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Old 21-04-2016, 16:25   #31
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Re: Mustang 3800, Riviera 370, Sunrunner 3700

You will struggle to find a specific dealer for Mustang boats our age I think. Parts would be fairly generic as far as trim etc goes. There are some good websites about though.

Mine is a 2000 model with the 5.7 Mercruisers.
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Old 21-04-2016, 17:41   #32
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You will struggle to find a specific dealer for Mustang boats our age I think. Parts would be fairly generic as far as trim etc goes. There are some good websites about though.

Mine is a 2000 model with the 5.7 Mercruisers.
What websites do you recommend ?
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Old 22-04-2016, 05:30   #33
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What websites do you recommend ?
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What is it you are actually after? Go2Marine, Whitworths etc both have a lot of stuff. If its something more specific Im sure I can find somewhere
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Old 03-05-2016, 03:44   #34
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Hi I'm on the Gold Coast.

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I live just south of Brisbane and have had my 2004 Mustang 3800 18 months now. They are a fine boat and handle the Bay well. Like Buggustickus, I do all my own maintenance except when I call on my local marine technician to help me resolve issues I can not handle or need specialist tools for. I run a spreadsheet of costings, so that keeps me real with the true cost of ownership. Speciality engine or drive parts like on any boat are expensive when compared with car or truck parts for similar function. Bank on 3/4 of boat dollar for one of those going bad. (ie fuel pump)
I reckon on 5.4L per nautical mile average over a weekend. That includes running at 3500 rpm on the plane,(21-24knots) to putting around in the bays or running in the 6 knot zones. Running 2 X 5.7L Volvomarine with duraprops.
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Old 07-08-2016, 20:28   #35
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HI Guys,

I'm looking to replace my crusty old chain and rope and was wondering what you guys use on your 38ft cruisers?
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Hi Byronoa
On my Mustang 3800 I have 50m of Galvanised L Grade Chain 8mm Short Link which fits the Australian standard Windlass . Coupled to a 35Lb galvanised plough. I have found that length is sufficient for Morton Bay anchorages, which are generally less than 3m with around 2m tides.
You will need more for greater depths to meet the 7:1 or 5:1 scopes. To keep weight down, I also carry 10m of Galvanised L Grade Chain 8mm Short Link coupled with an eye to 16mm 3 strand Hawser laid Nylon rope as an alternative.
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Old 11-08-2016, 06:47   #37
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I'm looking to replace my crusty old chain and rope and was wondering what you guys use on your 38ft cruisers?
I have around 70m of 8mm chain attached to a Rocna Vulcan anchor. Seems to do the job very well.
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On my Mustang 3800 I have 50m of Galvanised L Grade Chain 8mm Short Link which fits the Australian standard Windlass . Coupled to a 35Lb galvanised plough. I have found that length is sufficient for Morton Bay anchorages, which are generally less than 3m with around 2m tides.
You will need more for greater depths to meet the 7:1 or 5:1 scopes. To keep weight down, I also carry 10m of Galvanised L Grade Chain 8mm Short Link coupled with an eye to 16mm 3 strand Hawser laid Nylon rope as an alternative.
Thanks for the great advice, really appreciated!
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Without wanting to hijacking this tread, anyone (in Sydney) got a Merc diagnostic or Rinda (or other scannner) that I would borrow to check some setting on my twin Mercruiser Mag 350 Bravos 2 on a 2002 Sunrunner 3300.

Also, any spare stainless Bravo 2 prop sets (currently running 17.75 by 21 pitch) but would like to try a lower pitch (say 19)
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Hi again, hope everyone's gearing up for a nice boating season!

Quick question for mustang 3800 owners.. Is there a fuse panel? I have a DC and AC switch board but where do the fuses for the DC panel reside? I can't figure it out!
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Old 05-10-2016, 04:06   #41
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Hi again, hope everyone's gearing up for a nice boating season!

Quick question for mustang 3800 owners.. Is there a fuse panel? I have a DC and AC switch board but where do the fuses for the DC panel reside? I can't figure it out!
Thanks!
Byronoa,
Battery isolators on Port side. Also there are essential DC fuses for bilge pumps etc. Only other fuses are 1) For instrument panel on the panel and 2) For the motor inside the black square box on top of the motor if running Volvo Penta. Mine take standard auto blade fuses. Not sure for Mercury, but would look in similar location.

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Re fuel usage, a good (but scary web site) is MerCruiser Fuel Consumption Twin engine - 3.0 - 4.3 - 5.0 - 5.7 - 6.2 - 7.4 - 8.1 - 8.2 - Mercury 496 - 502

My twin Mag 350 run at approx 1.25 litres p/h per 100 rpm per engine (eg 4000 rpm = 50 litres p/h) or 100 litres p/h for both
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