a door access panel on the side. The breaker box should be in that compartment on the wall to your right as you look in.
  4. I have a 2002 Volvo and the flush hose goes directly to the block so therefore it's not good for flushing with the engine running.
  5. I had a similar problem on a Volvo Penta SX...turned out to just be the shift cable. Had it replaced and now shifts like new. May not be your issue but worth checking...sure cheaper than new cone clutch.
  6. I bought a salt-water boat with 60 hrs and it's been in fresh water ever since. Same as you, boat dry stored and flushed after every use. I've never had any issues with the manifolds or risers (or anything other than WP impeller) and it's going on 14 years and 600 hrs.
  7. We just use toilet bowl cleaner to clean ours. Just be sure to rinse thoroughly and re-wax when done.
  8. I would think you'd want them directly under the stringers. Just my opinion.
  9. I don't think you can assume that someone crossing in front of your bow that they are in the wrong. There are "right-of-way" rules that need to be followed. Depending on the direction of the boat crossing your bow, you may have been the one to yield.
  10. I just clip my radio to a spoke on the steering wheel (radio facing back). It doesn't get in the way and never falls off. If I had a glove compartment I'd probably put it there but my boat doesn't. Cell phone goes in one of the cupholders.
  11. I had similar problems (shifting) on my 2002 Chap Sunesta with a VP SX drive. It was the shift cable. Had that replaced and it shifts very smoothly now.
  12. I would think you'd still only have one line to the tank. If it did have overboard discharge there would be a y-valve somewhere between the toilet and the tank with one hose going to the tank and another going overboard. At least that's the way houseboats are setup.
  13. Gas evaporates very quickly in hot weather. You may have seepage from the bottom of the tank that evaporates before it collects anywhere...turning into the fumes you smell. My houseboat fuel tanks had this problem. Really couldn't see any gas leaking until I pulled the tanks...then I found they were rusted thru on the bottom and leaking thru tiny pinholes.
  14. That's a roller trailer and the rear rollers are only a few inches from the end of the hull. If the trailer was much longer those last rollers wouldn't be under the boat. Just a thought.