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    Boat Storage Made Simple!

    '03 Signature 260
    5.7L MPI Bravo III
    Miami, Florida

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  1. SSSSSoooo can I use them? I went here: I clicked on here: Champion RS12PYP It took me here: and towards the bottom, it listed NGK TR55IX as an alternative. It sounds confusing and hopefully the links work. So to sum it up, working in reverse order, it appears that the NGK TR55IX is an alternative to the Champion RS12PYP which is an alternative to the AC DELCO 41-993. Thoughts?
  2. Hey all. I recently aquired a boat with a 4.3l volvo penta gxi motor and I am in the process of catching up on all of the maintenance that she has yet to receive. I wanted to ask the most confusing question and it has to do with spark plugs. It originally has AC DELCO 41-993 plugs but I would like to know if that is compatible with NGK tr55ix plugs? I did a lot of searching and I came up more confused then ever. If its a match, any recommendations on the gap? I only would like to use the NGK tr55ix plugs because I just happen to have 6 of them already. Thanks for your help.
  3. So I just took it apart again, checked out everything, spun the pulley to listen to possible bearing issues and I reinstalled it all. It still clicks but not as much as yesterday. And yes, the noise is coming from the impeller housing, bottom right, front of the engine.
  4. Good day all. I just replaced the impeller of my 2003 5.7l Mercruiser that is in my Signature 260. The job was easier than I thought but I did run into one issue. After I put it all back together, water was coming out from where it is supposed to. Hurray! Unfortunately, there is a loud clicking noise that is coming from the impeller but I have no clue what it is. When I rev up the motor, the clicking gets louder and faster which makes sense since I am revving up the motor and all of the parts are moving faster. It was not doing that before I changed the impeller. Im positive. Before I tear it all apart, does anyone have a clue about what I possibly did wrong? It seemed like a pretty straight forward job with minimal moving parts that are made of metal. Thanks for all of the help.
  5. Ill be the first to admit it. I have NEVER seen nor read the rules. I hope he comes back with pictures. Y'all just remember "be kind, rewind".
  6. No dude. Its like the others have said, no tire kickers. A test ride would be for serious buyers only. Are you going to re-winterize (TN256s point of posting) your boat after everyone who is interested wants a ride? No way. Check out the boat, bring your mechanic, get your survey, agree on a price, do whatever it is thats necessary first. A test ride would be the last thing and the sale of the boat would be contingent upon the test ride. If things break, buyer gets to walk away or renegotiate, if things go well, sale is complete. I dont know how you like to do things but I know that unless its in writing, there is no deal. Im a firm believer in the contract. If its spelled out that a deposit is needed, then the money is mine when a buyer gets scared and walks away from a deal. Its just reiterating what the others have posted.
  7. Contingent upon sale is a great way to do business. Of course it would be in writing and very detailed about what that means. In the court of law, a mans word is useless but their signature on a contract is binding. For both parties.
  8. I have seen this same situation with the wind and the issues with backing into a slip. As mentioned before, there is a miracle associated with using spring lines for the job. It looks almost effortless although I know there is alot of practice involved.
  9. can you post a pic of the bulb as well as where you bought them from?
  10. Now thats funny Rip5. Last Saturday night, I had to get rid of thousands of bees that were making their honeycomb nest in the rear bench seat storage area. I think it has to do with the spraying for Ziks mosquitos...
  11. I would drive to meet Wingnut. I would also consult with my insurance company. That's why they get paid the big bucks. The only issue that I would be worried about is if you have a good insurance company and if you have the proper insurance.
  12. Please pardon my ignorance since I have yet to clean my engine due to the nervous factor about screwing something up. Does that mean that you sprayed EVERYTHING with the Purple Power and then rinsed EVERYTHING with a hose? Details would be VERY helpful.
  13. I hope that this is not considered hijacking a thread but, all of the pics have put me to shame. Mine is a disaster compared to y'alls. You motivate me. You have provided ways to clean the bilge area but what about the engines? All the pics show super clean engines as well. If Im going in to clean the bilge, I want to do the engine at the same time. How?
  14. Now thats good information. I hope a viable solution comes up.
  15. I LOVE pub stops.......and second maiden voyages......