Took me about 4 days reading here and there when I had time, but today I finished going through all 64 pages of this discussion thread. Figured it was only right being new to the forum and the new owner of a '03 2400V. I must say, my list of things to do on the boat increased substantially after seeing all the great ideas and hard work that has been put into everyone's rigs. I plan on starting a thread for my upcoming restoration over in the Vintage Pathfinder section soon. In the mean time, here is the list of what I've gotten done in the past couple weeks since I got the boat;
-Replaced all 3 low pressure pumps, VST filter, VST screen and fuel filters on my '03 Yamaha OX66 225. Thankfully this solved my fuel delivery issues and the motor has been running pretty well. See photo of large tear in old fuel pump diaphragm I pulled out.
-Installed Rabuds, has made a huge difference, have not experienced any of the known negatives to them yet
-Added console access hatch, love this change, makes work in the console so much easier, pulled out what felt like 100' of abandoned speaker wire from the console..
-Removed and sold old chart plotter on eBay, replaced with a new GO9 unit, yet to install transducer
-Troubleshot faulty radio that would not produce sound, determined cheap head unit is blown, new Fusion RA70N head unit on order to feed the existing crappy speakers until I get around to a true audio refit
-And earlier this evening, removed old trolling motor mount that made it impossible to get a rope around the front cleat. Now have a bunch of ugly holes up on the bow of the boat. Thinking a piece of starboard will make a nice coverup piece until I am ready to really repair and install a new TM
Sideways pictures because I hear y'all like em that way and I don't know how to fix it.