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Makolab

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    '03 Signature 260
    5.7L MPI Bravo III
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  1. Makolab

    Transom lights

    Yes. It is solid glass and, at that time, it came in different basic colors. Im not trying to sell it but I hope this helps O.P. Thanks for the support on the outdrive. Ill post pics and stuff when it reinstalled and Ill even try to take some with the light in and on in case O.P. is still wondering about it.
  2. Makolab

    Transom lights

    This is the link to see it on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Liquid-Underwater-Marine-Boating-Accessories/dp/B01E1B8AYQ I don't have a pic of the light on at night while the boat is in the water. As far as the transom assembly, my wife and I made the decision on Monday. We decided NOT to rebuild the old assembly because the labor would drive the cost up over 50% of a new one and there is no telling how long it would be before another leak. A new one it is since we decided to play it safe. He is charging us about 3200 for the new assembly and I am having him do other things to the motor since it is out of the boat.
  3. Makolab

    Transom lights

    I guess I forgot to clarify. The wires are frayed but I have put shrink wrap up the wire all the way to the back of the bulb/plug. It is now super sturdy and sealed up tight, but still messed up. Sorry about that missing information. That is not an option for me since my boat is on a trailer. Lets go back to the OP. Any one else have one installed?
  4. Makolab

    Transom lights

    A few years ago, and I think it was on this forum, a bunch of us got together and did a group buy from Liquid Lite. It was a decent price and it met an underwater light need at that time. My original one was the blue colored bulb but, I could not see the color very far in the water. I switched it over to the white one and it made a huge difference. The customer service was great and it was an easy install. I just spliced into the stern light wires in the engine compartment. Overall, I was, and am still satisfied with the product. I found only 2 drawbacks. 1) Since the light screws into the drain hole, the outdrive blocks a lot of the light BUT the white light also extends far to the sides and reflects towards the center of the cockpit (underwater), it makes the outdrive look awesome and it raises small fish and shrimp that is fun for the kids to catch off of the swim platform. 2) Since it does screw in, there is tons of tension on the wires. When you put the bulb/plug in, you have to screw it clockwise and that twists the wire that comes from the back of the bulb. When I saw that happening and the wire cover and insulation began to fray, I started to twist it counterclockwise before putting it into the hole so when it would ascrew in, the wires would not be frayed. At this point, my wires are seriously frayed and I am waiting for the time that the wires will just break from the back of the housing where the bulb is.
  5. Makolab

    Galley Faucet Signature 260

    I believe mine was the same as 951Tom. Replaced it with a generic. Cost issue. Same chrome color and it still looks good.
  6. Makolab

    Galley Faucet Signature 260

    I replaced mine a few years back and its not very difficult. Now, I don't know if the '96 is the same as my 2003 but to the lower left, as you are looking at the faucet and before you crawl into the aft area, there is a plastic cubby. Unscrew the cubby and you should be able to look up into the hole to see the faucet and the water lines. Replace it like you would a home faucet and make sure that you don't cross the hot and cold lines. Make sure that, whatever faucet you use, the handle clears the cabinet above the sink.
  7. Makolab

    Walkthrough Center Windshield Removal

    And its really small and in there. Dont lose the pieces. Dont ask how I know...
  8. Makolab

    Serious leak from transom area

    Boat dude did say something about bravoitis. Said it was a real thing.
  9. Makolab

    Serious leak from transom area

    Sorry it took so long for some pics. You can see the steering arm and if you look down the side, there is a rust line which leads the boat guy to think there is a slow leak in the seals. Those are the parts that he will replace as mentioned in the 3 choices. My wife and I have ruled out option 1. We want the leak fixed.
  10. Makolab

    Serious leak from transom area

    He said that the gasket for the transom assembly was bad for sure. As the assembly was being pulled from the transom of the boat by the corrosion, the gasket stayed flat which is what allowed the water to run in so quickly. I sent him the video way before I took the boat in for any service.
  11. Makolab

    Serious leak from transom area

    No pressure at all from the mechanic. He will do whatever I want to do. He's been my mechanic / boat guy for many years and I have a good relationship with him.
  12. Makolab

    Serious leak from transom area

    I should have added that the boat is kept on a trailer in Miami Florida. Maybe that will help with decisions. Yes, it is a tough one. 3 g's is a ton of mullah but we all know what BOAT stands for.....
  13. Makolab

    Serious leak from transom area

    UPDATE: So the engine and the outdrive are still off of the boat and my boat guy is cool about it. Said I could take my time fixing the genny. That's another issue. Here are my 3 options with his round about prices. Does not include installation since the cost for that will be the same for all 3 choices. Choice 1- Keep the old outdrive, clean it up of all of the corrosion, (does not appear to be pitted from the corrosion), will replace the water hose, spray paint with corrosion inhibitor and paint it. Does not address the small leak from the steering arm. Cost 500. Also includes the new gasket. Choice 2- Everything from choice one but will address the leak. Will replace the steering arm, seals and the shaft as well. Cost 1500. Mostly labor. Choice 3- Buy a whole new outdrive. Cost 3000. Wife and I rule out number one. We plan on keeping the boat for a long time. No plans to get rid of her in the future. BTW- It is a BRAVO 3 outdrive. Thanks for your input.
  14. Makolab

    Serious leak from transom area

    I have not fixed the boat yet. It turns out that he gave me time to pick up the boat and to take it home so I could work on the generator and other small issues. Its definitely easier to work on anything down below without the engine or outdrive in. I told him that I was in no rush but I would like to fix everything before the install and he is cool with holding my parts until I am ready.
  15. Makolab

    Serious leak from transom area

    The $1500 is a guesstimate. I am shooting high due to the labor cost. Parts also have to be ordered although I have no idea how or what that entails. I see from your post that the items you have listed are similar to what he was saying needed to be replaced. The new assembly includes EVERYTHING from shift cables, bellows, the arms to the outdrive, Im drawing a blank at the moment as to what those are called. He even said it comes with the anodes. I'll see if I can upload a picture or 2.
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