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Forum: Electrical Today, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By ac505
For me, I had a significant voltage drop on the...

For me, I had a significant voltage drop on the 50 amp circuit breaker. This breaker feeds the rest of the electrics on the boat. Following this wiring forward, there were two connectors under the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train Today, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 135
Posted By ac505
You've most probably taken in water through the...

You've most probably taken in water through the seal. as others have said change the ATF out a few times until clean, then go and enjoy the boat.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train Today, 01:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 135
Posted By ac505
The breather is on top of the trans, you would...

The breather is on top of the trans, you would have had to have monumentally flooded the bilge to take on water there. Most likely the trans cooler or alternatively the seal on the shaft itself....
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 03:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 95
Posted By ac505
Heater circulation pump

Morning all. Has anybody upgraded to a heater circulation pump and noticed much of an improvement? As it stands, I am taking a feed from the water pump housing pictured below (350 TBI engine) and...
Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 09-01-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,042
Posted By ac505
Sounds about right. Tricky but not impossible. To...

Sounds about right. Tricky but not impossible. To speed things up a little, and I was discarding the body of the gauge but keeping the lens, I used a hacksaw to cleanly remove the lens. It was a...
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2015, 02:51 AM
Replies: 3,752
Views: 482,458
Posted By ac505
a couple from the last few weeks. It's great...

a couple from the last few weeks. It's great being the only boat on the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-30-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,322
Posted By ac505
looks great. Completely unrelated to your boat,...

looks great. Completely unrelated to your boat, but an open question.... Why do mastercraft never make a particularly clean job of glassing the shaft log in?
Forum: Electrical 08-29-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By ac505
For people struggling with their MDC....

There are always lots of posts regarding MDC's acting weird, not working, intermittent etc. Like others, I changed the MDC on my boat, however no change to the conditions. I changed a few of the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-29-2015, 03:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 829
Posted By ac505
Oil filter chain with a 1/2" drive. Never had a...

Oil filter chain with a 1/2" drive. Never had a problem no matter how tight. It easily gripped to remove the fuel control cell on my last nautique, these things are a nightmare to slacken.
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,258
Posted By ac505
you guys don't know how lucky you have it. Our...

you guys don't know how lucky you have it. Our water temperature never gets into the 60's, we are probably at around 57-58 currently. One of the disadvantages of it being over 600ft deep in places...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-28-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By ac505
Did you remove and clean the filter? I changed...

Did you remove and clean the filter? I changed the oil on mine recently, pumped all the old ATF out and changed to 15W40. Added exactly 4L, however it was still showing low (engine just shut off, and...
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By ac505
I have a Taylor Made cover which fits very well...

I have a Taylor Made cover which fits very well and is great quality. I'd happily buy again. Purchased from Overtons.
Forum: Electrical 08-26-2015, 04:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By ac505
Check the voltage at the alternator to block...

Check the voltage at the alternator to block ground point and check the voltage across the battery, Figures should broadly be the same.
With the engine running you should also check for a voltage...
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 12,404
Posted By ac505
Yawn, I fell asleep during that. What happened at...

Yawn, I fell asleep during that. What happened at the end?

With a few (boring) interior monochrome slo-mo interior shots and the surf wave, it must be the marketing team were told not to pitch any...
Forum: Electrical 08-25-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 223
Posted By ac505
I ran a new +ve and -ve to my MDC to get it to...

I ran a new +ve and -ve to my MDC to get it to work properly. I also replaced mine thinking the MDC was bad, in fact it was fine.

The +ve is fed from the ignition switch, the -ve from the common...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-25-2015, 04:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,049
Posted By ac505
Boss as in wife! I'm thinking about upgrading to...

Boss as in wife! I'm thinking about upgrading to an 07+ Nautique 210, space is tight on the XStar with lots of children and countless backpacks full of stuff. Not too many 210's around so it may be a...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-22-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,049
Posted By ac505
Just being nosy. I may be upgrading my boat next...

Just being nosy. I may be upgrading my boat next year if discussions go well with the boss.
Forum: Electrical 08-22-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By ac505
Check the voltage under load and check for any...

Check the voltage under load and check for any voltage drop on the pos. and neg. to the mmdc. I ended use running new positive and negative to get my mmdc running again.
Forum: For Sale: Parts & Accessories 08-20-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,042
Posted By ac505
The lenses do come off but it takes a lot of time...

The lenses do come off but it takes a lot of time and it's not pretty. They are ultrasonically welded and will not just pop off, be warned. I've replaced the lenses on 2 gauges, one way is to heat...
Forum: Electrical 08-20-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By ac505
I'm not quite ready to change the alternator just...

I'm not quite ready to change the alternator just yet. A bit more metering, I found a bad earth to the engine block and a 1v drop between the alternator and starter. Either way these need to be fixed...
Forum: Electrical 08-19-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By ac505
Some more figures: After the battery was off...

Some more figures:

After the battery was off charge for a while, I got the following, all measured at the battery

Battery standing: 13v
Ignition on: 12.7-12.8v
Idle: 13.5v
2000rpm: 13.5v

Heater,...
Forum: Electrical 08-19-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By ac505
Weak alternator?

I noticed last night that my alternator wasn't charging too well. 12.7v measured at the battery (which is new this season) with the engine running around 2000rpm.

Charged up the battery this morning...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-18-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By ac505
Kind of my thoughts too, I need to check out the...

Kind of my thoughts too, I need to check out the alternator tomorrow... However even a duff alternator doesn't explain the poor start, the battery was fully charged.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-18-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By ac505
The boat was very slow to start tonight. It has...

The boat was very slow to start tonight. It has always started first turn of the key, tonight it was almost catching then slow lumpy run followed by an occasional pop and a stall. The engine was...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 08-18-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,049
Posted By ac505
Hairy baboon, did you get the Xstar or are you...

Hairy baboon, did you get the Xstar or are you still on the hunt?
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