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Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 265
Posted By D. Newland
the alarm looks like this. About the size of a...

the alarm looks like this. About the size of a quarter and it was floating among the wiring behind the speedo calibration panel. Starboard side of the steering wheel.

I was able to get to it from...
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 265
Posted By D. Newland
I have an '03. I had an irritating alarm going...

I have an '03. I had an irritating alarm going off at random times. It was an in-dash alarm that is for low oil pressure, low voltage, high engine temp and high trans temp.

I verified all 4 of...
Forum: Trailers 08-18-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,067
Posted By D. Newland
What's the date code on the remaining "original"...

What's the date code on the remaining "original" tire?
Forum: Upholstery 08-03-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,811
Posted By D. Newland
B-Nice work on the interior. Are there any...

B-Nice work on the interior.

Are there any benefits to '15 fabric Vs. '03 fabric when it comes to heat??? Would I still burn my butt with the new stuff? Man, mine gets hot.
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 879
Posted By D. Newland
I used an $8 thick black dog collar, and modified...

I used an $8 thick black dog collar, and modified it to keep it latched. Found a spare raised red fender washer and through-bolted it, then screwed the other end to the underside of the seat. It's...
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
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: 682
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: 1,387
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: 733
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: 2,597
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: 2,597
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: 1,300
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: 1,428
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: 5,924
Posted By D. Newland
Photo

Photo
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 01-02-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,924
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: 2,802
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: 2,802
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: 1,115
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: 596
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: 1,457
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: 645
Important: Fuel Pump 101
Views: 121,138
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: 645
Important: Fuel Pump 101
Views: 121,138
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: 1,312
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: 643
Views: 78,564
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: 585
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.
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