Hi everybody, i just finished signing up but have been checking the forum out for several months and I love it so far.
Late last summer we purchased a 2000, 2100sr with a carbed 5.7 turning an alpha and got it out 4 times before winterizing😭. The previous owner had everything that was ever done to er and even the original bill of sale so I was quite happy with that....not to get to long winded but on the last trip out I had the port side manifold crack right in the middle of the manifold (just slightly) so...being a bit anal and even more anxious I have decided to do some work,
-made sure no water intrusion and compression is still good
-new manifolds, risers, elbows, tstat, and totally rebuild the gimbal housing including bearing, all belows and shift cable, tore the leg apart and replaced u—joints, water pump, every seal and o-ring in the whole thing and scuffed the shine out of the paint and repainted and new decals.
(Note: genuine Mercruiser for everything $$🤮
If anyone has any other suggestions I would be happy to hear as I have been around and loved boating my whole life but this is my first boat purchase....I should note the boat has 100hrs on it by the time I was done on the last splash of the season, which for 18 yrs old doesn’t necessarily make me more comfortable.
I have a ways to go but loving every minute....with the exception of being at the checkout counter of the marine parts store.