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  1. alternator is an easy check use a voltmeter the batteries should be at 12 volts start the motor you should be getting 14.5 or 15 volts if not the alternator is probably shot
  2. this is correct you should never store a motor with dirty oil
  3. i am rooting for an early spring
  4. for the lake anchor i use a 35 lb river anchor some of the coves we like don't allow for a lot of rode and it gets pretty windy .We tried every other type of anchor i can imagine and this is the only one that has never pulled during lunch or nap time
  5. your anchor will depend on where you anchor and the type of bottom current tide ect
  6. find another mechanic
  7. start with a tune up plugs cap rotor wires if it hasn't been done a bad plug wire can cause that .Then move to the carb and vacuum lines
  8. I would be concerned about the tube breaking off in the oil filter galley or getting stuck either way the engine is getting torn down .I have never had a problem using the dipstick tube which goes to the bottom of the pan that is what it was designed for
  9. I run mine and let it sit for 20 min hook up the pump and get 95% out even with a drain plug you truly never get all the oil out .If you don't give the oil time to drain back into the pan you get less out
  10. merc 3.0 mpi
  11. I was wondering what the service life of the exhaust shutters are I would rather be too soon than late
  12. my accessory switch turns on the depth finder
  13. Brunswick does not own chap
  14. ya I was hoping for 19ftish outboard but no windshield not interested maybe next year they will strap an outboard on the 19 h2o
  15. update I have found the source of the leak now how to fix it its not oil and its not coming from the motor . Where the spot is appearing what I thought was a dot on the floor of the bilge is a actually a hole about the size of a pen tip the stuff is oozing out of that hole. What was happening was when I trailer air moves through the rear vents and blows on the hole and makes it ooze I duplicated it with a leaf blower and watched it ooze out .its about a 1/2 inch left of the bilge pump mount so I cant reach it as my arms are human