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Discussion in 'Sport Boats' started by bushway9172, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. DarkJester

    DarkJester Active Member

    155
    Jul 26, 2011
    North Alabama, Guntersville lake, Tennessee River
    2011 270 SLX
    Merc 8.2 MAG Bravo III
    I have a 270 and I have not installed speakers anywhere, I just wanted to let people know that the thread is still being read.
    I wouldn't think you would have an issue putting speakers there. Just the inherent fear of cutting a big ass hole in the boat. other than that....
    do you have the "Sports Arch" on your boat? Most people put speakers there, that face aft. I do not have the arch, but my stereo is plenty loud without the aft speakers.
    Jester
     
  2. Sizzle

    Sizzle New Member

    8
    Feb 4, 2018
    2007 250SLX
    496 Mercruiser with Bravo III Drive
    No sports arch or tower--that would be too easy! :) I'd like to put a switched set back there that I can turn on and off for when we sit in the cove and play/float behind the boat to make it easier to hear. We will see if I have the guts to cut the hole!
     
  3. DarkJester

    DarkJester Active Member

    155
    Jul 26, 2011
    North Alabama, Guntersville lake, Tennessee River
    2011 270 SLX
    Merc 8.2 MAG Bravo III
    That "Cutting the Hole" thing would definitely hit my nerve center. However I was having no issues with that while I was considering adding a Windlass. I did talk myself out of it though. Too much money, too much wire. I wonder if you could put some Bazooka style speakers on some sort of arm on either side so that you are looking at just the 3 mounting holes plus the wire. Those things are seriously loud and distortion free. I think it's worth looking into.
    buuuuut....you know what they say... No Guts, No Glory..
     
  4. Bobby_Boucher

    Bobby_Boucher New Member

    16
    Apr 16, 2018
    2011 SeaRay 270 SLX 8.2L
    8.2L Bravo 3
    Hello all just picked up 2011 270 with 12 hours on it figured I would ask anything to beware of with these ECT / DTS engines. Also, does anyone have a grill? I'm looking to try and mount one on the tower where I can swing it over the water when in use
     
  5. paulswagelock

    paulswagelock Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2010
    pa
    2018 SDX 270 OB 300 Verado
    Verado 300
    Solid engine. Nicely powered
    DTS is well proven. Great boat, had one for several years.
     
  6. somefun

    somefun Member

    52
    Aug 26, 2016
    Puyallup, Wa
    2007 250 SLX - Tow Vehicle 2002 Silverado 2500HD
    496 Mag, Bravo III
    Welcome and congratulations! I love my 250 SLX! I'm also planning on setting up a grill. I'll probably install a "fish rod holder" in the gunnel behind the tower to use for a mount. I've been looking at the round Maxim grills. I don't have a lot of room and I think this type will work the best for me.
     
  7. somefun

    somefun Member

    52
    Aug 26, 2016
    Puyallup, Wa
    2007 250 SLX - Tow Vehicle 2002 Silverado 2500HD
    496 Mag, Bravo III
    My rear-facing speakers are installed on the arch. The nice thing about that is that you can hear them from inside the boat as well as from behind it or in the water.
     
  8. Bobby_Boucher

    Bobby_Boucher New Member

    16
    Apr 16, 2018
    2011 SeaRay 270 SLX 8.2L
    8.2L Bravo 3
    Any pictures?
     
  9. somefun

    somefun Member

    52
    Aug 26, 2016
    Puyallup, Wa
    2007 250 SLX - Tow Vehicle 2002 Silverado 2500HD
    496 Mag, Bravo III
    Here are a couple. These speakers sound amazing! Curt and Marisa and Boat (2016_10_03 14_33_46 UTC) (2017_04_04 15_31_02 UTC).jpg Truck Boat and Curt 2 (2016_10_03 14_33_46 UTC) (2017_04_04 15_31_02 UTC).jpg pics:
     
  10. DarkJester

    DarkJester Active Member

    155
    Jul 26, 2011
    North Alabama, Guntersville lake, Tennessee River
    2011 270 SLX
    Merc 8.2 MAG Bravo III
    The 250/270 SLX series is most excellent. I have the Magma Grill that came with my boat. It mounts to a hole in the side rail. I have no Arch (by choice) so I cannot speak to your idea of mounting it to the Arch. But I will say that I love my 270, i just don't get to use it as much as I would like.
    I also Have the DTS and ECT. 8.2Mag. Never had a problem.
    And pics. You gotta Add Pics. See how happy people look on the SLX?
    These boats like to run. Run your boat!
     
  11. 2006 270SLX

    2006 270SLX New Member

    14
    May 13, 2018
    2006 270SLX
    496MAG
    Hi guys. I just got a 2006 270 slx with 496 mag. What octane gas do you guys use? Thanks!
     
  12. DarkJester

    DarkJester Active Member

    155
    Jul 26, 2011
    North Alabama, Guntersville lake, Tennessee River
    2011 270 SLX
    Merc 8.2 MAG Bravo III
    I have the 8.2 MAG and according to Mercury and my owners Manual (Prophecy), it is designed to run on 87 Octane. My Marina carries 87 Octane 0% Ethanol. According to Merc, (the Prophecy) the 496 was also designed to run on 87. So run 87. If you can get 87 0% Ethanol, get that. You could run higher, and if I can get it, I do, just to clean up, and the computer SHOULD compensate, but I make no guarantees....Your Mileage may vary etc.... You are going to get LOTS of opinions on Octane, and whether or not you should run higher Octane than what is recommended, etc. and I have opinions, based on my own research and discussions with engine manufacturers and Chem guys, but I still get told different things.
     
  13. Bobby_Boucher

    Bobby_Boucher New Member

    16
    Apr 16, 2018
    2011 SeaRay 270 SLX 8.2L
    8.2L Bravo 3
    H ere you go, unfortunately, it didn't like running well this weekend, well the water pressure sensor went bad on Sunday which ended the weekend as it the engine went into guardian mode I wasn't very happy that I couldn't continue because of a bad sensor while everything else was fine. Sometimes I wonder do we really need sensors to do everything.


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  14. 2006 270SLX

    2006 270SLX New Member

    14
    May 13, 2018
    2006 270SLX
    496MAG
    Thanks!
     
  15. DarkJester

    DarkJester Active Member

    155
    Jul 26, 2011
    North Alabama, Guntersville lake, Tennessee River
    2011 270 SLX
    Merc 8.2 MAG Bravo III
    Well that sucks, but there is the other side of that, when Guardian mode saves the motor and your wallet.
    It's a trade off. We engineers have a tendency to Over Engineer things, then the bean counters come in and trim away. We end up with a compromise that isn't really what we intended.
    Anyway;
    Did you get it all squared away? Sensor changed out everything running great?

    It's a beautiful boat, BTW. I may be a little biased.
     
  16. Bobby_Boucher

    Bobby_Boucher New Member

    16
    Apr 16, 2018
    2011 SeaRay 270 SLX 8.2L
    8.2L Bravo 3
    I understand the concept and appreciate the system to a point. I wish there was manual override for these type sensors. If it happened when I was far from my dock that would have made a long commute back. My opinion you should always watch and triple check your gauges and not wait for an alarm. Anyways is what it is, I bought two sensors they should arrive today.
     
  17. DarkJester

    DarkJester Active Member

    155
    Jul 26, 2011
    North Alabama, Guntersville lake, Tennessee River
    2011 270 SLX
    Merc 8.2 MAG Bravo III
    I totally get where you're at, Bobby. There should be a workaround. Gotta remember though everything is designed around the weakest link. Not everyone is as fully versed as the next guy. Maybe a well designed plug in that lets you override the sensor. Hmmm...a money maker or just a warranty voider....HA! Get those sensors on and lets us know how it goes. (I get why you bought two, by the way.)
     
  18. Bobby_Boucher

    Bobby_Boucher New Member

    16
    Apr 16, 2018
    2011 SeaRay 270 SLX 8.2L
    8.2L Bravo 3
    New water pressure sensor in ,reading about 3.7 water pressure at idle on the hose. Seems to be fine now
     
  19. DarkJester

    DarkJester Active Member

    155
    Jul 26, 2011
    North Alabama, Guntersville lake, Tennessee River
    2011 270 SLX
    Merc 8.2 MAG Bravo III
    TA DA!!! Awesome-sauce.
    Now pat yourself on the back, and crack a cold one.
     
  20. 2006 270SLX

    2006 270SLX New Member

    14
    May 13, 2018
    2006 270SLX
    496MAG
    Anybody have an issue with their 270slx on the helm side dash. The black plastic on top seems to be coming off. Seems like the glue is no longer holding. Should I reglue it or use Velcro or something like that?
     

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