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06-16-2021, 07:23 PM
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Posted By fireboat

Is the boat used in saltwater? Could be salt...

Is the boat used in saltwater? Could be salt buildup in the cooling passages. Pretty common issue and there has been a lot discussion here about it here and if you do a search you will find a lot of...
06-13-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,696
Posted By fireboat

Aluminum is more expensive for regular production...

Aluminum is more expensive for regular production boats, which is the main reason they have not become more popular.
06-12-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 26,983
Posted By fireboat

This is the best advice in this thread....

This is the best advice in this thread. Absolutely, DO NOT let the boat go back to the manufacturer without a survey first. Either way, hope the boat builder takes care of the OP.
04-08-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By fireboat

Try this YT video about thickened epoxy. ...

Try this YT video about thickened epoxy.

https://youtu.be/AmmSD-OfIsc
01-05-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By fireboat

If you get the 3M Accuspray gun then of course...

If you get the 3M Accuspray gun then of course use the 3M PPS cups. If you get a different gun, consider the Devilbiss DeKups system. With either one, you can paint sideways or even upside down and...
01-01-2021, 05:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,860
Posted By fireboat

The TwinVee that was suggested would be an...

The TwinVee that was suggested would be an excellent consideration for your requirements. Despite some shortfalls such as lack of storage, wood rot in earlier models and complaints about low...
12-30-2020, 11:22 AM
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Views: 78,621
Posted By fireboat

I agree with Cold Beers that it looks like the...

I agree with Cold Beers that it looks like the plug is blistered from running too hot due to a lean condition. Yellowfin85 may be right with a clogged VST filter
12-28-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,141
Posted By fireboat

Nicely done! Really looks good with your boat....

Nicely done! Really looks good with your boat. When you figure all of the work it takes to paint two motors with multiple paint schemes, $3K doesn't seem bad. However, even as good as your motors...
12-23-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By fireboat

But US1 would significantly add to your drive...

But US1 would significantly add to your drive time. Like others said, don't worry about the small surcharge that the rental car company charges and enjoy the drive. (But don't do it at rush hour!!!)
12-22-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,114
Posted By fireboat

My 2008 Yukon Denali 6.2 which did not have AFM...

My 2008 Yukon Denali 6.2 which did not have AFM was toast at 140k and 10 years old. I drove it easy and changed the oil with Mobil 1 regularly. The timing chain guide disintegrated and the little...
12-14-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,347
Posted By fireboat

I have nothing to add but I am interested in what...

I have nothing to add but I am interested in what you find and your restoration. They are great boats and I don't know of anyone that has had to anything more than a fuel tank replacement.
12-11-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,315
Posted By fireboat

That is one of the best looking jobs that I have...

That is one of the best looking jobs that I have seen.
11-21-2020, 04:47 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,571
Posted By fireboat

I have new respect for lightning after it hit the...

I have new respect for lightning after it hit the transformer on the pole behind my house several months ago. It was a sunny blue sky morning when it hit and almost made me drop my coffee. There was...
11-13-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 22,563
Posted By fireboat

Anymore updates? Photos?

Anymore updates? Photos?
10-02-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By fireboat

Polyester fillers such as Bondo usually contain...

Polyester fillers such as Bondo usually contain talc and will absorb moisture. They are satisfactory for automotive use but not so much for marine use. For these and other reasons, epoxy fillers are...
09-30-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,001
Posted By fireboat

While I do not have first hand experience with...

While I do not have first hand experience with the Merc 90/115, I will say that all the brands are good and that the most important consideration is your dealer.
09-30-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By fireboat

I would paint first and then caulk as caulk does...

I would paint first and then caulk as caulk does not last as long as paint.
09-09-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 785
Posted By fireboat

My opinion, the 2003 SWS 200hp outboard is...

My opinion, the 2003 SWS 200hp outboard is overpriced by at least 1k. The 2005 225hp four stroke is enticing with 720 hours. In theory you could easily put another one to two thousand hours on it or...
08-18-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,240
Posted By fireboat

I have done the descaling both ways, manually and...

I have done the descaling both ways, manually and chemically. I have pulled the water jackets and heads with very little problems on a 20 year old 225 Yamaha and manually scraped everything I could...
08-01-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,571
Posted By fireboat

This looks great and is something I may try, but...

This looks great and is something I may try, but I would spray paint it with a two-part urethane. However, I was wondering if you have an issue with expansion and/or contraction? Thanks
07-31-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,673
Posted By fireboat

I used TileClad with good results. It's been down...

I used TileClad with good results. It's been down for about five years with no adhesion issues.
07-06-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By fireboat

Wow, looks real good. No doubt the flushing...

Wow, looks real good. No doubt the flushing helps, but I think the regular use that these motors apparently have is probably just as important.
07-06-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,017
Posted By fireboat

Agree on 1/4" bolts but if you could have someone...

Agree on 1/4" bolts but if you could have someone Tig weld it, that would be even better.
07-06-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By fireboat

Are you looking for a side mount control and a...

Are you looking for a side mount control and a remote control fitting kit like this from Tohatsu accessories?

1116245

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06-22-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,711
Posted By fireboat

I'm no glass expert either but it is clear that...

I'm no glass expert either but it is clear that is crap workmanship. Admittedly, once it is all glassed over it would probably be "good enough" if you didn't see this. But with all those gaps and...
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