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Old 04-12-2020, 11:50 AM   #1
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Hello all Maxum owners. Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during these times. Just put the boat in the water for the season. Great change of scenery during social distancing.




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Looking great! Where are you at???
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Doesnít look like many boats are in yet. I live on the water and mine is sitting on the lift but in Maryland we are only allowed to boat if fishing for food.at least Iím still working and can do most of it from home.
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Thanks. We're in Warwick RI


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Doesnít look like many boats are in yet. I live on the water and mine is sitting on the lift but in Maryland we are only allowed to boat if fishing for food.at least Iím still working and can do most of it from home.

Not many boats in. I did a lot of work in the fall and with our mild winter I was ready to go early. Why no boating? Seems pretty isolated to me.


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Not many boats in. I did a lot of work in the fall and with our mild winter I was ready to go early. Why no boating? Seems pretty isolated to me.


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Unless you are fishing for food you will be fined. I guess the concern if rafting up and if you get in trouble taking first responders away form those who are sick.
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We keep our boat in Westerly, RI. Our problem is the bathrooms at the marina are closed due to the Caronavirus, and the pump-out boats don't run until Memorial Day. For us, there is not much point in launching the boat.

The yard will have a say is how long we can sit in the parking lot. However, we won't be using the boat until at least the pump-out boat starts running. At this point, that might be well after Memorial Day.
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We keep our boat in Westerly, RI. Our problem is the bathrooms at the marina are closed due to the Caronavirus, and the pump-out boats don't run until Memorial Day. For us, there is not much point in launching the boat.

The yard will have a say is how long we can sit in the parking lot. However, we won't be using the boat until at least the pump-out boat starts running. At this point, that might be well after Memorial Day.

That's too bad. Our Marina has a self serve pumping station you pull up to so that's not a problem. I don't know if any fuel stations are open though. Definitely a slow strange start to boating season.


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Fuel docks are open in RI in order to ensure commercial vessels and commercial fishing is supported. If they have pumpout, I'm sure that is an option. I'm not really interested in tossing and catching lines during the docking/departing process.

I have chronic upper respiratory issues and I'm in the high risk category.
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Doesnít look like many boats are in yet. I live on the water and mine is sitting on the lift but in Maryland we are only allowed to boat if fishing for food.at least Iím still working and can do most of it from home.
Ironically here in Washington you can boat, but you are not allowed to fish.
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Ironically here in Washington you can boat, but you are not allowed to fish.
Lol. Politicians and lawyers.
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Ironically here in Washington you can boat, but you are not allowed to fish.

Crazy. Makes no sense.


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Well....as quick as the boat went in the water it came out. Lost forward and reverse on my port side Outdrive. Need to take it apart Saturday.


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oh man that's a bummer
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The lower shift cable may have broken. Try disconnecting it at the shift bracket and see if you can shift it into and out of gear by moving the lower cable in and out while holding the outer jacket.
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The lower shift cable may have broken. Try disconnecting it at the shift bracket and see if you can shift it into and out of gear by moving the lower cable in and out while holding the outer jacket.

Yeah. I did that. I'm hoping it's just a broken cable. I replaced the Starboard lower shift cable over the winter so figures the port side now has to let go.


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Yeah. I did that. I'm hoping it's just a broken cable. I replaced the Starboard lower shift cable over the winter so figures the port side now has to let go.
Sets like that should be replaced in pairs. If one is going, the other is always close behind. It's why they sell headlight and taillight bulbs in pairs rather than by the each. Otherwise, you're perpetually chasing blown bulbs.
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Sets like that should be replaced in pairs. If one is going, the other is always close behind. It's why they sell headlight and taillight bulbs in pairs rather than by the each. Otherwise, you're perpetually chasing blown bulbs.

When I pulled the boat for the winter I had to repair the Starboard steering pin and arm. The out drive was swaying in the breeze. When trying to take the shift cable outer sleeve off of the bell housing the brass fitting broke. That's why I replaced that side. The cable looked fine.


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After pulling the port Outdrive and taking the cover off it looks like my shift linkage jaws look pretty worn and rotting. I'm replacing the cable and the shift linkage. Should be back together this weekend.

Does anyone out there know about outdrives? The manual says the cam nuts should be torqued to 80 ftlbs. They move freely on there shift fork right now. Are they supposed to move? Are they shoulder bolts that won't tighten onto the shift fork? There are elongated slots on the shift fork so I'm assuming the cams are supposed to move.




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There are spacers on those bolts which causes the nuts to not compress the cams into the yoke plate.
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