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Old 08-30-2014, 03:49 PM   #1
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Everyone have a great Labor Day weekend!!

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Old 08-30-2014, 06:50 PM   #2
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Same to you Roger!
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Old 08-30-2014, 11:23 PM   #3
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Right back at you guys.

Two days of boating so far, two to go but with 50/50 chance of rain
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Well I spoke to soon. It happen again. Got up on plane for about 200 feet and the port engine did the same thing again. I think something as soon as it heats up fails. They start up like they just got tuned up.Still got the jet ski for tomorrow. Left a message for the mechanic that his work is not done. Hopefully he can get to it next week. Admiral and I had a great dinner saturday night.
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Guess you need to give him more beer.

He will need to get the engine fail to determine the problem.

My first thought is ignition sensor in the distributor.
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Old 08-31-2014, 02:14 AM   #6
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He is going for a ride with me if this thing starts up on me again and stays running.

Frig is full :-) Got Blue Moon this time.....

Going jet skiing tomorrow and Monday 80% chance of rain.

Have a good one folks!!

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Ski's are in and going for a ride early today as forecast is for rain this afternoon
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My mechanic looks at the boat today...got the plastic cowls off both engines ( just in case) and the cooler floor out of the way for him. Hope he can figure the mystery.

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Hope it's an easy fix.......
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Roger best of luck
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Well got a call from the mechanic this afternoon and after about an hour and half of poking around he found a corroded dist cap .

Fired the engine up in the slip gave a load test in gear about 1200 rpm's ( I've got some tough dock lines) and ran like a champ.

A friend of mine and myself have 9 am appointment for a test drive tomorrow. Take the boat out and run the p out of it. Hope there are no more issues.

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Hope tomorrow goes well and you can still get some time on the water this season
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best of luck, Roger...
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These are the type of fixes I like!!!
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Thanks guys ......fingers are crossed!
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Hope all goes well!
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Well folks... my buddy and I went a for joy ride on the boat around 9 this morning and everything went great. She purred at 4000 rpms for a good two mile run up the river and I mixed it up coming back. No hiccups! Since both dist caps were put on at the same time I'm getting the other engine done next week.

I am tempted to put new spark plugs in but might wait since the season is getting close to ending.

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Roger, at this point I would just use the boat for the rest of the season. Spend this winter slowly gathering up all your tune-up parts. Take advantage of off season specials and start fresh in the spring. Jesse
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Sounds like good advise !
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I agree with Jesse finish the season and have fresh cap and wires in the spring.
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