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Old 04-25-2011, 03:34 PM   #1
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hi guys
have been motoring in a place named "the Biesbosch" and have to say i didn't watch my dept gauge enough.
so stranded @#$%^&*(
got out but hit the sand a few times
the speedometer doesn't work (again) and the thermostat stays open (max 50 degrees)
do i have to do something about it or will it come out itself
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Old 04-25-2011, 04:35 PM   #2
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your going to have to clean that sand out ..plus it probably chewed up your raw water impeller a bit....so...I'd look at removing the lower unit and replacing the impeller and cleaning out the pitot on the front of the drive.......then digging out the thermostat and replacing that...then checking other places thru out the engine where the blue plugs are located...see if any sand comes out....some will clear if you run it with muffs...but some will stick and cause issues later....

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OK
i'll clean it but the boat is in the water now.
is it possible to open the thermostat housing or will the boat fill with water.
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for opening the 2 blue plugs. is this done with the engine running (will the boat fill with water)
the good thing is that i'm learning about the boat every day
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Old 04-25-2011, 06:04 PM   #4
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it's possible ..you just have to make sure your engine thermostat housing is above the water line...which I'm pretty sure it is.....
the plugs should be opened with the engine NOT running....let whatever water is in the manifolds drain out into the bilge....check for sand there...
be sure the water level in the bilge is NOT touching the oil pan...that will rust out in a new york minute..
your going to Have to pull the boat out of the water to drop the drive and check the impeller...since your going to be out of the water (assuming you have the A1G2 drive)...then you can pull all the plugs to clear the manifolds..

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Old 04-27-2011, 08:07 PM   #5
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Ok. flushed the system, renewed the thermostat, swapped for a new propellor and everything is fine again
last question
where is the sensor or gauge of the deptmeter located
is it in the sterndrive or underneath the boat
when it reads 2 feet do i acually have 2 feet or is it less
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:18 PM   #6
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are you talking about the transducer in the engine bay??....yours will be about under the engine on the stbd side...when it says you have 2 ft...that probably includes the offset....where the keel is in the ctr of the boat ...yours is off to the side looking down...

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