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Old 05-18-2018, 11:14 PM
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hey guys question. My boat grinds a little when you bump the idle in neutral and free rev the engine. Is this a major issue i should look into before i out it in the water? I just tried to rev it a bit when i was warming it up on muffs and i hear it grind a bit. I stopped and was a little nervous. Is it possibly the linkage or drive engaugement adjustment?
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Old 05-19-2018, 02:16 AM
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I'm guessing you had the drive trimmed up all the way??? That is a no no.
What you heard was probably the u-joints binding from too much angle.
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Griff is correct. Be sure you raise it to tow and the drive should be down while boat is not being used on trailer, regular storage.
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It is also possible your shift linkage is a little off but I would try trimming down first as the others have suggested.

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Originally Posted by Redneckcustoms13 View Post
Ir is also possible your shift linkage is a little off but I wousl tey trimming down first as the others have suggested.
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Griff is correct. Be sure you raise it to tow and the drive should be down while boat is not being used on trailer, regular storage.
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I'm guessing you had the drive trimmed up all the way??? That is a no no.
What you heard was probably the u-joints binding from too much angle.
Thanks for the info and quick responses! Really nice having a place to ask some of these basic questions. Thanks so much! Jason
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By any chance did you buy a blue 86 242 with a 330/bravo from Tony?
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Are you hearing a grinding noise or could it be a gimbal bearing roaring?
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By any chance did you buy a blue 86 242 with a 330/bravo from Tony?
yup i bought the boat from Tony. Seems like a nice boat. I got the trim working and have been steady cleaning her up for my first trip up at hamlin lake. Anything that you know about the boat that i could be looking into? Thanks Jason.
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