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    Hello to everyone. I'm new to the site and wanted to just say hello. I just recently purchased a 1994 Ciera 3055 with the single 7.4 liter. I wasn't sure if there were any common issues I should look out for. I have yet to go pick up the boat as I am waiting for my new trailer to come in so I can tow it the 4 hours home. I do know the stereo does not work and nor the the refridgerator. Installing a new stereo isn't an issue for me but I am curious as to if you can repair the fridges vs buying a new one as they are kind of pricey. Also, the previous owner said the connections to the gallyer and bathroom faucets would leak underneath occasionally. Aside from these issues the engine only has 600 or so hours on it and the outdrive has been replaced 2 years ago. It need some shampooing on the inside and just heavy duty cleaning but a solid boat all the way around. I am coming from an '81 sea ray sundancer 260 to this so any advice and whatnot is appreciated. Thanks a bunch.

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    #2
    :wel-

    Welcome and enjoy your stay! and that is a beautiful boat!

    Best of luck with it!

    Sarah

    Oh yea, put your boat info on your sig so it's easier for folks to know what you've got once you've been here awhile and this post fades away to the bottom of the list.

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      #3
      Good morning and what Sarah said.

      Regarding your refrigerator, if it's original equipment - pitch it.

      New 12V units are spendy, but a number of our members have had good luck with '110V bar fridges' and small inverters. It is an option - you will have lots of expenses in you first few years and there is nothing wrong with saving a buck where you can.

      Like Sarah said - give us some info about yourself. I promise we aren't stalkers.

      At least most of us.

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        #4
        Where do I go to put in my boat information so it shows on the bottom of my posts? And I do have a 110v fridge I was thinking about doing just that with the inverter and all. I'll let you all know how that works out once I get to it but the list of projects is long enough so that is at the bottom as of now. Any one in this forum located upstate NY around the finger lakes?

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          #5
          Yes, a warm welcome to you!

          I couldn't help but notice how your boat is blocked.

          Not that this is a common issue, it's rather rare, but you may want to read Mike's recent thread. Then ask your marina if they are comfortable in how they block these!

          Again, this is rare and rather un-heard of, but I'll never be able to look at another blocked hull without thinking about what happened to Mike's boat.

          .
          Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
          2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
          Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
          Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
          Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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            #6
            Welcome aboard:wel-

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              #7
              That is a picture of how it is sitting while it wait for me to pick it up and bring it home. I will be sitting on a 2012 Venture Tri axle bunk trailer for winter storage while I own it.

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                #8
                Welcome to BOC!

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                  #9
                  mkrebs86 wrote:
                  Where do I go to put in my boat information so it shows on the bottom of my posts? And I do have a 110v fridge I was thinking about doing just that with the inverter and all. I'll let you all know how that works out once I get to it but the list of projects is long enough so that is at the bottom as of now. Any one in this forum located upstate NY around the finger lakes?
                  Welcome to BOC.

                  You edit your signature in your user control panel. You will see a setting for signature just dig around there a bit, if your still having issues PM me.

                  Nice boat you got there, Todd has a fellow early 90's 3055 to hang with now The fridge + inverter is used by quiet a few people and saves $$$$. Those fridges with the 110/12v switch can cost a buttload.

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                    #10
                    Thanks Biohazard. I was looking in the completely wrong spot to do so. And yeah I've noticed how freaking expensive the 12/120v fridges are. Definately not worth paying to replace for how I use the boat but I have a perfect size 120v fridge sitting under my desk at work I might have to take and use an inverter for. Any recommendation on inverter size to use?

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                      #11
                      mkrebs86 wrote:
                      Thanks Biohazard. I was looking in the completely wrong spot to do so. And yeah I've noticed how freaking expensive the 12/120v fridges are. Definately not worth paying to replace for how I use the boat but I have a perfect size 120v fridge sitting under my desk at work I might have to take and use an inverter for. Any recommendation on inverter size to use?
                      Rookie move!!! :noob-

                      All in fun!

                      Sarah

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                        #12
                        We welcome to BOC. Another first generation 3055, AWESOME!

                        You have one great boat. (OK I am a bit bias as I have a '93 3055).

                        Things to check:

                        1) The sky light leaks. You will need to re-bed every year or two if you do any walking up on the deck.

                        2) Anchor locker is small. You can expand it by using one of the storage caves in the bow.

                        3) If you have the stock seat, it gets wet, very wet with how water drains. Best soluation is to replace it or move it a few inches away from where the water enters from.

                        4) L lounge. I recommend elevating it so water can properly drain under it, otherwise the wood will rot and you will need to rebuild it. (ask me how I know this)

                        5) Is your holding tank located in the aft cabin area? If so keep it pumped out and clean...trust me!

                        6) The trim pump sits flush on in the bilge area. Elevate this as well or the mount will rust out.

                        You will find that the boat handles chop/waves very very well. I have twins so I do not know how yours will do performance wise but I switched to 4 blade props a few years ago and love the results. She gets up on plane much quicker and holds plane at a slower speed with no loss of top end speed.

                        If you enjoy customizing boats you will love this boat. There is so much you can do to it. The mechanicals are labled well from the factory. And there is ample room for stuff.
                        Phil, Vicky, Ashleigh & Sydney
                        1998 3055 Ciera
                        (yes, a 1998)
                        Previous boat: 1993 3055
                        Dream boat: 70' Azimut or Astondoa 72
                        Sea Doo XP
                        Sea Doo GTI SE
                        Life is short. Boats are cool.
                        The family that plays together stays together.
                        Vice Commodore: Bellevue Yacht Club

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                          #13
                          Thanks for the input. Just a few more things I have to add to the to-do list. It is always never ending with projects. I noticed in some other posts you had to tow yours quite a ways. What trailer did you use and what was the overall height to the top of the arch? I have to tow mine in state about 4.5 hours and I assume it will be under the maximum height limit but am not positive until i get there to pick up the boat.

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                            #14
                            I bought this model:http://www.ebay.com/itm/NORCOLD-DC-0...item4ab3b0ef0112 volt only, works great and draws less than 3 amps when it cycles. Works GREAT for my needs !I got mine off of ebay, new in the box for under $500.00 including shipping, if your not in a hurry, keep yours eyes open you may find a deal.

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                            " WET EVER "
                            1989 2459 TROPHY OFFSHORE 5.8L COBRA / SX
                            mmsi 338108404
                            mmsi 338124956
                            "I started with nothing and still have most of it left"

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                              #15
                              mkrebs86 wrote:
                              Thanks Biohazard. I was looking in the completely wrong spot to do so. And yeah I've noticed how freaking expensive the 12/120v fridges are. Definately not worth paying to replace for how I use the boat but I have a perfect size 120v fridge sitting under my desk at work I might have to take and use an inverter for. Any recommendation on inverter size to use?
                              np buddy, yea those fridges are insane I am glad I have not had to replace mine yet. I am not sure on inverter size as I have lucky not had to go down this road yet.

                              If you use the search feature ont he forums you will come across quiet a few posts on this subject. I just dont have any specifics sorry.

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