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Love it.

I really wish Alec could learn to relax and enjoy himself more when he's on the water .....

Hey where did it go ????

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Those we all photos/videos from my iPhone. Will have the GoPro editing tonight.
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Catastrophe..Cigdaze..Laughingcat..plus 6 on board...had a fabulous day . Tons of laughs and comraderie.
Sorry I couldn't make it this time Pal. It sure looks like your weather was nicer than ours. Hopefully next time.


PS, the ice is starting to thin up here
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Running and drinking the Gatorade

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Great stuff, Jon. Thanks again. I have to get myself one of those go-pros. Too friggin' cool.

Sean, it was one of two bolts holding on the forward-side steering stabilizer bars on the outboard-most port-side engine. I was surprised to discover a bolt that has threads all the way up to the head, versus a shoulder bolt. I don't like to see threads loaded in shear.
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Great stuff, Jon. Thanks again. I have to get myself one of those go-pros. Too friggin' cool.

Sean, it was one of two bolts holding on the forward-side steering stabilizer bars on the outboard-most port-side engine. I was surprised to discover a bolt that has threads all the way up to the head, versus a shoulder bolt. I don't like to see threads loaded in shear.
That sucks but at least its not another prop and shaft on the bottom.
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That sucks but at least its not another prop and shaft on the bottom.
I turned my head once I hear the screw pop. The outboard was wobbling and ready to head East for a sunset view. Good thing Alec shut it down. if the second bolt had popped from the wobbling and extra torque, that engine would have hit the next one, and so on, and so on.

I expect Nor-Tech will get on the phone with Mercury about sending threaded bolts for all future steering systems.

(PS: everyone with this set-up should get the bolts inspected and changed if needed. See Nick's advice above on getting bolts with shoulders.)
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