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#342216 - 09/05/07 07:02 PM Minor repairs  
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As our boating season winds down it is time to fix a couple of small items. I need to replace my blower motor, unless it is supposed to growl and whine a ton. It now constantly makes noise. I did not know if that was a simple repair or if I should have the dealer take care of it when I winterize. I have a 2005 Sea Ray 200 Select with the 5.0 MPI. I also need to replace the socket for the anchor light. The cheap plastic broke back in July. The socket is made by Perko. I am having a hard time finding the oblong socket. I can find the round ones but cannot seem to find this one. Any ideas??


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#342222 - 09/05/07 07:16 PM Re: Minor repairs [Re: RAZ2]  
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See if your dealer can order the socket.

The blower motors are usually easy. I did mine last year and it was not bad at all.


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#342228 - 09/05/07 07:34 PM Re: Minor repairs [Re: Silverbullet]  
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How many hours do you have on your boat? I have not experienced these types of issues and I'm at 165 now.


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#342232 - 09/05/07 07:43 PM Re: Minor repairs [Re: deepv]  
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I have 105 hours on it. The broken light socket is from someone trying to force it into the socket.

SB - Do you have to take the blower box off to get to the blower?


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#342250 - 09/05/07 08:05 PM Re: Minor repairs [Re: RAZ2]  
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The socket should be found online...keep searching. I have the teardrop shape socket on my 185 also and I found it online for under $20....


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#342283 - 09/05/07 09:20 PM Re: Minor repairs [Re: firecadet613]  
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2 year old boat . . . any warranty coverage left?

The blower on my boat starter to make noise (when it was 13 years old). So, I bought a pair of new ones, figuring they would both need to be replaced. Well the old blowers must have seen the new ones coming, because as soon as I brought them out to the boat, the old ones stopped making noise, and have worked fine for the past 2 years. Now the old ones are 15 years old and the new ones are still waiting their 'turn'. \:\)

So, maybe just buy a new blower and leave it on the boat to keep the other blowers in line.


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#342527 - 09/06/07 03:38 PM Re: Minor repairs [Re: tpenfield]  
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Firecadet613 - Where did you find the socket at? For some reason I cannot locate a teardrop shaped one.


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#342540 - 09/06/07 04:34 PM Re: Minor repairs [Re: RAZ2]  
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For the life of me now I can't find it again and I spent 10 minutes looking. Call Perko up, tell them what shape it is and I bet they can tell you where to get one. They shipped me out a new locking collar for my pole free of charge and all I did was call and ask and described it, I even offered to pay but they wouldn't let me! Let me know where you find it...I think I should get a spare since I can't find it online anymore...


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#342563 - 09/06/07 06:30 PM Re: Minor repairs [Re: RAZ2]  
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 Originally Posted By: Chris&Laura
I have 105 hours on it. The broken light socket is from someone trying to force it into the socket.

SB - Do you have to take the blower box off to get to the blower?


Seems like at 105 hours and only two years, this should be covered under warranty.


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#342569 - 09/06/07 06:51 PM Re: Minor repairs [Re: RAZ2]  
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 Originally Posted By: Chris&Laura


SB - Do you have to take the blower box off to get to the blower?


Mine didn't have a blower box. The blower was attached in line with the flexible vent tube. The blower was then screwed to the inside of the transom. Unscrewed it, cut the zip ties hold the flex tubes on, cut the wires. Attached the flexible hoses to the new blower, screwed to the wall and attached the wires. Voila, worked like a charm.


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#342633 - 09/06/07 09:47 PM Re: Minor repairs [Re: Silverbullet]  
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Try this link...for some reason I was visualizing the wrong item but ran out and looked on my boat to make sure this was mine.

http://www.go2marine.com/product.do?no=94758F Perko part #1048.
http://www.duskyonline.com/Merchant2/mer...gory_Code=DHARD

The last link has it for real cheap!


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#342691 - 09/07/07 07:53 AM Re: Minor repairs [Re: Silverbullet]  
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Silverbullet - Mine is actually the same way. It is a 4" in line blower. For some reason I thought it was located somewhere different. Thanks.

Firecadet613 - The one at Go2 Marine is it. Thanks for the help. I may call Perko anyway.


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#342802 - 09/07/07 12:45 PM Re: Minor repairs [Re: RAZ2]  
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I still think that this should be covered under warranty for a 2 (or 3 if bought early in the m.y.) boat with 100 hours on the clock.


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#342820 - 09/07/07 01:19 PM Re: Minor repairs [Re: deepv]  
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 Originally Posted By: deepv
I still think that this should be covered under warranty for a 2 (or 3 if bought early in the m.y.) boat with 100 hours on the clock.


I agree, BUT do you really want to give your boat up for a day or 5 while they crawl all over it getting it dirty. Or would you rather spend the $20 and do it yourself. I would probably ask them to supply the part and install it myself. If they said no I would just buy it myself.

The cost to utilize the warranty will far outweigh the benefits in this case, IMHO.


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#342836 - 09/07/07 01:42 PM Re: Minor repairs [Re: Silverbullet]  
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+1. BTW, I've never even had mine in at the selling dealer, but I've never needed to either. Am I just lucky? I expect it not to need to have these kinds of things fixed for a while still and I am now out of warranty. Good thing that I didn't spring for the extended warranty when Sea Ray offered it after I registered it on the owner's club as the second owner. That $ bought a few tanks of gas.


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#342844 - 09/07/07 01:59 PM Re: Minor repairs [Re: deepv]  
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I will probably just pay for the parts and do it myself. The two hour round trip to the dealer would cost as much as the parts and knowing my luck they would have the boat on the last few nice days. I have had a handful of bigger problems with this motor. Day 1 it wouldn't start due to a bad solenoid (made the two hour trip and got a $100 fuel card for the inconvenience). Last year had to have an exhaust manifold gasket changed (another two hour trip). This year had to have the other exhaust manifold gasket replaced while on vacation. The folks at Land & Sea at Norris Lake bailed me out. They fixed the boat the same day because I went an got the parts from the Sea Ray dealer in Knoxville. Apparently Sea Ray had some type of tech bulletin about a possible problem with torque specs. The kid that volunteered to stay over to fix it got a healthy tip. Either way these two problems seem minor so I will take care of it myself. Thanks for the help.


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#342887 - 09/07/07 03:20 PM Re: Minor repairs [Re: RAZ2]  
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No problem. I'm with everyone else, fix it yourself. Why give up your boat for a day and chance it that they could joyride it or mess something else up? Either way they won't but the kind of care/love into the repair that you would.


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#342908 - 09/07/07 03:55 PM Re: Minor repairs [Re: firecadet613]  
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I'd be down right pissed if it was blowing gaskets like that with 100 hours or less on the clock. REAL pissed.

Is this kind of thing common?
Did I just get lucky on the QA/QC of my boat?
Did the increase in boat sales from 2001 to 2005 cause a decrease in quality?


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#343042 - 09/07/07 08:39 PM Re: Minor repairs [Re: deepv]  
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The first gasket I kind of chalked up to bad luck. The second did make me angry. The second one when out on vacation. I drove to over an hour to Sea Ray of Knoxville to pick up the new gasket. They of course claimed to be too busy to help, oh well. One of the mechanics said he had repaired several in the last year. They said that the manifolds had not been torqued correctly. When I got home I gave my home dealer an ear full since they said they checked this manofold when they replaced the other gasket. Oh well, I like the boat. Looking to upgrade if our contract at work gets renewed. I wonder what will happen with the next boat...


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#343058 - 09/07/07 09:46 PM Re: Minor repairs [Re: RAZ2]  
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If you upgrade and all the kinks get worked out of your 05 let me know. I'm loooking to upgrade to hopefully a 220 but a 200 might be all thats within my wallets reach!


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