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Forum: Sport Cruisers 12-15-2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,445
Posted By dronthelake
My previous boat was a 2565 Regal on a dual axel...

My previous boat was a 2565 Regal on a dual axel trailer with electric over hydraulic disk brakes. I loved pulling that trailer.
Forum: Maxum Owners General Discussions 12-09-2015, 01:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,094
Posted By dronthelake
Rarely. We stay out most weekend and run the...

Rarely. We stay out most weekend and run the generator often. I like the wind pushing the the fumes away from the boat.We also like the breeze coming into the cabin through the half open hatches.
Forum: Sport Cruisers 12-09-2015, 01:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,873
Posted By dronthelake
When we use to trailer a boat I would lay a clean...

When we use to trailer a boat I would lay a clean white sheet out and roll them up on a large noodle. The sheet kept the plastic from touching.
Forum: Maxum Owners General Discussions 11-22-2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,918
Posted By dronthelake
I agree with Mike - mag for fresh. Aluminum, and...

I agree with Mike - mag for fresh. Aluminum, and especially zinc, are more noble than magnesium. The magnesium decays so that your aluminum stern drive doesn't.
Forum: Maxum Maintenance 09-23-2015, 01:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,703
Posted By dronthelake
A few years ago ours started to cycle on about...

A few years ago ours started to cycle on about every 15 minutes. I couldn't find any vacuum leaks so I replaced the duck-bill valves which solved the problem. I have easy access to the vacuum...
Forum: Maxum Maintenance 09-20-2015, 02:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,422
Posted By dronthelake
Looks great. I did mine a few years back. Picked...

Looks great. I did mine a few years back. Picked the black pan head screws up at Ace Hardware.
Forum: Maxum Owners General Discussions 09-11-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,440
Posted By dronthelake
We are coming into our favorite boating seasons -...

We are coming into our favorite boating seasons - fall, winter and spring. As the water cools down, 88f last weekend, the number of boats start to thin down. Our favorite cove is less crowed during...
Forum: Engines 09-03-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,150
Posted By dronthelake
"SJ" is an old API classification that was last...

"SJ" is an old API classification that was last used in 2001. The current "SM" came out in 2010 and has all the qualities of the previous classification plus recent improvements.

SJ is the next...
Forum: Engines 09-03-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,150
Posted By dronthelake
I have 1800 hours on a 1998 7.2 and have used...

I have 1800 hours on a 1998 7.2 and have used Mobile 1 sine 200 hours and still runs like new.
Forum: Maxum Maintenance 08-25-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,208
Posted By dronthelake
We spend a lot a time aboard and the toilet gets...

We spend a lot a time aboard and the toilet gets used often. We use Scott's single ply and haven't had any issues.
Forum: Maxum Owners General Discussions 08-19-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,305
Posted By dronthelake
My grandfather owned a Sohio service station up...

My grandfather owned a Sohio service station up in the 1970's until he retired. He turned me on to Sea Foam in the mid 70's when I started driving. I use it in all my lawn equipment, the diesel...
Forum: Sport Yachts 08-19-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,570
Posted By dronthelake
Ours is like Dutchadrie. There is a 2 piece...

Ours is like Dutchadrie. There is a 2 piece sliding tray that is under the starboard fixed seating. Pull it slightly up and out and it creates a solid platform for the three filler cushions.

Our...
Forum: Welcome Mat | New Member Introductions 08-07-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,289
Posted By dronthelake
Welcome

Welcome
Forum: Projects and Customisations 07-06-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,049
Posted By dronthelake
Out 1998 uses the following lights. White...

Out 1998 uses the following lights.

White Oblong Courtesy Light (https://www.replacementboatlights.com/white-oblong-courtesy-light)

I replaced all our courtesy lights a couple years ago.
Forum: Engines 07-06-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,560
Posted By dronthelake
Hope everyone had a great and safe weekend. Other...

Hope everyone had a great and safe weekend. Other than a brief verbal confutation with a guy who tried to blame me for him anchoring to close to my boat we had a great weekend on the water. The boat...
Forum: Engines 07-01-2015, 01:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,560
Posted By dronthelake
Good idea Bill. I am still waiting for the...

Good idea Bill. I am still waiting for the mechanic to get by and run a scan just to see if there are any codes.

Saturday evening we cruided down to our normal cove. Engine ran perfectly. After...
Forum: Electronics 07-01-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,732
Posted By dronthelake
Electric actuators under $400 (no mount) CP...

Electric actuators under $400 (no mount)

CP Performance - Hatch Actuators and Rams (https://www.cpperformance.com/c-40-hatch-actuators-and-rams.aspx)
Forum: Engines 06-22-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,560
Posted By dronthelake
I'll get back to the boat later this week and...

I'll get back to the boat later this week and will check the IAC. My curiosity makes me ask. What would cause the IAC to only act up after the engine is at operating temp and has sat for a while?...
Forum: Sport Yachts 06-21-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,050
Posted By dronthelake
Mine is tired to one of the 12v circuit breakers...

Mine is tired to one of the 12v circuit breakers on the main electrical panel.
Forum: Engines 06-21-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,560
Posted By dronthelake
Fuel injected.

Fuel injected.
Forum: Engines 06-21-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,079
Posted By dronthelake
The RPM never changes. Older units run at a...

The RPM never changes. Older units run at a constant 3600 RPM for 60 HZ. A lot of the newer Westerbeke's run at 1800.

I know of two ways.

Most digital volt meters has a hertz setting. You...
Forum: Electronics 06-19-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,649
Posted By dronthelake
Mike's though is a possibility. I had the same...

Mike's though is a possibility. I had the same switch go bad on 1994 Regal. Check the switch for continuity.
Forum: Maxum Owners General Discussions 06-19-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,633
Posted By dronthelake
Sounds like the the same setup of a 1994 Regal...

Sounds like the the same setup of a 1994 Regal w/Merc Alpha drive I had. I trimmed by feel and it ran best at the mid point. The trim and trailer switch activate the same pump so I am baffled why the...
Forum: Engines 06-19-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,560
Posted By dronthelake
Yes it cranks fine, will fire up for 1 second...

Yes it cranks fine, will fire up for 1 second then die as if it is starved for fuel. The last to trips down the lake it would not start have it warmed up and set for awhile. Starts and runs great...
Forum: Engines 06-19-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,560
Posted By dronthelake
7.4 MPI won't start when hot

Scratching my head and looking for suggestions.

1998 Mercruiser 7.4 MPI
784 hours
Serviced religiously
89 octane (no ethanol), my marina
Twin 122 gallon tanks, half full

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