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Old 03-25-2018, 03:06 AM   #1
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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 $$&#129326

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.

Thanks everyone!!!
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Old 03-25-2018, 03:19 AM   #2
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Welcome.
Just so you know "the happiest day for a boat owner is the day he bought it and the day he sold it" But in between is a lot of frustration and a lot more fun.
Enjoy it while you can. Boating has been a part of my life for about 40 years and it has its ups and downs.
But it gets in your blood and I can't be without one as long as I can still get it on and off the trailer.
Enjoy.
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Welcome aboard

You have performed all the maintenance that I would suggest.

Now it’s time to enjoy her.
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Thanks fellas, I appreciate it!!!
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Moved thread from 'Dockwalk' to "Maxum General".

Have you checked bellows?
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Hi Shrew, thanks for the response!!

I am replacing all the bellows you bet. A question though, when I asked my local Mercruiser dealer about purchasing bellows adhesive they told me not to bother and to install them dry...I don’t particularly like that advise as it sounds like a little less insurance on keeping my boat on top of the water instead of under it. Or is this common practice?

Your thoughts are as always appreciated!!
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I should note that my first post made it sound like all the work was already done. My bad..I have all the parts but still have a few jobs left to do but it’s been to cold and I can’t yet unwrap the boat to do all the exhaust system and engine work I plan to do so I haven’t got beyond the outdrive yet.
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Good morning
I have always used adhesive on any bellows that I replaced.
I have not heard of Mercruiser changing there specs to not using adhesive.
I think it is still a good idea to use it as I agree that it is less likely that any water is able to get past the seal.
Good luck.
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I have always used adhesive on any bellows that I replaced.
I have not heard of Mercruiser changing there specs to not using adhesive.
I think it is still a good idea to use it as I agree that it is less likely that any water is able to get past the seal.
Good luck.
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+1, use the adhesive. I have heard of folks not doing so only to get seepage.
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Thanks fellas! My thoughts exactly
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