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Aug 03, 2017

2008 Hurricane with 5.0 MPI I/O has a continuos beeping and will not idle

I have changed the fuel filter but still a continuos beeping and will not idle in neutral racecheerdad@gmail.com

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Aug 03, 2017

Exhaust elbow

Hi I have a thundercraft magnum express 1985 260 v8 and I need the parts number for the Exhaust Tube for it. I can't seem to find it nowher ?? Please

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Aug 03, 2017

Harris Kayot beeping while running, what's up?

2012 Harris Bowrider.. Starts up no problem, but then has a continuous double beep while running.. Similar to the annoying seatbelt beeping in the car!

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Aug 03, 2017

Johnson 35 sea horse outboard

Starter turns and tree teeth catch the flywheel but they seem to slip and not catch the flywheel fully to start it

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Aug 03, 2017

1999 sea ray sundeck 210 looses power

Hello, my name is Kim and I have a 1999 Sea Ray Sundeck 210. I have an issue with my boat loosing power. Recently, after loading the boat into the water

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Aug 03, 2017

2008 Stratos 176XT with 25 HP Mercury throttle stuck full throttle

out fishing on Monday and half the day gone and had moved 5 times to new spots on the lake and last time heading into the dock the throttle stuck in full

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Aug 03, 2017

Hour meter quit working 2009 Starcraft Classic 180 Suzuki DF40

The hour meter quit working on my 2009 StarCraft Classic 180. The boat has a Suzuki 4-cycle engine. Any ideas? The tach works fine.

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Aug 03, 2017

2000 Lund 1950 Tyee with 5.0 liter GM Inboard

Thought I had a dead battery! No power anywhere! Replaced battery with new one and all I have is tilt / trim on the big motor! No power to little kicker

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Aug 03, 2017

Porpiosing and doesn't jump to a plane. 89' Rienell 5.7

I received a boat as a trade for some work I performed. Rebuilt the carb and fixed a few minor issues. Took it out but it doesn't want to get on to a plane

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Aug 03, 2017

Porpiosing and doesn't jump to a plane. 89' Rienell 5.7

I received a bat as a trade for some work I performed. Rebuilt the carb and fixed a few minor issues. Took it out but it doesn't want to get in to a plane

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Aug 03, 2017

1977 johnson 115 hp outboard fuel problems, a little help please

1969 sidewinder lo-pro 16 with 1977 johnson 115 hp outboard. starts easy idles a little rough when cold idles good when warmed up. will take off realy

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Aug 03, 2017

1993 bayliner classic cuddy runs good till I turn the water then starts mifiring

If I start the motor without the water running and let it run for ten seconds engine will idle perfectly if I turn it off and go turn the water on to run

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Aug 03, 2017

Not going faster than 15 mph

Our boat will not go faster than 15 mph and we don't know what is wrong with it. Any things we should look at?

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Aug 03, 2017

no power!

I have a 1988 Procraft 19 ft. bass boat. Boat was taken out of the water last week and was running fine. Went to put it back in and nothing has any power.

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Aug 03, 2017

Beeped, bogged out, now won't turn over

Hello, I have an 03 vip boat with Mercury motor. We were out on the water and we hit a bigger wave, the boat then beeped and bogged out. It starts but

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Aug 03, 2017

Back fire while cranking with ear muffs

We lost the fire in two cylinders at the end of the year last year. It would run on two cylinders. but not all 4. This year we diagnosed the problem to

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Aug 03, 2017

Sea ray 195 sport 2008. 4.3 mercury engine

I have to constantly correct steering just to keep the boat on a straight line on calm water. With 2 adults on board Scott

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Aug 03, 2017

2010 18ft trophy cc keeps Alarming

While out on water boat started alarming and drain battery . jump start battery worked for less then mile tried a new battery and alternator and its still

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Aug 03, 2017

I have oil in my freshwater

I have oil in my freshwater I have a 250 Cummins diesel and I am getting oil out of my crank case in to my freshwater can somebody tell me what my problem

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Aug 03, 2017

Engine Noise

Hi! I have a Manitou Pontoon boat. Once leaving the lift, the boat started & drove fine as well. Once parking it in the lift and turning off the engine,

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Aug 03, 2017

boat won't start. 1982 galaxie tri hull 115 2 stroke OMC drive

tried to start the boat for Memorial weekend and the starter motor didn't turn over. Checked the solenoid, it worked jumped the starter it turned over(

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Aug 03, 2017

89 Evinrude 225

Engine seems to have an electrical issue, if I cruise around the lake for a bit and try to go wide open it feels like there's a rev limiter at 3100, if

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Aug 03, 2017

my 22' champion boat "sometimes" feels like it looses power while trying to plane it out.

my 22' champion boat sometimes feels like it looses power while trying to plane it out. One day it ran great and next day same lake ran bad. It was having

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Aug 03, 2017

pressure sensors

what would cause the pressure sensor on a yamaha 115 hp to keep popping...has done it twice and when it occurs it shuts down motor and will not restart

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Aug 03, 2017

Steering wheel will not turn to one side

Steering wheel will not turn to one side. Turn the wheel to the right and it stops in the center will not turn to the other side does this mean I need

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Aug 03, 2017

Pull knob on 1970 sea ray srv 180

Cant figure out what that pull knob does next to horn

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Aug 03, 2017

Electrical problem on Glastron SX170

We did a reverse connection when hooking up the battery. Now there is no power to the dash or the motor or motor life. The only thing that works is the

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Aug 03, 2017

crossed wires on battery smoke coming from alternator

crossed the wires when hooking up the battery on my mercruiser 4.3l inboard. Smoke started coming from the alternator. Have i ruined the alternator. Need

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Aug 03, 2017

Boat motor bogs down when trying to take off

Mariner 1982/83 115hp straight six, carbs just rebuilt, fuel pump rebuilt. Boat will run great 5,500 rpm 37mph at 5,500ft elevation. If brought down to

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Aug 03, 2017

2003 60hp 3cyl. 4 stroke outboard serial OT683773.

I have replaced too many parts to list but my problem is when the motor runs for 10-15 min. it acts like it is starving for fuel. The final result is it

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Aug 03, 2017

losing oil in reserve tank

i use the boat all day no problem next day start boat alarem goes off reserve oil i losin the cap on reserve tank fill oil level up and use boat all day

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Aug 03, 2017

89 force mercury 125 outboard motor

I have a 89 bayliner capri with a 125hp outboard motor and I just replaced the entire overhead because the motor was bad now I'm a first time boat owner

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Aug 03, 2017

Cobia parts

I'm having trouble finding a lid for the glove box on a 1994 Cobia Monte Carlo 188. New or used would work. Any suggestions?

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Aug 03, 2017

2011 merc 4 stroke trim issue

I have a 2011 mercury 90 4 stroke the trim is intermittent on up tilt, have replaced trim relays, checked switches all to no avail. Need help

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Aug 03, 2017

1993 50hp Johnson no spark on one cylinder

Recently purchased a boat with 1993 50 HP Johnson (Model J50TLETF) and do not have any spark on one cylinder, what is the best way to check the coil?

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Aug 03, 2017

Year built.

I've owned a aluminum 14 foot boat with Larson's Watercraft on the metal plates at the corner of the transom for around 12 years. Recently I strip the

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Aug 03, 2017

2007 Crusader 6.0 Port Engine Stalls

I have a 2008 Carver 36SS with Crusader 6.0 Captains Choice Engines. The port engine starts stalling at low idle after running 25-30 minutes. It seems

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Aug 03, 2017

F150 2005 quick kill buzzes shifting fed& rev.

The quick kill buzzes when I shift forward or reverse. Engine never stops no starting issues. What is the cause? Kyle. Kyle@tdrcontractors.net

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Aug 03, 2017

2009 Bass Tracker Pro 17

I would like to find out the weight of the boat along with the trailer that would have been bought from the dealer. I would like to tow it with a 2016

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Aug 03, 2017

4.3l has power all the time

have a 4.3l mercruiser that the power to everything is constantly on.key off n wire harness disconnected.battery dies because fuel enrichner is on.changed

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Aug 03, 2017

Honda 150HP loses power under load

I'm excited to have found this site! I’ve been fighting an intermittent problem on my 2005 Honda 150HP outboard and am wondering if you have any suggestions.

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Aug 03, 2017

1990 Fiesta 29' Pontoon specifications

Where can I find the passenger capacity recommendations for a 1990 29 foot Fiesta pontoon boat? The manufacturer is looking but so far, no luck.

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Aug 03, 2017

Mid 90's mercury 25hp boat motor

Motor jerks and misfires under load only

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Aug 03, 2017

1981 rinker I/o motor raider speed boat

We where trolling around in lake Michigan and motor revved up the died. It started up in neutral and would run but when put in forward or reverse it would

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Aug 03, 2017

new battery new solenoid trun key no clicking sound

i have a 2004 60hp mercury outboard. i had an electrical fire last spring and replaced most of the electrical parts. i got it to start last fall i run

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Aug 03, 2017

Motor shuts off when put in forward

When I put the boat in forward drive the engine will stall down, but when I put it in reverse it runs fine?

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Aug 03, 2017

hard to handle

Why does it take 2 men and a boy to operate my 75hp Yamaha 4 stroke at any speed other than slow and on plane?

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Aug 03, 2017

1993 champion DCR elite w/150 mercury 2.5L XRI outboard

Went to lake to run the motor and after making less than a lap around the lake my engine just died while cruising. Try to re-crank but couldn't get anything.

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Aug 03, 2017

Rinker captiva 206 with a 350 magnum

Thinking about getting this boat it was runing in lake water but i need to tske to salt wster can i do tgat and what do i need to do to prep it for salt

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Aug 03, 2017

150 mercury 2.5L XRI outboard motor

Was on the lake running my 150Mercury 2.5L XRI outboard on my 1993 champion bass boat when it just died and fell on its face. Tried to start it back and

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