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Old 09-03-2021, 11:28 PM   #1
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My boat is a 2015 Fourwinns H230. I hadn't used it in 2 weeks until tonight. Left the dock and powered up and just before getting to plane, I got a warning light. I throttled back and stopped. Checked my gages and noticed my TRIM gage showed all the way up. Not true, however, because I have plenty of water at my dock so no need to have the trim up when at the dock. So, I pressed the trim button down and the trim gage never changed. I pressed the trim button and put the engine all the way up and then went all the way down. Trim gage never changed. Is it possible that a faulty trim gage is telling the boat's computer that the trim is all the way up (which it isn't) and the warning light is displayed erroneously?
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Old 09-04-2021, 07:40 AM   #2
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We had this happen in September a couple of years ago. Otters or similar critters had chewed the wire to the trim gauge indicator. Ours set off an audible alarm.


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Old 09-04-2021, 07:41 AM   #3
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Is it A Volvo Penta? They are notorious for junk trim senders. I replaced the one on my 06 a year ago and it worked for about a month.
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Yep, it was a critter that chewed through the trim wire. Ugh.

My apologies to Fourwinns for misidentifying my boat. I can't believe I did that after being a Fourwinns owner for 35 years. I must be getting old.
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Old 09-05-2021, 01:56 PM   #5
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Why do the critters chew all the way through? After a few gnaws donít they realize itís not food? Or are they sharpening their teeth?


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