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  1. Does anyone know if the anchor locker drains overboard, or into the bilge on a 2018 257 SSX (or in the 2013-2018 model years)?
  2. The red light is illuminated on the forward bilge pump switch. The switch is off (auto position) and I’ve tried turning off all power but light remains on. I don’t hear the pump running? Also where is the forward bilge pump on a 2016 signature 330?
  3. I have a 2014 206ssi and had to replace the battery today. As soon as I did, I realized the bilge was staying on, and that must have been what killed the battery. The toggle switch for the bilge is lit, but I can't turn it off. I put some water in the bilge and it pumped it out just fine. It just won't turn off. Do you think the problem is with the toggle switch or the actual pump itself. For now I've disconnected the battery. Also wondering whether it is safe to run the boat before I get this resolved. Is it a problem for the pump to run dry? Thanks in advance. UPDATE:
  4. I have a 2018 Chaparral Vortex 203 VRX that I purchased in June 2017. In August I discovered that both of my batteries were getting fully discharged after after the boat would sit on a lift for 4-5 days. I recharged the battery with charger I bought in the Walmart and in 2 days they got discharged again. Then the engine light came on... I took the boat to the dealer - the Advanced Marina of Ocean City, MD - and they detected that an electric fuse for the bilge pump got blown and as a result there were some water - a few gallons - on the bottom of the engine compartment which seems to have
  5. I've got a 2006 220ssi, and yesterday i noticed that the bilge pump breaker keeps tripping. I can reset it, and the bilge will start up again, pump for 30 seconds, and trip. If i try to press the breaker, it will not reset immediately, however it will reset 1min± later. The auto float also is not working due to this issue. From other forum searches, it sounds like there is potentially debris in the bilge water (this is post HEAVY spring cleaning) that is causing the bilge to potentially bind down and trip. Does that have merit? What else could it be?
  6. Hello y'all, My newest project is to clean and repaint the bilge, what paint would you recommend? Thank you all.
  7. I have a 2010 Chaparral Sunesta 284. I want to clean the engine area with bilge cleaner and water. How do I temporarily turn off the auto bilge pump so that the cleaner and water can remain in the bilge area while the boat is in use?
  8. Finally got the new-to-me boat out on the water for an extended period of time over the weekend and everything worked pretty well. The only real issue I have that concerns me is that the bilge pump kicked on at one point after we were out for about 40-minutes or so. It may have run more, but that's the only time I noticed it running. I have a couple of questions for everyone: 1. The boat is only a 2010 with about 340 hours. Could the bellows be going bad already? Other potential sources of the leak? 2. I did fill up all onboard coolers with ice the night before and again the day of, so probabl
  9. Hey guys, Have a small amount of water (2-3") sitting beneath the engine of my 2006 Chap 190 SSI. Have run the bilge pump but the water remains. Not sure how to remove it.. The Manual says that a small amount of water is "normal", but I still would like to learn how to properly remove it.
  10. I was attempting to test my bilge float switch when I slipped and was basically wrapped under around the engine. While figuring out what I could grab onto to heave myself out, I noticed three 6" cracks in the bilge under the engine. Has anyone else seen this? I "think" I can down there to seal them, of course I am worried about possible damage as the bilge usually has some water in it during use.
  11. I was attempting to test my bilge float switch when I slipped and was basically wrapped under around the engine. While figuring out what I could grab onto to heave myself out, I noticed three 6" cracks in the bilge under the engine. Has anyone else seen this? I "think" I can down there to seal them, of course I am worried about possible damage as the bilge usually has some water in it during use.
  12. I was attempting to test my bilge float switch when I slipped and was basically wrapped under around the engine. While figuring out what I could grab onto to heave myself out, I noticed three 6" cracks in the bilge under the engine. Has anyone else seen this? I "think" I can down there to seal them, of course I am worried about possible damage as the bilge usually has some water in it during use.
  13. I was attempting to test my bilge float switch when I slipped and was basically wrapped under around the engine. While figuring out what I could grab onto to heave myself out, I noticed three 6" cracks in the bilge under the engine. Has anyone else seen this? I "think" I can down there to seal them, of course I am worried about possible damage as the bilge usually has some water in it during use.
  14. I scoured the feed for anything regarding replacement bilge pumps. Hence the new feed. The integrated float switch has failed on mine and am looking to replace the pump with as much or more GPM that I currently have (1000). It was enough to not only keep up with a boat launched without its drain plug, but was actually lowering the water in the bilge. My question is on best brands you may have experience with. I can't get a read on what brand is preferred.
  15. I have a '07 190 SSI I just bought last week. During the test run I checked the bilge and I heard it come on. This past weekend we got caught in one of those afternoon thunder showers and the boat got a little water in it. I flipped the bilge switch and nothing happened. I noticed that the light wasn't on the switch so I reset the breaker. Still nothing. First question, where is this thing located? I can't find it anywhere and I suppose it's behind the motor. Has anyone changed it and if so how? Pics would be nice. I'm sure there are some wires exposed since the breaker keeps trippin
  16. I have a '07 190 SSI I just bought last week. During the test run I checked the bilge and I heard it come on. This past weekend we got caught in one of those afternoon thunder showers and the boat got a little water in it. I flipped the bilge switch and nothing happened. I noticed that the light wasn't on the switch so I reset the breaker. Still nothing. First question, where is this thing located? I can't find it anywhere and I suppose it's behind the motor. Has anyone changed it and if so how? Pics would be nice. I'm sure there are some wires exposed since the breaker keeps trippin
  17. A few weeks ago, I finally diagnosed the engine oil leak (with the help of a remote inspection camera). I found that there was rust where the drain tube attaches, enough to cause a slow but steady drip of oil into the bilge. I tried to seal it without an engine pull and of course it didn't work. Question: approximately how many hours does this job take? I found a good marine mechanic whose rate is $85 per hour but I've no idea how many hours are involved. I'm just trying to get a good idea of what the damage will be. I have a 2005 Sunesta 216 with a Mercruiser 5.0 MPI, 105 hours. On a side no
  18. I have been having trouble with the bilge. Initially I blew the fuse. Replaced the fuse and it worked for a bit. Now I seem to blow fuses and it does not appear the pump works at all on manual or with float switch. The pump is located at the bottom of the engine compartment and close to the transom out of reach. Anyone know how to service the pump in this situation?
  19. Well, Miss Pura Vida is dry docked for a while following a strange incident 1/2 mile from the marina -- inbound, luckily. Was just finishing up a 20 mile round-tripper dinner outing to a downstream marina. Never got the tach above 3600 and had good instrument reads for the 3-4 hours we were on the water. I was on the threshold of my 20 hr break-in service at launch, hour meter had just clocked 21.9 and we were within sight of the boat launch when my wife said she heard a muffled "whumpf" in the engine compartment. It was dusk, so I came off plane and dropped to idle speed to full stop and open
  20. I purchased the boat last year and have not turned on the shower or bathroom (vacu-flush system with masticator) yet. I am looking for help on the mid-bilge?? I am not sure if the boat even has one, but I see it mentioned in posts. I took the screws out of the second step and could not get the step to come off to look for another bilge or a drain through hole for water to get to the aft bilge. So, help there would be appreciated. I do not have air conditioning, so there is no unit in the way above the first step. Also, my aft bilge has not needed to pump any water out since I first bough
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