by BVTeam at Yesterday, 03:58 PM
The Turbo Charger of our Cummins 370 engine just went dead. Cummins is out of them as well as all the places I have called. I am seeing these on Ebay manufactured and shipped from China. They are a fraction of the cost. Anyone have had experience with engine parts from China?   I am looking for Part # 3802829
by TOC News Bot at 09-23-2020, 12:28 PM
Bonnier, MRAA Partner to Promote Certified Dealers

The MRAA has announced a partnership with Bonnier Corporation in order to promote the Marine Industry Certified Dealership program and the retailers who are Certified.

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by DavidB at 09-22-2020, 07:14 PM
I am wondering if anyone has a source for Groco plastic strainer baskets at a reasonable price.  The best I have seen is about $38 for the smallest size.  I hate to be cheap but they need to be replaced frequently in South Florida and they look like they should cost about $10.  I know it is a dumb complaint when everything else on the boat starts at $500.   Also does anyone have an opinion on using the metal baskets vs. the plastic ?
by Donaldjames at 09-22-2020, 12:10 PM
We are new owners of a 2009 Tiara Sovran , I am a bit confused on the charging system . When you are underway and the boat engines are running is it okay to turn off the  battery charger breaker ?  Will the engines  then be the source of  charging for the batteries ?

OR when running the engines AND the generator can the battery charger be switched off ?

 OR If I just leave the  breaker switch on  ( charger breaker ) will the system just automatically know what to do ?

Thanks to anyone willing to tell me what they do with their system. 

by jhhall at 09-22-2020, 11:40 AM
I had several conversations over the past few weeks about whether to store our boat with the diesel fuel tanks full or 1/4. The boat will be in heated storage.  Those that say full is because it keeps the moisture out. Those that say 1/4 is to keep the weight down. Everybody says to put a biocide in.  Looking for additional thoughts.
by Pknappe at 09-22-2020, 09:10 AM
I have a 1998 3100 Open with an old Icom IC-M127 VHF where the display is almost completely faded from the sun.  Want to get a new raido and was wondering what people think about adding AIS.  The boat also has a Simrad NSS8 chart plotter and Simrad AP11 autopilot. I was looking at the Simrad RS40B VHF radio that has an integrated AIS transceiver that I think would integrate into the chartplotter for the AIS. Or should I just go with a Icom M330G or 424G radio with the option to add AIS at a later date?

Thanks for any input.
by Pknappe at 09-21-2020, 06:00 PM
Just finalized a deal on a 1998 Tiara 3100 Open. It is currently in Newport Beach and I will be relocating it to Mission Bay in San Diego. Main use will be pleasure cursing the bay with some fishing trips offshore to San Clemente island. Looking forward to better know the people on this forum.
by Suptedu at 09-20-2020, 10:24 PM
    2001 Tiara 3500 Open for sale. Meticulously maintained. 1154 hours all in Great Lakes. Always stored in heated storage. Asking $144,500.
by dlhst50 at 09-20-2020, 07:17 PM
So I bought my boat in December and unfortunately the mechanic has been jerking me around about finishing the repairs for months (if you are looking for a mechanic in the Baltimore area contact me if you want to know who has my boat so you can make an informed decision about your own.  At survey I had engine vibration which resulted in a recommendation for a full mount replacement and possibly shaft replacement. 

So nine months later and we are finally at sea trials today.  Unfortunately the shaft seal replacements were both leaking.  While this "mechanic" had my engine room torn apart to change out the motor mounts he also tore down my exhausts and anything that needed to come off in order to lift the motors for replacement of the mounts. 

Anyway, this post is about the exhaust fumes in the cabin.  So I am trying to determine if the high volume of diesel fuel fumes maybe something else he "fixed" is a new problem or if it is merely because we sat at idle for about 15 to 20 minutes while waiting for the bilge pumps to catch up before limping back to the marina and the travel lift.

Other than the fact that my "mechanic" isn't somebody I would recommend to any of you is there something specific I need to be looking at with respect to my exhaust?  It doesn't seem like something that should be that hard to do so I am assuming that it was probably from sitting out there so long.  

There was no odors present in December during sea trials.

Thanks all in advance,

by TeamWTS at 09-20-2020, 03:38 PM
We recently purchased a 2001 Tiara 3100, and need to replace the hatch above the helm seat.
I've checked many part sites, and can't find the specific Bomar hatch with the correct dimensions.

Wonder if anyone has found the part # for this, and where you were able to buy one.  
The serial # is no longer visible inside the frame.

Also looking for the quick connect fitting piece for the cockpit raw and fresh water hoses.  Have tried all local marine shops, and hardware stores.  Maybe we have a funky after market setup there.

I'd appreciate any help pointing me in the right direction.  Thanks!
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