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Technical Questions / Re: 2008 GT225 Stern Drive Trim Not Working
« on: July 11, 2018, 02:24:33 PM »
I have never seen a pump and reservoir located other than beside the engine. Not on the engine. Could be either side in the far back corner against the transom.

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Technical Questions / Re: 2007 GT 205 Soft Floor
« on: June 15, 2018, 10:31:34 AM »
to the OP, I don't believe the floor is made of plywood. My understanding is the entire top half of the boat (deck, seat base, floor, side panels) is constructed as one piece from fiberglass and then lowered into the hull. Maybe the spot you are feeling is just the glass structure flexing under your weight.
Is your floor fiber exposed with no carpet? Or do you have snap in carpet?

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It's really tough to answer your question without the proper tach readings. Your first step should be to figure out the tach. If you've confirmed the setting on the back side, the only other thing is to check all the connections.
Then tackle the prop issue, but since you can't run the original prop to check rpm's, again, you're going to be guessing.
And for trivia, is your elevation higher or lower than the 4500' in Colorado?

FWIW, I've been using the Nemesis 4 blade aluminum and happy with the performance.

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Technical Questions / Re: Add front speakers to GT 185 (2013 Model)
« on: February 26, 2018, 11:05:16 AM »
Remove one of the bottom cushions to the storage area.. Can you reach your hand/arm in and up inside that cavity? On mine I can also see that void by looking under via the dash area. But not sure how far that space goes and probably tapers off towards the front.

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General Boating / Re: New owner questions on a 2012 MX 185
« on: February 15, 2018, 09:28:33 AM »
First off, congrats on your new toy.
You are correct that the GT in that year had more bling, but the boat itself is still the same. They all had the same windshield, build structure, etc. Not the for sure answer, but using google, the 4.3 was offered in carb or MPI, where the GT came with MPI. I'm sure you could have ordered the MPI on the MX. Changing a carbed engine over to MPI is not easy or cheap, so I doubt that was done.
It's really no different than my 2016. In that year, they offered 3 versions, GTX, GT and GTS. All the same boat, except different levels of features and fancy bling. The GTX base model could be ordered with just about anything, where the GTS already had the full load. We chose the GTS that already had all the upgrades, nicer upholstery, different gauges, stainless fittings, etc.
I suppose the only true answer would be to ask the manufacturer for a build/spec sheet for your boat.
Regardless, enjoy that new toy.  ;D

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Technical Questions / Re: Finding an original helm seat for 2006 DX 205?
« on: February 12, 2018, 10:08:44 AM »
Hah, good luck with that. Being 12 years old, it going to be tough.
If your seat is broken, check out your local upholstery shop. Or there are lots of aftermarket seats that look pretty good, that will bolt right in there.
I did something similar a couple years back. Couldn't find the exact seat but an OEM that was close until I saw the price  :o
Cheaper to buy 2 generic seats rather then 1 OEM.

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Technical Questions / Re: GT 249 front light switch
« on: January 30, 2018, 12:36:03 PM »

I'm guessing this forum is dead?

sure looks like it. I joined 8-10 months ago and with the exception of a few stragglers, not much action on here. I've even sent a few notes to the admin people but have never received a reply.
Sad, but I guess Glastron owners are few and far between. MY last boat was a Sea Ray, and their forum is very active.
I've had good luck at iboats and even the Bayliner forum (for engine related stuff).

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Technical Questions / Re: Hull Blistering
« on: November 01, 2017, 10:51:46 AM »
Sorry to hear about that. Especially sucks when you get mislead by the selling dealer, bad communication.
Not sure what causes those blisters, if your boat is kept in the water or on a trailer. An 06 is not that old.
On another note, if it's just a couple blisters on the gel coat, check around your area for a fiberglass repair shop. It maybe a minor repair with minimal cost. Maybe the dealer would help on pricing if it was like that when you bought it.

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General Boating / Re: Posting pics
« on: September 26, 2017, 01:45:27 PM »
good luck with that. It don't work for me either. I've even reached out to site admin and get no response. I don't know who or if this site is even monitored.

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Technical Questions / Re: speedometer not working
« on: September 06, 2017, 01:17:10 PM »
A small piece of crud can easily go further up the hose, especially if you're running in shallow or touch the sand bar. I would disconnect at the speedo and blow air back towards the drive.

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General Boating / Re: How much do you pay to winterize and store your boat?
« on: September 03, 2017, 11:13:18 AM »
Here in alberta you can pay up to $500 to winterize a V6. Storage, all depends what kind, outside wrapped up, cold under a roof, heated, etc. If you can't do the work yourself, and have no where to store the boat, I suppose $1000 might be acceptable.
For me I do most of the maintenance my self. just bought all the fluids, filters and spent $100. Then it goes to sleep in my garage.

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General Boating / Re: Maintenance costs of a GS 259?
« on: August 23, 2017, 01:54:54 PM »
I don't own a 259 and don't know much about them. It does seem they come equipped with a single V8 engine and an outdrive. So no different than any other boat.
Maintenance to me means oil, fluid and filter changes. I spend about $100 a year on those products and do the work myself. Not sure where this 10% comes from??
On the 259 there will be a few more misc costs, depending on the extra features, plumbing, genset?

Now if you're talking how much to run/own the boat that is a different story. Fuel, insurance, registration, storage, tow vehicle, repairs, etc etc. will add up real quick. Also if you bring the boat to a shop for any service work, winterize, that too will add up.

My last boat was an 18' that I bought new. After 8 years of ownership, I never spent more than $100 a year for maintenance supplies. And never did any repairs because nothing broke. Did one impellor change for preventive maintenance and that was like $50.

Now if my new boat works like this, I'll be very happy.

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General Boating / Re: Intro - new forum member
« on: August 02, 2017, 08:18:24 AM »
welcome to the Glastron family. Good find on your 175. 

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General Boating / Re: transfer warranty to new owner??
« on: July 16, 2017, 05:50:06 PM »
Since your boat is a 2003, just wondering what kind of warranty there is?
The dealer maybe able to help you. I needed some specific info and emailed Glastron directly off their website. Got all my answers within a few days.

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