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Forum: Maintenance

From cleaning products to cooling systems to props, discuss any and all of your maintenance issues here.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Getting Boats out of Hibernation

    Does anyone have any good tips for getting your boat out of hibernation? Any horror stories you want to share?

    Started by Magda7, 01-09-2018 02:19 PM
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    12-10-2019 12:21 AM Go to last post
  1. Poof ! !!! Wow , what happenned-----anybody here ?

    The only thing needing fixing right now is the cold weather change.:confused:

    Started by CocoBob, 04-24-2012 10:07 PM
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    04-25-2012 09:13 PM Go to last post
  2. Smile Starcraft honors my warranty claim

    Kudos to Starcraft. They are paying the $500 estimate for TIG welding and gusset reinforcements to repair all 4 of the 1/4" weld cracks at the end of...

    Started by CocoBob, 05-26-2012 08:49 PM
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    05-31-2012 11:32 PM Go to last post
  3. question/advice

    Hello All, I have a question for you all; however, I do not know the terminology. While working on my new pontoon project I noticed that the...

    Started by Tinker88, 06-08-2012 09:15 PM
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    06-09-2012 10:17 AM Go to last post
  4. Por-15

    Hello all, I am rebuilding (restoring) my pontoon. When I removed the floorboards (NOT marine grade) I found a LOT of corrosion on the beams. I...

    Started by Tinker88, 06-13-2012 09:31 PM
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    06-20-2012 08:28 PM Go to last post
  5. Cleaning the Vinyl

    We keep our boat in the water at the marina from May - October. Each week when we arrived, we were met with mold, mildew and spider crap on all of...

    Started by looneytoons, 07-26-2012 01:46 PM
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    07-26-2012 08:07 PM Go to last post
  6. Any Experience with Shark Hide?

    I just bought a new pontoon- at least I have paperwork showing that I own a new boat, but due to trailer issues, it is in Tennessee and I'm in...

    Started by Drive2Boat, 09-01-2012 08:32 AM
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    09-14-2012 10:36 AM Go to last post
  7. Well, it finally happened

    We were taking a friend out on the lake today and she was going to be here at 11:30 this am. Uncovered the boat at 10:00am and brought 2 can of gas...

    Started by cwag911, 09-15-2012 05:05 PM
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    11-21-2012 11:02 PM Go to last post
  8. Mercury Air Filter update

    In the old forum, I posted about a problem with Merc air filters disintegrating and my cheap fix. I'm happy to report that after 2+ years, my...

    Started by LSU Engineer, 01-27-2013 08:38 AM
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    01-27-2013 10:25 AM Go to last post
  9. Question Sta-bil products alert!!!

    As I was leaving my garage today, I noticed some moisture under the qt. bottle of the red stuff. On further inspection, I also found moisture on the...

    Started by Drive2Boat, 05-03-2013 09:46 PM
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    05-05-2013 11:35 AM Go to last post
  10. 2000 Mercury 90hp carb adjustment help

    I need some help for a friends 90 2 stroke. He rebuilt the carbs, cleaned the fuel tank and replaced all the fuel lines. It idles fine but spits...

    Started by cwag911, 05-30-2013 12:49 PM
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    05-31-2013 01:16 PM Go to last post
  11. Ran Aground, Over-Heated Engine, How I Solved It on the River

    Last week We tried to go between a couple of islands near Grafton (on the Ill, just above the confluence with the Miss. Trying to get to the Miss...

    Started by belercous, 08-26-2013 11:04 PM
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    09-04-2013 09:32 AM Go to last post
  12. Mercury 50 Bigfoot Manual

    Does anyone happen to have an electronic copy of a Mercury Service manual or know where I could find one? I would like to start doing some of the...

    Started by CaptainPete, 09-04-2013 03:38 PM
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    09-04-2013 03:38 PM Go to last post
  13. Winter and water, opps...?

    The water must have froz and the seal gave way, small fix ... opps !!!;-D

    Started by funtooner, 12-18-2013 06:04 AM
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    12-18-2013 06:04 AM Go to last post
  14. recovering seats, lounge, and dressing room

    any one know about what it cost to recover pontoon furniture?

    Started by mgann, 12-06-2013 02:58 PM
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    01-24-2014 12:04 PM Go to last post
  15. Check your cover...in winter weather.

    :( I know it's hard to keep an eye on your pontoon with all the goofy weather,But it will help so in spring you will not have to repair it I-I

    Started by funtooner, 01-14-2014 05:44 AM
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    02-24-2014 06:40 AM Go to last post
  16. replace fuel filter or fuel pump on Suntracker 32 Party Cruiser w. 3.0 Mercruiser?

    I am told by a Tracker mechanic that the only way to replace the fuel filter on this boat with this engine is to pull the entire fuel pump and...

    Started by crackerjack, 05-13-2014 07:11 AM
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    05-13-2014 07:11 AM Go to last post
  17. Angry Pontoon Boat non working speedometer

    :(Hi , I have had a non working speedometer since I bought this boat new in 2010 . it is a 2010 bently oncore 200 cruise . it has never worked...

    Started by saltydog, 08-08-2014 04:41 PM
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    08-23-2014 07:25 AM Go to last post
  18. bilge pump on I/O pontoon

    I have a 2003 Odyessy Lextra tritoon with a 305 V8. Recently the bilge quit working and the engine compartment took on some water. We had to use an...

    Started by welltooned, 07-27-2013 07:08 PM
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    10-24-2014 07:35 AM Go to last post
  19. Question ok a question about my 115 mercury lower end unit

    ok I have read a few places about changing the oil in the lower end unit, my mercury is a 2013 115 horsepower unit four stroke. do I need to change...

    Started by craig and mary chase, 10-14-2014 10:57 AM
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    12-03-2014 04:48 PM Go to last post
  20. Removing Steering wheel

    I wanted to remove my "destroyer" style steering wheel, but could not get the cap off ! It turns easily in either direction about 1/4 turn. It does...

    Started by Mike K, 06-28-2013 08:52 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    01-05-2015 05:36 AM Go to last post

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