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Dec 31, 2017

Johnson fast strike

1997 Johnson 150 Fast strike starts and runs great the all of a sudden it will only run 1/2 speed mane 2000 rpm and while running it will serge and boost

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Dec 31, 2017

Inboard on houseboat has full throttle in neutral & reverse, only half throttle in forward

I have an old 1968 houseboat. Engine is reman GM 250/165hp. Mercruiser outdrive. Always ran about 22-2500 RPM's. Prop is clean of barnacles and spinning,

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Dec 31, 2017

1989 Mercury Black Max Engine Power Issues

Engine has been running good and all fuel filters have been changed recently. The other morning heading out of the marina I was idling out. Leaving the

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Dec 31, 2017

2003 sea ray 380 8.1 raw exhaust fumes & over 3400 rpms knocking noise

I have a 2003 380 sea ray sundancer with 360 hrs exhaust smells like raw fuel and now over 3400 rpms a popping noise idles & starts ok but when coming

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Dec 31, 2017

1985 stingray super sport shuts off going into gear

We have a 1985 stingray super sport. When it idles it runs fine but when going to any gear it shuts off. Any suggestions for us to try or look at would

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Dec 31, 2017

5.7 marine chevy vortec 350 engine knocking

So i had my boat out on the water the other day, when i was at approx 4k rpm about open throttle the engine began to lose power followed by a rapid lose

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Dec 31, 2017

2005 Fisher Freedom 2100

Our 2005 Fisher Freedom 2100 will not start. It has a new starter. The problem could be the inline fuse but can not find it. Power is not getting to the

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Dec 31, 2017

Stalling evinrude

We have rebuilt carbs,replaced fuel pump, drained and refilled has tank and the engine still stalls under pressure at 1500rpm. It runs perfect till we

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Dec 31, 2017

Jet engine problems

I just bought a 96 Tracker Pro 18 boat with an inboard jet engine. I'm new to boating and do not know a lot. I believe it's like a 85 hp. When I have it

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Dec 31, 2017

loss of control

I have a bonwitco open 16 ft boat with 25 hp outboard. As soon as I start to plane my steering goes very stiff and the boat veers to the left quite violently.

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Dec 31, 2017

115hp Mariner just wont go!!

Have a 1995 Skeeter fish and ski with a 115hp Mariner. Sat for 2 years after I sold it to a neighbor. He put a new choke/Idle cable on the boat as well

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Dec 31, 2017

Not getting fire two one of my coil

I have a 2002 225 opt after running for a short time I'm loosing fire two my number three coil I can turn it off for a couple of min and it starts firing

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Dec 31, 2017

'77 Tidecraft fiberglass tri-hull 16'

I inherited this gem, and would like to go through it- especially the wiring and controls. The tags are all weathered, so I can't even tell what model

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Dec 31, 2017

Evinrude Etech 225 2005 Many Problems

I recently purchased a used Champion boat with an Evinrude 225 Etech. When I bought he boat the second time I took it out the water temp sensor went off.

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Dec 31, 2017

Clunking

I have a 1999 Mercury EFI 150. My problem is when Im cruising at any speed the motor feels like it his hitting something, a clunk will happen and the the

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Dec 31, 2017

Older model Evinrude outboard motor 25 hp will not start

I have a older model Evinrude motor 25 Hp out board. It has been in storage for several years. It will not crank with the plugs in both cylinders. However,

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Dec 31, 2017

12 V power plug shuts down then turns back on

I have a 22 ft thundrcraft sometimes the gps and fishfinder shutdown then after a minute they turn back on! Maybe some kind of a resettable fuse?

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Dec 31, 2017

225 horsepower Yamaha ox66 smoking at startup and low idle and bogging at higher speeds

My 225 horsepower Yamaha ox66 starts up just fine but smokes more than usual at startup and at low speed idle. After getting on plane and trying to pick

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Dec 31, 2017

Ihave a 1998 Four Winns 190 Horrizon with a Volvo Penta 5.0 Fi engine, lost all power and it backfired and it quit running. Have any suggestions?

I have a 98 Four Winns 190 Horrizon power boat, it has a Volvo Penta 5.0 Fi engine. Boat was working fine for a couple of hours and then lost all power

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Dec 31, 2017

blowing fuses in multile circuits

I have a 79 carver santa cruz 25. overall good condition. Recently It has been blowing multiple fuses in separate circuits. First the bilge pump circuit,

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Dec 31, 2017

Engine won't start after prop foul cleared

Capture the tire by accident. The tire was cleared of the prop. Now the engine won't start. Have plenty of gas, power, and the props spin freely. Not even

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Dec 31, 2017

Mercury outboard 2 cylinder 4 stroke

I am trying to help a niece with a outboard engine problem. The motor belongs to her school's rowing team. There is a red light on the handle near the

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Dec 31, 2017

Mercruiser 5.0 MPI Need to prime?

I have 2 engines and seems like my port side engine always have problem on over heating if it hits 180 degree. Recently I have changed the engine oil

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Dec 31, 2017

engine bogs down with load

I have a Johnson 115 that revs up o.k., up to 3ooo rpms then bogs down for a few seconds and attempts to rev up again only to bog down again. Revs up and

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Dec 31, 2017

Where do i get throttle connector?

Need to replace the throttle cable connector on my 40hp mariner outboard but cant find them anywhere.

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Dec 31, 2017

2008 Ranger Z520 Camanchee

The trim on my motor suddenly stops working. When I tap on it with a hammer or wrench it starts working again. It will work all day and suddenly it will

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Dec 30, 2017

90 HP Ocean Pro Johnson sputters

Okay so here is the problem. The Engine starts and runs great, can even get up on plane with no problems. I run it a good 15 min and then suddenly it starts

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Dec 30, 2017

2006 df 150 suzuki outboard bogging out 10 -20 at full speed will run slow speed

2006 df 150 outboard motor bogging out after 10 -20 minutes running full will run slow speed and idle all day

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Dec 30, 2017

1988 Sportcraft Fish&Ski top deck sagging

Bought a 1988 Sportcraft Bowrider with a 1.6 SeaDrive on it. Runs great, but while cleaning up the interior trim i discovered that the top deck has sagged

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Dec 30, 2017

transmission outdrives won't work

Own a 2004 Formula 280SS with twin Volvo engines and outdrives. Port side outdrive quite going up or down recently and the starboard side did the same

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Dec 30, 2017

2001 Cobalt 246 engine idling real rough

Just got a 2001 Cobalt 246. Was running great when I started today but skipped a couple times and now it is idling real rough. I put high octane fuel

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Dec 30, 2017

Manifolds seem to be too hot

I was told that you should be able to put your hand on both manifold while the boat is been running for a while and be able to leave your hand on them?

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Dec 30, 2017

1997:STRATOS BOATS:2100 WA - need Anchor hatch

Hi, while dropping the anchor, there was a mishap, not pointing fingers, but the anchor line tore off the anchor compartment hatch and it was lost in the

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Dec 30, 2017

1990 Procraft Family Fisher 190

I am trying to find out what construction materials my boat is made of, and at what locations. In other words, whether it has wood or fiberglass stringers,

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Dec 30, 2017

Help? 1967 Evinrude Angler won't stay running

So my boyfriend bought a boat which came with a 1967 Evinrude Angler motor. It needed some work which wasnt a problem. He cleaned the carb inside Nd out,

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Dec 30, 2017

2006 Bass Tracker Pro 19. engine trim works on side of motor but does not work at throttle or front of boat switch.

I just replaced the batteries (trolling and starting) in my 2006 Bass Tracker Pro 19. I do not have engine trim on the throttle or the front switch.

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Dec 30, 2017

Problem with one of Your Company trucks Cutting Us Off!!!!

Sat. Aug. 12, 2017 around 12:46 pm We were traveling west on 116 coming up to the light at the gas station by Kenny's Market right outside Spring Grove

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Dec 30, 2017

1988 Regal Ambassador 255xl

Does anyone know the kill switch is located on this boat? I am new to boating and this is my first boat. Questions 1. There is some type water outlet

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Dec 30, 2017

1993 fourwinns 7.4L king cobra won;t pull the boat ,can anyone help with yhe problem?

Need help bought this boat May 2016 all three lakes were flooded and couldn't get on them. Late july we could get on the lakes. Took off from the dock

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Dec 30, 2017

Fuel line injector sensor malfunction

Looking to purchase a 2003 sea fox 210 center console but I went to test it out and fuel line injector sensor was constantly buzzing. I'm wondering if

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Dec 30, 2017

Johnson. 90 water leak

Just rebuilt powerhead on 89 johnson 88 hp with jet. Upon accelerating, water pours up the pivot shaft like a garden hose. Seems like the impeller is pumping

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Dec 30, 2017

Lister SR2 geardoes not dis engage in neutral

When in neutral the forward gear is still engaged, when the revs. are increased the speed of the prop shaft also increases. When the engine is on tick

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Dec 30, 2017

trim and tilt fluid leak

i have a 1982 sea-horse johnson 75hp outboard motor. I thought my trim and tilt motor was bad. thank fully it raised up for enough trailer it home. when

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Dec 30, 2017

Shredded serpentine belt

While just underway and throttlin up to 3200 rpms I smell rubber burning and hear a roar. I look back and see white smoke from my port exhaust. Immediately

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Dec 30, 2017

Low RPMs on new 4.3L install

I just had a rebuilt 4.3L engine installed in my 1997 19' Chaparral. I had the same outdrive reinstalled with just a rebuilt engine installed. I used

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Dec 30, 2017

Motor will crank and immediately shut off

2005 Chaparral SSi 236 with 5.0 Volvo Penta. I've had no issues with the boat cranking until last week. Crunk right up and went 3 minutes down the lake

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Dec 30, 2017

1997 doral 230 cc with 5.7l mercruiser ratcheting noise when turned hard.

I have recently purchased the boat and, although it was fine when I sea tested it, there seems to be a ratcheting sound from the outdrive when turned

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Dec 30, 2017

Several gauges quit reading

I have a 150 HP Merc outboard on a 20 ft runabout. Everything worked perfect until I had a powersteering cable put in. Now the indash fuel, speedometer,

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Dec 30, 2017

Hour meter on 1992 Mercury XR4 BlackMax 150?

I recently purchased a 93 19' Rajin Cajun with a 92 Mercury XR4 BlackMax 150. I bought it from the original owner. I would like to know how many hours

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Dec 30, 2017

Mercruiser 4.3 XL Alpha One stern drive will not raise

Hey everyone, I have a 1997 Maxum 1900 SR with a Mercruiser 4.3 XL Alpha One I/O. Lately, my trailering button and my up button on my remote control is

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