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  1. Hey red298SC You can buy a "digital back issue of the April 07 Boating at http://www.zinio.com/gncsingles?issn=0006-5374&ns=usa or you may look on the boating Magazine website for a back issue section, although I didn't see it. Glad the Admin for this site has tweaked something, I posted a couple of replies today and they are showing up now instead of several days later. Good Fix!
  2. Glad to see that some people are buying boats this year. I have a 318SSX on order since Feb. It is just going into production on 4/9/08. Just curious how long did you had to wait for yours or did you take dealer stock? Post a picture.
  3. Traderdavel I know on a Merc package a dealer can read the ECM on the engine and tell what the actual engine hours are, I assume a volvo would be the same. Hope that helps.
  4. Look in the Boating magazine website . I think they have a archive tab. They tested a 07 298SSX that was equiped with Gaffrigs. They mentioned the feel of those controls. Interesting enough the 08 Monterey's now come with Mercury Zero Effort controls not Gaffrigs. I have a 318SSX on order and I was informed that is what they come with. If you examine the couple pictures of this boat on the website of the Zero Effort controls you can see a G stamped on the side of the lever. I assume that Gaffrig makes the Mercury branded "Zero Effort" controls. I have looked at some articles on line & it looks like that the controls are adjustable for detent and friction by adjusting a small screw (Allen head?), just inside the boot at the bottom of the controls. Those screws are supposed to be accessable & adjustable without removing the controls. I have not done this, just did a little research on line. Maybe someone could chime in who has done the adjustment.
  5. You may wish to contact Faria. I think they have a lifetime warranty unless due to owner negelct? May be a Faria website.
  6. I got a reply back from one the Factory reps. = they come with Delta 14LB anchors if anyone needs to know.
  7. I am curious as to feel of a CORRECTLY adjusted Gaffrigs. I have drove 2 differrent 298SS with Gaffrig controls neither of which had the detent feel to the throttle described in the April 07 Boating Magazine test. I went to the Gaffrig website when I saw your post. There too they describe a detent adjustment?? I suspect the boats I drove, both testers, had incorrectly adjusted controls. I have a 318SSX on order with Gaffrigs and want to be right!! I hope they are working on this website. I posted a couple things and it took 3-4 days for my post to appear??
  8. Hi Brian, I had a similair problem with my last boat. A 27 ft. O/B with a 350 mag Bravo3. It came out of the factory with the wrong Bravo prop set. Once the correct prop set was put on it ran 10 times better and would wind up to the correct rpm at top end also. I found out by emailing the factory. If I recall, it had one range higher pitch than it should have, 24 pitch instead of a 22 pitch prop set & was slow out of the hole and slow at top end. We switched it out and all was well. I know there are at least 3 298SS O/B down here where I boat. The dealer I ordered my boat from has'nt had anyone complain of lack of power to him. All those were 305/5.0L MPI's making 260hp.
  9. Question to MOST I have a 08 318SSX on order. I am looking at replacing the stock Delta anchor with an aftermarket polished stainless one. My question is what size anchor comes with this boat model?
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