To the hardworking Mods and others who officiate this great forum: I hope I am not overstepping, but my thought in starting this thread is that when the original subject threads were laid out for the forum, the 270 SLX Model wasn't all that popular yet and the threads relative to the 270 could be easily thrown into the "Select EX" thread. But THAT thread is now many, MANY pages long and when searching the forum for a subject specific to the 270 SLX, often that thread will come up as a result. Then there are a hundred or so pages to search through looking for an answer that may well be in another thread elsewhere on the forum anyway! So I am hoping you guys in charge will find it appropriate to leave this thread in place for those of us here who have a 270 SLX and want to jump right to our own thread. AND........I am hoping the other 270 SLX owners will find this thread and USE it to place questions and answers and thoughts and ideas about our boat, so we can all share what our experience has been on this great Sea Ray! I'll kick it off........ So far I LOVE the boat, but have some frustrations, starting with an antique and now defunct company chartplotter at the helm, the Northstar 550. I'd love to change it over to Garmin but I don't want to lose the info I can display from the Smartgauges on the screen. And while the Smartgauges are ALSO "obsolete" in their own way, I certainly don't want to update the whole package. If I could afford a new boat I would have bought one!! In other news, I still haven't been able to figure out what caused the "System Fault" critical (the boat's choice of words, not mine) fault that is reading as "Engine Message Data Fault" whatever THAT is. And, now the horn that was working at delivery has stopped working. Probably a fuse but I can't find my fuse block! Looked all over the place and found LOTS of other fuses in the above the battery bank, but no "horn" fuse, so hopefully someone can share where the heck THAT is! Yesterday, our last day at the boat before having to head home to reality, it rained all day, HARD, and I couldn't do a thing to investigate anything on the boat, let alone take her out to look for any remaining issues as a result of that fault message. And speaking of messages displayed on the chartplotter, it seems some date does get sent to the display, and some doesn't, so some gauges displayed do not work, and I am wondering what I have to do to get them ALL to work. Is it an additional piece of hardware, or a software configuration I need to do on the Smart Tow set-up? Anyway, as you can see I am finding new questions and things to discuss every day, and may in fact be able to contribute along the way........ Actually, I DO have a contribution! In another area of the forum I asked about the thread size of the transom shower handle. No one knew and Sea Ray and Marine Max wouldn't tell me, like it was some big secret! I went to Home Depot, bought a standard kitchen faucet sprayer, and LOOKEE HERE! It FITS! It threaded right on as easily as if you were replacing the one at your kitchen sink, and didn't leak at all around the threads, so it is indeed a perfect fit. Problem solved? NOPE. I bought a sprayer with a button that looked like an "On/Off button but it was in fact a "Full Flow/Spray button, meaning it can't actually be shut OFF. So I have to return it and find something that actually has an OFF switch. So it's a "Good News, Bad News" situation here. The good news is obviously we aren't locked into the $97 spray handle from Sea Ray. The bad news is I haven't found a working replacement yet, but how hard can it be? If you guys find one, please share! OK, I could add more here, (like the issues I am having getting my iPod to work, and whose brilliant idea was it to make us have to take apart the back of the head door to install it, anyway??), but I'll leave that to another post!