The following is a public service announcement:
Chapter 1: What's that smell?
We bought a 2008 MB Sports F23 Tomcat from Inland Boat Center in Perris, California in July ’12. It had 25 hours on it. We were told the boat had received a complete mechanical inspection. That wasn’t the case. The very first time we took it to Havasu we had trouble. We jumped in the boat and headed up river. By the time we hit the sand bar, we could smell and see smoke coming from under the dash. A quick inspection revealed that the stereo was hooked up wrong and was backfeeding on itself. I don’t know anything about stereos and very little about boat wiring and I found this problem quickly. How did Inland miss this during their full inspection?
More to come… Chapter 2: Holy crap, it won’t stop!