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  1. #21
    Ed is offline
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    Ft.Lauderdale, Fl.

    Re: Stupid Engineering

    The up-side-down oil filter on the Mercruiser engines was designed to bring the oil filter closer to the top/front area of the engine for easier access with oil & filter changes. Every one of these filters that I have ever removed was pretty much empty when it came off, because it is up-side down vertically. The minor amount of oil droplets lost sure outweighs the bilge crawling in years past. My .02. Ed

  2. #22
    My Boats:
    one slow Fountain, one fast ice boat.
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    Feb 2002
    Traverse City, Michigan

    Re: Stupid Engineering

    Two more
    Un-necessary thru hull fittings below the waterline.
    Hour meters wired to run with accesories on vs. actual engine running time.

  3. #23
    Registered Reed Jensen's Avatar
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    Los Angeles California

    Re: Stupid Engineering

    Quote Originally Posted by Too Old
    Electric activated hatch lifts with batteries mounted in the bilge and no provision for the dead battery scenario....
    I dealt with that problem by adding "jumper wires" under the rear seat. That way I could always energize the circuit that had the engine hatch connected to it......

  4. #24
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    Lake St.Clair MI

    Re: Stupid Engineering

    Ford still builds a V-12

  5. #25
    Gone Fishin' Charter Member Waterfoul's Avatar
    My Boats:
    1988 Tracker Pro 17, 40 hp Mariner.....1972 Glastron GT 140, Merc 50 power!!!
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    Grand Rapids/Holland/Grand Haven

    Re: Stupid Engineering

    Quote Originally Posted by GLH
    Punch the top of your filters so it will drain before taking them off. Now if they're sideways like mine your screwed every wich way!

    Do yourselves a favor and mount the enitre oil filter assembly on the port side transom and be done with it! Never makes a mess when changing. Or, if you have twin engines and can't get back there, mount them on the bulkhead of the back seat. I've seen it done both ways.

    [b]M Go Blue.......Gator boots, gator luggage, gator purses... all at cut rate deals!!!!

  6. #26
    Forum Regulator VIP Member Sydwayz's Avatar
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    37' Active Thunder AVH; 17' Speedliner Cat OB
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    May 2001

    Re: Stupid Engineering

    Auto Bilge Pump Float Switches that do not float. Check this thread out:

    CHECK your Auto Bilge FLOAT SWITCH!

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