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Today, 07:40 AM
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Posted By satbeachbill

12% improvement by just raising the engine -...

12% improvement by just raising the engine - impressive. Did that help with the porpoising?
06-14-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,465
Posted By satbeachbill

Looks to me that the prop is buried. You have the...

Looks to me that the prop is buried. You have the motor bolted at the top holes, which is all the way down. There is your porpoise AND your pulling problem. Raise the motor at least 2 holes. Your...
06-05-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,307
Posted By satbeachbill

My 4 stroke 300 Merc V8's, 25 in LU, weigh 538#

My 4 stroke 300 Merc V8's, 25 in LU, weigh 538#
06-01-2019, 11:23 AM
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Views: 1,783
Posted By satbeachbill

I live in Fla too, last 61 years. I've had lots...

I live in Fla too, last 61 years. I've had lots of boats over the years, OB's and I/O's. I'm a fanatic about maintenance. The ONLY way I would own another I/O is to buy it new, knowing I would sell...
06-01-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 400
Posted By satbeachbill

Heck , it cost me nearly that to fill up my boat...

Heck , it cost me nearly that to fill up my boat the other day, and that was CHEAP gas!
05-10-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,578
Posted By satbeachbill

It is.

It is.
05-06-2019, 10:53 AM
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Views: 716
Posted By satbeachbill

Again, try Boat House Discount Marine. They do...

Again, try Boat House Discount Marine. They do not have waterfront, BUT they are on US1 at the entrance to Ballard Park and the boat ramps in the Eau Gallie Basin. They have been known to take their...
05-03-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By satbeachbill

They are too low. At cruise, trimmed, the...

They are too low. At cruise, trimmed, the cavitation plates need to be just slightly splashed. Adjust from there if you start to blow out in rough seas.
05-03-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 716
Posted By satbeachbill

Try Boathouse Discount Marine in Melbourne. Adam...

Try Boathouse Discount Marine in Melbourne. Adam in the service dept. is a Certified Master Mercury mechanic. On US1 at Thomas Barbour Dr. Phone is 254-2535 x 3. Service writer is Steve. Good people.
04-30-2019, 03:49 PM
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Views: 712
Posted By satbeachbill

How old is it? The way the warranty reads, at...

How old is it? The way the warranty reads, at least it does now, if the engine is under warranty, so are the other components you bought with it. Might be worth a look see.
One other way to go,...
04-30-2019, 10:14 AM
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Posted By satbeachbill

Replaced my leaking, corroded out 280S K...

Replaced my leaking,
corroded out 280S K Planes with a set of Mayfair Planes.
04-22-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,293
Posted By satbeachbill

I have a pair of Merc V8 300's. Not Verado. 25"...

I have a pair of Merc V8 300's. Not Verado. 25" shaft. They weigh 638# each
04-20-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,212
Posted By satbeachbill

I'm sure the guys at the Fountain owners Facebook...

I'm sure the guys at the Fountain owners Facebook page would like to see this:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1539680516086497/
04-20-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By satbeachbill

I have those on my Merc 300 V8's. Shifting is...

I have those on my Merc 300 V8's. Shifting is almost unnoticeable.
04-20-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,158
Posted By satbeachbill

I used Nextrail. Very Happy!

I used Nextrail. Very Happy!
04-16-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,573
Posted By satbeachbill

I paid off my house in 2007 for that exact...

I paid off my house in 2007 for that exact reason. I felt like I was being held hostage by the Insurance Companies. So I carry theft, liability and fire, no wind insurance. Been through a few...
04-12-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,703
Posted By satbeachbill

Hopefully the judge has a outboard powered boat...

Hopefully the judge has a outboard powered boat that has had engines stolen in the past!
04-11-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By satbeachbill

Ask on screamandfly.com

Ask on screamandfly.com
04-05-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By satbeachbill

Years ago I tried to straighten a bent mast on a...

Years ago I tried to straighten a bent mast on a Hobie cat. Just a little more - just a little more - just a - SNAP.

At another time, I did have better success straightening a bow rail.
04-05-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By satbeachbill

I think you'd do well with the Bravo 1 22p....

I think you'd do well with the Bravo 1 22p. That's what I had on a pair of Merc 250 EFI's. Max rpm on that engine is 5750 - not 6000. So you are over propped right now. A 22p would get it in the...
04-02-2019, 12:34 PM
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Views: 169
Posted By satbeachbill

Best selection would be Marine Liquidators, Ft...

Best selection would be Marine Liquidators, Ft Pierce.
04-01-2019, 06:51 AM
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Views: 7,491
Posted By satbeachbill

"Biased" No doubt. Beautiful!

"Biased"

No doubt. Beautiful!
03-25-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,020
Posted By satbeachbill

It's been that way for an entire year.

It's been that way for an entire year.
03-24-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By satbeachbill

Here's what I use. They can't get to the lug nuts...

Here's what I use. They can't get to the lug nuts either.

https://www.southwestwheel.com/p-3860.aspx?searchEngineName=trimax-adjustable-wheel-lock
03-21-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,496
Posted By satbeachbill

Years ago I had purchased a nice used 22' Searay...

Years ago I had purchased a nice used 22' Searay with the same scenario -- looked good, ran good, raw water cooling, lived in salt water, low hours. Surveyed. Things were OK or a year or so , then I...
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