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Yesterday, 09:26 AM
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Posted By macksboat

I think you accidently had the meter leads in the...

I think you accidently had the meter leads in the amperage slots. Most good meters have a protection fuse.
06-09-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 821
Posted By macksboat

Fresh or salt? Fresh, if it has been...

Fresh or salt?

Fresh, if it has been properly maintained, sure I would by it..
Salt, no way in hell. Yamaha (IMHO) had some major corrosion issues when they switched from 2 stroke to 4 stroke in...
06-09-2021, 05:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 253
Posted By macksboat

What Gator said is dead on. The internal copper...

What Gator said is dead on. The internal copper contacts start to get worn and dirty from the moment you start using it. Until one day they don't make contact any more.
06-09-2021, 05:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 253
Posted By macksboat

Not sure about it being a Volvo issue, but my...

Not sure about it being a Volvo issue, but my Merc. I/O has always had problems with the up and down solenoid/relays. For Merc, it is a $18 part that fail quite often. I keep spares around it...
06-08-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By macksboat

Don't be a hater. Is someone jealous because the...

Don't be a hater. Is someone jealous because the system does not work on their V6.
06-08-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By macksboat

There is a certain amount of leakage at idle. The...

There is a certain amount of leakage at idle. The system is good IMHO, but not perfect.

The system is real easy to remove and the engine does not need to be pulled to remove it. The risers will...
05-31-2021, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By macksboat

Just looks like some basic C-channel. Take some...

Just looks like some basic C-channel. Take some measurements and the go to McMaster Carr website. By a roll of it and then cut the notch out yourself.
05-24-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By macksboat

I think a "rebuild" would be a waste of time and...

I think a "rebuild" would be a waste of time and money. I have had mine since 2000 and factory new. There has alway be some rumble at idle. The system needs a certain amount of pressure above idle...
05-18-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By macksboat

Just got done towing a 27' Grady Freedom DC...

Just got done towing a 27' Grady Freedom DC (around 9K lbs gross) on a tandem Magic Tilt. Plenty of trailer. A triple would be a PIA on tight turns and would IMHO, look ridiculous. Kind of like...
05-17-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By macksboat

I have used them,...

I have used them, https://www.championtrailers.com/

Made to order.
05-14-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 905
Posted By macksboat

Check and see if you have a Fastenal near you. ...

Check and see if you have a Fastenal near you. They are my go to when I need large quantities of SS.
05-13-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,307
Posted By macksboat

They work, but just looking for something better....

They work, but just looking for something better. One thing I have notice with the cheap one VS the $20 ones. The $20 pumps have hoses clamps on both fittings. I have found this is very important...
05-13-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,307
Posted By macksboat

Nice. Gearcase filler. That is a wording I have...

Nice. Gearcase filler. That is a wording I have not tried on Google yet. Thanks.
05-13-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,307
Posted By macksboat

Is there a better way to pump gear lube?

After a lifetime of boating, words cannot describe how much I hate changing gear lube. These flimsy $5 hand pumps from the Mega-Mart are worthless and the $15-$20 pumps aren't much better. My O/B...
05-11-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By macksboat

Are you asking about the traditional 303 vinyl...

Are you asking about the traditional 303 vinyl protectant? If so, it should not be used on eisenglass. It will smear and fog up the glass.
05-07-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,476
Posted By macksboat

Best Bloody Mary in the Keys.

Best Bloody Mary in the Keys.
05-07-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,476
Posted By macksboat

Where else would a boater hang out than the...

Where else would a boater hang out than the Schooner Wharf bar.
05-06-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 666
Posted By macksboat

Fuel pressure sensor?

Fuel pressure sensor?
05-04-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By macksboat

Not a 100% sure what you are asking, but oil...

Not a 100% sure what you are asking, but oil filters don't care if it is dino or synthetic oil. The only time there is a issue, is with cars that run synthetic with long change intervals. You should...
05-02-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By macksboat

That should be there. That is the inlet for your...

That should be there. That is the inlet for your speedometer. It uses water pressure to move the needle.
05-02-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 118
Posted By macksboat

If everything looks good on the SS and outdrive...

If everything looks good on the SS and outdrive side; then yes, it might be as simple as doing shift cable adjustment. I do it all the time to mine. As they age, it is something you might have to do...
05-02-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 118
Posted By macksboat

I think that goes back to it needing to be put in...

I think that goes back to it needing to be put in forward before pulling the lower unit. This puts both the upper and lower SS in the correct position, so they can mate back together easily. The...
05-02-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 118
Posted By macksboat

I have had my A1 G2 for over 21 years and you...

I have had my A1 G2 for over 21 years and you have me scratching my head on this one. Are you being sure to put it in forward gear before doing any work? There are two parts the the A1 shift shaft ....
05-01-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 798
Posted By macksboat

Every boat I have ever owned (all less than 30')...

Every boat I have ever owned (all less than 30') have never had a separate anchor light and a separate stern light. They have always been some kind of 360 degree pole light. The correct wiring for...
05-01-2021, 05:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By macksboat

Yep, not just NKG. Ford Motorcraft and Yamaha...

Yep, not just NKG. Ford Motorcraft and Yamaha products are a big target also. It has become a case of is it too good to be true. The number one example I have seen are coil packs for Ford Modular...
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