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Good Morning!

My recently purchased 2006 DX 205 is missing the rail that the sundeck cushion slides into to attach the front of the cushion. I believe it's something generically called "awning rail", but there are many different sizes and configurations available online. I want to make sure I get the right stuff.

Any help, pictures of yours, etc. is greatly appreciated!

David
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Technical Questions / Electrical wiring schematic
« Last post by Capone690 on February 18, 2018, 02:26:17 PM »
I have a 1974 V184 Crestflite, any idea if there is wiring schematic available.
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General Boating / Re: New owner questions on a 2012 MX 185
« Last post by Racklefrack on February 15, 2018, 09:50:02 AM »
Merlin16, thank you! I'm not at all positive about what's standard and what's an upgrade on either model -- you mentioned the windshield being the same where other posts I've read made it sound like the curved wraparound windshield was standard on the GT or an upgrade on the MX... I mighta read it wrong, who knows. I'm guessing the previous owners either wanted something specific about the MX and ordered it with all the upgrades or maybe that's the only thing the dealer had in stock at the time and they didn't want to wait.

I haven't gotten around to contacting Glastron yet, though I suppose that really would be the way to go. Thanks again!
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General Boating / Re: New owner questions on a 2012 MX 185
« Last post by Merlin16 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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General Boating / New owner questions on a 2012 MX 185
« Last post by Racklefrack on February 14, 2018, 11:40:44 PM »
Hi everyone, and thanks for allowing me to join!

My wife and I are the proud new owners of a barely used, one-owner 2012 MX 185, 4.3L 220HP, and she's a beauty... well, we think so, anyway :) But I am having a little trouble researching details about this particular year and model; there's not a lot out there that I've been able to find so far, so please forgive the newbie question.

As far as I've been able to tell, the difference between the MX and the GT is that the GT is the higher-end model with more bells and whistles than the MX. If true, here's where I get confused: the list of "upgrades" that separate the GT from the MX is all stuff the MX we bought has on it: wraparound windshield, flip up capt's chair, cooler under the back bench, snap in carpets, swim platform, etc.

Did the previous one buy the MX and then add all the GT upgrades, plus upgrade the motor to the 4.3 220hp? Was that even possible? Or did i get the info about the difference between the MX and the GT wrong?

In the long run it doesn't matter, I suppose, we love it no matter what. Just very curious. Thanks!   :D
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Technical Questions / Re: Finding an original helm seat for 2006 DX 205?
« Last post by Merlin16 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 / Add front speakers to GT 185 (2013 Model)
« Last post by azlivinhunt on February 03, 2018, 09:55:16 AM »
Hey everyone!

I am new to this forum and a new glastron owner. So far I love the boat...except the stereo.  I replaced the factory speakers with JL Audio MX650's and added a nice amp.  The amp can handle two more speakers and a sub.

I want to add a second pair of the MX 650's to the bow of the boat.  Does anyone have experience adding speakers to the bow in these boats? Its hard for me to tell if there will be enough depth behind the fiberglass without cutting it.

Can anyone tell me how much room is back there? Anything else I should worry about?

Thanks in advance!

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Technical Questions / Finding an original helm seat for 2006 DX 205?
« Last post by BrewNdrink on January 31, 2018, 11:57:41 AM »
Good Morning All!

I'm in search of a replacement, but original, helm seat for a 2006 DX 205.

Any suggestions where I might look?

Thanks!
David
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Technical Questions / Re: GT 249 front light switch
« Last post by Merlin16 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: Prop information...
« Last post by MrPix on January 28, 2018, 11:24:35 AM »
What prop change might people suggest for cruising at idle?

I have a Volvo Penta 5.0 GXi into the DuoProp with a 1.95 gear ratio. My cruising style is either showing off to friends, which means getting her lifted but throttling back to around 2800 rpm to get the best fuel economy (about 20% of my time) OR puttering along in idle or just above (1000 rpm or less) where I consume about 1.4 GPH and make about 4-6 mph.

Looking ahead, I'm considering the Great Loop. If a prop change (90% of the time I'd be 10 mph or less) would save me more than its cost in fuel, I'd do it. I just have to consider that it being a DPS-A my propeller costs are doubled.

What do you think?
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