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  1. Really sorry to see all that. First things first,get a new survey done to see if the damage has gone beyond cosmetic. Only real thing to do at this point.Not very pretty to look at at this time. Pepmyster
  2. Good question. I have a 242 and I am using a dual axle for mine with electric breaks. If it was me, I would go fot the tri-axle. Much safer. Hope this helps!!
  3. Hi, I know what you mean. Just click on this tab, on tne bottom right, They show you how to do what you want. Direct from a Marine school. Andrew http://www.nait.ca/program_home_15742.htm
  4. Hi Ian, it does not have anything to do with that, the curve in the original hose, takes care of that when in the full down. And, I found a replacement moulded hose made by Sierra. I will remove the straight one again when I remove my foot for winter storage, which I always do anyway!
  5. Okay,Since everyone is shy to reply, I'll tell you all what happened. I removed the thermostat and tried again. Guage worked fine but over-heated. Thats it..take the boat out. On the trailer. first things first,, check the foot(Alpha 0ne). water holes okay.. look behind the foot towards the transom and see the hose between the foot and the transom KINKED. Damm. I replaced this in the spring also. Since Mercruiser does not sell the moulded hose antmore. They give you a straight hose. I took the hose side by side and cut to the same size. Looked good at first. Too long by half an inch. Had to remove to foot again, remove to hose,take a new hose , cut the half inch shorter.install. put foot back. Put water muffs. start engine. perfect. Soooooooooooooo.....please be careful with the new replacement hose.
  6. Wow,So many things can drain power on a battery. Badly installed stereos....lights etc.... You said you put the battery switch on off and still the batterys are weak? Okay, have a load test done on them. They might have to be fulley charged before a proper test is done. Also... If you start the boat... take a multimeter and see if you have at least 13.5 volts coming to the battery terminals. If not, your alt in not charging..You have to see if you have 12 volts going into the field coil to activate the alt. Start with the load test on the batteries. You can also do a draw test on the system to see if you have any major draws on it. To bad I'm not there to help.
  7. Hi, there are many after market manuals on the up keep of the engines and outdrives. Find the one the goes with the type of engine and year of your boat. You could also find it at your local boat show.
  8. Hi everyone. Love the site, lots of info. Here's the story. Engine over heating only once in a while. I replaced the impeller this spring so it's not that, since the temp is okay one day and over the top the next. I removed the thermostate housing and low and behold...the thermostate was seized closed. It was rated at 160 degress. Replaced with another 160. Reassemble all parts...Now...over cools! My guage is reading 130 on the dash. The guage before was okay. no issues with it. One thing I noticed...the left ,if looking at the engine, exhaust manifold is hotter than the right. Any thoughts??????????????????????
  9. Hi everyone, I have 242 1998 and would like to update the inside abit with different color cabinets while keeping the ones we have. Anyone ever do this? Thanks.........
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