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About DaveB

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    Vancouver Island British Columbia ( Sproat Lake)
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    Surf/Wakeboard/Snowboard & work to pay for it all

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    Centurion Avalanche

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  1. This might be a little obvious but the hoses will only go back on the correct spots cause they are different sizes.
  2. That should work. You could avoid theshut off valves and just put a 1 way check valve in the vent line between your T from the bilge pump and whatever tank is being vented, So it is a straight shot from your bilge pump to the thru hull. The fewer fitting and valves you have the better in my opinion.
  3. The starter issue could be caused by trying to crank with liquid(water or fuel) in one or more cylinders. Liquid doesn't compress and with any luck instead of bending a rod or valve the starter is taking the brunt of it. I'd be checking heads for cracks or head gasket. You should't have any liquid in your cylinder. Start with a compression test and go from there. Hopefully it is something easy. Good Luck
  4. Its probably shorted out . Not sure exactly where it is on your boat. On mine you lift the carpet and unscrew the panel and the fuel tank is right under the panel. The sending unit for the guage I think is on top of the tank. Make sure you disconnect your batteries first so there is no chance of spark. Don't just turn off your night switch actually disconnect them totally.
  5. The main things I would do are: engine oil oil filter fuel filter fuel separator check/change impellor check serp belt grease rudder shaft & prop shaft if required wash/wax boat go have fun There is lots more you can do depending on how far you want to go
  6. Thanks for the info. I guess I lucked out and it was upgraded before I got it, unless it was a option when it was new.
  7. I doubt its the rotor or cap, that will make it knock but not quit. Mine used to do the same thing when I first got it and I cleaned the throttle body with throttle body cleaner and its never done it since. Remove your air cleaner/spark arrestor and spray and wipe in there. If that doesn't cure it its probably your IAC valve
  8. Just doing my pre season maintenance to my 05 avy and one of the things I wanted to do is grease my prop shaft and after standing on my head and looking with a mirror and flashlight there are no grease fittings on the brass coupler but there is a rubber hose that is connected to it and then runs up to the riser on the exhaust manifold. Is this how it is lubricated??
  9. If you have any really deep ones and your worried about sanding thru the gel coat before you remove the scratch get the colour matched gel coat filler from Spectrum, fill the scratch then sand it all and it will be gone. I did that on mine and it is black.
  10. Last year I wet sanded my hole boat, I had some really deep scratches that were near the transom. I sanded them out with 220 grit then 400/600/800/1000/1200/1500/2000 then compound then finess it then wax. Its actually amazing how far you can go.
  11. You might also want to grease your rudder linkage there should be two grease fittings behind the engine where you steering linkage meets the rudder. Also depending on the type of propeller shaft thru hull you have there are also a couple of fittings on there
  12. CREW DEAL: 2015 CenturionCrew.Com T-Shirts

    Let me know if you are ever planning another run of shirts I would definitely be interested but as usual i am too late or this one
  13. Earlier this year I had a question about painting Gel Coat versus Wrapping and someone had a great write up on wet sanding and polishing gelcoat. I can't find it now ,does anyone know where it is or what it was under and help wouild be great. Thanks

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