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  1. 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!
  2. This one doesn't have a swim platform but who knows if it ever did.
  3. Thanks....$1600 repair before we ever hit the lake hah!
  4. Mine is dead....well it shows full any time the key is on. Not sure where to start looking yet.
  5. Cut out new axle and had a custom leaf spring axle made and welded in. Pulled to heber this weekend. Pulls great. I am in Arkansas. You?
  6. Thanks guys!
  7. Well it is black as #$^% 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.
  8. 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
  9. Thanks...well i see none of my pics worked!
  10. I posted a question on here a day or so ago and got no replies... so maybe I'm the only one who has had this issue. My teleflex tilt column was flopping all over the place. I was sure something needed replacing. So I decided to show everyone what I did... very simple and now my steering is perfect... no wobble... no play at all. This was in a 2002 186 SSi ... so yours may be a little different. --Pop the center cap off the wheel. --Remove the nut and washer holding on the wheel. --Remove the nut and washer --Remove the steering wheel --Pry the back of the rubber boot from the plastic bezel and remove it --Remove the two screws I am pointing at in the pics below --Now you have to press in two tabs on the inside of the bezel (right beside the screws you just removed). --Pull the bezel to remove it --NOW you will see two large screws (circled below) - tighten them and reassemble. One of my screws was about to fall out and the other was halfway out. Probably a good thing I didn't take my buddy's advice that "it's just normal in a boat". http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i187/sikanimator/4_zpsjfq5anuc.jpg http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i187/sikanimator/3_zpscl5sr81q.jpg http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i187/sikanimator/2_zpstclgptis.jpg http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i187/sikanimator/1_zpsiu3mshdt.jpg
  11. Got raft up and added a few friends. Pretty cool. Arkansas guy made it too...and a Chap owner. Double cool.
  12. So i got the boat back. Prop is a michigan wheel 14.5 x 19 vortex 3 blade. I bought a 4 blade 14 x 19 spitfire to try out. Should be a little better at least!
  13. D'oh. Sorry. Thought that showed up. 2002 186 ssi
  14. I found this image of the mechanism ... https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjK_-L7npnVAhVS7mMKHcDMB-oQjRwIBw&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bakesonline.com%2Fdetail.aspx%3FID%3D1557&psig=AFQjCNFF-JEJUUN_cefPa-fhraXKpUNw5Q&ust=1500687518545665 I guess my "boot" separates like this one? It certainly feels like I'm going to break something. If the answer doesn't come to me in my sleep tonight - I'm going to cut it off tomorrow!
  15. This is not about the steering being loose or sloppy - it's the column itself. I crawled behind the console and everything there is nice and tight... but the tilt steering column has a lot of wobble in it. I took the wheel off and thought I could pull the black plastic cover from the column but it doesn't seem to come off. I was hoping there would be a few bolts I could tighten up back there but apparently I'm out of luck again. Anyone? Thanks!