Like Tree0Likes

Now we know why it quit running

Reply
Old 04-26-2005, 10:24 PM
  #1
S.O.B (single O/B) now
Platinum Member
Thread Starter
 
t500hps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Richmond VA
Posts: 7,921
Default Now we know why it quit running

Sunday a week ago my fun came to an end. I expected to be rebuilding motors later this year but this is a little early. To my suprise the port motor had a new Mercruiser long block installed just months before I bought the boat in Nov 04. (You'd think the dealer would have mentioned that???)
Dave Howard is getting me back on the water. If anyone needs a mechanic, he's a good guy to work with. (Just don't calll him until after mines fixed!!! )
Attached Thumbnails
Now we know why it quit running-dscf0027-small-.jpg   Now we know why it quit running-dscf0029-small-.jpg   Now we know why it quit running-dscf0030-small-.jpg  

t500hps is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2005, 10:30 PM
  #2
VIP Member
VIP Member
 
OldSchool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Florida
My Boats: Cigarette CC and Boston Whaler currently
Posts: 10,094
Default Re: Now we know why it quit running

That really sucks!! I guess that if you want some thing positive out of this (which I know is hard to do at this point!!) , It's probably better that it happened now instead of in June or July when all of the mechanics are busier than one-armed wallpaper hangers!!!

Looking forward to seeing you on the water this summer. Hang in there!

Craig
__________________
I can't talk about it right now, it's being handled by the Postal Inspector. Those guys don't mess around!
OldSchool is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2005, 10:31 PM
  #3
A to Z
Platinum Member
 
Sean H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: KC/LOTO
Posts: 9,156
Default Re: Now we know why it quit running

Quote:
Originally Posted by craig223
That really sucks!! I guess that if you want some thing positive out of this (which I know is hard to do at this point!!) , It's probably better that it happened now instead of in June or July when all of the mechanics are busier than one-armed wallpaper hangers!!!

Looking forward to seeing you on the water this summer. Hang in there!

Craig

i personally wouldn't hire a one armed wallpaper hanger... is that discrimination?
Sean H is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2005, 10:32 PM
  #4
Registered
 
robyw1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Spring, TX
My Boats: 1998 Wellcraft 22' Scarab
Posts: 2,759
Default Re: Now we know why it quit running

I checked with the engineers at MerCruiser and they say it don't look too bad. You might get another 20 hours out of it in a pinch.

Roby
robyw1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2005, 08:23 AM
  #5
S.O.B (single O/B) now
Platinum Member
Thread Starter
 
t500hps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Richmond VA
Posts: 7,921
Default Re: Now we know why it quit running

Quote:
Originally Posted by sutphen30
wow that sucks,,jcperf would buff that piston out and reuse it. wonder why the second long block let go??
Used boat, unknown type of useage, 380 hours.
At least I'll be on the water soon with 2 new long blocks, a 1 year old gimbal ring and a new gimbal ring.
t500hps is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2005, 08:36 AM
  #6
Registered
 
45sonic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Northern VA
My Boats: '00 45 Sonic
Posts: 3,401
Default Re: Now we know why it quit running

Dam Russ, hate to see that on any engine, BUT at least like Craig said it happened now and not when you really want to be boating.

Sea ya out this year

Bill & Patti
45sonic is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2005, 08:48 AM
  #7
S.O.B (single O/B) now
Platinum Member
Thread Starter
 
t500hps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Richmond VA
Posts: 7,921
Default Re: Now we know why it quit running

Quote:
Originally Posted by 43Thunder
Dam Russ, hate to see that on any engine, BUT at least like Craig said it happened now and not when you really want to be boating.

Sea ya out this year

Bill & Patti
That's what James (excursion) kept saying, although the repair bill will be hard to swallow. This is part of the reason I wanted to get out and run the boat some in the early spring. Also wanted a chance to get familiar with the boat before the weather was nice and had bikini distractions!!
I am looking forward to meeting some OSO people this summer too. Will be in the RPBA poker run and the fun run that hits Solomons, Baltimore, Red Eyes weekend of Aug 1. Seeya soon
t500hps is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2005, 09:03 AM
  #8
VIP Member
VIP Member
 
offshoredrillin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Maryland
My Boats: 00 Cig Tiger,74 Cig 20'
Posts: 10,945
Default Re: Now we know why it quit running

Guess another upside is now you will have two very healthy longblocks and starting with a fresh slate on maintenence you know it will be done right...
offshoredrillin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
sean stinson
General Boating Discussion
25
03-16-2014 10:56 PM
Scarab3DMC
General Boating Discussion
29
03-16-2006 09:23 AM
Lofty
General Boating Discussion
24
01-14-2005 01:53 PM
Offshore Addiction
General Racing Discussion
11
04-11-2003 10:17 AM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:22 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.