EricGT

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  1. My Yukon Denali XL tows our boat with no issues whatsoever. It has anti-sway and rear air leveling. The 6.2 is the same engine as in the Stingray...it's strong! My next vehicle will be a used F250. New SUV's are getting ridiculous!
  2. I shouldn't chime in but I will. Search my story with what Bennett stated with our transoms. I love the tabs and they are effective. But I think I went overkill by 1000 deer having someone mount these tabs with custom spacers.
  3. If you get an aftermarket tower I'd recommend one that is spec built for your boat. No adjustment bolts or slides. It will be as good imo as OE.
  4. Man, that's a clean looking Merc!
  5. You know, I have never heard of that. We were in salt water which is why I wish to flush the outdrive. I have a large 55 gallon garbage can which would probably work just fine with the boat on trailer. So I assume just let in idle in the can full of water for 5 minutes? Perhaps the throttle lever does have neutral. On my Alpha there was a button one could press in the middle of the lever to disengage the drive before increasing throttle.
  6. I purchased one of these for my Penta DPS: https://www.amazon.com/Moeller-Flushrite-Flusher-Universal-Rectangular/dp/B000MT95RI/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1502813150&sr=8-3&keywords=outboard+flush+kit It is my understanding I need the water turned to full volume and then start the engine and let idle for 5 minutes. We have well water, but the psi should be high enough to properly operate. I read before to increase the throttle above idle. However when I increased the throttle to 1500 rpm in my previous boat, the alarm sounded after a minute causing me to immediately shut everything down for fear of impeller damage. I never flushed the engine again. Also, unless I am missing something, there appears to be no way to stay in neutral while increasing throttle as I could on my old Merc Alpha 1. I am a bit concerned about having the props spinning out of water with the throttle increased.
  7. I can 100% vouch for the Bennett tabs. We just spent the weekend in OCMD in varying weather conditions and with several people moving around the boat. It's almost a bit scary when I over compensate with the trim tabs and how suddenly they change the angle of the boat. They are extremely effective! If you look on the second picture with the square gauges from Shepherd1. My control is mounted below the black sticker behind the steering wheel. I do however have the console in the first picture.
  8. I can vouch for this.
  9. Yes sir. Fittings tightened and lines bled. We are now good to go! I'm glad it was an easy fix. I wish they all were.
  10. I'm thinking if my friend who is driving my truck pulling my boat (I am driving the motorhome) were to run into someone. And they then discovered I had the surge brakes locked out via pin because they weren't working properly. I could be open to a pretty big lawsuit. Another reason to get them inspected prior to leaving.
  11. I wish I understood this comment better. My boat seems to have a rumbling feeling when going through hard turns. She is still a relatively new boat for me and I am only used to a prior Alpha 1 and outboard on pontoon boats. I try not to trim up any higher than 1/4 because of advice I have read. The difference between full trim in and 1/4 up is quite noticeable when on plane. Almost feels like a turbo kicking in.
  12. Have I ever heard of something like this happening before? Err, perhaps.... http://forum.chaparralboats.com/index.php?/topic/35757-please-learn-from-my-mistake-survey/
  13. Ahhh, my Denali isn't that wimpy! lol Point taken.
  14. Well based upon the advice from more knowledgeable people than myself on this I scheduled an appointment at a truck repair center. You guys are right, the combined weight without brakes is approximately 7k# which would overheat the brakes in stop and go traffic, I am sure. However, the banging is horrible right now. It got worse as time went on. So my take is I may have a leak and the lines lost prime. Hopefully it is an easy fix and I am safe for the trip to OCMD Friday. I'm entering the 'Money Clip' into White Marlin Open.
  15. Close. Yukon Denali XL.