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Oct 24, 2021

Mercury 40 elpto 1997 2 stroke

Slow to pick up rpms but runs out good bogs at hard acceleration

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Oct 24, 2021

Great sailing yacht charters in many exotic places

The best sailing yacht charters start with deciding where in paradise you want to go.

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Oct 24, 2021

2013 Mercury 60hp 4 stroke

Bought at a government auction 2013 60 4 stroke on a 1650 Alumacraft Tunnel Hull sat for over a year,had minor Hull damage was flipped in a storm is why

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Oct 23, 2021

mercury 90 H.P. 2001 ELPTO

i need part numbers to rebuild my power trim pump and cylinder

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Oct 23, 2021

Mariner 15 hp 2 stroke year unknown

I'm pretty sure my model is a yamaha mariner by the yamaha logo cast in the block it's an older model as it has points ignition I cant find a serial plate

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Oct 23, 2021

2018 Suzuki350

Shifting from forward or reverse is sets a shift disagreement code.186 hrs all fluids a clean and look excellent

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Oct 23, 2021

2009 Mercury outboard, 4 stroke 90 HP Model #1F90413HD SR@1B759924

I recently purchased a 24' Pontoon boat, before launching it I changed the oil, upon removing the filter I noticed it was dry and had no oil residue in

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Oct 23, 2021

Johnson, mod. J150VXSSS, year 2000

Hello everyone, I am in trouble with a Johnson 150 hp,2 stroke, carburettor.variable timing,year 2000. The Problem is no sparks in any of the six cylinder,have

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Oct 23, 2021

Mercury 90 hp 4 stroke, 2009, Model #1F90413HD SR@1B759924

I recently purchased a 25' Pontoon boat, before launching it I was changing the oil, I pulled the filter, it looked as though no oil had been filtered,it

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Oct 23, 2021

2005 mercury 150efi 2 stroke

made a couple of attempts to replace the impeller. problem was getting lower unit aligned . First attempt, motor ran fine, nothing out the pee valve. second

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Oct 19, 2021

1996 Mercury 40 hp 2 stroke 4 cylinder on a Bass Tracker

Can't get it started I have taken carbs off at least 6 times soaked in Berryman carb cleaner also soaked in gas with sea foam Rebuilt the fuel pump seems

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Oct 19, 2021

1993 Mercury 75 hp tiller with electric start

When turning the ignition key nothing happens, not even a cluck. Also, when trying to trim motor nothing happens. I swapped the battery but the problem

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Oct 19, 2021

Yamaha f90tlrd 2005

smoke and bogging down on accel. Low speed operation only. Gas in oil, over fill mark. I changed water/fuel filter and primary filter. drained vst tank.

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Oct 18, 2021

2006 Yahama Vmax 150 2 cycle

While running on plane and trimmed up at 5000 rpm for about 3 miles, the overtemp light and buzzer comes on. I can run at 3200 rpm with no problems.

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Oct 18, 2021

Mercury Optimax 225hp 2001

Throttle does not always reduce rpms when demanded. Just replaced the tps with a new oem one to no avail. trying to sell and can't even drive it safely...Please

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Oct 18, 2021

Johnson J15FREUA

Leaking water where the shift rod extends up from the lower gear case. Does a rubber seal go in the hole that the rods passes through?

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Oct 18, 2021

Mercury, 1F20311EK, 2016

My 2016 20 HP 4 stoke Motor is leaking gas through a bypass tube from the carb that drains into the water from the housing around the lower unit. I’ve

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Oct 17, 2021

Mercury 75hp 2003

Hello all, I purchased my boat used about 2 years ago. I wasn't able to put it on the water due to covid shutting down the state parks here. Anyways, I

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Oct 16, 2021

Boat electrics and all you need about your boat systems

All about boat electrics and battery charging systems for all boat types and how to improve your system

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Oct 16, 2021

Yamaha 40 1993?

I have a yamaha 40 3 cyl with no power trim, will any other size yamaha engine trim and tilt fit or does it have to be 40 horse only?

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Oct 16, 2021

About 32 volt battery systems on boats and other systems

The 32 volt battery system still exists on boats and on shore

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Oct 16, 2021

The 48 volt battery revolution is coming or boats

The 48 volt battery power supply revolution is about to hit boat electrical systems

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Oct 16, 2021

About 42 volt battery systems and use on boats

About the 42 volt battery system that never quite made in onto a boat

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Oct 15, 2021

About boat electrical systems and installing 24 volts

About boat electrical systems and installing 24 volt battery and wiring systems

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Oct 15, 2021

12 volt boat battery systems and how they work

12 volt boat battery systems and why we have 12 volts on our boats

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Oct 14, 2021

1980 Evinrude 175 HP

have been offered a pair of motors virtually for nothing, but know nothing about these motors. What would be the most likely problems. They appear to have

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Oct 14, 2021

1988 force 85hp Trailering bracket

I'm Looking for that can send me or post a picture of the trailering bracket with dimensions so I can make one? I lost mine and I can't find any here in

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Oct 14, 2021

mercury 50hp 2008

this motor floods out and has to set for a long while before attempting to start again...idle seems a bit rough when it does start

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Oct 13, 2021

Johnson J70ELCTE 1983

Want to add tilt and trim and am trying to figure out which one to look for used.

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Oct 13, 2021

BAHJ1200249-225 Honda V-6

Engine ran fine all day then heading to dock suddenly shuts down at low rpms / no alarms or stuttering -will start back up run a few minutes and repeat

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Oct 13, 2021

BAHJ1200249-225 Honda V-6

Engine ran fine all day then heading to dock suddenly shuts down at low rpms / no alarms or stuttering -will start back up run a few minutes and repeat

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Oct 13, 2021

About anchor windlasses and proper operation

anchor windlasses and how to maintain and troubleshoot them

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Oct 13, 2021

Looking for anchor-windlass information, here it is!

About the anchor windlass and installation and troubleshooting advice

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Oct 13, 2021

Anchor windlass installation to your sail boat?

Are you fitting an anchor windlass to your sail boat? All you need to know.

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Oct 13, 2021

electric boat anchor windlass to your sail boat?

Are you fitting a boat anchor windlass to your sailboat?

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Oct 12, 2021

2021 4 stroke 90 hp Mercury

New Tracker Pro Guide 16 this past May. No issues until yesterday when it almost sounded like the lower unit had neutralized on a tight turn at about 4500

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Oct 12, 2021

Volvo Penta 5.0 Problems

Volvo Penta 5.0 problems and troubleshooting

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Oct 12, 2021

Tohatsu BFT225 2021

I have a pair of these recently installed with only 50 hours on them. This weekend port motor stopped. While looking for issues I squeezed the primer bulb

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Oct 11, 2021

Volvo 4.3 2012

Overheated replaced impeller which was destroyed boat ran great fo 3-4 weeks got stuck in sea grass didn’t seem that it overheated but after temperature

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Oct 11, 2021

Yamaha 150 Pro-V 1993

Randomly, my engines temp and oil level alarms will go off if I am under way and trim the motor up. If I slow the engine down the alarms stop and sometimes

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Oct 10, 2021

About man overboard accidents and how to manage them

About Man overboard and how to prepare for and manage such events on your boat

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Oct 10, 2021

About boating accidents and how they happen

About boating accidents, how they happen and how to avoid them

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Oct 10, 2021

About boating safety and staying safe afloat

Boating safety and how to stay safe and avoid accidents and worse

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Oct 10, 2021

pirate books about Somalia pirates, bestseller Piracy Today

All about pirate books and Somalia pirates and about maritime piracy problems by John C Payne, author of Piracy Today

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Oct 10, 2021

best piracy articles about Somalia pirates and Piracy Today

All about piracy articles and Somalia pirates and all about how maritime piracy problems by John C Payne, Piracy Today

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Oct 10, 2021

latest piracy news on Somalia pirates and new book Piracy Today

All about piracy news and Somalia pirates and about how maritime piracy problems by author John C Payne, Piracy Today

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Oct 10, 2021

maritime piracy and Somalia pirates, my new book Piracy Today

All about maritime piracy and Somalia pirates and all about modern piracy problems by author John C Payne

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Oct 10, 2021

modern day pirates and Somalia pirates and book Piracy Today

All about modern day pirates and the Somalia pirates and all about how maritime piracy problems by author John C Payne

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Oct 10, 2021

Somalia pirates and all about modern maritime piracy

All about the Somalia pirates and all about how maritime piracy problems on yachts and ships affects everyone

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Oct 10, 2021

Yacht charter Bahamas for a great vacation

The biggest yacht charter bahamas decision is just where in paradise you want to sail to.

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