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skipper h

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  1. well i was able to locate a 50 mph speedo. Ebay, what a wonderful thing
  2. Thanks for the info. however after doing a research on the part number I have discovered it is a Teleflex Prism Series. They did manufacture a 50 MPH speedometer in that series but I have been unable to locate one.
  3. I have owned a Monterey 242 since new in 1998, the speedometer goes to 80 MPH, ha ha what a waste. I want to take it out and replace it with a 50 MPH, because the boat has only seen 80 mph once and that was on the trailer in Utah where the speed limit is 80. (not really). The best I've ever got was 45 on salt water. I was wondering what the manufacturer brand of guage and series it has. I've taken it out and theres no name on it, only some numbers which are 30511 and under that is 274-97-2. All the guages are red iluminated and I haven't been able to find a 50 MPH to match.
  4. Rubber butyl tape works great, I used it on the Hatch of my 242 4 years ago and haven't touched it since. I found it at CampingWorld but most RV stores carry it
  5. I have a 1998 242 weekender with a DP-SM Volvo Penta DuoProp. I went to the local dealer and purchased the Volvo Penta out drive GL5 gear oil. They told me that it should take about 2 1/2 Quarts. And after doing some research I found that it should take 2.4 ltrs (about 2 1/2 qts). I pulled the props and drained the gear Oil. (45 minutes)and tried to put 2 quarts in and the oil started comming out of the level screw hole. I checked the dip stick and it showed full, even after running the motor for about 20 minutes and putting it in gear and back to neutral several times. My concern is not having enough gear oil in the outdrive. I checked it with the outdrive down all the way several times and it still shows full.
  6. Yep thats it, take the screws out and throw the flap away, and put a small clamsheel on the outside with the opening facing aft and no more problem.
  7. Check with Great Lakes Boat Top Company (423)884-6761. This is the last place I had to order from
  8. I have a 1998 Monterey 242, it has 147 hrs on it. I have seen some 242's that came with the factory extended swim platforms. I want to know if there is any factory ones available? I have checked with swimplatforms.com, but I don't like the swim ladder setup. It looks like a add on. The factory ones have a hidden ladder locker, thats what i'm looking for. While I'm here I'll make a suggestion about a few things I had to correct on my boat, The anchor locker would always fill up with water, and the carpet was always wet, after investigating i noticed a rubber flap stapled over the drain hole, blocking the hole so water couldn't drain, after pulling it out and putting a stainless vent over the hole on the outside, no more water. Another thing was the fauset in the galley, the water spigot didn't hang over the sink far enough and water was always on the counter. I went to Home Depot and matched up the fauset with a different angle on the spigot and now it is more in the center of the sink, and a little taller ($19.99) no more water on the counter.
  9. I currently have a 1998 Monterey 242 Cruiser. I'm interested in adding the extended swim platform. My Monterey dealer had one but before I could purchase it they closed their doors. Has anyone purchased one from swimplatforms.com? I have seen the platform on later 242's and I was wondering how I would go about purchasing one from Monterey? And if any additional reinforcement was needed in the transome?
  10. When I had my boat serviced at 100 hours, the rubber in the hub tore when they removed the prop. They told me that the prop was unservicable and I would have to buy a new prop at $750. Well they were wrong! I took the prop to Wilmington Prop Service in Wilmington Ca. And they removed the hub and installed a new one for $125.00. If the prop was corroded then it would have to be replaced but mine being stainless steel was O.K. It was just the hub that was corroded, and replaced with no problem.
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