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Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By D. Newland
I've been to both of these shops a few times and...

I've been to both of these shops a few times and would not hesitate to use either one.

Mastercraft specific: Arizona Luxury Marine. Near the airport.

Non-Mastercraft specific (if that makes...
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 590
Posted By D. Newland
Can anyone list the trim tab size that's on this...

Can anyone list the trim tab size that's on this vintage of X30's?
Forum: Ballast 04-16-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,264
Posted By D. Newland
I have the 500 lb Sumo bag and was pleasantly...

I have the 500 lb Sumo bag and was pleasantly surprised to have storage up front for the anchor, lines and a few jackets.
Forum: Ballast 04-08-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By D. Newland
Port side of engine, right by the starter/knock...

Port side of engine, right by the starter/knock sensor.

The bilge flattens out as you get closer to the center line, making the install more uneven. Stay higher up the side of the bilge to avoid...
Forum: Ballast 03-26-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,224
Posted By D. Newland
3/4" from pumps to bags. The rear bags (1100's)...

3/4" from pumps to bags. The rear bags (1100's) are only 2 feet or so from the pumps, so the short run isn't much of a concern with 3/4" hose.

I do think about going 1" from the pump to the KGB...
Forum: Ballast 03-26-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,224
Posted By D. Newland
Did you pull your pumps and bench-test for the...

Did you pull your pumps and bench-test for the noise? I had 1 pump that was making contact w/the transom and it was quite loud because of it. Once I remounted it, it was normal again.

Also, it was...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 02-04-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,169
Posted By D. Newland
I've used the Starbrite on 2 covers now. Applied...

I've used the Starbrite on 2 covers now. Applied it with a cheap Ace garden sprayer. Happy w/it both times.

Prepped it like H2O above, then applied the Starbrite liberally. Used nearly the whole...
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,288
Posted By D. Newland
As stated above, it's a GM block. The center...

As stated above, it's a GM block. The center bolts on the valve covers is indicative of vortec heads, too. That's a plus.

Can you get a photo of the engine without the intake cover? I know the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-02-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,515
Posted By D. Newland
Photo

Photo
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-02-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,515
Posted By D. Newland
Just did this yesterday and wanted to add a photo...

Just did this yesterday and wanted to add a photo of the puller I made out of steel plate and 3" bolts to continue the resourcefulness of this thread. It's not the prettiest and I could have spent...
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,578
Posted By D. Newland
Sorry about that. did you replace the vinyl on...

Sorry about that. did you replace the vinyl on these items, too?
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,578
Posted By D. Newland
I'm considering this. For those that have done...

I'm considering this. For those that have done the tear down themselves, what about the seat? Side panels? Glove box lid?
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-19-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,005
Posted By D. Newland
I'd like to share some info for future reference....

I'd like to share some info for future reference. I had an overheat problem last weekend. Impeller checked out fine, so I went ahead and removed the thermostat for replacement.

I had a nice...
Forum: Trailers 08-29-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By D. Newland
My garage door is 7' 11" and mine fits. I use a...

My garage door is 7' 11" and mine fits. I use a 2X6, about 30" tall to rest the tower on so it doesn't completely fold forward and impact the top of the boat by the handrails. The 2X6 is placed...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,410
Posted By D. Newland
I'm heading up there Thursday afternoon/evening...

I'm heading up there Thursday afternoon/evening if you need anything.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-01-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 594
Important: Fuel Pump 101
Views: 111,687
Posted By D. Newland
Thanks. Turned out my coil was the problem.

Thanks. Turned out my coil was the problem.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 06-21-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 594
Important: Fuel Pump 101
Views: 111,687
Posted By D. Newland
Just went through this exercise this morning. ...

Just went through this exercise this morning. Same boat.

1) doubtful. I borrowed the special hose release tool from a mechanic. I'll post a link once I find one because it will be added to my...
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,260
Posted By D. Newland
I installed a Y valve @ the drain/fill line of...

I installed a Y valve @ the drain/fill line of the KGB sack, just below the center access hole.

The valve is mounted to a 3/4" sheet of marine ply (and fully epoxied) that I cut in a circle, then 2...
Forum: Trailers 06-09-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 73,169
Posted By D. Newland
I know it's been recommended to wax both the boat...

I know it's been recommended to wax both the boat and the RnC.

It's not a recommendation, IMO, It's a necessity! Nothing was waxed for the first 6-8 clamps, and when I finally did it, it was a...
Forum: Ballast 05-29-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By D. Newland
I'm having trouble visualizing where your battery...

I'm having trouble visualizing where your battery is located.

FWIW, I've got dual batteries directly under the right corner of the bench seat and a 1000 lb sack in the locker. It fits fine.
Forum: Audio/Stereo 05-29-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 793
Posted By D. Newland
I grounded just the white Aux Input RCA and it...

I grounded just the white Aux Input RCA and it was a noticeable improvement. But, I took a step backwards by cleaning out some old wiring in the boat. I think I pulled some wires that were there to...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 05-28-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 793
Posted By D. Newland
Thanks for the clarification. I ditched the...

Thanks for the clarification. I ditched the Simple plug and am just using the AirEnabler now, but the noise is/was similar with both devices.

I also like the idea of grounding the RCA Aux Input...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 05-28-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 793
Posted By D. Newland
06-Thanks for the tip and it's easy for me to...

06-Thanks for the tip and it's easy for me to try, so let me make sure I understand correctly...

Do you mean the Aux INPUT cables? Mine are white and red, so I'll assume the white one. Also, what...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 05-28-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 793
Posted By D. Newland
thank you for that. I was working more on it...

thank you for that. I was working more on it last night and this morning and literally brought the AirEnabler business card to work today to check their site for more info/email them!
Forum: Audio/Stereo 05-27-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 793
Posted By D. Newland
Thanks, B. I'm working through this and making...

Thanks, B. I'm working through this and making some headway.

I'm now focused on the AirEnabler as that's where I'm getting the noise. I did wire +/- right to the factory buss, as is the HU. ...
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