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Old 05-31-2016, 08:48 PM   #1
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Well folks just found out my main bearing are shot.

I was out boating today and noticed the oil pressure dropped by about half to 30 psi. I stopped the boat and at idle it dropped to 5 psi and I could hear rapping. Made it back to the marina rapping all the way. Removed the belt no change. Grabbed the crank pully and can move it up and down

Had the shop mechanic look at it and he agrees.

19 years but only 445 hours, oh well it's done. Now need to figure out path forward. Limited funds as going through a divorce right now. Guess it's more time for the pool and beer.

Hope the rest of you have a better season.
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Very sorry to hear that, Mike
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Yes ditto on that! Well I hope you can figure somehow to keep your season going, so keep that head up and keep smiling and all that other positive crap I can think of��.

I would think for all advice and help you have given on this forum we should get an engine fund going for you Mike.

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out of curiosity, what brand oil filter?
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Yes ditto on that! Well I hope you can figure somehow to keep your season going, so keep that head up and keep smiling and all that other positive crap I can think of��.

I would think for all advice and help you have given on this forum we should get an engine fund going for you Mike.

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Well Roger this is going to take several boat bucks, so collect away.
How about some beer money?

Seriously I enjoy the challenge helping others resolving issues.
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out of curiosity, what brand oil filter?
Cannot speak for its earlier life but since I have owned it only Merc or quicksilver oil and filters. I bought her in 2008 with 163 hours.
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Had the shop mechanic look at it and he agrees.
I thought YOU were the boats mechanic!!!!
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Up till now I have been and trying to decide if I want to take this on but at 55 years old with a ruptured disk and being 6'4" not sure I have it in me to replace the engine.
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Well, that indeed sucks, Mike, and won't be a fun job.

Last year I had to replace the big fuse that mounts to the + battery cable post on the starter. Very, very tough to get to on our boat, I really needed arms about a foot longer. And oh, detachable eyeballs would have also been helpful. Given that experience, my age, and my short stature I can confidently say that there's noooo whey I'd even think about pulling/installing an engine that boat. Hell, I changed the spark plugs (and cap/rotor) for the first time this season (they'd never been changed) and vowed to never do THAT again either.

Have them pull it, then you can swap all the externals from the bad to the good. Have them re-install it.

I'll contribute to the re-power fund.
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Thanks Dan, spent time on it today and she half unbolted. Still need to get at those rear engine mount that is the biggest PIA. Some vacation.
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