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  1. Let me know how it goes. Sounds like a plan!
  2. It does grip great in turns and it's a thrill to throw it into a fast, hard turn. I'm still not sure how hard is ok. At some point it feels like the back end is slipping?? I feel like I'm right on the brink of it flipping around...or maybe rolling. I saw some mention somewhere of a "full lock" turn at 50mph in my same boat...I can't imagine actually doing that...but I'm getting close.
  3. Where did you find the depth of your tank. I believe I have a 36 gallon tank.
  4. Thank you for the advice I have a lot of work to do to this old girl before spring. Prop is definitely one. Honestly I hope to pick up a few mph and surprise my friend next year. He has a new crownline with a 5.0 mpi. We both nailed it from a dead stop and travelled a mike or so wide open. We were both shocked when he only pulled about a boat length on me. I need to close that gap. Wondering if I have vortec heads and could pick up a intake and 4 barrel as well.
  5. I'm in the same boat with my 02 186ssi. boat is stored 1.5 hours away. Been googling like mad. I gotta drive down and take the old one out and measure. My gauge always reads full with the key on.
  6. 2002 186ssi 5.0 carbed alpha one. Added a 19p x 14 spitfire 4 blade aluminum this summer and hole shot is good. Top speed is not bad. 43 mph from what I am seeing on gps. That is turning a solid and consistant 4800 RPM. The mercury prop selector listed this prop and it is definitely not bad.....so now I want to try something in stainless. The prop selector also recommends 2 enertia props: 20p. X 13.8 and 21p x 13.6 . So far these are what I am eyeballing. So I'm going from 19p four blade aluminum... To three blade stainless enertia. But what pitch? I'm already right at redline. I pull kids on a tube...but they weigh nothing. We do love flying around the lake. A little extra speed would be fun. Thank you!
  7. I just bought it a few weeks ago. It was like that. I filled it up. Hoped it would work loose but no dice. Where do I access the floats in a 2002 186 ssi? Ty!
  8. This one doesn't have a swim platform but who knows if it ever did.
  9. Thanks....$1600 repair before we ever hit the lake hah!
  10. Mine is dead....well it shows full any time the key is on. Not sure where to start looking yet.
  11. Cut out new axle and had a custom leaf spring axle made and welded in. Pulled to heber this weekend. Pulls great. I am in Arkansas. You?
  12. Thanks guys!
  13. Well it is black as #$^% so I wondered if it was supposed to be oiled. If so I would expect to se red or pink at least. Just changed the gear oil today and lut on a new prop. I was checking fluids and happened to notice it. Thought I would ask.
  14. 2002 186 ssi 5.o mercruiser. Do i just clean the breather or does it need oil or is it a thing i need to replace? Ty
  15. Thanks...well i see none of my pics worked!