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    Transom lights

    Frayed wires in the engine compartment? Isn't that a little dangerous?
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    2007 volvo 5.7 winterization thru flush port

    I have a 2002 Sunesta with a Volvo Penta 5.0 so mine may be a little different. My flushport goes directly to the block drains so I can't run my engine using the flushport as it doesn't flow thru the seawater pump. However, I do use it to winterize. First, I drain the block and manifolds completely (the block thru the flushport and the manifolds thru the plugs in the back). I also pull the hoses from the seawater pump and the circulation pump to drain the water there. Then, I just hook a transfer pump up to the flushport and pump antifreeze into the block. As antifreeze fills the block and starts to come out of the different hose connections (removed to drain) and manifold plugs, I reconnect them and continue pumping antifreeze until it comes out the outdrive. Done it this way for 14 years and have never had a problem.
  3. Is that an OMC Stringer drive? If so, would the transom need to be beefed up?
  4. Generally, when thermostats are put in upside down the engine will overheat as the "Pill" is not in the block and doesn't register the heat (don't ask me how I know).
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    2016 Chaparral H20 Interior Issues

    How about make-up or suntan lotion?
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    Interior Seat Repair

    You should be able to find a vinyl repair kit at any autoparts store. Some even come with a little electric iron to melt it in place. You'll have to mix/match the color.
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    Bleeding of Snap Eyelets

    Are the snaps made of Stainless Steel or Nickel. The Nickel ones tend to leave streaks.
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    Possessed trim indicator

    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.
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    Fuse panel sunesta 252

    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.
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    Fuse panel sunesta 252

    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.
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    Running engine out of water

    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.
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    No shim stamp on Bravo 3 drive shifter cavity

    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.
  13. 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.
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    2016 223 VR info needed

    We just use toilet bowl cleaner to clean ours. Just be sure to rinse thoroughly and re-wax when done.
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    Trailer, bunks position (Strakes)

    I would think you'd want them directly under the stringers. Just my opinion.