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  1. My 2002 186 SSI with the 5.0 L 220 hp V 8 is great. The single prop Alpha drive You will have. Allows UNLIMITED prop selections for any type of load or driving. I have a 3 blade Aluminum for 51 MPH at WOT Myself only. But it is useless with any other load of people or acceleration or turning. It slips completely. So I carry 2 props & tools to jump in water & change for either ride. The Prop Tech props at www.propgods.com Are excellent at picking props for what ever use you want My PTC4 is almost zero slippage & impossible to loose grip doing extreme turns & throttle changes at the same time.
  2. There is a simple reason for such quick death from CO. CO BINDS / sticks to Hemoglobin in your blood 240 times tighter than Oxygen. That is why CO deaths are so sudden & severe. The body cells SUFFOCATE very quickly & there is no way to reenergize with all the suffocated cells in the brain. & other organs. NO 2nd chance with CO. Hemoglobin carries the Oxygen thru out a human body.. If it is COVERED with CO. Death is swift.
  3. It is true that CO is very slightly lighter than air. But the CONCENTRATED CO from under the sterndrive displaces all the air from UNDER the stern platform. And for a short distance all around the edge of the platform. I assume the toxicological report was correct on the cause of death ? The USCG site has instructions on the CO hazards of it also.
  4. ONLY with finger tips !!!!!! NO power drill to take off metal chips !!!!!!! IF there is a hose on the back of the gauge ? Remove it carefully. & blow into the hose end. That can sometimes clear the drive hole Dan mentioned. Is there a wet spot on the floor mat under the dash gauge ?
  5. Do you get the degree ? Or do you sign over your plagiarism rights to me ?
  6. Excellent information. Thank you.
  7. Back it in VERY SLOWLY with a helper watching WHILE inside the boat to call out.............. STOP STOP Almost forgot the famous......... I can raise the door enough to get it in !! Then drive out without someone to hold the door up AGAIN. ROOM SERVICE.
  8. Carefully look at each spark plug for broken white insulators or odd colors. Can also be a ignition problem. Check / replace rotor and or the cap. Crank sensor sending a full advance signal. Or a camshaft is being fully advanced to quickly.
  9. My biggest concern is the standing up paddle boarders with the sun right be hind them morning & some sun downs. I now do a zig zag like WWII fighter pilots to catch sight of them. The worst are small people & children. I have adapted to position of the sun angle to prevent the constant concern for their safety. We have a lot of boats up to freighters and 10 to about 20 boats in a busy section. Some of them wear clothes that help them blend in with the surroundings.
  10. I would enjoy a ride in the ambulance with you.
  11. Do not worry about the bottom of the ski panel. NO one will look at it. Just put 4 L brackets to hold the plate in place 4 pieces of CLOSED cell foam will stop any rattle noise.
  12. cyclops2

    2021 267 SSX OB

    Some of us paid with PERFECT MONEY. WE logically expect a perfectly level boat. See many listing cars. New ones ?
  13. It is overloaded with data. Getting very slow. Well fellas. It has been good to know you.
  14. I am sitting in a bar & I see in the big bar mirror a nice woman coming to sit next to me . I turn & we both smile . She sits down Still smiling . As I turn to talk . She starts sniffing. Says to me. " You smell like a urinal. " Then leaves. First & last time I used Irish Spring. It does repel all kinds of critters.
  15. About the fuel / water filter change in boats. Touchy discussion point with me. CAR gas stations USUALLY have very little water in them. Marinas on the other hand are a different breed. I am part of several boating clubs groups. Surprising how many bad loads of watery gasoline come up. BUUTT Boats DO NOT have SEALED fuel tank caps or tank cover doors. SOOO a lot of the water builds up in boats Amount IS VERY DEPENDANT on the severity of rain storm. That filter ................!!!!!!! It the ONLY part I change EVERY year. The boat fuel caps are CRAP !!!!! They are at tilted angles on sloped sides. They are known to have the vent hole at the highest point facing UP instead of DOWN. The water can easily go into the breather hole . Add in a old cracked or missing gasket ?? More rain dripping into the filler hose. Change it every year. I am in a none rainy area. Rain area I would do it on a best guess schedule. You can find out which direction you cap hole is pointing. Put a black Marker on the upper most part of the cap. See where the hole is. Your problem after that.
  16. More profits means LESS sleep dirt bag.
  17. The 2 of you bring up a serious point Wingnut made long ago about draining blocks completely.................. IF IF you have a lot of sediment / sand sucked into the engine ? It can settle out in the bottom of the block. NOT GOOD. He recommended checking the drains down low in the block with a piece of wire to BE SURE there is no sediment . You probably would need to unscrew the drain fitting to really check for sediment at each drain area. When I backed into a weed covered sand bottom. I was lucky ?? I found no REAL amount of sand. I ran water into the thermostat casting & only had water coming out. Luck beats skill. After having the complete pump replaced.
  18. KILL the pests. Or trap them. Then KILL the pests. They are TRESSPASSERS ! Stupid people HAVAHART traps. Then release them on someone else. Green people love all the excessive animals they feed. I hope their boats get attacked !!
  19. WE are talking about IRON !! Not a super thin walled O B of 200 hp. I have just opened all the drains for the winter in outdoor unheated buildings going below 0 for weeks.. Just like millions of marina boats are done. No damages
  20. That is called Preemptive Thought Reading. You are getting scary. But right.
  21. cyclops2

    2021 267 SSX OB

    City water in both tanks is O K. Just remember to drain both each winter. Simple cure for listing.
  22. Thanks to all the waters of the world now being transported all year long by all the cargo freighters ? The Giant Jelly Fish of Japan are coming . About 6' diameter. Peanut Butter and Jellyfish sandwich.
  23. There really are A I companies. DISH tv is at the top. They send me a free new Receiver. It is Dead. So they say we will send me a new remote. The old remote works sometimes with the old defective receiver... Brain dead A I is now repairing units in Mongolia. Techs are really Yaks with Burma shaves .
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