I'm sorry the other guy wasted your time. Thats why I posted what i did as a freebie. I have a 2k dollar all aluminum laptop that you can throw across a concrete floor and it will still work. Loaded on that I have a few thousand bucks worth of diagnostic software, and adaptors to make it all work. I'm volvo certified, have a degree in marine technology, and even I can not fix it without my laptop.
If your planning on keeping the boat a few years, and your handy, the scan tool is the best thing you can buy. What you want to get is the Techmate by Rinda. Here is a link to it.
That tool will do everything my laptop does. the only downside to it is that it only displays 1 line of data at a time, so it is slower to work with. But it is still a full function scan tool. The scan tool runs 400 bucks. You order them through Rinda directly, just order it over the phone. You do not have to be a dealer to buy one. Rinda's phone number is(NNN) NNN-NNNN and here is a link to their contact page.
Now when you talk to the ladies on the phone, tell them you need the Techmate. And then ask them which adaptor you need for your engine. Just give them your engine model number and they will get you the correct adaptor for it.
PNW... Is that Pacific North West? Washinton state or Oregon.. that area?
Post back with any questions