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Foulweather Jack posted 08-18-2011 08:24 AM ET (US)   Profile for Foulweather Jack   Send Email to Foulweather Jack  
I recently purchased a used 2007 Conquest 235. The previous owner had purchased the high end navigation package, including Sirius satellite weather. He discontinued the subscription when he sold the boat.

Last week, I renewed the subscription to Sirius satellite weather, but the system doesn't work. I found water had infiltrated the satellite antenna, and replaced it to no avail. I have a troubleshooting document from Furuno with an explanation of the computer codes that helps only a little bit.

I called the Furuno help line, and the technician asked me to check some functions on the weather receiver: the BBWX1 unit. I do know what the unit looks like, having read about it online, but I was embarrassed to say that I have no idea where it is located in the electronics console. I've looked all around the electronics area and I cannot find it. In reviewing the Whaler owner's manual and electrical diagrams, there's no mention of it.

I suspect the BBWX1 may be hidden behind a side panel in the cockpit, but before I start taking the cockpit apart (not a good idea on the face of it) I thought I would ask if anyone here could tell me where the BBWX1 weather unit should be located. Any other advice or experience would be welcome.

jimh posted 08-18-2011 01:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
If the weather receiver were installed at the factory by Boston Whaler (the boat builder), I recommend you call the Boston Whaler customer service department. Ask Boston Whaler customer service where the weather receiver would have been installed on your boat. I am sure they'll have some knowledge of its location.

If the weather receiver were installed after the boat left the factory, you will have to locate it by following the transmission line that runs from the antenna to the receiver.

Foulweather Jack posted 08-18-2011 08:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for Foulweather Jack  Send Email to Foulweather Jack     
Thanks, Jim. Good advice, as always. I appreciate what you do for this site--it is a terrific resource.

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