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Forum: Trailers 04-23-2015, 06:16 PM
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Posted By ac505
140 here or a little over $200...

140 here or a little over $200...
Forum: Trailers 04-23-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By ac505
I looked through the various options available...

I looked through the various options available from shot peening, through knurling to attacking with a cold chisel. But ultimately what am I trying to achieve - ensuring my trailer is safe so that...
Forum: Trailers 04-22-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By ac505
trailer bearing service help needed

Hi All, I eventually got round to servicing the drum brake assemblies on my trailer. A bit of a can of worms it would seem. The outer bearing race on one drum fell out when I was disassembling -never...
Forum: Electrical 04-21-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By ac505
Hi, I had very similar electrical gremlins...

Hi, I had very similar electrical gremlins related to the MMDC also. I changed the MMDC, however no improvement. I spent a little time today trouble shooting and found the voltage on the ignition...
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2015, 01:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,432
Posted By ac505
So what are typical interest rates in the USA? If...

So what are typical interest rates in the USA? If I took out a loan here on 4.5% apr, and over 20 years, i would end up paying 50% more.... And as a starting point out pricing is dollar for pound...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 8,228
Posted By ac505
That is some truly awful marketing, I'm amazed...

That is some truly awful marketing, I'm amazed anybody in their right mind sanctioned it. I'm off to take the mastercraft stickers off my boat, I hope nobody recognises what it is.... maybe I can get...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,249
Posted By ac505
Had to have a laugh at mastercraftdaves post, q7...

Had to have a laugh at mastercraftdaves post, q7 classed as a small SUV. The Q7 is pretty much as big as you can get in Europe, I think the only thing bigger is the GL Merc. Dave, don't read my post...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 421
Posted By ac505
Yeah spotted that too. The problem is there are...

Yeah spotted that too. The problem is there are so many boats purchased in the UK that get next to no use, so I can't figure out why anybody would buy a basic nxt for big money when they could just...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,249
Posted By ac505
Great car, you'll love it. I almost went for a Q7...

Great car, you'll love it. I almost went for a Q7 but instead preferred the a6 avant..On my second a6 now (both 3.0tdi Quattro) and it tows my old Xstar WAY better than my last x5. If you can get it...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 04-07-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By ac505
That corrosion is quite normal unfortunately. A...

That corrosion is quite normal unfortunately. A speedi sleeve (as you described) will do the job just fine, just measure up the bearing and get onto the skf website. You can use the standard seal, no...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 783
Posted By ac505
Powerwashing the bilge and carpet is fine, just...

Powerwashing the bilge and carpet is fine, just don't go nuts and make sure you don't put the lance too close to the carpet. I power washed my xstars carpet when I bought it, it made a huge...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 981
Posted By ac505
Lovely looking boat.,just so it stays lovely, can...

Lovely looking boat.,just so it stays lovely, can I ask.... Is that a bowline you have tied to the transom eye? Bowlines are not good mooring knots and can come undone with motion, better off with a...
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,383
Posted By ac505
So........... can corvettes, or for that matter...

So........... can corvettes, or for that matter any american car go round corners yet? And not need a super tanker on chase to keep refuelling because of the awful fuel consumption ? 😄😄
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-26-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By ac505
the impeller can sometimes "take a set" after...

the impeller can sometimes "take a set" after sitting all winter, the impeller vanes that were squashed in the impeller housing stay squashed leading to poor water flow. Before doing anything else...
Forum: Electrical 03-26-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By ac505
Well,it looks as if the data on the "new" gauge...

Well,it looks as if the data on the "new" gauge is stored in the MDC unit (it's from a later mastercraft, the gauge was manufactured 04 so the boat likely was an 04 or 05. Suits me fine as I have...
Forum: Electrical 03-26-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By ac505
Or bad MDC. Any other gauges temperamental? If...

Or bad MDC. Any other gauges temperamental?

If you can't get it fixed, the easiest option is to put a standard analogue gauge in, that would necessitate taking the feed from your oil pressure switch...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-26-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,384
Posted By ac505
As a slight aside, do you know anybody with a...

As a slight aside, do you know anybody with a mag-drill? Using a mag drill, locked in place and a cutter you have a reasonable chance of getting through it, plus you can't go squint. The only other...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,025
Posted By ac505
Well I am presently adding another pump for the...

Well I am presently adding another pump for the bow ballast. I repurposed the nav light switch to also power the interior lighting so I could free up a switch location on the dash.
I just bought a...
Forum: Electrical 03-22-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By ac505
ECM scan tool to read hours?

hi All, can anybody direct me to the appropriate scan tool to read engine hours on a '00 Indmar 350 TBI? Looking for a cheap one, does not need to be workshop quality.
Forum: Electrical 03-22-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By ac505
hi, did you manage to get the gauge apart? I have...

hi, did you manage to get the gauge apart? I have a similar problem, gauge knackered however I have a full set of spare gauges from a newer boat so the MDC doesn't control the tacho or read hours. Id...
Forum: Electrical 03-21-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By ac505
Try contacting medallion directly, shouldn't be...

Try contacting medallion directly, shouldn't be crazy expensive.
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By ac505
If you plumb the return into the intake for the...

If you plumb the return into the intake for the raw water pump it helps move the water through the heater matrix - especially at low rpm. You just need to throttle the flow accordingly or buy one of...
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By ac505
The shower controls go on the transom, beside the...

The shower controls go on the transom, beside the two air vents for the engine bay .

The factory heater normally goes under the dash behind the sub. When I was installing mine, the original plan was...
Forum: Electrical 03-19-2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By ac505
Medallion gauge help

Hi all, as a last attempt prior to changing all the gauges out to analogue, I have got my hands on a full dash for little money. The gauges which are much nicer looking than mine will be a straight...
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,247
Posted By ac505
just reading through your initial description....

just reading through your initial description. I'd insist on the tacho being fixed. You will have Medallion gauges on the boat, the problem with the tacho will either be the tacho itself (easy fix)....
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