If this is your first visit, please click the Sign Up now button to begin the process of creating your account so you can begin posting on our forums! The Sign Up process will only take up about a minute of two of your time.

Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 30
  1. #1
    Registered 26scarab's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    st. clair shores mi ,us

    Thumbs down My boating season is over (long)

    Saturday was the impromtu Port Huron fun run .
    We ended up having 5 boats.
    Well we were heading to the middle channel from the launch to meet one other boat and we all were running pretty hard (4800-5000 with and occasional 5700rpm ) and my boat was running great , oil pressure,water temp and oil temp was fine.
    We see our buddy floating at the entrance to the channel so we stop, well at WOT I was running around 48lbs of oil pressure (normal for this motor) when I got off plane I see the oil pressure drop to 10lbs and the siren went off, so I shut the motor off look under the hatch and check the oil. Everything looked okay , there was plenty of oil and it was still clear (the motor has 4 hours on it since the rebuild) so I fire it back up , it still has 10lbs and nothing seems to be wrong, no noises or anything. I trust my gauges , oil pressure is a mechanical and the siren picks up at a different place so I'm positive that those readings are right.
    I'm hoping it is just a problem with the pickup , but I doubt it the only other thing it could be would be a spun main bearing.
    So I got towed the 5 or 6 miles back to the launch. NOT a good way to end the season.

  2. #2
    Charter Member #232 Charter Member Audiofn's Avatar
    My Boats:
    1979 Formula 302, 99 Formula 353, 81 Donzi 18 2+3 with 454
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Carlisle, MA USA
    Dude that totally sucks. Is there any chance that you just cooked the oil? Did you fire after you got back to the dock and see if the preasure was ok?

    Put your best foot forward!

  3. #3
    Lee is offline
    Gold Member Gold Member Lee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Lake St.Clair MI
    "So I got towed the 5 or 6 miles back to the launch"

    It should read

    "So we got towed the 5 or 6 miles back to the launch"

  4. #4
    Registered Milord's Avatar
    My Boats:
    1986 Four Winns Liberator 241
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Lake St. Clair, Canada
    Chuck that sucks dude. Hopefully it isn't anything too bad. You are making a strong case this last little while for me to leave me motors stock!

  5. #5
    Registered Advantage_Rob's Avatar
    My Boats:
    1999 32' Advantage Victory
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Lake St Clair, Michigan
    Hey Chuck, lets hope its another quick fix!! I saw you saturday on I-94, by north river rd. I was going to metro towing my boat, and I'm guessing you were going to selfridge towing yours. Just wondering iof you was me or not.

    James, Stock is good!!

  6. #6
    Registered BoatChic's Avatar
    My Boats:
    240 Sea Ray OV
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Lake St. Clair, MI USA


    Chuck, Sorry to hear that.

    By the way...The moot was good on Saturday!

  7. #7
    Registered 26scarab's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    st. clair shores mi ,us
    Sorry Lee ,
    Your right it should read "we"!

    The oil temp never went over 160 so it wasn't that and yes I did restart it ..still low pressure

    I've seen plenty of stock motors blow up too, How do you think Lenny makes a living

    yes I saw you Rob, I'm surprised you launch at Metro instead of somewhere closer to your house

    Thanks for reminding my about the Bay
    Lee and I did catch a pretty good buzz on the tow back to the launch

  8. #8
    That's no way to end the season!

    Still sorry we missed the outing though.
    The idle back would've probably been a good "get to know ya over a few beers" type thing.

    Good luck with the motor.

  9. #9
    Enjoy the show VIP Member Ron P's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    The Joisey Shore
    Better to end this season that start next year at the end of a rope.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Flemington, N.J. U.S.A
    sorry to hear that !! HOpe it works out OK for you .

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. boating season seems a long way off today...
    By Rippem in forum General Boating Discussion
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 02-05-2007, 05:34 PM
  2. Dry Pits Party...All Season Long
    By AugiePensa in forum OPA/The Jersey Boyz
    Replies: 51
    Last Post: 04-12-2005, 09:18 PM
  3. DRY PITS PARTY-All season long
    By gdfatha in forum General Boating Discussion
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 04-12-2005, 04:55 PM
  4. boating season
    By Vinny P in forum Checkmate
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-12-2004, 07:40 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:15 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0
Copyright © 2016 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Original Poster In Postbit provided by Original Poster In Postbit v1.0.0 (Free) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.