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01-24-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By prober

Some props have more stern lift than others so it...

Some props have more stern lift than others so it is possible that switching props would help your situation, although a 19 pitch would probably lower your revs even more.
05-27-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,328
Posted By prober

I have seen the cheap Sierra brand impellers spin...

I have seen the cheap Sierra brand impellers spin on their centers. They will work at idle but will slip under higher power levels just as you described.
04-12-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 747
Posted By prober

Could be a plugged heat exchanger also.

Could be a plugged heat exchanger also.
04-10-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,436
Posted By prober

Syphon out the old gas and get rid of it on...

Syphon out the old gas and get rid of it on craigslist as well. Bad gas will cause detonation and destroy your engine.

Manifolds and risers should be checked regularly as well.
04-03-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,719
Posted By prober

The amount of flex between aluminum and steel...

The amount of flex between aluminum and steel props is very similar due to the thickness difference. The difference in performance many of you have noted is more likely due to different profiles of...
12-14-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,003
Posted By prober

Just paint the crack and run it till it dies. It...

Just paint the crack and run it till it dies. It is the most common engine in the western hemisphere and replacing the entire engine is pretty cheap. Spending more on further fixes is pointless since...
09-01-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,232
Posted By prober

It would be far cheaper to find a hull from the...

It would be far cheaper to find a hull from the '90s that needs a motor than to try to bring that boat back. It needs a complete rebuild which wil cost thousands even if you do it yourself.

Go to...
09-01-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,005
Posted By prober

The corrosion problem was due to improper coating...

The corrosion problem was due to improper coating of the parts. Replacement parts are coated very well, corrosion should not return.

If you search this site there was a very lengthy thread...
08-09-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,940
Posted By prober

Make sure that new throttle cable is opening the...

Make sure that new throttle cable is opening the carb all the way. Also, don't rev the motor in neutral, it will not tell you anything. An engine will rev way over redline even if it is running...
08-08-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,042
Posted By prober

Wide open throttle for that engine should be...

Wide open throttle for that engine should be about 5000 RPM. I would have the carb rebuilt by a real carb shop,(harder to find these days), and check the fuel pump as well. There should be an amber...
08-08-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,110
Posted By prober

The hull is worth about $2500 or less, the motor...

The hull is worth about $2500 or less, the motor and electronics are where any value is. I would find someone knowledgeable on boats to help you purchase or you could buy a real lemon. What motor...
08-07-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By prober

In general, if your motor is too deep then...

In general, if your motor is too deep then raising it will both increase RPM and fuel mileage and improve handleing. If it is too deep then the boat will be a bit more tippy as it is sort of...
07-27-2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,270
Posted By prober

For towing a couple miles to the ramp it would be...

For towing a couple miles to the ramp it would be OK. 20 mile trips? I would not want to do it. Handleing gets really marginal when you are at or above the weight limit, not to mention that it will...
07-27-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,823
Posted By prober

What kind of boat and motor? Hard to diagnose an...

What kind of boat and motor? Hard to diagnose an engine problem if you are not familiar with the engine/boat. If you list what boat and engine someone with experience with that combination will let...
07-22-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,017
Posted By prober

If they are not using any oil then the bottom...

If they are not using any oil then the bottom end, (rings and bearings), is most likely fine. If they run well aside from needing some minor carb work then the heads are most likely fine as well.
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07-18-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 823
Posted By prober

I would not expect alot of problems from being...

I would not expect alot of problems from being kept in salt. Some of the brightwork may need polished or could have corrosion but not such a big deal. Pumps and coolers may have a shorter lifespan...
07-18-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 889
Posted By prober

I would replace the bolts rather than cleaning...

I would replace the bolts rather than cleaning the threads. They stretch and are weaker after the first use and may not hold the proper torque.
07-18-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 18,115
Posted By prober

X2 on boatdiesel if you are seriously looking at...

X2 on boatdiesel if you are seriously looking at this boat. They can tell you about the current engines and a ballpark on replacements. Best $$ you can spend on a diesel boat.
07-16-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 13,914
Posted By prober

Maybe he switched the pictures on you and the...

Maybe he switched the pictures on you and the boat he gave you the HIN for looks nothing like the pics.

I can't wait to see how this plays out though.
07-15-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 18,115
Posted By prober

I know that the 7.3 ford diesel was one of the...

I know that the 7.3 ford diesel was one of the best diesels on the market. How it worked in a marine application I can't say.
07-15-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 37,854
Posted By prober

The 4.3 is well known for this dieseling problem....

The 4.3 is well known for this dieseling problem. The solution is cheap and easy, just use premium fuel as mentioned earlier. Also letting the engine idle in neutral for a minute to lower cylinder...
07-10-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By prober

Also, those motors are not designed to run more...

Also, those motors are not designed to run more than 3500 RPM for more than 2 or 3 minutes. Completely different animal than an outboard. Standard cruise would be around 3200 to keep it happy.
07-10-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By prober

generally, overheating at higher RPMs is caused...

generally, overheating at higher RPMs is caused by a restriction in the exhaust. Rusty manifolds and risers can cause this. An overheat at lower RPMs or idle is usually the impeller.

If your...
07-08-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,781
Posted By prober

I have seen stray current cause this kind of...

I have seen stray current cause this kind of corrosion in a matter of a couple weeks. I don't think anyone could have prevented this problem. Calling the owners maintenance practices into question is...
07-01-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,284
Posted By prober

I would not go with a Bayliner or a Maxum....

I would not go with a Bayliner or a Maxum. Bayliner is a bottom of the vat entry level boat and not built to last. Maxum is a Bayliner with a few more bells and whistles, also not built to last.
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