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04-15-2021, 07:33 PM
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Posted By DougB

It's been a bit of a wait for the more spring...

It's been a bit of a wait for the more spring like weather here, but it finally arrived so it was time to start her up.
As promised my engine guy did a nice job. It fired up instantly and sounds...
11-22-2020, 01:28 PM
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Posted By DougB

Looks like I can add pics now ...

Looks like I can add pics now

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.offshoreonly.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0561_9d2af24f05548b6bd6b5d227579cc4349efad9e5.jpg
After gelcoat restoration and awaiting...
11-22-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,627
Posted By DougB

I had a call from the engine guy (while in the...

I had a call from the engine guy (while in the midst of setting up xmas lights) that he got all the parts last week and installed it all. Says he has it all running really nice, idling nice, no error...
10-28-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,627
Posted By DougB

Well the fuel pump arrived He kinda got the...

Well the fuel pump arrived
He kinda got the engine running, but it won't idle, so more checking is in order.
Along with a few other recommended things, he is starting with checking the injectors to...
10-19-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,627
Posted By DougB

Anyway onto the boat. Got a call from the...

Anyway onto the boat. Got a call from the mechanic, the electric fuel pump is NFG, so will be ordering a new one. Hopefully that's the main culprit.The mercruiser one is apparently available so...
10-19-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,627
Posted By DougB

I was actually pretty surprised, but googling...

I was actually pretty surprised, but googling "f150 tow sway" confirms I am not the only one with this issue. Like you, I had a custom galvanised trailer made for it and set up by the manufacturer...
10-19-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,627
Posted By DougB

Thanks guys for your thoughts Since...

Thanks guys for your thoughts



Since I've had the boat and trailer for about 30 years towed behind multiple vehicles, and this is the first one that's gone squirrely I'm leaning towards the...
10-18-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,627
Posted By DougB

Last week I dropped the boat off at the mechanic....

Last week I dropped the boat off at the mechanic.

It was quite a fun event rushing to get the trailer hooked up. The amazon tongue jack I bought broke the 1st time I used it. Had to get the floor...
10-05-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,627
Posted By DougB

A little more research and some diagnosis, led me...

A little more research and some diagnosis, led me to trying the starter first.

Meanwhile I had already pulled the spark plugs so I replaced those while I was at it.

I did a little video...
10-01-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,627
Posted By DougB

I can't quote your post yet, but Thanks for...

I can't quote your post yet, but Thanks for sharing your restoration link. It looks like you did a great job, so I'll be revisiting your page as things move along.

here is a link to the stringer...
09-30-2020, 04:31 PM
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Views: 1,627
Posted By DougB

So it didn't take much work to start prying the...

So it didn't take much work to start prying the floor deck from where the seats were fastened. My contact from the manufacturer was correct. There was rot and it was extensive. Lots of reading and...
09-30-2020, 03:46 PM
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Views: 1,627
Posted By DougB

Mirage 217 -Bringing it back

I know I have a few posts before I can upload photos, so hopefully, the link will work.

This is from 2004; so add the (https etc;) photos.app.goo.gl/rcuxoS6CaXV1x8jh7


I have owned the boat...
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