Official 370 Express Cruiser Thread (1997-2000)

does anyone know which dash switch turns on the dash lights, do they come on with the running lights or a separate switch thank you nick
 
does anyone know which dash switch turns on the dash lights, do they come on with the running lights or a separate switch thank you nick
Running Lights
 
does anyone know which dash switch turns on the dash lights, do they come on with the running lights or a separate switch thank you nick
Yeah, Running Lights is what you are looking for. There is also a dimmer knob for them, if you aren't able to see the lights, they may be dimmed all the way down.
 
Has anyone replaced their gel batteries with another option? I've got 8G8Ds and my starboard one has tested poorly and needs replacing, but I figure if I change one, the other isn't far behind (tested slightly better). Looking for options...

You have G8Ds? def not original spec. 166 lbs each - no thanks! but guessing in Bermuda your options are more limited.

These came with group 27s. I went to AGM group 31s as the tray size is the same.
As you said- yes better to change all at the same time so they reach proper charge levels.
 
New to this forum and new to 370 ownership. I went through a very weedy section of water and now I want to check my strainers for any build up. I can seem to close the sea cocks and don’t want to force them. Is there a trick or some I am missing? Thanks in advance
 
New to this forum and new to 370 ownership. I went through a very weedy section of water and now I want to check my strainers for any build up. I can seem to close the sea cocks and don’t want to force them. Is there a trick or some I am missing? Thanks in advance
You may want to scan through the general maintenance section on tips for this. A few folks were just discussing recently. You definitely want them operable!
Also specifically to your model, there is a 370 dancer thread here that is very active. The EC is configured differently. I can check my strainers without closing the sea cocks due to their height above the water level. Maybe not for you though.
 
Thanks, I did finally get them to move. It seems they were recenent replaced and just needed a bit more oooomph! I will check out he dancer thread.
 
Good morning everyone, Just seeing if anyone had to replace to the gasket/cap/washer at the base of the windshield wiper arm? Need to get a gasket of some type to fill the void where the actuator post comes out of the topside fiberglass.
 
Good morning everyone, Just seeing if anyone had to replace to the gasket/cap/washer at the base of the windshield wiper arm? Need to get a gasket of some type to fill the void where the actuator post comes out of the topside fiberglass.

Oddly Enough @GABulldogsNH this is literally the first time I have heard that one asked.... Going to make a note and look at mine this weekend while at the boat!!!!!
 
New to this forum and new to 370 ownership. I went through a very weedy section of water and now I want to check my strainers for any build up. I can seem to close the sea cocks and don’t want to force them. Is there a trick or some I am missing? Thanks in advance
It's not unusual for them to be difficult if the PO did not "exercise" them often. I carry a 3' section of metal fence pipe with me to make it easier to get access to them. In your case it can give you a little more leverage as well. Notice I said "little". When you get them open I'd lubricate them and open/close them often to keep them looser.
 
It's not unusual for them to be difficult if the PO did not "exercise" them often. I carry a 3' section of metal fence pipe with me to make it easier to get access to them. In your case it can give you a little more leverage as well. Notice I said "little". When you get them open I'd lubricate them and open/close them often to keep them looser.
Thanks for your response. I had one of the mechanics check it out and he feels they were just a bit stiff and but looked new to him. He also echoed your "exercise" suggestion.
 
I personally have never had an issue with weeds and the strainers; mud has not been my friend though.
 
I personally have never had an issue with weeds and the strainers; mud has not been my friend though.

My first encounter with weeds at that level. We did make another trip through the same area about a month ago and the problem had subsided. I have also had the mud thing on previous boats / marinas. Not fun!!
 
Oddly Enough @GABulldogsNH this is literally the first time I have heard that one asked.... Going to make a note and look at mine this weekend while at the boat!!!!!


Just in case anyone else runs into the same issue. This is the part kit for the wiper arms. They also have all the other original wiper parts including motors and blades oem. Just wanted to make sure everyone had the link. Had ordered parts from them before. Perfect fit. Just ordered the nut kit for each arm.
https://www.amequipment.com/shop/pivot-shaft-hardware-kit/
 

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GABulldogs - I tried to message you, but your profile is see to private. I have 8.1S Horizons in my boat as well. Curious what your performance numbers are. Send me a direct message.
 
Just had a Sail boat hit my boat today. Damaged the Bow Rail pretty good. Does anyone know of a good Bow Rail repair place that will travel? Milwaukee / Racine / Chicago area.. I need to get a quote from someone to get the insurance to take care of it.


Help!
 
My canvas guy was able to repair my recently bent rail.

EDIT for @Sgrochow, @West32, consider contacting your canvas guy if you didn't think about that already. Mine has all the tools to bend/repair railing so maybe yours does as well.
 

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