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Forum: General Q & A
03-21-2020, 07:37 PM
02-25-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By 3pointstar

The trim tab has a specific measurement between...

The trim tab has a specific measurement between the mounting bolt and the end of the cylinder when fully extended. An adjustment of the limit switch is dependent on that measurement. On our bravo 3...
02-24-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By 3pointstar

Mine broke at the beginning of last season. You...

Mine broke at the beginning of last season. You shouldn’t run the boat until it’s fixed. Water could easily get into the drive and that’s not a good thing. I know that the marina didn’t have to
pill...
02-04-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,967
Posted By 3pointstar

Give this place a call. Trail Masters ...

Give this place a call. Trail Masters


(574) 259-0329
1033 E 5th STREET
MISHAWAKA IN 46544
United States

the guy to speak to is Chris MAYNARD
Forum: Formula
01-31-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By 3pointstar

Sounds like you got a great boat. Since you’ve...

Sounds like you got a great boat. Since you’ve been around boats for a while most of common issues are known by you. Bottom like do the maintenance, don’t beat the snot out of it and above all be...
10-10-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,182
Posted By 3pointstar

Last summer my son and I went out to lake...

Last summer my son and I went out to lake Michigan for a nice run from South Haven to Holland. We don't have a performance boat (226 Cobalt 7.4 MPI Bravo 3). The lake had a pretty good chop - the...
10-07-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,427
Posted By 3pointstar

Welcome to the cult !!! We have a 2000...

Welcome to the cult !!!

We have a 2000 Cobalt 226 with a 7.4MPI and Bravo 3 outdrive. At the end of the 2019 season we have 661 hours on the clock. The engine has been flawless. Starts, runs,...
Forum: General Q & A
10-03-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,196
Posted By 3pointstar

We leave our boat on a lift all summer - drain...

We leave our boat on a lift all summer - drain plug is in - covered as well as the lift has a canopy. The drive is always down and I shut the battery off. Have had zero problems.

3pointstar
08-29-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,019
Posted By 3pointstar

I just winch it tight and attach the safety...

I just winch it tight and attach the safety chain. Nothing special
08-19-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,012
Posted By 3pointstar

Folks I know this couldn’t happen but it looked...

Folks I know this couldn’t happen but it looked like the bolt split in half at a seam. In all the years I’ve seen bolts made never seen them with a seam
08-18-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,012
Posted By 3pointstar

Truck Oil Plug Cracked

We have a 2004.5 GMC 2500 Duramax. I took it to the GMC dealer to have the oil changed along with a new fuel filter. I bring the truck home and let it sit a few hours and there is a puddle of oil...
Forum: Formula
08-06-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 721
Posted By 3pointstar

We have a year 2000 7.4 mpi - all stock - We...

We have a year 2000 7.4 mpi - all stock - We have been using the factory supplied air intake/flame arrestor. Wondering if a K&N Filter would muffle the "sucking sound" that is just horrible around...
Forum: Electronics
07-10-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,766
Posted By 3pointstar

I did the exact same thing a year ago - talk...

I did the exact same thing a year ago - talk about feeling like an idiot - I was VERY lucky - I didn't turn the key and try to start the engine - I blew out a couple of the circuit breakers on the...
07-07-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,786
Posted By 3pointstar

But as I understand it - all the oil ended up in...

But as I understand it - all the oil ended up in the bilge - nothing is leaking external to the boat. There is a fellow on this site BUP - he is a Mercruiser Mechanic- you may want to send him a...
07-06-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 827
Posted By 3pointstar

I had almost the same issue. Have a Bravo 3. The...

I had almost the same issue. Have a Bravo 3. The fitting that runs thru the transom cracked and the outdrive oil leaked out. Pia to fix. Cheap part
07-06-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,786
Posted By 3pointstar

I’m not a mechanic. If you had the drive pressure...

I’m not a mechanic. If you had the drive pressure tested it doesn’t sound like it’s coming out of the outdrive. If your getting oil out the cap and bilge is it possible that the drive is just getting...
Forum: Wanted
05-14-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By 3pointstar

I have a drive shower for our Bravo 3- but it has...

I have a drive shower for our Bravo 3- but it has a water pick up mounted on the outdrive - It does a wonderful job - However, in retrospect - I would go with a Simrek design - it looks a little...
Forum: General Q & A
04-25-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By 3pointstar

Outdrive oil line

how difficult is it to replace the outdrive oil line from the transom to the outdrive what has to be done
3pointstar
04-13-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By 3pointstar

thank you - I located the wires today before I...

thank you - I located the wires today before I had a chance to read your message - next time at the boat will give it a try.

Thanks again for you help

3pointstar
04-13-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By 3pointstar

Hi - with the drive down - the gauge is reading...

Hi - with the drive down - the gauge is reading all the way up.

again thank you

3pointstar
04-11-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,077
Posted By 3pointstar

Check the drain plugs they could have leaked

Check the drain plugs they could have leaked
04-11-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By 3pointstar

Trouble shooting Bravo 3 outdrive trim gauge

Does anyone have a flow chart to trouble shoot the trim gauge/sending unit.

Trim works wonderful but the gauge isn't registering- not sure if it is a wire from the sending unit or something...
02-17-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,398
Posted By 3pointstar

This IS NOT what you think it is. These are...

This IS NOT what you think it is. These are boaters staking their anchor spots for Memorial Day 2019.
Forum: General Q & A
02-07-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,127
Posted By 3pointstar

Snoozer - I totally agree with getting the scan -...

Snoozer - I totally agree with getting the scan - I don't have one but it sure makes sense. We have a 226 Cobalt 7.4 mpi and I was getting an alarm that was driving me crazy - I check fluids,...
Forum: Formula
02-05-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By 3pointstar

The prices seem to be very high- I've had my...

The prices seem to be very high- I've had my impeller changed a couple of times - at a marina, and it wasn't close to that price. I agree that the cap, wire and rotor are not a yearly thing- I...
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