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Old 09-14-2014, 06:06 PM   #11
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Kv glad tohear you have resolved the issues. No I did not know the breakers are difficult to reset.
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Old 09-15-2014, 01:58 PM   #12
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Its not that their difficult, you just have to push them in further than you think, and further than I can with my huge fingers. They can look and feel like they are reset, and not be.
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Old 03-25-2015, 01:36 AM   #13
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Good info Kevin, I'm a learning new owner myself and every issue has been a mystery but also well so far.

BTW did you make 170miles on one fuel load? If so that's great, I've never got better that 1 mpg.
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Old 04-22-2015, 08:46 PM   #14
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Oh no, there 2 fuel stops.... But that's a whole nother story of learning that the port fuel gauge didn't work.
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So, I might as well update on what's going on with my boat.



Tried to leave my dock at too low of a tide, and dinged a prop... The prop I just had repaired. Wasn't aware it happened, but couldn't figure out why I was having so much trouble staying on plane. Thought I had picked up some growth, so was pushing through it hoping it would scrape off. Port motor starts running rough, pulled back throttles, and the port motor dies. Try to restart it, and the starter dies.



That actually probably saved the motor.



Turns out I blew a head gasket. Tore down that motor, and the heads are out being checked.



While in there working, I noticed that the headers on the starboard motor are developing quite a bit of rust around the joints. Between that and the fact that that motor has been starting hard, and smoking a bit on startup, I went ahead and ordered a set of new headers for that motor, plus a new prop for the port.



Lots of new toys coming in the mail!
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Old 04-26-2015, 11:26 AM   #16
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Kev sorry you are having so many issues but it sounds like you have them under control.

At least it's still early in the season. Hope she's upnand running soon.

BTY what is the MLW at your pier?
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Old 04-26-2015, 12:41 PM   #17
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My dock is juuuust off the official charts, so I don't know what the official is. Typically I get down to about 1.5 feet of water. It's a soft mud bottom. This time of year we get a few even lower tides. Usually I can leave the bow tied up and swing the stern out a bit, and have enough water to fire up. This time in particular, I tried to be a little too bold. Usually we just don't come or go at low tide. I'm waiting to get my floating dock built, which will push me 10' further out, and wont have any depth problems anymore.
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That's some skinny water.

Longer dock sounds great.
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Old 04-26-2015, 02:51 PM   #19
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Its only a problem about 2 hours a day. The rest of the there is plenty of water. Midsummer through spring, I usually have at least 3 feet of water. Also, that is at the dock. It drops off another 1.5-2 feet by the other side of the boat.
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Here's what my engine room looks like at the moment.
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