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Old 03-08-2010, 02:32 AM
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I am sad to hear that Bud , but it`s good to know you don`t loose the power steering this time
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Thats when it starts suck 'in the motor w the power steering goes and you trying to dock
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That Suxs but I like the "Keep on Rolling" attitude!
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Thats when it starts suck 'in the motor w the power steering goes and you trying to dock
We now have two power steering after we were batting 1000 on blowing things up on the motor with the only power steering so no more open sores steering that beast on arm power alone.

You steam enough when it blows up you don't need the nautilus machine workout steering the thing in...
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A seal let go on top of the drive and the oil drained in the belows up there...

That's what Jeremy told me... So all you people run oil in them #6's they don't fair well dry!!!
I thought they were called "dry" sumps anyway!!! LOLOL
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Trond and I blew one at 130 in a 50 cat. Everything stayed straight except his face because he was on the hook for the drive.:
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The key is not to stop.... I've never fixed anything in the middle of the ocean or a lake so I put it in neutral and go back home!!!!!

Feeling sorrow at 8 knots sucks! Coming back at 50 MPH on one mill gets you back to hit the bar a LOT faster!!!!
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so no more open sores steering that beast on arm power alone.

You steam enough when it blows up you don't need the nautilus machine workout steering the thing in...
I see
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Talking about this somewhere else....
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We snapped a driveshaft at 155 once, and if it wasnt for the sound of the engine on the limiter we would have kept running!

of couse there was plenty of beating and banging in the shaft enclosure once the the thottles came back
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