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05-07-2021, 04:35 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By lrdchaos

What is the depth of the river, obstructions? If...

What is the depth of the river, obstructions? If the river allows I would vote for a prop driven boat. While jet drives are nice in shallow water, they usually require a larger hp rating to achieve...
04-18-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 108
Posted By lrdchaos

Mercruiser service soon message?

Just pulled the new to me 2015 350 mag out of storage and installed a new Dist cap and rotor bug. I noticed when I started the boat it had a service soon message, any way to check what it was? The...
04-14-2021, 06:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By lrdchaos

Hooking up a float switch to my existing bilge???

Currently have a manual bilge pump and would like to wire in a float switch. My plan is to run one wire from the float to one of my positive battery terminals and then splice the other wire into the...
04-12-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By lrdchaos

Thoughts on drive shower for Bravo 3?

Just picked up a new to me boat and it has a bravo 3. My normal boating consists of inland lakes where we might run 15-20 minutes before dropping off plane in a cove or to pass under a bridge, a30...
04-06-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By lrdchaos

Pulled the plugs this morning without issue,...

Pulled the plugs this morning without issue, applied a little anti-seize on the threads and torqued to 180 in/lbs(15 ft/lbs). Boat started and idles fine in the driveway, seems to idle a little...
04-05-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By lrdchaos

Looks like Iíll be pulling plugs tomorrow.

Looks like Iíll be pulling plugs tomorrow.
04-05-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By lrdchaos

When to change iridium plugs?

I have a 2014 mercruiser 350 mag with 140 hours. The engine starts, runs and seems to idle fine. Is it worth changing the plugs at this time or wait?
04-01-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By lrdchaos

2014 no codes. Itís a new to me Boat, so it might...

2014 no codes. Itís a new to me Boat, so it might be completely normal for how it operates.

I just happen to be there making sure everything was running normally And laying hands on everything. ...
04-01-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By lrdchaos

Mercruiser 350 mag port riser/cat considerably hotter at times?

Just fired off my new to me boat to make sure everything made it through the winter. Ran the boat on the muffs for probably 30 minutes from idle up to 1400 rpms. One thing I noticed, and it might...
03-10-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By lrdchaos

I just picked up a new to me 2015 350mag. I had...

I just picked up a new to me 2015 350mag. I had the dealership pull the drive and check the alignment and gimbal bearing. They also checked everything else out and changes the impeller.

Iím...
03-03-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 417
Posted By lrdchaos

I owned a 2006 Tahoe q7i for 11 years before I...

I owned a 2006 Tahoe q7i for 11 years before I sold it. It was equipped with a 5.0mpi and bravo 1 outdrive. Performance was great with that combo. Boat ran good and handled rough water ok. Fit and...
03-01-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By lrdchaos

Letís talk batteries....

Recently picked up a 2015 Monterey 238ss with a 350mag that has a dual battery setup. Itís the manual switch that I can manually sellect 1 or 2 or both. The boat currently has two deep cycle...
02-28-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By lrdchaos

Bravo 3 prop recommendation?

Just purchased a new to me Monterey 238ss with a 350mag and bravo 3. The current props are Mercury bravo 3, 4x3 26p that turned 5000 rpm with me and 1 other person in the boat. The water temp was 44...
02-28-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 230
Posted By lrdchaos

Bravo 3 prop recommendation?

Just purchased a new to me Monterey 238ss with a 350mag and bravo 3. The current props are Mercury bravo 3, 4x3 26p that turned 5000 rpm with me and 1 other person in the boat. The water temp was...
02-20-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,730
Posted By lrdchaos

Tm. The power poles have a very small place, ...

Tm. The power poles have a very small place, but they are extremely overhyped.
02-17-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,755
Posted By lrdchaos

itís my understanding that ice expands around 9%...

itís my understanding that ice expands around 9% when itís initially formed and that as it gets colder it starts to constrict. So the expansion and cracking happens when itís in the 25-32 range.
02-17-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,755
Posted By lrdchaos

Iím worrying about the same thing. I just bought...

Iím worrying about the same thing. I just bought a new to me boat 2 weeks ago and couldnít get it to my storage unit or into the dealership to winterize. So I pulled all the plugs, drained the engine...
02-17-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By lrdchaos

Where are these voids and cavities that hold water in the engine blocks?

After researching how to winterize a Marcruiser 350 mag, I have found there is no standard way to do it. I see a lot of people simply pull their drain plugs and drain the engine with success, but I...
02-12-2021, 05:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By lrdchaos

I appreciate the comments. The boat is at the...

I appreciate the comments. The boat is at the shop and itís iced in, so I guess time will tell what will happen. Like I said, I pulled all the plugs and trailered the boat there which should have...
02-11-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 171
Posted By lrdchaos

Raw water intake hose, does it drain while trailering?

Does anyone know of the raw water intake hose on a mercruiser 350 mag will drain when the boat is trailered or if the boat has been run on the muffs and the engine/water hose shut off?

It always...
02-11-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By lrdchaos

Appreciate the feedback. This is the coldest...

Appreciate the feedback. This is the coldest temps in 40 years. Normally the boat would be enclosed in a shop out of the weather, but I took it in for maintenance after I bought it and an ice...
02-11-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By lrdchaos

-6F. Do I need to dump the pink -50 antifreeze?

Just picked up a new to me 2015 with a 350mag last week. I drained all the water out of the block and took the hoses off the thermostat housing and dumped pink -50 antifreeze through the hoses until...
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