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  1. I have had a 2004 233 Explorer for 4 years and we love it. You may want to also check out the similar 253 and 263 models. The Boat Trader website or app is a good place to start in my opinion and you can focus on your geographic area. Good luck with your search. Matt
  2. There are a number of wiring diagrams in this PDF. I hope you can find what you need here. Matt 233,253,263.pdf
  3. Hi 233 Explorer Owners, I have been having a persistent problem with the boat taking on water very slowly recently and my mechanic can't locate the source. After pulling the boat, he filled the bilge with water to see where it might come out, but no luck. He even pulled the outdrive to look for clues. There is a small fitting/plug on the underside of the boat near the stern. Does anyone know what the purpose of that is? Any thoughts? Thanks. Matt
  4. Hello, I have a 2004 233 Explorer and I'm looking for replacement rubber anchors (see photo) for the stern seat cushions and for the insert that fills the walk-through. Any idea where I can get replacements? Thanks. Matt
  5. Hi All, We're winding down our season here in Maryland where we spend time on the water on the Magothy River and Chesapeake Bay. We had a few electrical issues this year as well as ongoing throttle (high RPM) issues to be addressed I'm still getting used to the handling of my 2004 233 with a 5.0L and am wondering about the top speed you have experienced. Any comments? We are bottom painted and have kept the boat in the water all summer. There a good coating of slime, dirt and some barnacles and we don't seem to be getting much past 35 mph. That said, I'm still a newbie and am hesitant to push too hard. Thanks. Matt
  6. Hi Trip, I'm happy to share info, questions and experiences also. This is my first boat and I'm still getting fully acquainted with everything this year. Matt
  7. Hi Trip, We were out on the water today (Magothy River, Maryland) and I looked at the hatches again. It looks like there is a floor drain in each of them, but it's raised off the boat floor, so I doubt it would get much use. Also, I do have the filler cushion for the bow. It makes a sun pad across the entire bow area and is really nice for laying out. You have to flip up the port and starboard pads in the bow, the put in the fillers before replacing the bench pads. It fits tightly and is very sturdy. I have the stern filler pads for the walk-thru also, but not the filler pads to make the bed between the seats on the port and starboard sides. I'm all for a 233 owners thread if we can. Pic of mine below. Matt
  8. Dave, I'm sure your Mom is smiling down on you right now. I did the same thing earlier this year after my Mom passed away a few years ago. We always enjoyed boating when I was very young and want my kids to have the chance to have that same experience. I have a (new to me) 2004 233 Explorer. Matt
  9. I have a 2004 233 Explorer (new to me this year) and was wondering the same thing. It looks like something stored in there could slide toward the back of the boat. I wouldn't put anything in there without knowing for sure.
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