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Old 11-13-2011, 12:24 AM   #1
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Default The Maxum God's wrath, for boating in style arrogance.....


I laughed at all your who had to go up on land in October, and i proclaimed I would be out in November in 70's weather.....

It was 68 degrees but I did not make it to the gas dock for my final fill up.

I explained is various post that my used 200 maxum had a new engine and outdrive, but that did not help me with the engine coupler crapping out.

Putting thru the 5 mph wake zone, i did hit somethings at 800rpm, and then I had no moving propellers.

So, i shut down then engine and rasied the out drive, and while in gear with the engine off, i could rotate the props.

The rub on the bottom was only a sand bar, and most mechnic's will tell you the outdrive shaft will break first, before the pressed in rubber engine in coupler breaks.

I had some weird rpm reading like it jumping up and down on the tac, and while most people blamie the gauge, I think my coupler was slipping under a load eairler this summer.

So, the good news it happen in November, at the end of my block, and I was the only one on board, plus sea tow was 5 min away, bad news is the engine got to come out to get the six bolts from the coupler to the flywheel.

Its like a $1200 job, and I'm happier knowing it was all checked out for next season.

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Old 11-13-2011, 02:37 AM   #2
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BOAT=Break Out Another Thousand

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Old 11-13-2011, 11:13 AM   #3
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BOAT=Break Out Another Thousand
or more......cry cry

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Old 11-13-2011, 03:23 PM   #4

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sorry to hear aobut this event...but believe me...I feel your more ways than one....45k in damages for hitting a rock..both drives replaced....both couplers replaced...massive amounts of fiberglass and paint.....

I'm really happy you didn't end up worse....

you got off easy........

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