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Old 03-22-2015, 11:16 AM   #1
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Nice looking boat! Have a few things to repair, but got a smoking deal!
Any pointers on this particular model is always appreciated.

Looks like the Previous owner didn't care of the zincs.






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Old 03-22-2015, 11:41 AM   #2
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Congrats on the new to you boat.

From the look of it the drives need some attention as it looks like a broken bonding wire on the starboard one. I would suspect its time for bellows. Also sand, prime, and paint on the drives. Check the gear lube for signs of water.
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Congrats. ...I just bought my 95 3200 last fall.
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Thanks Mike!
Looks like the PO had either a steering issue or a leaking seal issue on the Strbd drive as well.
There is a 1" hole started in the side of the gimbal housing, like they were going to install the (shudder) "kit" to get to the nuts inside, instead of pulling the engine/drive.
No big deal. Should be easy enough to patch.
Havent looked into bilge yet to confirm, but I'd almost bet either the Mercathode is either missing or disconnected as well as bonding wire problems.
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Well if the PO started but did not finish address the steering issue, sounds like you will need to do so.

Considering the BIII's corrosion issues back then fixing the bonding wire, Mercathode, and painting the drives are a must.
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Yeah, I've repaired/replaced many steering pins/seals over the years. I was commenting on patching up the hole they started drilling. Not a clue why they quit mid way, but glad they did.
Happy Spring everyone!
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Yeah, I've repaired/replaced many steering pins/seals over the years. I was commenting on patching up the hole they started drilling. Not a clue why they quit mid way, but glad they did.
Happy Spring everyone!
Well does it need new steering pin? If so finish drilling the hole do the job and install mercs plug kit for this.

If not how far through did they drill? Maybe easier to drill it out and install the plug kit
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