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Sep 12, 2017

fishing-reels and all about fishing rods and a lot more

All about fishing-reels and equipment-used-for-fishing and everything else about fishing and boating

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Aug 18, 2017

2007 75hp mercury efi 4 stroke, 600 hours

Motor starts to run rough after about 10 mins of use, the longer I use it the worse it gets, has good fuel in it and has just been serviced, please help

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Aug 18, 2017

No fuel gauge reading on my northstar M121

I have a 2005 Mercruiser 5.0L MPI which is connected to a Northstar M121 through a SmartCraft Northstar gateway for single engine and the fuel usage and

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Aug 18, 2017

Loud noises all of a sudden when in neutral only?

We just bought a used 2004 Four Winns Horizon 200 with the Volvo Penta engine. I was launching the boat and turned it on, but went into reverse really

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Aug 18, 2017

suzuki 225 stalled out after iddleling for about 4 hrs

we have a Suzuki DF 225 year 2007 with less than 100hrs we where fishing and we started to run/ idle the engine all the time in the last couple years this

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Aug 18, 2017

Prop Depth on a Tri-hull w/90Hp Chrysler

I have a 1974 Starcraft Tri-hull with a Chrysler 90HP. What is the depth the prop should be below the hull, or waterline? Boat runs fine just too much

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Aug 18, 2017

1989 2.7 horse cruise and carry outboard

Everything looks fine though pull cord will not pull as seems seized. If you remove the top cover the pull cord is fine nd pulls and retracts. You cannot

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Aug 18, 2017

Mercruiser 3.0 running fine and dies... then no power

We have a little 18' SeaRay with a Mercruiser 3.0 that just did something very unusual. This was our first time out for the season. Started fine and

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Aug 18, 2017

Chrysler 280 inboard on whitcraft houseboat backfiring

Chysler 280 inboard motors backfiring on 1971 houseboat after purchasing and upriver several hours. Docked and got help from a guy on the dock familiar

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Aug 18, 2017

Chrysler 280 inboard engine backfiring 1971 whitcraft. Help!

Bought a 1971 Whitcraft with Chrysler 280 inboard engines. After a couple of hours upriver started backfiring . Docked and got help from a guy familiar

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Aug 18, 2017

Suzuki 1997 DT25 will not run under load

I purchase a 1997 Suzuki DL25 HP and I have cleaned the carbs and all the jets , it will idle with no problem but not operate under load ,I also would

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Aug 18, 2017

1985 sea sprite

Starts up and will go in neutral and rev but won't go into forward gear or reverse. Literally put some force in to it and it's not budging. Any ideas

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Aug 18, 2017

Motor dies out after running about 10 miles on front tank

Well I'm running about 10 miles on the front tank the alarm goes off and motor shuts down but if I switch to rear tank alarm goes off and motor runs fine

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Aug 18, 2017

1995 Mercury Exar I won 50 fuel pump keeps pumping even after initial 30 second pressure buildup

I have a 1995 mercury XR I 150 that I took out on the lake and noticed it would bogg down when I was trying to give it throttle several times and never

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Aug 18, 2017

losy key

I was flushing my Suzuki motor thru the port not running I decided to take the prop off to check for fishing line and I droped the carter key in the foot

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Aug 18, 2017

Engine starts but dies as soon as you let go of the key

Starter went bad, Volvo Penta GM 5.7, I replaced starter and wired solinode Purple wire at 3:00 and wouldn't crank and I realized I wired it wrong. I changed

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Aug 18, 2017

1993 Sylvan Pro Select 17 gas tank capacity

I have a 1993 Sylvan Pro Select 17 ft. I am having the VRO pump (oil/gas pump) removed and will just mix oil into the gas tank old fashioned style. I

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Aug 18, 2017

1996 Volvo 5.0 efi rattling noise

When accelerating there is a noticeable rattling from the starboard side of engine compartment. Starts at about 1200 - 1500 rpm and stops when the boat

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Aug 18, 2017

No power 90 hp force

I recently bought a 96 sun tracker party barge with a 90 hp force. Installed new battery and when I attempt to crank I show 12 volts but when I attempt

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Aug 18, 2017

Boat handling problems

I have a 1998 Stratos fish and ski 20' boat with an Evinrude 200hp outboard with a 4 blade prop. The boat leans bad to the left at low to mid speeds.

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Aug 18, 2017

1993 Thundercraft Motor Not turning over

Help, we have a 1993 Thundercraft. Mercruiser Alpha 1, boat was running beautifully and all of a sudden motor won't turn over. Battery's are new. Boat

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Aug 18, 2017

My 1978 sea ray cuts off when I try to put in in full throttle

Was out on the lake and my boat kept cutting off when I put it in full throttle any help is great help thank you. Nelson

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Aug 18, 2017

2004 Volvo Penta 5.0L GXI Tachometer stopped working

Hi all, I don't have the engine manual yet, but I did order one. Until it arrives, has anyone else had the problem with the tachometer not working?

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Aug 18, 2017

Rpm gauge stuck shifting hardI

Our boat a (Sun Tracker Pontoon 06 ) is having trouble shifting into Reverse, Neutral, & even Forward, it seems as if the RPM gauge is stuck in between

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Aug 18, 2017

Lights. "Sunchaser 820 Fishing" pontoon.

Sunchaser 820 Fishing pontoon, Merc 50; we bought it new in 2011. Our navigational/docking lights and radio have always worked, and then our battery

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Aug 18, 2017

engine hydrolocking while running

I was pulling my daughters tubing about 15 mph, when I started turning the boat surged and then shut off. We had the radio playing so did not hear anything

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Aug 18, 2017

2003 90hp yamaha wont start. Just clicks one time

We put the boat in the water and everything started just fine. Accidentally pulled the killswitch and killed the engine. Didn't realize the switch was

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Aug 18, 2017

Boat loses power

Boat will run, then after 5-10 minutes I gradually loses power. Newly rebuilt motor, not overheating, oil level good. Its flooding after running, can

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Aug 18, 2017

Mercruiser Alarm

I have a 1999 mercruiser 5.7l 350 c.i.d engine in my Sea Ray 210 Sundeck. New outdrive installed this spring. After about 5 minutes running at 3000 rpm,

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Aug 18, 2017

Looking for an engine that would roplace a mercrusier 188 in a Sea Ray

My son has a 1983 Sea Ray, There is a 488 Mercruiser in it. it runs pretty well however we are getting what I think is called blowby .(oil flowing past

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Aug 18, 2017

Screeching/whining noise from console area

2007 Yamaha 90HP 4 stroke - 2007 Scout175 Sailfish. A few minutes after idiling the high pitch screech begins. Had been on long run with no noise. Was

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Aug 18, 2017

Boat In Reverse only

I have a Mercruiser. My girlfriend was driving my boat and trying to bring it into the pier. As she was moving it about into reverse and forward, the boat

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Aug 18, 2017

2005 90 go Johnson motor will not go in reverse or forward.

I'm in the sound right now and my motor will not shift in forward or reverse. Ran fine when I left dock. Took cables off motor and tried to shift manually

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Aug 18, 2017

1998 Johnson 225

When trying to start motor hear a click when turning key. Batteries are fully charged and connections are clean. Also when trying to trim motor up or down

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Aug 18, 2017

1988 Ranger 354V. constant beeping

I just bought a 1988 Ranger 354V. First trip out all was fine. Next time out it started a constant beeping as soon as i turned the key and will not stop

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Aug 18, 2017

Ford Boat

A local is selling a 1966 Ford aluminum boat. Is he correct in the mfg? No name plate on the boat. Was there a Ford boat mfg in 1966?

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Aug 18, 2017

1979 mercury 80 hp out board trans trouble?

The out drive grinds going in to forward, and dies throttling up in reverse, locking up the prop shaft.

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Aug 18, 2017

Serpentine belt chirp

I have a 2006 glastron gx255 with 5.7 Volvo Penta serpentine belt keeps chirping and shredding .

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Aug 18, 2017

2011 Optimax 150 SN 1B839153

Last year motor starting throwing low voltage codes and put itself into guardian mode but would work fine after shutting it down and waiting about 5 minutes.

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Aug 18, 2017

engine won't start

chapparal signature 300 2002 5.0 liter EFI engine engine won't start we have negative 2.6 volt on coil coil become hot when key on no sparks on plugs and

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Aug 18, 2017

1995 OMC Sunbird 190

I want to buy a 1993 OMC Sunbird the owner said you have to spray the carb for it to start.How much would it cost to replace a carb?

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Aug 18, 2017

1992 Evinrude 60Hp won’t start

My dad and I just rebuilt the carburetors on our 1992 Evinrude 60hp outboard yesterday. The boat still will not start up but will turn over. Anybody have

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Aug 18, 2017

alarm on sea ray

I have a 2000 sea ray sundeck mercruiser when i start boat a hi pitched alarm stays on anyone no what it may be ?

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Aug 18, 2017

Gas

1991 proline with a new honda 2012 130hp....ok so if you fill up fuel filter with gas the motor will run for couple min but when you pull gas line off

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Aug 18, 2017

Locating info on a 1995 Grumman pontoon

I just bout a 1995 Grumman pontoon and there was no manual to tell me what should be there or what the gauges are for. Also I need troubleshooting ideas

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Aug 18, 2017

stingray carburetor cover looks partially melted

I was looking at 2000 190 LS stingray. Noticed the wire harness and carburetor cover was partially melted. Also manifold elbows going down appear to have

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Aug 18, 2017

Mysterious electrical short on my Searay.

My 33 Searay Sundancer appears to have some kind of small electrical short which slowly drains the house batteries even tho all switches are off. The short

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Aug 18, 2017

Won't get on plain

My 1991 yaMaha after the engine gets hot it doesn't want to get on plain and I've checked compression fuel pump carbs and everything is fiNE please help

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Aug 18, 2017

Beeping noise coming from control panel.

My name is Nick and I own a 2002 Hurricane deck boat. Recently, I have heard a beeping noise emitting from the control panel every 3 minutes or so and

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Aug 18, 2017

squeaking power steering

with engine on or off, the power steering cylinders, inside the transom squeak like something is very dry.

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