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Discussion in 'Sport Cruisers' started by timinfla2, Oct 2, 2008.
Ah, ok, My guess is the old owner never used it as I could never find it on the boat. Thanks!
You can probably fashion something out of 3/4 plywood cut to fit that spot. Its not a complicated part. I think there are a couple of spots on the aft seat and the forward one that fit into slots on the removable part. Pretty easy to fashion that in the plywood. They prevent the seat base from sliding around.
I am jumping on the swim platform upgrade bandwagon too. The 2 major companies are located in the Southwest and in Quebec. The American company makes 2 different styles, one mounts higher, on top of upper platform, just like the Boogaboo platform on youtube. The other style replaces the lower factory platform, similar in width but around twice the usable depth (34"). Has anyone on the forum installed the lower style platform? I think it will look nicer because it's closer to the water, but wonder if it's not worth the trouble? BTW the one from Quebec is very similar to the one that mounts high from the Southwest.
I think that the one that is at the level of the lower platform will be a big problem. Because it extends further back I think there will be 2 problems:
1. It will dig down and drag on takeoff and there will be a lot of force upward and back on it as you come out of the hole. The OEM one is short and this does not happen, but its very close.
2. Coming off plane the opposite will happen. That massive wave from the back will lift the platform as it catches up to the slowing boat. The platform will be stressed upwards which means it might pull out supports designed to hold downward pressure, not up.
So I would never go for the lower one, but I do like the look of the higher one. And it is actually still pretty low compared to the 2003 to 2006 340s so its not that high.
Hey everyone, hope everyone had a great summer.
Has anyone put 18 inch props on a 95 330?
I have a 2008 330 and am getting varying alarms causing the guardian feature to kick in on my port engine (8.1S Horizon V-drive) around 1000 rpm. Initially had overheating messages when it was most definitely NOT overheating (barely out of my slip and the alarm would go off). Have had pitot message, high voltage on fuel, water pressure, etc - alarms - seems to be the flavor of the day, but regardless each time the guardian feature kicks in. Techs have tried everything to diagnose including contacting Mercury and running the Merc computer diagnostic tool. Mercury doesn't seem to know what to do either. It is definitely not an overheating or water pressure issue per my techs - they believe it is an electronic glitch and have traced all wiring and connections looking for shorts with no luck. Engine otherwise runs GREAT. Anyone have a similar problem or have any suggestions?
My bet is a poor ground.
GUIDE TO A HAPPY FIRST MATE:
I just installed a 4.5 cu ft. 120V Frigidaire refrigerator in my 330DA. Wife absolutely love it!!! She was frustrated with the tiny factory fridge always being so stuffed that she couldn't reach anything. We used to lug a large ice chest and buy ice every day, just to stay a week at Kelley's Island.
There is still room behind the fridge for someone to sleep if necessary. There is about 6 or 7" of legroom left along the left side of the fridge for access to the aft cabin for storage or sleeping.
The stand is made from 2x4s and is a press fit into the 2" dropped floor recess in the aft cabin. The pair of longitudinal 2x4s resists fore and aft rocking, and the two lateral cross boards support the fridge bottom. The two front feet of the fridge fit into round recesses bored into the forward lateral board with a spade bit. The stand is painted tan to match the boat's decor. A ratchet strap holds the fridge down against the stand, and a poly foam block is wedged tightly between the fridge top and the boat ceiling to add stability. It is solid as a rock, and can't possibly move in the roughest seas.
I wrap each door with an elastic bungee when under way to keep the doors closed.
Aside from the camper canvas that we installed a year ago, this fridge is the single best addition we have made to our Sundancer since we bought it 7 years ago.
The fridge fit through the cabin door with no problem at all.
We pack the freezer and main compartment with a couple bricks of blue ice while we are under way and don't have 120V available.
Here is the fridge spec: (It cost $199 from Best Buy earlier in Sept, but I think it went up last week to $259.)
When my OEM fridge died, I replaced it with a Nova Kool 5810 that fit in the space and is 5.8cu ft of capacity. Its huge compared to the little Norcold. The freezer is smaller than yours though.
what props are you running now, curious
I took a few pictures for you when I winterized the boat this weekend
One right side up and the other flipped over so you can see the cut-outs. (bottom side is dirty - who knew?)
DCsnoWWake, congrats on your acquisition of a fine 330DA!
I went a year without realizing that there is a storage compartment behind the helm seat. The aft-facing seat back folds down to reveal a spacious compartment. Lo and behold, my missing pole for the rear table was hiding there. Just a friendly suggestion to look there, in case you haven't found this compartment yet.
I have a low-hour 1998 330DA with only 280 original hours on the 7.4L engines. Westerbeke generator has 74 hours. New full camper canvas and eisenglas. It's a Great Lakes boat- in fresh water its whole life. I even have the factory cradle for it, although I store the boat in heated storage. I have owned it for 7 years and may be selling it next Spring to move up to a 40' boat. My boat has been quite reliable over that time.
Funny thing- I tarp my boat when it's sitting unused, to protect the eisenglas and canvas. It looks a little ugly, but it keeps the sun from deteriorating everything, and it keeps the bird crap off. Canvas tarp cost me a couple hundred bucks on eBay. I do need to trim it to size so it doesn't weigh so much.
In case you haven't found a source for the pole, my pole was in a bag labeled Taco Metals. 50 N.E. 179th Street, N. Miami Beach, FL 33162
There was also a label stating "Zwaardvis Marine Products" with 60mm on it. Flounder Pounder has some poles of this brand listed.
In the beginning of this season I was getting multiple trouble codes. My marina mechanic recommended changing two of my batteries. After replacing the batteries, the trouble code issue was resolved.
No I had a local upholstery shop do it with the cover. I am really happy with the firm cushion used as well.