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  1. So I don’t need a specific type ? I have a 2007 boat....
  2. My ignition switch has broken...the key just spins and spins....it still starts the engine but it’s easy to knock it and the switch off the engine. Any ideas on how much I am looking at for a replacement ...it’s a Volvo engine
  3. its getting to that time of the year when you will start to see more and more boats coming for sale as people want to off load them prior to winter....expand your search area - you might get a bargain...I just picked up a 2007 Sig 290 for 10K under book as the owner was desperate to get rid before winter set in
  4. also think about depreciation on a new boat...your existing one has gone through that.
  5. i would look to repower your current boat if that's the reason you are looking? If its because of a warranty...look at an extended warranty...but do you homework to ensure that you know what's covered.
  6. Hi all..... I plan to get them looked at, but wanted to pick some experienced brains. My stbd engine seems to be stuck on around 3000 rpm. When I put the throttles forward, the port engine reaches 4K+ but the stbd one seems to max out around 3k. Even when I operate it on its own..I get to around 3K ish and that's where it stays....theres plenty more throttle left and if I open the throttle more, it never seems to get above this ..unless I engage the port engine and high speeds etc ...then it trickles up to 4k.....like its being dragged up by the speed. Any ideas? Not fuel related as the port engine works fine. I wondered if it was a throttle issue? or plugs ? 2007 Sig 290 with 2x Vovlo Penta 270hp
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    Engine issue

    Hi all..... I plan to get them looked at, but wanted to pick some experienced brains. My stbd engine seems to be stuck on around 3000 rpm. When I put the throttles forward, the port engine reaches 4K+ but the stbd one seems to max out around 3k. even when I operate it on its own..I get to around 3K ish and that's where it stays....theres plenty more throttle left and if I open the throttle more, it never seems to get above this ..unless I engage the port engine and hit 28 kts etc ...then it trickles up to 4k.....like its being dragged up by the speed. Any ideas? Not fuel related as the port engine works fine. I wondered if it was a throttle issue? or plugs ?
  8. thanks guys...appreciate all the help..
  9. thanks so much....that really helps... So I will now keep the boat on shore power alongside and ensure that the House battery is also always on when plugged into shore power....that way I get full power to everything as and when we need it. Will def look at the Xantrex Charger too. Thanks again....saved me a fortune getting an electrician to come out and help me understand what's going on !
  10. ok thanks....sorry am totally new to a live aboard boat. So when I connect tot shore power, I also turn on my House battery at the same time...ie I have both on at the same time? I assume the battery charger will charge the House Battery while I am on shore power ? I don't want to run the house battery down the boat has LED lights and yes..the fridges both work on shore power..its just the lights and water pressure that seems not to.
  11. so they won't operate on shore power ? I need to have the house battery on too ? Wont the boat convert 120v to 12v ?
  12. Hi all. I just took delivery of a 2007 Chap Signature 290. Everything is great, except when I connect to the shore power, everything except the lights and water pressure works. On House battery, everything works. Its just on shore power only ( i have tried several 30amp sources) I have no lights or water pressure. Any ideas? Is there a separate switch I need to throw? All the breakers by the battery switches are fine. Is there another breaker board I am missing? Thoughts?
  13. Make sure you have more that 25% in your fuel tank as its designed to stop working after that...so you genny doesn't run your tanks dry! Also look at the coolant...you will get a LOC signal on the genny in the engine well....if the coolant is low, it won't start from inside the cabin..only locally on the genny and then will cut out a few seconds later. Good luck
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