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soder last won the day on May 4 2018

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  1. Where did you get your elbows and straight pipe from? What did it cost you?
  2. Sorry it took me so long to reply. Formulaben is correct. Here’s the link. I don’t think I trimmed any hose but you may have to for fit purposes. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B008HQ6LBQ/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  3. It was ready to go. Someone had ordered one for a 2003 X-30 and the swim platform didn’t change between 2003 and my 2004. Super easy except cleaning off the old adhesive.
  4. I finally got rid of the deteriorating rubber on my swim deck. As people would walk from the swim deck to the white vinyl sun pad, their feet would leave black rubber footprints from the rubber coming off on their feet. I replaced it with a pad from Sea Dek. Removing the old pad took a lot of acetone and even more elbow grease. Once it was clean I cut off the oxidization so that everything was shiny black. I'm thrilled with the results.
  5. Correct. All my hose water goes straight to my raw water pump when the valve is “closed”. When the valve is straight/open, nothing flows to the hose connection.
  6. I solved a number of problems with this upgrade: A. Everyone gets on the boat with a dead cell phone battery and wants to use my phone to take pictures of their kids/spouse/etc. Then I have to send them the pictures. B. I have the only 12V plug at the helm and others want to charge their phones. C. My kids want to listen to their devices but I don't want to set up the bluetooth to connect to their devices. D. I have a nice volt meter for the engine battery on my dash but don't really know what voltage my house battery has unless I pull out the volt meter in my tool box.
  7. When my boat sits on the trailer, the raw water intake is covered by the starboard bunk. In order to run the engine on the trailer, I pulled the intake hose off the intake thru-hull and attached it to my Lowes special of adapters: However, since building this Fake-A-Lake, I saw a valve posted on the Mastercraft Teamtalk site and have added this valve just above my raw water intake. It's always ready to take a hose and I don't have to risk breaking my thru-hull. Buy at: https://www.supplyhouse.com/sh/control/product/~product_id=40615
  8. It’s a 2004 MasterCraft X30. I built my shelves to use the existing holes in the transom that were used to mount the motors.
  9. My boat came with the three ballast pump motors attached to the transom. One was mounted with the pump head below the motor and the other two mounted with the pump heads above the motors. The problem with the head below the motor was that it was a pain to change the impeller. The problem with the pump head above the motor is that water inevitably drips into the motor and corrodes out the motor. The two motors that were below the pump heads were pretty severely corroded but surprisingly somewhat worked. My project was to build HDPE shelves for the motors to sit on to eliminate both pro
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