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HI everyone, I'll be changing my transmission oil soon the marina where the boat was previously stored used non-detergent 30w oil, anyone using non-detergent? is it better than the Rotella T1 or the Chevron Delo, any input is always appreciated!!!


Cannot speak for the non-detergent. I have always used Rotella 30W and see no need to change now after 7 years.
 
Wanting to install aft camper set up
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without horizontal support aft bars. Anyone have any pics of such? Current set up is slant aft curtains but given located in Lake Ontario aft set more practical. Pic is what I have currently for sunshade and works great
 
Fixed your pic. You have to crop some pics before you post for them to show up correct. I like your curtains on the side, good idea for running in rough seas to keep the salt spray further back. As far as adding full enclosure, that would be tough to support as windows are heavy and would need support.

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What transmission filters is everyone using on there ZF transmissions?

I was using Fleetguard LF type and a mechanic suggested I use the HF (stands for hydraulic vs lube) which is better for high pressures.
 
What transmission filters is everyone using on there ZF transmissions?

I was using Fleetguard LF type and a mechanic suggested I use the HF (stands for hydraulic vs lube) which is better for high pressures.
Interesting I always used the ZF filter (expensive) didn’t know Fleetguard made filters for it. What’s the part number. As far as high pressure I would think the hydraulic is the better choice
 
Fleetguard LF701 is what I install.
Filters are on the return oil circuit.

Yes that is the same filter number I have been using. The filter that the mechanic recommended is Fleetguard HF6351

Thank you for the link ttmott
 
Fixed your pic. You have to crop some pics before you post for them to show up correct. I like your curtains on the side, good idea for running in rough seas to keep the salt spray further back. As far as adding full enclosure, that would be tough to support as windows are heavy and would need support.

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Thx
 
Tucker boy , I did a camper . If this photo actually posts I will take more and post them.
 

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So a shout out to @rlynch03 he motivated me to tackle this project. Stopped by Environmental Marine and picked up a couple toilet rebuild kits on the way to the boat. Been suffering from the vacuflush pumps cycling every 10 minutes. Popped the trim off the bottom and stuck my head down there and you can literally hear the vacuum leak. Only took 1 1/2 hours to r&r one toilet. I will probably knock off 30 minutes on the second one now that I have it down. Found the issue, the ball shaft was shot and the seals were leaking. Rebuilt and now holding vacuum for over an hour with no pump cycling. Tomorrow going to do the guest head.
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Next little project was to replace the burnt out bulb with a new vimar led in the bilge switch so I can see it when it is left on. Super simple just pops out of the rear of the switch.
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@ocgrant Changed the bilge lights out this morning. What a difference. The amp draw is practically zero. Thanks again for the tips.

Jaybeaux
 
@ocgrant Changed the bilge lights out this morning. What a difference. The amp draw is practically zero. Thanks again for the tips.

Jaybeaux
 
You work fast! I ordered my LED 10 days ago... haven't received it.

How does the switch come off (I haven't been at boat). Pop off the trim ring and unscrew the switch bank? I have a habbit of breaking off tabs on projects like this...
Yep pop off the trim rim then 4 screws take off the mounting plate. Yes do it by hand as they are brittle I have found on previous projects
 
So wifey has been wanting a shade over the bow. I wanted something that I can stow and deploy quickly. Since I am no longer using my Sun Fly poles in the back I found a great way to use them up front. Didn’t want to drill any additional holes also so used some sea suckers to attached to the top. Definitely going to be nice over in the Bahamas.
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