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Thanks for having me. Have a 2001 180 Fisherman since it was new. Still like the boat.


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View the latest post 1988 Wellcraft Portofino 43

Dear all,
I am considering a new to me Wellcraft Portofino 43 from 1988. Boat has 2x CAT 3208 with 375HP each. My question is: What kind of problems should I be aware of regarding this engines? Are they reliable? How difficult it is to get spares? And regarding the hull? Are there any major concerns that I should be aware of?
Thanks very much for all the help!

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View the latest post New member.

Dear all,
I am a new member from Portugal. My name is Tiago and I am sure that this forum will help me a lot!
Best regards.

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View the latest post Attachment(s) Wellcraft 192 classic bilge

Does anyone know what this is in my bilge? It has one wire going to it

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View the latest post Inline fuel filter (is it needed)

Interested to see how many of you out there have an inline fuel filter before the Fuel/Filter water separator that is attached to the fuel pump.

*note I have a 270 coastal with a Volvo Penta Stern drive.

My concern is, why add another point of potential fuel starvation.


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View the latest post Attachment(s) Trim pieces for 1997 Excel WA?

Anyone know how to find a replacement for the trim moldings on a 1997 Excel WA? Mine are cracked on the transom, around the cabin door, etc.


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View the latest post Coastal 290 - Location of AC air filter

Hi all,

2012 290 Coastal here. Looking to service the AC air filter but have not been able to locate it. There is a hatch in the mid berth area that allows access to the water heater and the AC unit. However looking in there there is nothing that looks like an air filter in any obvious way.

Any guidance on whether that is in fact the right location for the filter and I may just be missing it... or is it located elsewhere?

Thank you!!

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View the latest post Live well

2020 222 Fisherman, a few weeks ago the pump started making a noise for a few seconds but still worked. Now the when I turn the switch on it pops the fuse on the dash. I have not dug deep into it yet but what part needs to be replaced? The manual shows there only being one pump for both the live well and the wash down, but the wash down still works?

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View the latest post Microwave is DOA. How to get it out?

Looks like it isn't working, but either way, I've got to get it out to test it.

It's a tiny bit too big to come out of the opening it sits in, tho it is loose in there.


Any ideas?

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View the latest post So, constant shore power when not using?

Newbie owner questions:

1. I looked for a battery charger in my boat and couldn't find anything that looked like one. The AC panel does have a switch for one. I opresume it has one: what does it look like and where might I find it in the engine compartment?

2. If present, is the charger a charger, period, or a charger/maintainer?

3, If it's a maintainer, should I keep the shore power constant?


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