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Forum: Ballast 08-18-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 564
Posted By longboardebo
I had the same thing happen to my forward Ballast...

I had the same thing happen to my forward Ballast pump. Turns out that the pump was installed upside down (with the pump head facing up) basically the seal on the shaft is not perfect and when the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By longboardebo
The ACME prop puller in their weekend saver kit...

The ACME prop puller in their weekend saver kit does NOT fit on all the post 2013 MCs at least it doesn't fit on my X-55, and others have said the same. The issue is that the prop slides onto the...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-26-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 640
Posted By longboardebo
I use this one from Johnson. Its cheaper and I...

I use this one from Johnson. Its cheaper and I provide my own bucket :)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007D2D01O?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage

I agree with the earlier posts...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-23-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By longboardebo
I was just going to use stainless hose covers...

I was just going to use stainless hose covers over my existing hoses to achieve the same look. There are lots of vendors, here is one on Amazon:...
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 768
Posted By longboardebo
Have to put in my vote for Deckadence. Also...

Have to put in my vote for Deckadence.

Also you can buy the stuff in rolls that are 6ft wide and cut your own panels if you can't find them pre-cut, or Jim will use your old panels a templates and...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,318
Posted By longboardebo
So I thought to enlarge the holes through the...

So I thought to enlarge the holes through the stringers as well, however they are foam filled and my concern was that by making the holes larger I would be allowing water to pool inside the stingers...
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By longboardebo
Use Painter's tape, always start the bit in...

Use Painter's tape, always start the bit in reverse and make sure you drill down this way till the hole has been created the same size as the bit size. El Dax is correct you want to prevent the bit...
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By longboardebo
Never use brass on a boat or anywhere its...

Never use brass on a boat or anywhere its underwater it's subject to electrolysis. Always use Bronze...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 04-15-2015, 12:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,154
Posted By longboardebo
Thanks Budman. That explanation makes sense.

Thanks Budman. That explanation makes sense.
Forum: Electrical 04-14-2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By longboardebo
When you say a "two battery" system do you mean...

When you say a "two battery" system do you mean an engine and a house battery, or do you mean a two battery house system, with a separate engine battery (3 total batteries)?

A battery isolator is...
Forum: Electrical 04-13-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By longboardebo
Oh and I forgot, dead batteries aren't cheap to...

Oh and I forgot, dead batteries aren't cheap to replace either.... Especially the big gel 31M sized bats. So I would rather fix it upfront than pay for the tow and the dead battery...
Forum: Electrical 04-13-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By longboardebo
I have a Fusion 700 with multiple JL amps, DAC,...

I have a Fusion 700 with multiple JL amps, DAC, Airenabler, etc.

The problem actually isn't the system itself it is how we use the boat. We head out on the Sacramento Delta or Lake Shasta for 3-4...
Forum: Electrical 04-13-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By longboardebo
VSR - Voltage Sensing Relay - What's it really doing?

Ok I want to verify my understanding of the functioning of VSR on 2013 and new MC boats.

My understanding is that the VSR is NOT a low voltage cutoff switch. When the master switch is in the ON...
Forum: Electrical 04-13-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By longboardebo
So I plan on keeping the Stinger for use in...

So I plan on keeping the Stinger for use in automatically separating the two house batteries when the boat is not in use. I've had the situation where they drain each other down if they are not...
Forum: Electrical 04-13-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,608
Posted By longboardebo
Your correct on the Washdown for the Salt Series....

Your correct on the Washdown for the Salt Series. The switch controls the washdown pump which pulls water from the fresh water tank, not from the fresh water lake. It also has a pressure switch to...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 04-13-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,154
Posted By longboardebo
Budman, The MZL-200 device is both a relay and a...

Budman,

The MZL-200 device is both a relay and a low voltage isolator. But I think it depends on what problem you are trying to solve. For me it won't solve my two key issues of the headend reset...
Forum: Electrical 04-10-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By longboardebo
200A 12v Ignition Sensing Delay Release Relay - The solution!

If you want a great solution to keep your Sound System on between starts and stops and also to keep your batteries fresh, check this out:

I posted this in a speaker noise thread, but thought others...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 04-10-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,154
Posted By longboardebo
So the relay is a great idea to use for the sound...

So the relay is a great idea to use for the sound system...

I have a dual house battery system. To keep the batteries isolated when not in use, i installed a Stinger heavy duty battery relay, which...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2015, 12:43 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,343
Posted By longboardebo
Now that drain for the drink cooler into the...

Now that drain for the drink cooler into the bligde is great idea!! You would think they would have added that one in at the factory!!
Forum: Audio/Stereo 04-09-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,154
Posted By longboardebo
Did you just add another cut off switch in the...

Did you just add another cut off switch in the circuit and bypass the master switch?
Forum: Electrical 04-08-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 835
Posted By longboardebo
You can mount one large zinc on the stern and...

You can mount one large zinc on the stern and then bond the engine, tranny, and through holes (assume they are bronze or stainless) to it internally. I'm not crazy about zincs on fast turning...
Forum: Audio/Stereo 04-07-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,154
Posted By longboardebo
I have a similar issue but only with the Amp that...

I have a similar issue but only with the Amp that is powering the tower speakers. The other amp doe not create noise. But your comment about checking to ensure all the power is coming from the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By longboardebo
Wiring for LED speaker rings - dimmer switch?

Folks,

I'm looking at doing LED speaker and cup holder trim rings. In looking at the schematics for the x55 it shows a switch single pole dual position switch for on off, but then it also shows a...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 03-28-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By longboardebo
Talking So for winterizing your closed cooling system the...

So for winterizing your closed cooling system the main concern is running the anti-freeze into the heat exchanger (HE). On most closed systems there is freshwater inlet for running fresh water while...
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,318
Posted By longboardebo
Dead Water in Bilge? Clever Solutions?

Has anyone else found that they have dead water (water that can't reach the thru-holes to drain out) in their bilge? I have to say I'm not impressed with Mastercraft's placement of drain holes in...
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