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are your filters in the carb and vst clogged with a powder type substance?

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are your filters in the carb and vst clogged with a powder type substance?

Thread starter Bt Doctur

Start date Today at 8:53 AM


Tie ups vs wake boats?

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Wake boating has grown in my area. This is when the person behind the boat rides the wake without a rope pulling him. The wake boat goes extra slow and has 500LBs or more of water in a pouch in the rear of the boat to give it more wake. The wake produced when wake boating is huge.
I have no problem with them excpet when they approach and go by a tie up of 4 boats and do not stop or turn so as not to rock the living hell out of the tied up boats and make them bang against each other.
Boaters can all enjoy the water in whatever way they want but please be aware of others on the water and be considerate. That is not to much to ask.
Has anyone else noticed this issue wherever you boat?

Finally an easy way to keep my bottom clean

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I boat on the Ohio River. I trailer the boat each weekend. The most we stay in the water is 4 days. By then we normally have a nasty ole line of crud on the boat. Heck an hour after dumping in the water you could see the start of a line.

Wax would help. And a few years ago we started wiping the boat down at the boat ramp right after pulling out of the water. That way a lot of the crud would wipe off. If I pulled the two miles home from the boat ramp the crud would dry and be very hard to clean.

Last weekend for the first time I applied McGuire's Ceramic Wax. I was leary of it as it seemed to easy. Instructions were to clean boat, then spray on the McGuire's Ceramic Wax (simply using the spray bottle). Spray the whole boat. Then spray off the boat with the garden hose. Then wipe it dry with a micro fiber towel. To easy, right?

But it worked. After 4 days in the water Memorial day weekend I barely had a line. The difference was truly jaw dropping, so...

Who's ready to go boating?

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I am.
Unless it looks like this. :eek:

How do you carry your dingy?


Chased down the Queen on the Ohio River.

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As we were launching we saw the tail end of the old Mississippi Queen which is now called the American Heritage. Beautiful boat.
After stowing the trailer and picking up my wife we headed up river chasing the Queen. We caught her about 6 miles upriver.

I've seen it and others pass a few times this year but this is the first time we were in the water at the right time.

For mercruiser gimbal bearings only

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From inner race to housing

Be cautious with starter bolts

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Customer buys a ProTorque starter from a dealer, does not come with bolts. I go to the same store and ask for the starter bolts for ProTorque starter. I get 10-806343 2.
Install the first bolt and the starter is a bit loose.Verify the same with the second bolt. Only recourse was to add a washer from a drive mounting kit to actually have the starter tight.
Loose bolts lead to broken bolts or engine casting failure