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Old 06-11-2013, 07:03 PM
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I got my retrofit equipment from :

http://www.johnsonbimini.com/

I actually cut the center aluminum sections of the Bimini, so that it would fit into the tower, otherwise when I folded it up from the seat to the tower, it would hit the back of the tower.

Then, I went to a seamstress and had them remover like 8" of material from the center as well...

On a side note. What do you thin about that X-30...? lol
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:36 PM
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SP Maristar, where did you get the bimini that attaches to the windshield that you have pictured above? I have a 1999 Maristar 230VRS, and I want to get a bimini, and I like the windshield mount over drilling holes in the fiberglass. Is that a stock mastercraft bimini, or aftermarket? If anyone else has info on this, please post in! Thanks!
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:39 PM
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:41 PM
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:31 AM
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Post DM12 Sun DEck Actuator Replacement info 1999 Maristar

I have found, at great length, that Warner Electric, the original Manufacturer of these OEM Actuator's are now being serviced by Danaher Motion International, and Thomson a sub group actually carries the Actuator's.

The Reference number is Stamped on the bottom of the actuator. Mine is:

DM12-10A5-18CE

Breakdown of old part number is as follows :

DM12 = Marine grade 12 v dc motor
10A5 = 10:1 gear ratio, acme screw type, .5 screw lead = 500 lb. capacity
18 = 18 stroke
CE = OEM proprietary feature.

>>>Here's the link for Thomson<<<


Phone: 1-540-633-3549
Fax: 1-540-633-0294
E-mail: thomson@thomsonlinear.com
Literature: http://literature.thomsonlinear.com

It should be here in a few days. I'll update then...

PS. I did shop around and was able to get price down from $487 to $369 +shipping through one of their distributors.
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Old 09-15-2013, 01:57 PM
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The Actuator went in without a hitch. The female connector did the existing ones.

The instructions did say that the stainless steel shaft should be mounted in the down position so that if any water got in there it would drain out of the tube.

1. Mount with motor toward rear of boat.

2. Stainless shaft, towards front of boat.

This way when the sundeck is closed the stainless tube will be lower than the motor.
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Old 09-15-2013, 02:18 PM
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The Actuator went in without a hitch. The female connector did the existing ones.

The instructions did say that the stainless steel shaft should be mounted in the down position so that if any water got in there it would drain out of the tube.

1. Mount with motor toward rear of boat.

2. Stainless shaft, towards front of boat.

This way when the sundeck is closed the stainless tube will be lower than the motor.
Do you know of any way to make the motor run faster? Did you replace an old one and notice a difference in speed with the new one? Mine has the original one in there and its fast enough for me but many people on my boat have complained they wish it was faster. I really don't care, as long as it works. But just curious as to when mine goes out.

Thanks for the part number also.
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:54 PM
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Arrow To Torque or not to Torque... That is the Question

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Do you know of any way to make the motor run faster?
Yes, I spoke with the guys there and they said that they do have others that are faster but they do not have the same amount of Torque. The faster you go, the less Torque one gets.

I toyed with the idea of going to the next faster but was concerned that even though knowing the spec's of both, I wouldn't be able to determine if the torque would be sufficient to dislodge the sundeck from it's closed point.

Even though i got them down in price, It wasn't worth it to me to find out if the next higher speed would not only work now, but for years to come...

Good luck, and do let us know how brave you are/were...{:+>
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Old 12-30-2013, 09:30 AM
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Post One observation I noticed

I have had the same battery since I picked her up in 08' I have noticed that although the engine has always cranked slowly, in the last year that it is sometimes difficult to get the sundeck open. She has never failed me but after changing the sundeck actuator, the motor still cranked slowly and the actuator still struggled a bit when opening. So, i went and bought another battery.

After much research, I found one that was the right size to fit in battery holder, had good cranking amps, was a Marine battery and had high tech ingredients.

It is the Sears DH Plaitnum MRN34 and I got it for $169.74 Weird thing, If I went to store and bought it it would have been $203, but if I bought it online and picked up in store it was $169... Even the sales guy had to manipulate the register to get it down that low...lol

>>Heres the link<<

and the pic
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Old 12-30-2013, 10:04 AM
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I have had the same battery since I picked her up in 08' I have noticed that although the engine has always cranked slowly, in the last year that it is sometimes difficult to get the sundeck open. She has never failed me but after changing the sundeck actuator, the motor still cranked slowly and the actuator still struggled a bit when opening. So, i went and bought another battery.

After much research, I found one that was the right size to fit in battery holder, had good cranking amps, was a Marine battery and had high tech ingredients.

It is the Sears DH Plaitnum MRN34 and I got it for $169.74 Weird thing, If I went to store and bought it it would have been $203, but if I bought it online and picked up in store it was $169... Even the sales guy had to manipulate the register to get it down that low...lol

>>Heres the link<<

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Its a John McLean battery.
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