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Forum: General Q & A
11-19-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By techman

I've been using the -60 Purple West Marine stuff...

I've been using the -60 Purple West Marine stuff for years.
Forum: General Q & A
11-17-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By techman

I like the brands with the rust inhibitors as...

I like the brands with the rust inhibitors as well, like the purple version at West Marine. The pink stuff usually is just for freeze protection, no added corrosion protection.

Test the coolant...
11-11-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 839
Posted By techman

Dual will be fine as a triple would be overkill...

Dual will be fine as a triple would be overkill for a 26 IMHO. I have double axle under my 35.
Forum: General Q & A
10-15-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By techman

The worst thing you can do while breaking in an...

The worst thing you can do while breaking in an engine is baby the engine or allow it to idle for extended periods, particularly when it’s hot. That will place almost no load on the rings and it will...
Forum: General Q & A
10-09-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 794
Posted By techman

Electric!

Electric!
Forum: Fountain
09-18-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By techman

I run the fridge on one starting battery from...

I run the fridge on one starting battery from morning until we put it back on the trailer. That is probably 8 to 10 hours on that one battery and never had a problem. That battery cranks the motor...
Forum: General Q & A
07-19-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By techman

I like to think I am a gear head! The 496 has to...

I like to think I am a gear head! The 496 has to be one of the most debated, misunderstood, loved, hated motor in recent memory. In OEM form they were hard to fault IMHO. They have their quirks,...
Forum: General Q & A
07-18-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By techman

From Mercury "The SmartCraft line of...

From Mercury

"The SmartCraft line of products are applicable to all Mercury/Mariner OptiMax outboard engines starting with Model 2000, and all MerCruiser 8.1 liter engines for Model Year 2001"
07-13-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 31,249
Posted By techman

They have my attention!

They have my attention!
Forum: Cigarette
07-10-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,091
Posted By techman

Step one...drain ALL the gas from the boat. Step...

Step one...drain ALL the gas from the boat. Step Two...make sure you do step one.

Marina gas is a crap shoot unless it is a high volume destination.
07-10-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 31,249
Posted By techman

Do you think they will ever bring back the 35 or...

Do you think they will ever bring back the 35 or single 27/29? Heck, I would even welcome a 35 with twin outboards just to get things rolling again. It might even be "affordable"!? Let's face it,...
06-27-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,125
Posted By techman

Assuming a 496? Without knowing what the alarm...

Assuming a 496? Without knowing what the alarm is, you are throwing darts. What sort of gauges do you have, mechanical, Smartcraft? If this issue is really water pressure or water pressure causing...
Forum: Formula
06-10-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,705
Posted By techman

I know the original topic was to buy your first...

I know the original topic was to buy your first performance boat. With a wife and two small kids...are they onboard with your passion? Most young families in my area are 100% on bow riders or cuddy...
Forum: General Q & A
06-01-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By techman

There are two pumps in that unit pictured above. ...

There are two pumps in that unit pictured above. low/high
Forum: General Q & A
06-01-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By techman

Pull the power plug on the cool fuel unit. ...

Pull the power plug on the cool fuel unit.

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Forum: General Q & A
03-04-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,490
Posted By techman

87 in your 496. Anything higher is pointless. ...

87 in your 496. Anything higher is pointless. Tons of stock 496 evidence to show this and some evidence of higher octane being problematic such as sooty transoms and loss of performance.

93...
01-31-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,988
Posted By techman

Towing my Fountain 35 on a aluminum Myco with EOH...

Towing my Fountain 35 on a aluminum Myco with EOH brakes with a 2500 Avalanche 8.1. Tens of thousands of miles towing never a problem with the drivetrain even on the hottest days.

I'll be...
12-15-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,506
Posted By techman

Yes it can, and it is very accurate. I believe...

Yes it can, and it is very accurate. I believe it works by taking the measurement off of injector dwell time.
11-12-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,570
Posted By techman

The quick drain system is NOT a substitute for...

The quick drain system is NOT a substitute for proper winterization. Use the muffs and run antifreeze through until it comes out the exhaust.
11-11-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,484
Posted By techman

Did Volvo want to have an outboard in their...

Did Volvo want to have an outboard in their lineup? I can't imagine what possible scenario they had in mind that would make that acquisition profitable.

Since Seven Marine went through the...
Forum: General Q & A
10-30-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,281
Posted By techman

I'll again emphasize run good quality 87 octane...

I'll again emphasize run good quality 87 octane only. Higher octane will soot and is a waste of money on that motor in stock form. I run Shell 87 and have zero soot on the transom. I had to slum...
Forum: Fountain
05-01-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 872
Posted By techman

"New" 47

Thought the Fountain forum might like this running shot of the "new" 47 on Youtube. It's about 15 seconds into the video. Hit play!

47 Crushing it!
04-30-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,125
Posted By techman

Back to the 47.... Here is a running shot!...

Back to the 47....

Here is a running shot! (15 seconds in). press play!

47 Running! 15 Seconds into the video
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