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Coast Guard horsepower limits only apply to...

Coast Guard horsepower limits only apply to smaller (<20') recreational boats. Above that size is a manufacturer's choice of whether to post a limit or not.

183.51 Applicability.This subpart...
06-18-2019, 09:13 PM
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NEW MERCURY RACING 450R DELIVERS UNRELENTING...

NEW MERCURY RACING 450R DELIVERS UNRELENTING OUTBOARD PERFORMANCE

Supercharged 4.6-Liter V8 Offers Unmatched Power Density and Technology



FOND DU LAC, Wis. (June 18, 2019) – The new...
06-17-2019, 08:29 PM
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Racor sent out a bulletin and replaced bowls that...

Racor sent out a bulletin and replaced bowls that were not ethanol compatible with the new type at no charge if you contacted them. That was years back so I do not know if they still do that.
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06-17-2019, 03:09 PM
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Views: 25,335
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It's not saying we're against it, but at this...

It's not saying we're against it, but at this time, the space, the weight, and the cost makes diesel-electric battery propulsion impractical for recreational boats. It works great in cruise ships and...
06-17-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,063
Posted By seahorse

The required time also is affected if the boat...

The required time also is affected if the boat comes with controls and dash pre-rigged. Some boats are super bare and the installer has to put in the whole steering system also.

Don't forget to...
06-17-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By seahorse

Be sure that you are sitting down when you read...

Be sure that you are sitting down when you read the price and installation estimate for the joystick features.
06-17-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 243
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Posted By seahorse

In a locomotive, weight is not that much of...

In a locomotive, weight is not that much of concern. In a boat, consider the space required plus the weight and cost of a heavy diesel engine, a high-capacity generator, substantial copper cables,...
06-17-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,461
Posted By seahorse

No outboard company recommends feeding more that...

No outboard company recommends feeding more that engine off of a filter assembly or a tank pickup without an approved selector switch or individual shut off valves. Each motor has to be fed...
06-15-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By seahorse

The electrics in the Johnson and Evinrude Suzuki...

The electrics in the Johnson and Evinrude Suzuki badged motors had differences to accommodate the SystemCheck gauges, J&E wiring harnesses, and different programming of the ECU.not to mention the...
06-15-2019, 03:56 PM
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Views: 15,662
Posted By seahorse

It's too new to have all the internal details but...

It's too new to have all the internal details but this is propshaft horsepower remember. The V6 300 has to develop much more than 300 hp to allow for gear and parasitic oil drag from the gearcase,...
06-15-2019, 03:40 PM
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Views: 15,662
Posted By seahorse

Visualize a half of a 300 HP V6 with a slightly...

Visualize a half of a 300 HP V6 with a slightly longer stroke, improved technology and the RAVE valve system.
06-15-2019, 01:27 PM
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Views: 239
Posted By seahorse

Quite often you can remove a stuck filter with...

Quite often you can remove a stuck filter with two metal filter wrenches with their handles positioned 180° apart- pulling on one handle and pushing on the other. For super tight instances and if...
06-15-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 253
Posted By seahorse

In 1996 they came out with the SystemCheck gauge...

In 1996 they came out with the SystemCheck gauge which had four LED warning lights. HOT or TEMP, NO OIL, CHECK ENGINE, and LOW OIL. The warning horn would sound for about 10 seconds to alert the...
06-15-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By seahorse

Not only that but I'll bet most used a Phillips...

Not only that but I'll bet most used a Phillips screwdriver on the PoziDriv screws and complain that they "cam out" or strip out the + shaped slots. A shade-tree torque procedure for those Minlon...
06-15-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By seahorse

the plate of glass and sandpaper trick has been...

the plate of glass and sandpaper trick has been around since about 1986 during the early years of using "plastic" bowls.It is actually a nylon polymer.

Many of the warpage cases are due to...
06-15-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 25,335
Posted By seahorse

The straight scoop is that after BRP purchased...

The straight scoop is that after BRP purchased Manitou, they told all the dealers that they could still order whatever motor they wished. Yamaha was the one to cut the cord and decided not to supply...
06-15-2019, 07:20 AM
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Views: 25,335
Posted By seahorse

Evinrude has a 5-year corrosion warranty on the...

Evinrude has a 5-year corrosion warranty on the E-TEC G2 models, Mercury only has a 3-year corrosion warranty. No other outboard company that I am aware of has any type of warranty for corrosion.
06-15-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By seahorse

https://www.evinrude.com/en-US/find-a-dealer.html

https://www.evinrude.com/en-US/find-a-dealer.html
06-15-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 100
Posted By seahorse

water drain hole

water drain hole
06-14-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 253
Posted By seahorse

Those horn sequences are only for the 1995 and...

Those horn sequences are only for the 1995 and older motors
06-14-2019, 08:44 AM
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Views: 417
Posted By seahorse

Best is not always the biggest and vice versa. ...

Best is not always the biggest and vice versa.

Many smaller dealerships offer a more personalized service and also can go the "extra mile" for you on a warranty issue or getting you taken care of...
06-14-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,486
Posted By seahorse

Most 4-strokes require annual or 100 hour...

Most 4-strokes require annual or 100 hour service. At that time plugs are to be inspected and they are removed anyway for either compression or leak-down tests.
06-14-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,486
Posted By seahorse

Keep in mind that many 4-strokes use a "wasted...

Keep in mind that many 4-strokes use a "wasted spark" ignition system where even on the exhaust stroke the plug makes a spark, that simplifies and lowers the cost and complexity of the design.

As...
06-14-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 25,335
Posted By seahorse

Probably not. Yamaha, Merc, and others still...

Probably not. Yamaha, Merc, and others still build and sell thousands of the old smoky 2-strokes in underdeveloped countries where there are no emission laws. That would also skew the results...
06-13-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 25,335
Posted By seahorse

No outboard company gives those figures out. ...

No outboard company gives those figures out.

Unless something changed in the past year, the last I heard was Merc is #1 in all US outboard sales, Yamaha is a close #2 (#1 in the saltwater market),...
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