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Posted By OLD HOUSEBOATER

Powerstroke problems

Many of the 6.0 problems are directly related to being chipped. The guys with stock engines that don't beat on them seem to not have problems.

The 7.3 is still the best of the bunch.
01-14-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,543
Posted By OLD HOUSEBOATER

Chain saw special. Betcha the yard ends up with...

Chain saw special. Betcha the yard ends up with it.
01-10-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,438
Posted By OLD HOUSEBOATER

TFM Didn't say always. I said that a little...

TFM

Didn't say always. I said that a little overproping at cruise generally gives better mileage.

He is just about spot on for economical cruise with his present set up. If he has adequate...
01-08-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,438
Posted By OLD HOUSEBOATER

Idle

Your idle should be 650 RPM when in gear in the water. I would get some expert help getting this motor in proper tune before changing any thing. If your shifting at 1100 RPM its eventually going to...
01-08-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By OLD HOUSEBOATER

Heres the straight scoop. LEAVE IT ALONE. ...

Heres the straight scoop. LEAVE IT ALONE.

You have pretty good performance and a cheap ride.

What you are talking about will give you 3 MPH at best, and cost you a lot of money.

If you...
11-17-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,764
Posted By OLD HOUSEBOATER

Lotsa people blowing smoke, nobody with actual...

Lotsa people blowing smoke, nobody with actual experence commenting yet.

Your talking big bucks here. You won't live long enough to save enough fuel to justify the change out.

Are your Mercs...
Forum: Gulf Coast
10-02-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,046
Posted By OLD HOUSEBOATER

http://www.866mustfly.com/ Come on down and...

http://www.866mustfly.com/

Come on down and I will carry you around Gulf Shores
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-02-2010, 02:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,696
Posted By OLD HOUSEBOATER

If push comes to shove polishing compound and a...

If push comes to shove polishing compound and a buffer
Forum: Gulf Coast
09-23-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,046
Posted By OLD HOUSEBOATER

Gulf Shores can't be beat. We camped here 3 years...

Gulf Shores can't be beat. We camped here 3 years and lived here 7. No crime, beautiful neighborhoods. Bargain city on real estate at present. Only downside is insurance.
Forum: Dockside Chat
09-18-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,405
Posted By OLD HOUSEBOATER

Wouldn't trade my Avalanche for anything. 2nd...

Wouldn't trade my Avalanche for anything. 2nd one. Sold the Town Car because the Admiral travels better in the truck.
09-14-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 16,254
Posted By OLD HOUSEBOATER

The engine is a Chevy that is used by ALL marine...

The engine is a Chevy that is used by ALL marine manufacturers. In fresh water 100 houres is half life.

The problem is the OMC outdrive. It is an orphan and service and parts are scarce. Stick...
09-12-2010, 09:00 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 94,092
Posted By OLD HOUSEBOATER

Been boating for over 50 years. No enclosed, head...

Been boating for over 50 years. No enclosed, head wife won't go. end of discussion.
09-11-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,327
Posted By OLD HOUSEBOATER

The 6.0 has problems.

The 6.0 has problems.
08-16-2010, 07:33 PM
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Views: 10,219
Posted By OLD HOUSEBOATER

You got to be kidding

Been boating 58 years. Never heard of a boat that restricted genny use. In our area the genny is first on, last off. How do you run the air conditioner without the genny?

What kind of boat is...
Forum: Northeast
08-01-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,528
Posted By OLD HOUSEBOATER

Safety Pro Heavy Concrete

I feel for you. I was let go in December of 2008. The concrete condo market went away and industrial concrete has faded away to zip. Not even any part time in my field.
07-24-2010, 10:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,017
Posted By OLD HOUSEBOATER

Running at WOT for an hour on an old motor when...

Running at WOT for an hour on an old motor when you don't have prior experience is DUMB!!!!!. You wouldn't do it to my boat no matter how bad I wanted to sell it. STUPIDITY.
07-10-2010, 09:52 PM
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Views: 902
Posted By OLD HOUSEBOATER

Water Pumps

Rubber impeller pumps are self priming. Centrifugal pumps are not.
06-26-2010, 09:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,893
Posted By OLD HOUSEBOATER

Warrenty on tires is for damage or failure. They...

Warrenty on tires is for damage or failure. They covered the blown tire. They don't pay for worn out tires. It was your choice to change out the other 2 tires. Your out of line on this one. The...
05-30-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,052
Posted By OLD HOUSEBOATER

You have triples. Swap the lower units on...

You have triples.

Swap the lower units on the outside motors. This should level it off.
05-09-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,279
Posted By OLD HOUSEBOATER

If you buy a NEW 3/4 ton or larger go diesel. ...

If you buy a NEW 3/4 ton or larger go diesel. You will have to sell someday and your buyer will expect diesel. ford had a problem with International engines but is now selling their truck with a...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-05-2010, 09:06 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,356
Posted By OLD HOUSEBOATER

Your dead, right?

Your dead, right?
04-24-2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 890
Posted By OLD HOUSEBOATER

Cable oiler

Once in a while a request comes up for information on how to lubricate control cables.

You need a foot and a half of 3/8 ID reinforced plastic hose from Lowes, a tire valve, three hose clamps, a...
04-24-2010, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,371
Posted By OLD HOUSEBOATER

Sell the boat and buy one to fit your...

Sell the boat and buy one to fit your requirements. When you make the modifications your talking about you usally deminish the value of the boat and make it a hard sell.
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-01-2010, 06:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,195
Posted By OLD HOUSEBOATER

Vizio

Vizio
01-29-2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,332
Posted By OLD HOUSEBOATER

Simplicity - low maintenance

Simplicity - low maintenance
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