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Old 05-18-2010, 02:36 PM
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I just looked at a 2009 Limited Edition 35 ZR (the black one), that my buddy bought, and it has the same anchor locker drain issue mine had. All just for what it's worth if it helps you guys.
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Old 05-18-2010, 02:54 PM
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I have a bud witha 38 ,ill pass the info on to him.Thanks for sharing
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Old 05-20-2010, 08:12 PM
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The anchor locker in my 26ZX has similar problems as mentioned. It drains somewhat. I am redoing my whole anchor locker. I know that it is not the new ZR but that is pretty weak. I am not a professional but have a few friends that have modified theirs with good results. Overall I really like my boat but think it is silly to have owners modify their boats to fix these problems.

I also have a number of drains (like the cooler) that funnel water into a part of the front bilge that does not drain. How dumb is that? My 27ZX was 3 year older and did not do that. Kind of silly having to vac out the front bilge if you use the cooler. Sure, I could let is sit and stink but that is not the way I roll.

I will say that lb for lb and foot for foot, it will spank most 26 footers from the same era. Especially in rough water.
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Old 05-21-2010, 12:27 AM
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On a side note, how hard will a 2008 35ZR with 496 mag ho's run?
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Old 05-21-2010, 10:37 AM
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On a side note, how hard will a 2008 35ZR with 496 mag ho's run?
80-82 Chris.
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Old 05-21-2010, 12:28 PM
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80-82 Chris.
thanks Daniel
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Old 08-19-2010, 08:36 PM
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I saw 81 one time, and that's it. It's now going slower and slower. I now see 79, and have to wait and fool around a while to even get that. 77 and 78 seem to be the real numbers now. I have 400 hrs on it, so maybe it's getting tired, who knows. Anybody have wisdom on how long 496's last before they need to be rebuilt? Now that I said all this, I think it's time for a fuel filter change, so I'll plan to get that done in the next few days. Still love the boat, and wish I knew how to post a picture of it for ya to see. It is really sharp and gets a lot of compliments at the runs. I just bought a Hi-Tech Marine trailer for it and it is so cool and well built that I can't wait to trailer it again!! Brian
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:17 PM
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Ours is slower this time of year also, wait till it cools off some, it will run better.
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Old 08-23-2010, 01:15 PM
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Still love the boat, and wish I knew how to post a picture of it for ya to see.
I'm not sure, but I think you have to be a paying member in order to post pictures. I would love to see it, I love the lines on the 35, 38, and 43 ZR's.

My drain is in a perfect spot in our locker, no problems there.
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:31 PM
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Yeah, love the lines. Is your boat stored outdoors? In other words, would your locker get exposed to rain? Mine is on a lift over the water and gets rained on. I ask because the more I study the wet locker thing, the more I wonder why the designer let the water in to begin with. Seems like a little rim that a gasket could seal against would be way better - like the cabin hatches have. Just majoring on a minor thing - still love the boat and am thinking of trading up to a 38.
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