Greetings... I just bought my first boat with a steering wheel. A nice '98 230 bowrider SS 5.7L mercruiser that passed a hull survey with flying colors. It's nice from 20' away but needs a little love. I've got 6hrs under power on it so far... and it runs very well. It's going to be a lake cruiser for my family - NE PA, upstate NY, Ontario... we are planning to be tourists with a trailer for a while until we find someplace we want to park. I'm a DIY guy and fair mechanic. I'm not a boat guy (yet) though. I've got many questions. Mainly in regard to where to get manuals for the engine compartment / wiring diagrams and maintenance schedules for the powertrain components. I will do a little reading around here and direct those to the proper sub-forum... just wanted to say hello in the "introduce yourself" spot to notch that 1st post .