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Old 09-25-2017, 01:08 PM
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On the rear engine riders, sometimes it helps to put a little weight in the front like a cinder block.
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Old 09-25-2017, 02:14 PM
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The 420 is mk IV and the 502 is gen 6, I'm just looking to get a working engine right now, I read that a roller cam would get me more hp, and is more reliable, so I just figured that well I got one lying here. Maybe I should just swap both the merc 420s for a 502 short block. Btw they are out of a 80s formula, fresh water boat 400 hours. Also the outlaw I picked up is not from the Florida hurricane, I got it out of New Hampshire, more than likely someone didn't winterize it, cracked the block and decide to sink it at the boat launch to collect the insurance, who knows. But their is no sigh that it seen salt water. To dereknkathy, I live 1/2 a mile from the boat launch at Raystown lake, central Pa, if you come boating there will be a cracked block here for you, lol. So any good advice is welcome, thanks.
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Old 09-25-2017, 02:16 PM
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Flood boats? You wanna see flood boats? You shoulda been there for hurricane sandy. Oh. You are there now. Oh. And a funny thing about tidal surges. They can tell an alpha from a bravo. With Sandy, the tidal surge went down and every bravo drive was mysteriously no longer attached to the boat.


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Old 09-25-2017, 05:19 PM
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Flood boats
​​​​​. Yachtsalvage.com. during sandy they set up a lot on the back side of a municipal airport. I hadda go to main office in mass for my crownline. It was on a trailer. Bad 350 mpi was in shop. Bravo 3 stored. Somehow hurricane sandy fired up a forklift and lifTed my crownline by the windshield.
​​​​ then made the bravo e and the bad 350 mpi disappear. And the ecu, water pumo, everything. Made a windshield fit of a 200 buck 90 regal. Still have a nice gen 1 alpha with transom dirt cheap. Always trailered. 1.62 ratio. Runs bigger boat fine with 21
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​​​​​​ but I dIgress. I am sure yacht salvage will set up a location Houston and s. Fla. Some decent shape. Some slid upside down 500 feet with a 20000 lb sportfish on top of them.
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What???
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Old 09-26-2017, 09:24 AM
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Somebody else brought up flood boats. I digressed a bit as I been around that block. YOUR flood boat. Do you know or can you figure out how much of your was under water?

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you can bet there will be a bunch after this season !!!
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I'm not sure what was flooded, it had docking stamp for 2016, a couple of freeze plugs were popped out, so I figured it went threw a New Hampshire winter, the only thing that may cause me trouble is the wiring harness and Ecm, but I seen one on ebay for $200.
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I'm not sure what was flooded, it had docking stamp for 2016, a couple of freeze plugs were popped out, so I figured it went threw a New Hampshire winter, the only thing that may cause me trouble is the wiring harness and Ecm, but I seen one on ebay for $200.
Just an engine freeze, no biggy... Surpised insurance would cover anything to do with owner stupidity. I Thought it was retrieved under water or something similar. Your first post indicates flooding. Cracked block is more like a couple gallons of water in the bilge. Doubt your ecm or wiring harness is damaged. Good luck.

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Post # 1 says its a flood recovery boat. Bought at a Insurance Auction. I have never seen a Insurance company get involved with a miss maintained boat and or not a winterized boat period for a claim or buy back thru them.
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