Cabin door on 2600SE
Well it's been quite a year, one that surely tested my dedication to boating. We had a string of issues starting with a leaking trim tab, to the engine overheating (causing us to get towed .. twice!), to the engine stalling due to a faulty ICR valve. We just returned from our last boat trip for the season and the engine is finally running well.
We now, though, have a problem with the cabin door. One of the upper slides broke off and the door is out of alignment now. It won't latch so I can't lock it.
It looks to me that to properly repair it, I have to remove the door, which means the big grey helm panel has to be removed, and to get to some of the screws for that I may have to remove some of the windshields. Seems like this isn't going to be easy and may require special tools?
For now I've come up with a quick and dirty workaround where I install a plastic shim behind the top of the door for it to slide against (versus being held in the track by the plastic slide). Not sure how well that's going to work but it's worth a try.
So my question for you guys is: has anyone run into this problem? Is it simpler that it looks to fix the door properly? I can certainly post pictures if that helps.
Thanks in advance! Feel free to move this thread if it's in the wrong place.
2006 Maxum 2600SE with Mercruiser 5.0L MPI and BIII Drive