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  1. Not sure how water is entering. One possibility is that the Tonneau cover does not fit well along the arch. I had this issue with both my 270 and 290 CR. It was no match for wind and rain let alone snow. Shrink wrapping is standard for winterizing here in Canada. That said, the drain plug should be removed during winterization. This reduces the likelihood of water buildup and is critical should you get freezing temps.
  2. I have a 2008 Monterey 290, and the aft bench/berth configuration is similar to yours. The aft backrest, in my case, is velcroed to the wall. Leave it in place. The port and starboard back rests lift up and away from the fibreglass side walls. They are then laid across the opening resting on the protruding seat ledge.
  3. What is the recommended horn for the 290? Any aftermarket products that can be installed to the original harness? I am hoping I can "drop in" the replacement from the outside as it is mounted in a very difficult to reach position inside the anchor locker.
  4. Thanks for the suggestion. I did consider this. Seems a great way to distribute the load The challenge with looping around the arch is that I could not have the Bimini tops up. Also the canvass tracks would get damaged as they would bear the load. This is where installing a u bolt on the underside is more convenient. I am concerned first that the arch will bear the load and secondly, is there a way to install the bolt and minimize the possibility of getting spider cracks in the fiberglass from the thru bolt contacting with the fiberglass.
  5. I have a dinghy attached to the swim platform of a 2008 290 by a Weaver arch davit system, a weaver lever on the dinghy and a 60 lb motor. Total weight is less than 200 lbs. To make it easier to lift the dinghy out of the water to vertical, I want to add a U bolt to the underside of the arch then run a detachable 4:1 pulley system. The reason for utilizing the arch is that it gives a better angle to raise the dinghy and decrease resistance. Will the arch support the pull? Any suggestions as to reinforcing the U bolt.? Other suggestions welcomed.
  6. 2009 290 with the sun lounger. Added a Titan 280 rigid dinghy with Weaver arc davits. Very pleased with performance and functionality.
  7. We too went up from a 270. In our case, a 2009 Monterey. Decided on a Monterey 290 after looking at a Cruisers, Chaparell and Maxum. We were not disappointed. For us, in a 30 footer, we did not want a set berth in the bow. We preferred the open dining area/living space fore. The aft berth/lounge area converts to a double berth and we permanently keep it that way. Hope this helps in your decision.
  8. I have a factory installed Raymarine in dash VHF 49 on a 2009 290 that is transmitting but not receiving. Connections at the atenna have been checked. I want to access the back of the radio to check connections and/or replace the radio. I noticed the dash has two components upper and lower. What is the best way to access/remove the VHF?
  9. I have purchased a 270 and 290 from Bayview Yacht Harbour in Portland ON 50 minutes south of Ottawa. Terrific service. Third in north America for Monterey after sales service awards this year. Www.bayviewyachtharbour.com
  10. With the addition of ethanol to the majority of our refueling stops, and will continue to do so, what do we have to consider. From the research I have done, "Since ethanol-blended fuels attract and hold moisture, ethanol content can contribute to causing corrosion of tank material in aluminum fuel tanks. Corrosion material can clog fuel filters and damage injectors, carburetors, and other fuel system components. Stainless steel and plastic fuel tank materials are not affected by ethanol-blended fuels. However, ethanol-blended fuel can act as a solvent, loosening and washing old deposits or contaminates into the fuel system."(http://www.volvopenta.com).
  11. Placement_on_290.pdfHere you go . . .
  12. MOST . . . would you be able to shed some light on my original question with regard to the core materials in the integrated swim platform of a 2008 290 and the installation of Weaver davits? Thanks. And thanks Ian and Marfi for sharing your experience.
  13. I have a 2008 290 with an integrated swim platform and need to install davits for an inflatable. Not sure what the core material layers are within the integrated swim paltform. When adding davits i.e. Weaver, is it necessary to use a long bolt from the top of the swim platform through to the underside (8 inches or so). Or, can you use the Weaver Industries Snap Toggler which is, for the most part, a butterfly screw which only penetrates the top of the swim platform?
  14. Here is a sample for name placement on a 290 (rebadged a 300 for 2009). Same configuration with the aft sun lounger.
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