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Forum: General Q & A
05-20-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,178
Posted By greg800le

The 454 MAG EFI is a Great engine. I had one for...

The 454 MAG EFI is a Great engine. I had one for 13 years and 1300 hours in a 200 Baja 272 with no major issues. I rebuilt it at 900 hrs when the engine was out for a new coupler, but it didnít...
05-12-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 935
Posted By greg800le

I know, but the tire shop(s) insisted my tires...

I know, but the tire shop(s) insisted my tires were OK, and they have been (I had to have annual provincial inspections due to the weight rating). These Goodyear LTs have performed much better than...
05-11-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 935
Posted By greg800le

Why did Myco trailers come with LT tires?

I have a custom Myco 12,000 lb. tandem trailer under my 2005 Fountain 35 Lightning and it came with the Goodyear Wrangler HT LT235/85r/16 tires. The original tires were on the trailer when I bought...
12-04-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,088
Posted By greg800le

Thanks Articfriends. You bring up another issue...

Thanks Articfriends. You bring up another issue which has always bothered me, which is load rating on the hitch alone. I have surge brakes on the Myco, which work great, but canít be use with the...
11-28-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,088
Posted By greg800le

How can the 2019 Ford F-150 with the 3.5 Eco...

How can the 2019 Ford F-150 with the 3.5 Eco Boost claim a max conventional tow Rating of 13,200 lbs when its rear axle rating is only 3,800 lbs? When I weighed my truck with attached 12,000 lb...
11-25-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,088
Posted By greg800le

Looking for the softest riding 2500 HD Diesel pickup

Iím pulling a Fountain 35 Lightning on a Myco weighing around 12,000 lbs and looking at replacing the old 3/4 ton with a 2019 GMC Denali 2500 HD Diesel. The GVWR on the Denali is 10,000 lbs vs my old...
Forum: General Q & A
10-06-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By greg800le

I ran the boat a few more times after the alarm...

I ran the boat a few more times after the alarm issue with no further problems. When I had it in for service afterwards the engine scan showed no error codes and the Merc tech stated everything is...
Forum: General Q & A
08-28-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By greg800le

I also heard a (one) muffled pop from the engine...

I also heard a (one) muffled pop from the engine compartment or exhaust, possibly a backfire when I shut the engine off.
Forum: General Q & A
08-27-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By greg800le

That’s what I thought when the alarm went off,...

That’s what I thought when the alarm went off, that I had picked up a plastic bag in the water but couldn’t find anything. Also, water pressure and coolant temperature were normal when I started up...
Forum: General Q & A
08-27-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By greg800le

Intermittent Alarm 525

My Boat is a 2005 Fountain 35 with twin 525s, serial # OM951038 & ...40. All gauges reading normal, when I came off plane after running around 3200 - 3500 rpm for 20 minutes in rough water. I idled...
Forum: Formula
08-15-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,402
Posted By greg800le

Hey Dennis, regardless of your truck’s tow...

Hey Dennis, regardless of your truck’s tow rating, the load on your rear axle may exceed its limit which will create an unsafe condition. As an example I weighed my 35 Fountain (near empty gas...
Forum: Fountain
08-12-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,006
Posted By greg800le

Pm sent

Pm sent
Forum: Fountain
08-10-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,006
Posted By greg800le

Possibly. I have a 2005, thinking of upgrading...

Possibly. I have a 2005, thinking of upgrading for next season. I can pm you with more info tomorrow if interested.
08-04-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,214
Posted By greg800le

Gas tank condensation during summer?

Should I be filling my tank before putting the boat away for the week. Iíve read that humid air can enter a partially filled gas tank and condensate leaving water in the tank, but didnít think it...
07-10-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,058
Posted By greg800le

Well a little later start than usual. Splashed...

Well a little later start than usual. Splashed the Fountain into Georgian Bay on June 7 and the water was too cold for swimming, but started to warm nicely through June. Just got back from a great...
05-18-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,058
Posted By greg800le

Is the boating season getting shorter?

I grew up on the south shore of Lake Ontario and remember swimming and waterskiing on the Canadian May (Victoria Day) long weekend in the 80s and early 90s. The reported water temp on Lake Ontario...
Forum: Fountain
03-19-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,770
Posted By greg800le

Just a thought but perhaps you could further...

Just a thought but perhaps you could further promote the excellent condition of the boat & power package by scanning the engines for run history, getting a compression & leakdown test, pressure test...
Forum: Fountain
11-18-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,035
Posted By greg800le

Looks like a Ferrari on the water. Love my...

Looks like a Ferrari on the water. Love my Fountain.
07-31-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,944
Posted By greg800le

Aside from metal in the drive oil, what if any...

Aside from metal in the drive oil, what if any symptoms are present before the XR fails? I’d like to finish this season before a rebuild/replace.
07-28-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,944
Posted By greg800le

How many hours did you get out of your Bravo XR?

I have Bravo XRs behind a pair of 525s in my 35 Fountain Lightning and wonder how many hours I can reasonably expect before they need replacing or rebuild. As an example, I got 750 hours out of a...
Forum: Baja
07-08-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,961
Posted By greg800le

My first Baja boat was a ‘99 Hammer w 7.4 / 310...

My first Baja boat was a ‘99 Hammer w 7.4 / 310 hp bought in ‘99. I had a blast that season before trading up to 272 w 454 mag mpi. I really enjoyed everything about the Hammer but just needed a...
Forum: General Q & A
06-25-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 696
Posted By greg800le

May not apply to you, but I had the same problem...

May not apply to you, but I had the same problem with my K plane tabs. The problem developed when trailering and using transom straps. The straps side loaded the ram on the tabs when set too tight. I...
06-13-2018, 06:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,062
Posted By greg800le

This looks like the boat Pride Marine had at the...

This looks like the boat Pride Marine had at the Toronto Int’l Boat Show around 2005. I believe they were asking $300k CDN. If it’s in decent shape (on a Myco trailer) will be a steal @ 60k CDN. I’m...
Forum: Electronics
04-08-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,518
Posted By greg800le

On top of the dash.

On top of the dash.
Forum: Electronics
04-05-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,518
Posted By greg800le

I’m thinking about going with the Garmin 742 or...

I’m thinking about going with the Garmin 742 or 942xs (7 & 9 inch screen). Just wondering if the 942 will be too big for a dash mount. I’m opening the boat from winter storage this weekend to measure...
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