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Engines, Drives & Props
Yesterday at 10:51 PM
Originally Posted by Frantically Relaxingbefore tearing into the drive, have you tried letting the engine draw water from a bucket? Get a piece of clear hose that will fit on your crank pump, clamp in on and drop the other end into a bucket of water- have a fresh water hose in ha...
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Yesterday at 04:52 PM
Looks like we are going to be needing a new grill at home soon. Was using our 10 year old Kenmore grill last night & noticed lots of internal parts that need replacing. Probably more then I am going to want to spend on it. Not sure what I want to buy at this point....
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Engines, Drives & Props
Yesterday at 04:43 AM
http://ultramarineperformance.com/engine-pinning/ << then, you might find this interesting ...
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Engines, Drives & Props
06/21/18 12:26 PM
I think I have a plan. I'm going to try to fix this motor the best I can, run it this summer and decide if I want to invest if I want to buy a 3.0 and rebuild it over the winter. We have purchased some land close to lake brownwood tx and will want a boat. A small boat is what ...
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Trailering and Towing
06/20/18 01:36 AM
I have a 2015 ecodeisel with all the goodies. when my wife would back up using the camera she couldnt get it on the ball. When I tried it I had to apologize for my foul language because the wasnt any contrast between the ball and hitch. I put a piece of tape on the hitch and ev...
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Trailering and Towing
06/20/18 01:22 AM
Just because the manual says you can tow whatever weight doesn't mean you should do it for long road trips. I keep my load down to %60 max payload. I don't want to be broke down in BFE because my truck said I could...
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Engines, Drives & Props
06/20/18 12:51 AM
I'm not sure I just learned the motor is a 83-86 so I imagine the boat is in that era. The 4.3 motor idea is probably not a good idea, just like wife #2, I should just look for a 3.0. The 2.5 that I have seems to be more expensive and the smart $ says go with a 3.0 swap. Befor...
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Engines, Drives & Props
06/19/18 04:53 PM
You will have to do a prop-to-pulleys changeout from a donor boat most likely. While the 4.3 would not be to much for the boat, there are some modifications needed just to get ready for a 4.3 Comparing a 3.0 to a 4.3: The exhaust is different, the motor mounts are different, ...
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Engines, Drives & Props
06/19/18 03:40 PM
I think my motor is trashed. I have a mercruiser 140 and the previous owner failed to winterize the boat and the block froze knocking one of the freeze plugs out. I've looked for direct replacement motors and they are about 6000, more then the boat is worth. does anyone know if a...
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Truly Miscellaneous
06/18/18 05:03 PM
No, a day or so after we left Zurich things warmed up and the clouds disappeared. Right now we're sitting in the hotel in Paris. We just got here, just got unpacked and we're scouting out a place to go for dinner. We have an "Eiffel Tower View" Room. I guess that's ...
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Maintenance & Repair
06/18/18 01:41 PM
Originally Posted by WayWeGoThat is interesting, I would have thought the break would occur where the threads started. The JR Marine u-bolt looked like it had striations that I would attribute to pre-stressing the part. I'd be willing to bet the treads were cut, the non-threaded...
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General Boating
06/18/18 12:00 PM
Originally Posted by captkevinWow Dave that is a pretty impressive start to your season. Thanks. This whole empty nest (and no pets) scene combined with a trailerable cuddy cabin, Active Captain, and modern electronic cartography, really lends itself to spur-of-the-moment overn...
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Truly Miscellaneous
06/18/18 06:33 AM
Nope, missed that flick. Is this the weather you've had all along? Kelly...
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Truly Miscellaneous
06/17/18 07:33 PM
Kelly, do you remember the movie "Eiger Sanction" with Clint Eastwood and George Kennedy? Here's the mountain... ...
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Engines, Drives & Props
06/16/18 02:42 AM
Try drowning the 454 with a couple cans of Seafoam, might de-crud the rings enough to help-...
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