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Forum: Super Boat International 11-09-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,653
Posted By sikinboat
Sad day for racing. They announced that Bob and...

Sad day for racing. They announced that Bob and Jeff did not survive the crash.
Forum: Trucks, Trailers and Transportation 04-30-2010, 01:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 587
Posted By sikinboat
yes it is normal but if you do alot of towing i...

yes it is normal but if you do alot of towing i would suggest using straps to hold the drives from moving because as they sway they will wear the gimbal rings and steering shafts and they are not a...
Forum: Trucks, Trailers and Transportation 04-30-2010, 01:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,533
Posted By sikinboat
i would totally agree if thats all the more you...

i would totally agree if thats all the more you tow just hire it moved there are always people posting that are running empty to and from florida.
Forum: General Boating Discussion 03-17-2010, 02:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,043
Posted By sikinboat
arnesons the only way to go buy once and never...

arnesons the only way to go buy once and never have to mess with it again. they make a bravo conversion kit so you can keep the motor in the same place the trans fits in the housing its a great setup.
Forum: Drives and Lower Units 03-04-2010, 04:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 989
Posted By sikinboat
go with bravo's big blocks and alphas were no fun...

go with bravo's big blocks and alphas were no fun thats why they were only around for 1 year.
Forum: Do It Yourself, Boating on a Budget 03-04-2010, 04:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,756
Posted By sikinboat
i dont think the wrench is worth while i have one...

i dont think the wrench is worth while i have one of them and it takes two people to use it and after the first time it bent and now wont hold the nut so it was a waste of $
Forum: Do It Yourself, Boating on a Budget 03-03-2010, 12:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,756
Posted By sikinboat
you dont have to pull the motor to change the...

you dont have to pull the motor to change the gimbal ring you can access it through the two plugs. get a manual for bravo's you should be able to get one at your local auto parts store for around 30...
Forum: Do It Yourself, Boating on a Budget 03-02-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,756
Posted By sikinboat
michael it's not terrably complicated where is...

michael it's not terrably complicated where is your boat at i live at the lake and am a marine mechanic have been doing it for 14 years if the boat is down here or you can bring it down here i could...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 03-02-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,329
Posted By sikinboat
thats a hell of a deal i bet his inbox is filling...

thats a hell of a deal i bet his inbox is filling faster than he can check it. :lolhit:
Forum: General Boating Discussion 03-01-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,818
Posted By sikinboat
Thumbs up yes twins will be tight but twins is much easier...

yes twins will be tight but twins is much easier when it comes to docking and if your out and break something you can still get back home on the other engine your fuel wont be much more if not less...
Forum: General Q & A 02-27-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 874
Posted By sikinboat
why do you say expect to repower 450hrs on a 454...

why do you say expect to repower 450hrs on a 454 isnt that many seen many with over a 1000 hrs still running strong. and its his boat he was asking about his asking price if it was to high.
Forum: General Boating Discussion 02-26-2010, 10:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,726
Posted By sikinboat
if your interested in one we have one at the shop...

if your interested in one we have one at the shop right now thats getting a valve job its got the 4cyl. merc. the guy wants $3,000 for it i cant remember the year but i think its a 97 or 98 i know...
Forum: General Q & A 02-24-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,799
Posted By sikinboat
correct just the bracket and the nuetral switch...

correct just the bracket and the nuetral switch is in the control box not on the bracket on any of them.
Forum: General Q & A 02-23-2010, 01:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,025
Posted By sikinboat
that plate is for a bravo this is a alpha im not...

that plate is for a bravo this is a alpha im not sure it will fit i think the plate is to large
Forum: Drives and Lower Units 02-22-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,481
Posted By sikinboat
your correct you should have left the inside bar...

your correct you should have left the inside bar and added the outside bar it will not cause more stress it takes the stress away by dividing it between the two assy.
Forum: General Q & A 02-22-2010, 01:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,025
Posted By sikinboat
its not the hardest thing to do you need a access...

its not the hardest thing to do you need a access kit they run around $12 bucks if i remember correct it will tell you the size of the holesaw i think it 11/8" then you need the gimbal and the shaft...
Forum: Trucks, Trailers and Transportation 02-22-2010, 01:17 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 68,090
Posted By sikinboat
nice truck but your missing a driveshaft

nice truck but your missing a driveshaft
Forum: Swap Shop 02-17-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,135
Posted By sikinboat
hey i got a couple of these they are neat boats i...

hey i got a couple of these they are neat boats i have one that has the origanal v-8 buick in it kinda cool old boat also have one of the trailers that we converted and use to hold outboards it has...
Forum: General Q & A 02-17-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,388
Posted By sikinboat
look in the classified ads almost all the boats...

look in the classified ads almost all the boats have a pic of there drives
Forum: General Boating Discussion 02-12-2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 837
Posted By sikinboat
the sierra bearings are still greasable major...

the sierra bearings are still greasable major autoparts stores should be able to get them mallory also makes them that are greaseable hope that helps. that being said i think the sealed ones will...
Forum: Drives and Lower Units 02-11-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,318
Posted By sikinboat
yeah a shorty and a alpha ss with bullet nose...

yeah a shorty and a alpha ss with bullet nose would be sweet
Forum: Drives and Lower Units 02-11-2010, 01:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,974
Posted By sikinboat
its a waist of time to remove the thermostat...

its a waist of time to remove the thermostat housing i winterize over 250 boats a year it sounds like the drain plugs are getting plugged up with debris and your not getting all the water out. first...
Forum: Drives and Lower Units 02-11-2010, 01:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,318
Posted By sikinboat
have used there alphas with no issues other than...

have used there alphas with no issues other than the wp impellers suck i would change them to merc impellers before bolting the drives together.
Forum: Drives and Lower Units 01-22-2010, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 854
Posted By sikinboat
that a gen 2 alpha no the rams are totaly...

that a gen 2 alpha no the rams are totaly different the ends where the mounts are are wrong not sure but probably have different internals also try www.sterndrive.cc they have new ones cheap. they...
Forum: Drives and Lower Units 01-20-2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By sikinboat
same impellers if it has the merctrans it uses a...

same impellers if it has the merctrans it uses a 2 piece pump with a line running from the pump to the transmission cooler
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