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  • Originally posted by brucemac View Post
    Must have set off the 'Nerd Alert'?!

    Tough crowd!
    I've got a spare pi4 I've been waiting to do something with so thank you for this!!!

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    • Originally posted by fvierra27 View Post

      I've got a spare pi4 I've been waiting to do something with so thank you for this!!!
      FWIW, it’s been working great. The Anker power banks last forever and I’ve had zero issues. Not sure average crew can hear the difference, but I definitely can and the flexibility of offering an SSID with Airplay target makes it painless for other folks to DJ. Pretty slick. Find myself starting with USB off the Fusion at launch for convenience and autoplay and then shifting to AUX Pi as we pass the the no wake zone.

      ¡Viva 205V!
      2003 X2 MCX

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      • Looking better than new, Bruce!!
        Prior boats - (3) X14's, (3) Prostars, and a Tristar.

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        • Originally posted by brucemac View Post

          FWIW, it’s been working great. The Anker power banks last forever and I’ve had zero issues. Not sure average crew can hear the difference, but I definitely can and the flexibility of offering an SSID with Airplay target makes it painless for other folks to DJ. Pretty slick. Find myself starting with USB off the Fusion at launch for convenience and autoplay and then shifting to AUX Pi as we pass the the no wake zone.
          Awesome. I have all the DAC stuff getting delivered today. Hopefully have it running before this weekend's camping trip. I went with a 12v-24v to 5v step down converter and just going to hard wire it vs running on the power. I have the RA70 and hate how fiddley the bluetooth and changing phones is. Hopefully this will be less so. Thanks again, ill report back how it goes. BTW your boat looks killer. Hoping to do something similar with ours in the next few years.

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          • Originally posted by JohnE View Post
            Looking better than new, Bruce!!
            Thanks John! Hope all is well!


            ¡Viva 205V!
            2003 X2 MCX

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            • Originally posted by fvierra27 View Post

              Awesome. I have all the DAC stuff getting delivered today. Hopefully have it running before this weekend's camping trip. I went with a 12v-24v to 5v step down converter and just going to hard wire it vs running on the power. I have the RA70 and hate how fiddley the bluetooth and changing phones is. Hopefully this will be less so. Thanks again, ill report back how it goes. BTW your boat looks killer. Hoping to do something similar with ours in the next few years.
              Thanks. It was a lot of fun and it’s payed for! Be sure to report back on your findings. Especially curious how the step-down works out. I went with an isolated approach due to how my HU and amps are wired to ignition. I didn’t want to hard stop the Pi every time I turned the key. That USB type-C + type-B extension flush mount plug in the glovebox seemed like the safe approach. Plus it lets you have USB flash plugged in at the same time.
              ¡Viva 205V!
              2003 X2 MCX

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              • Originally posted by brucemac View Post

                Thanks. It was a lot of fun and it’s payed for! Be sure to report back on your findings. Especially curious how the step-down works out. I went with an isolated approach due to how my HU and amps are wired to ignition. I didn’t want to hard stop the Pi every time I turned the key. That USB type-C + type-B extension flush mount plug in the glovebox seemed like the safe approach. Plus it lets you have USB flash plugged in at the same time.
                Yea the extra USB Flash is a nice touch. I have my stereo wired to one of my rocker switches as to make sure none of my amps are on during starting. I'll add a relay on the same rocker for the Pi. My starter battery is isolated from the house bank so cranking shouldn't affect either way. I will let you know how it goes!

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                • New billet vent covers.

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                  ¡Viva 205V!
                  2003 X2 MCX

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                  • Well done. Absolutely love this boat
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                    • Originally posted by MC25 View Post
                      Well done. Absolutely love this boat
                      Thanks E. Appreciate it. She's a beauty and has served this family well. 369 hours

                      Now what though?!

                      Open to cometics, but thinking preventative maintenance on engine and drive train. Need help here, as I'm over my skis. Aspiring to new rudder, rudder box, etc., but that can wait IMO. Boat is solid and drives on rails. New steering cable and water test in March. Will discuss new rudder, engine alignment, etc. with shop. Thinking about parts, availability, and preventive maintenance. What should I be looking for; either Indmar related or otherwise that may be hard to come by? Risers? Need some wisdom here from old 205V boat owners please.

                      Looking for guidance, insight and advice on what to do next. Want this boat to serve another 20 summers.
                      ¡Viva 205V!
                      2003 X2 MCX

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                      • While my 205V is not near as nice as yours, we have the same dreams. Below is the list of things that I have on my list for some day.

                        Fresh air exhaust
                        dome light (maybe RBG? mounted to bottom side of tower pointing down)
                        Remove carpet and replace with deckadence
                        Separate intake for KGB/bow ballast pump
                        Electric over hydraulic brakes
                        attitude adjustment plate

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                        • I have a plan in my head of replacing the old tweeters with USB chargers in the future. Not sure if it will be this year or next.
                          2000 Prostar 205V

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                          • Originally posted by brucemac View Post

                            Thanks E. Appreciate it. She's a beauty and has served this family well. 369 hours

                            Now what though?!

                            Open to cometics, but thinking preventative maintenance on engine and drive train. Need help here, as I'm over my skis. Aspiring to new rudder, rudder box, etc., but that can wait IMO. Boat is solid and drives on rails. New steering cable and water test in March. Will discuss new rudder, engine alignment, etc. with shop. Thinking about parts, availability, and preventive maintenance. What should I be looking for; either Indmar related or otherwise that may be hard to come by? Risers? Need some wisdom here from old 205V boat owners please.

                            Looking for guidance, insight and advice on what to do next. Want this boat to serve another 20 summers.
                            You have a fantastic looking boat! I love the idea for the fender pads, I will definitely plan to do that some day, thanks for sharing the drawings for that.

                            I am kind of a DIY mechanic, so the engine stuff is what I am more comfortable with. Here is a list to start with as far as engine maintenance (part numbers assume you have the MCX chevy/indmar 350 ci small block). Also you dont have to do all of these, evaluate the condition of what you have, and how long its been in service, and change what you think is necessary:

                            Always add marine stabil (unless using fuels with no ethanol), as fuel can start degrading with as little as two weeks sitting.
                            Use 89 octane fuel, which is what the manual calls out.
                            Clean the alternator and starter motor terminals with wire brush and baking soda/water mixture.
                            Change the drive belt (Indmar 725034​)
                            Change the PCV valve (look for old new stock on ebay, look for "made in usa", pn AC Delco CV-774-C)
                            Change Raw Water Impeller (Johnson 09-812B-1)
                            Change ballast impellers (Jabsco 6303-0007-P)
                            Clean and oil spark arrestor (Indmar 525011 / K&N 59-5006)
                            Change engine oil (15W-40)
                            Change engine oil filter (Wix 51060 / Mobil 1 M1302A​)
                            Change transmission oil (specific to your boat, mine is different. I have heard that for v drives, ATF is no longer recommended, instead use 15W-40 motor oil, check this for yourself first)
                            Change transmission filter (specific to your boat, mine is different)
                            Change V-Drive oil (specific to your boat, mine is different)
                            Change MAP sensor (GM 9359409)
                            Change Thermostat (Indmar 985009)
                            Change Thermostat gasket (Indmar 531058)

                            Ignition Tune Up
                            Change spark plugs (AC Delco MR43LTS​)
                            Change plug wires (Indmar 756002​)
                            Change distributor cap (Indmar 556083 / Napa RR249)
                            Change distributor rotor (Indmar 556084 / Napa RR250)
                            Change ignition module (ACDelco D1943A / Napa TP25​)
                            Change ignition coil (AC Delco D503A)

                            MEFI 4 (2003 to 2005 I think) service manual here: https://www.m2omarine.com/fckimages/...service/03.pdf

                            As far as your rudder upgrade, the popular thing to do is get the 06 and later rudder from mastercraft (Mastercraft 200178 rudder, use with Mastercraft 200172 rudder port). I dont know if the upgraded rudder port is necessary for the 06 rudder or if you can reuse your existing port. ​

                            If you ever get a check engine light on your boat, send me a PM or check out the thread over at MalibuCrew to see how to create a custom diagnostic cable and download some free software that will allow you to read diagnostic trouble codes and much more! (https://www.themalibucrew.com/index....ts-talk-mefi/&)
                            Last edited by ShuManChu; 01-26-2023, 07:34 PM. Reason: added link to MEFI4 service manual

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