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Old 07-10-2006, 02:44 PM
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Also a spare fuel pump.

Ive had 2 of the Areomotives go out,My spare is in the boat
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Tools
2- Belts
Oil Filter
8 Quarts of oil
Thermostat
2-Water Pump Kits
Fuel / Water Filter
2-Quarts Gear Oil
Trim Pump Fluid
8 Spark Plugs
Distributor Cap & Rotor
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Old 07-10-2006, 02:57 PM
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Hi Donna,

Many folks can't change the impeller in the water because they need to open the drive to get at it.

Spinach teeth.

I remember last year when I went up to MBC to help Scott with the special olympic rides, I saw a guy try to turn the corner behind the boat club and he went off the road a little and he ended up with a hundred pounds of sod on the drive guards.

I take a spare V belt and a set of tools. I would have changed the impeller at home.

A couple times that I sucked up seaweed on Erie I was able to clear it with a couple of throttle blasts. (of course you can't try that too many times, if it doesn't work right away... it ain't gonna.)
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Wow some of you guys go out prepared. Turns out both the impeller and housing were toast, so we needed the total repair kit, no biggie since at first he thought it was an engine problem. When he checked the sea stainers he said they looked like salad bowls, both were packed solid with seweed, this is the first time he had to clean them. He was really careful & tried to avoid the floating patches, but it was everywhere I sure hope that the wind shifts and clears that crap out before the weekend, we will be back again for the poker run.

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good sugestions,
don't forget a few extra rubber hose clamps, and some extra nav light bulbs. A roll of bailing wire comes in handy for poor man cotter clips, reach extenders, and weiner roasts.
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Also a spare fuel pump.

Ive had 2 of the Areomotives go out,My spare is in the boat
Ouch at $400 a pop you'd think they would last a little....
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Tools
2- Belts
Oil Filter
8 Quarts of oil
Thermostat
2-Water Pump Kits
Fuel / Water Filter
2-Quarts Gear Oil
Trim Pump Fluid
8 Spark Plugs
Distributor Cap & Rotor
Fues
Tape / Duct Tape / More Tape
Dock,

thats going to cost you 2mph
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Wow some of you guys go out prepared. Turns out both the impeller and housing were toast, so we needed the total repair kit, no biggie since at first he thought it was an engine problem. When he checked the sea stainers he said they looked like salad bowls, both were packed solid with seweed, this is the first time he had to clean them. He was really careful & tried to avoid the floating patches, but it was everywhere I sure hope that the wind shifts and clears that crap out before the weekend, we will be back again for the poker run.
Glad 2 hear it was no biggie Donna. R U all coming up 4 the Fun Run in a couple weeks??
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no biggie since at first he thought it was an engine problem. When he checked the sea stainers he said they looked like salad bowls, both were packed solid with seweed
So it's a win. Those engines are new and they're ok.
You have to replace impellers once in awhile anyway, and the job rarely comes with free salad.
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Excellent thread to start. I've often wondered what everyone else carried too.

I always carried enough crap that I was probably losing 10 mph
I had a whole assortment of stainless screws, washers, nuts, bolts etc. wire, wire connector, enough tools to build another boat, spare prop (single engine = break prop, go nowhere) Oil, drive oil, ATF fluid, brake fluid, wait, scratch that last one
Cleaning supplies, wax, glass cleaner, Armor all, "blue stuff" for the head.
JC high performance tape, electrical tape, hose clamps, bulbs, fuses

But, my boat was 12 years old, kept in the water (not really anyroom to keep it at home), and I was always tinkering with something. Was on it 6 nights a week, many times never left the dock, just puttered with projects - stereo, under the gunwale lighting, fabbed a glove box, re-laminate galley (countertop laminate, not glass).

I carried WAY too much crap, and probably not enough of the important stuff I should have had with me. I never "fixed" anything while on the water, just more or less put a band-aid on it to get me back home to the dock. I'm sure you know how quickly Erie can get nasty - I always just wanted to be able to get her back home, and sort out any issues their, not out on the water, where taking things apart and finding worse issues can be really bad - if I can keep it running to get me home safely, I'll deal with the issues much better at home.
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