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Old 03-04-2013, 06:11 AM
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shipped the powerhead and L/U to Chris Carson Marine Services......

cleaned mine all up and got ready for our crappie season to start....went to the lake on Feb. 9th.....1/4 mile from the ramp on the first run......SHE GO BOOM !!!!! 2006 E-TEC 200HO.......toasted......powerhead and L/U currently down in Key Largo at Chris Carson Marine getting a facelift.......5 of the 6 pistons were "scored"....strange thing is the EMM shows no issues prior to failure.....Mr. Carson said this is a result of loss of oil or overtemp.......he is checking the poppet valves, he said the crank still had plenty of oil on/in it, so he is leaning towards and overtemp......


BUT MY BAY BOAT LOOKS GOOD ALL SHINED UP!!!!!!!!!

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Old 03-04-2013, 06:20 AM
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Began repairs on the freshwater system...... With emphasis on the word BEGAN
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:32 AM
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Ripped the motor off.... ready for the new one!!
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Wellcraft Coastal 232 View Post
For our chosen sandbar "Browns Bank" just outside Plymouth Harbor...we have dependent on moon phase about a 3.25 hour window before low tide and after after.

So a chosen daytime tide is a 2:30 pm low at the "Bank" as we call it, this gives you good sandbar anchorage about 11:45 am to get on...and you get to stay until 5:45 pm when our South Shore Oasis magically disappears!
*footnote; I have seen un-seasoned skippers let their boat go dry for hours when there is a chance of afternoon thunder showers...when they hit and your dry, these guys have learned a very scary and dangerous lesson! Know your weather before you decide to stop tending your boat in the shallows!

Best nighttime "Bonfire" evening trips are about a 7:30-8:30 pm low.

Get on sandbar about 5:30-6:00 pm with light to set up camp and have dinner...and hauling anchor about midnight for a cruise back in.

Ever been down my neck of the woods to boat?
I have not. I am out of Gloucester and we will occasionally hit the Annisquam and go to Wingaersheek or Cranes beach. Low tide is preferred as well. I have headed out fishing early or late I guess and seen some people with campfires going, I'd like to try it myself this year. Maybe I will come down your way for one. Thanks for the info.
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:08 PM
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ordered new:

Seats,
Preservers
CD player and speakers
Cover
Vinyl name decal
New Carpet and Glue
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:24 PM
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On twin ox66

Changed thermostats and gaskets
Replaced all spark plug caps
Replaced water pump with sim yamaha deluxe kit
Upgraded poppit valves
Aplied the boat name to transom made by DIYlettering
Cleaned up two months of dirt blown by this windy weather.

Found a crack water leak on the engine case....no performance issues.
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:00 PM
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Last weekend I scraped old paint off of my trim tabs, removed all of last years zincs. Cleaned rudder, shaft, prop, water intake, preparing all surfaces for new zincs to be attached in a few weeks.
This past weekend I installed my freshly rebuilt 2 barrel carbeurator. I also installed a new 2 micron Raccor replacement fuel filter that my two tanks feed into. I also installed a new engine fuel filter on my 5.7L mercruiser.
Upcoming job will be to siphon off a gallon or so of fuel off the bottom of each tank to see what condition my fuel is in. While the boat is now slightly tilting forward the fuel in each tank is pooled at the end where my fill pipes are. I am now able to lower a siphon hose down and pull some fuel off the bottom of the tanks to check for alcohol/phase separation. I have been winter storing my tanks with very little fuel in each tank for 4 or five years now trying to avoid ethanol fuel issues
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:04 PM
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100hr service on motors and full wax/detail!
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Looked out at boat on lift. Too cold.
Maybe service lift today.
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:11 PM
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I accrued interest on it today.
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:16 PM
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Loaded all my gear... tied in a couple of yaks... put in fuel and got her ready for a road trip to somewhere I hope is warm and I can get her wet.
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:14 PM
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On my way to fuel her up.
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:24 PM
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Not a damn thing, boat is 3 1/2 hrs from me stored for the winter. Thirty plus days before i see her and can get her ready for some hardcore walleye jigging. I do have the lower units in the basement waiting for me to get my fat butt off the couch and change the water pumps. In 17 years I can retire and move my fat butt and boat to warmer water.
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:15 PM
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Pulled the port alternator.
See thread on Optimax alternators I'm about to post.
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:30 PM
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Just got finnished installing a new tach. One down one to go!
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*Still* battling getting the transmission separated from the engine. Really not liking all the oxidized iron I'm seeing. Tomorrow I break out the cold chisel.. Ugh.
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:11 AM
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Originally Posted by slayerextreme View Post
shipped the powerhead and L/U to Chris Carson Marine Services......

cleaned mine all up and got ready for our crappie season to start....went to the lake on Feb. 9th.....1/4 mile from the ramp on the first run......SHE GO BOOM !!!!! 2006 E-TEC 200HO.......toasted......powerhead and L/U currently down in Key Largo at Chris Carson Marine getting a facelift.......5 of the 6 pistons were "scored"....strange thing is the EMM shows no issues prior to failure.....Mr. Carson said this is a result of loss of oil or overtemp.......he is checking the poppet valves, he said the crank still had plenty of oil on/in it, so he is leaning towards and overtemp......


BUT MY BAY BOAT LOOKS GOOD ALL SHINED UP!!!!!!!!!


Chris is a nice guy I purchased some reeds from him for a 250efi I had.
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:05 PM
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I bought her a new fish finder.
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:10 PM
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Replaced a broken snap on it's cover.
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:34 PM
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Yesterday 3/7,I pulled off the winter cover and put on the flybridge bridge cover.That is why it snowed today
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