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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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  1. 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
  2. Impeller

    Getting the toon ready I put the muffs on and had a good water pressure, the motor started first crank, but the impeller wasn't flowing the water out...

    Started by Capt Sully, 06-26-2016 08:42 PM
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    06-30-2016 10:16 PM Go to last post
  3. Water Impeller

    Has anyone replaced their Water Impeller on a Yamaha outboard, is it in the shaft or on the engine ? I don't have the manual. Is it something you can...

    Started by Capt Sully, 05-27-2019 09:18 PM
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    05-28-2019 09:22 AM Go to last post
  4. Water Impeller

    I have a 90hp Yamaha and when I start it the water doesn't flow out. It's been sitting for a year and has 36hrs on the motor. Do you think the...

    Started by Capt Sully, 08-27-2020 05:16 PM
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    08-31-2020 03:58 PM Go to last post
  5. Storage Covers for Winterization

    I just added some pictures of the new covers I purchased from Wholesale Marine Supply. Look in the maintenance forum under "Winterizing yet for...

    Started by Captain Tony, 10-15-2017 10:37 AM
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  6. Unhappy Winterizing yet for Climate Challenged Boaters

    Hey PDB members / readers: Is the boat winterized and covered up yet for the duration? We pulled ours out the last weekend in September because...

    Started by Captain Tony, 10-10-2017 09:27 AM
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    11-27-2017 05:19 AM Go to last post
  7. Low Water Pontoon Lift

    OK so this may or may not be in the Maintenance category but I wanted to throw this out there for any one who has to clean the 2 or 3 'toons at the...

    Started by Captain Tony, 08-01-2016 01:38 PM
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    08-02-2016 09:27 AM Go to last post
  8. Winterization weekend

    Well the Missouri weather was unusually nice this past week so I took the opportunity to haul out the Summit Tritoon and get her buttoned up for...

    Started by Captain Tony, 09-26-2016 06:07 PM
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    09-26-2016 11:15 PM Go to last post
  9. A Winter Lift for my Triton Summit

    OK folks: For years we have boated and docked in a low water cove so this has a tendency to shorten up our boating season. Further more, our all...

    Started by Captain Tony, 09-26-2018 01:44 PM
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  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Cleaning out the cavities... and lost speed...???

    What can you do to clean out the cavities inside of a strake???I know you can clean the out side ,but the growth is in the strake as well

    Started by funtooner, 07-20-2012 07:25 AM
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  20. How's your carpet???

    Just a look at what can happen if you don't keep it covered or clean....:p

    Started by funtooner, 09-04-2013 06:38 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    04-16-2017 06:54 AM Go to last post

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