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    Gear Oil Leak

    Thank you for your insight Wingnut. I will definitely pay close attention to the o-ring between the case half's. I did change the engine oil in the fall, but did not do the gear oil due to this leak. I'm hoping to resolve this so that I can go back to normal maintenance routines.
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    Gear Oil Leak

    I appreciate the insight. I will definitely replace the shift shaft seal.
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    Gear Oil Leak

    I had the impellor replaced last Spring; however, I wouldn't mind opening it up just to make sure everything is okay. I've never done this before, but if I can replace the gimble bearing and belows I'm sure I can tackle this project.
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    How Fast Does Your Boat Go?

    2004, 215 SSi, 5.0 Merc, Alpha 1 Gen 2 47mph
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    Gear Oil Leak

    Over the past two summers I've noticed that my 2004 215 SSi with Merc 5.0, Alpha 1, Gen 2, uses or leaks a little bit of gear oil. I've always just kept a quart on board, and topped off as needed. Every Spring I change out the gear oil before starting the season. However, I've never been able to pin point where the small leak was. It seems that has changed because I can now definitively say that the gear oil is leaking from the lower unit, or between upper and lower (please see picture). I noticed a small puddle of gear oil around the lower "fin" below the bolts that connect the upper and lower unit. The problem I have is I still do not know exactly where that oil is coming from. My question to the forum is could the seal between the upper and lower have gone bad, and if so what is the process for replacement? I'm assuming the cold temperatures this past winter may have finally done in the seal since the boat was not stored in a climate controlled environment. Thank you.
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    PA boaters - what did you do for registration numbers?

    The font is called aero-extended-italic, and you can download it from any font website such as http://www.fontpalace.com/font-download/AeroExtended+Italic/ However, I will caution you that this font is rather L A R G E in 3" block. I know because I had the same idea as you, and I tried to use this font with my registration decals. I ended up removing the registration decals, and ordering new standard decals from Boat US since they had a guarantee with the purchase. Good luck and I hope you have better results than I did.
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    Grill Recommendations?

    This is the exact mount that I used, but I do not know if is compatible with other grills (mine is a Magma Kettle): http://www.magmaproducts.com/Products/Marine_Products/Gas_Barbeque_2/A10-005/Gas005_Mounting/Gas005_126/gas005_126.html I can't remember if I ordered this on Amazon, walmart.com, or iboats. However, I didn't pay more than $40. It was a pricey mount, but it was exactly what I wanted.
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    Winterization methods will be tested this year

    I winterized mine with the pink stuff. I'm worried about my boat as well, but like you I guess we will find out in April. I really got worried the other day when temps stayed below -20, and my wife pointed out a newly formed crack in one of the walls in our house. I know metal is different than concrete, drywall, brick, etc., but it still made me think about my boat lol.
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    Grill Recommendations?

    I went with the Magma Kettle Grill because my wife purchased it for me for my birthday. Here is the mounting location that I choose: There is a flat step/seat in this location, and it is rarely used. This is of course on the port side of the boat, and the fuel filler is on the starboard side (safety first). I choose a rod mount that allows me to swing the grill out over the water: The grill is out of the way when we are cooking, eating, and I feel safer having it "outside" of the boat, rather than inside. It also swings out far enough that it does not interrupt the swim deck area.
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    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you.

    Merry Christmas Happy New Year to all.
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    Who was a VERY GOOD BOY ?

    Congratulations. I must have not been that good because I didn't get anything marine related.
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    My Summer 2017 Review

    I couldn't imagine it any other way.
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    My Summer 2017 Review

    If I had to rank them here are my opinions: 1. Yough is best lake for families and privacy 2. Raystown is best lake for recreation and for the overall size. 3. Deep Creek is too commercialized for me.
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    My Summer 2017 Review

    This is my review of Summer 2017 before 2017 ends. My family and I visited three different lakes this Summer; Youghiogheny Lake, Raystown Lake, and Deep Creek Lake. Our boating season started in May and ended in early September. We did some boat and trailer repairs, but nothing that kept us off the water too long. May 2017 (Started fishing with my dad, ended May with some boat repairs, bellows replacements) June 2017 (Let's go swimming) July 2017 (More boating, new trailer bunks, and some cliff jumping) August 2017 (It's getting hotter, and we get a new grill for the boat) We really enjoyed ourselves, and can't wait for Summer 2018.
  15. Happy belated birthday Cy.
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