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Hot Boat is NEVER going on either of my boats, PWC's, snowmobiles, NOTHIN, NADDA, ZIP

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Old 07-30-2002, 10:17 PM
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Exclamation Hot Boat is NEVER going on either of my boats, PWC's, snowmobiles, NOTHIN, NADDA, ZIP

Yup, I have once again been the victim of the Hot Boat CURSE! Saturday, feeling sorry for my good buddy HotBoat, I decided to put in the Skater to get him on the water. I felt bad for all the trouble he has been having, so I thought I would treat him to some fun on the water. Well, today, before sanding and painting my gearcases I had to change the oil because the port gearcase was dripping from the vent hole, a sign of water in the drive. I change the oil no problem. Move to the starboard motor, pull the drain plug and teh vent plug and guess what? NO OIL COMES OUT! Holy CHIT WTF?! So I think maybe the drain plug by the prop shaft backed out and the drive emptied itself. Turns out...I BROKE THE BEARING CARRIER! I hope no internal damage was done and that i can get one for not too much money! Hot Boat PLEASE stay AWAY!
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Old 07-30-2002, 10:29 PM
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Damn there are definatly some curses going on this year!!!! May want to reconsider that Bat Boat rental
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Hotboat needs a dead chicken, some garlic, and a witchdoctor
 
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Old 07-30-2002, 10:46 PM
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Sounds like dinner to me!
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The boat looked good on the water saturday hope you didn't do any damage by running a true "dry Sump" unit.

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Old 07-31-2002, 09:11 AM
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Chris,

Where were you that you saw me? You should have flagged me down, I would have liked to meet you. When we gonna hook up?

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I aint superstiticous but you were driving my boat just before my failure. Well tell you what, we'll staple a chicken to the cabin door and you can drive all you want. Lets break this curse.
Oh yah, this is of coarse after my motor is completely rebuilt
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SHANE - That sucks .... but was it raining?
 
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Hey Shane, sorry to hear about the dry lower, I replaced one on my 2.4 bridgeport a few years ago, and went thru hell trying to get the correct one. Finally on the 3rd attempt I had the right one. I would suggest getting all the diameters of propshaft, bearing id & od ect. They go in and out really easy, pull a tab back, and unscrew it, but you need the proper merc tool to install and remove it. It's only a 15 minute job if all goes well, and I think I paid $100-150 for the part with a new bearing in it and seal.

After all the digging I did to get the right one for mine, I found out I have aftermarket lowers, and they are alot beefier than the stock units with bigger bearings, and shafts.

I just had the port lower off last night to check the water pump, It wasn't pissing at all, so no boating, turns out there was a small seaweed plug in the holes under the water pump. Both holes clogged on that lower, and it was seaweed pieces, no larger than a 1/4" diamater by 1/4 inch long... Damn low water pickup's!!! A real pain in the ass to drop and re-install too, but at least the pumps were fine.

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