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onesaintsfan

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  • Birthday 11/23/1962

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    McComb MS 39648
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    Boats and Boating on the Tickfaw River La
    New Orleans Saints in the Superdome on Sundays

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  1. onesaintsfan

    Mercruiser shift handle problem

    one last thing..................... Can someone supply a link to a diagram of the whole shifter assembly. I was going to remove it to lube behind it but the 3 screws I turned did nothing.
  2. onesaintsfan

    Mercruiser shift handle problem

    solved for now hopefully. Could not ever get the nerve to hamfist that button so just sprayed WD40 in every orifice I could find on the handle assembly. Now its working. Followed up with white lithium grease. So we will see how it goes
  3. onesaintsfan

    Mercruiser shift handle problem

    Ive tried to remove the button but I dont want to break it. looks like it just would pop out with some encouragement with a small screw driver. obviously its not pushing in far enough to release the lever for neutral
  4. onesaintsfan

    Mercruiser shift handle problem

    Well need your help again. Hope its simple 2005 Mercruiser 5.0 2bl carb. Alpha 1 outdrive. Shift lever has neutral button in center, trim switch on side and gear engage button on top Boat will shift forward and reverse fine. Will neutral fine. But when I push the button to push the lever forward to fast idle or rev the engine out of gear it wont go. Are there any user serviceable parts in that lever or is something out of adjustment? With no forward into neutral how would I get the button and the two small plastic cover pieces in front and behind the lever off. Thanks in advance======== thank God for this forum ham fisted friend insisted on driving the boat off the trailer and thought the center button was the engage button, hope he did not break something !
  5. onesaintsfan

    Sun Pad liner

    Thanks. was considering some stick on heat barrier like is used on the floorboard of automobiles, but thats pretty expensive. Yea that foam stuff chaparral puts on the underside of the sunpad has to be there for looks. cant do any good., may just hit it with some paint and call it a day
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    Sun Pad liner

    I vacuumed off all the black sponge stuff that was disintegrated and falling. What’s a cost effective solution that I can staple or glue to the underside of the sun pad. Lowe’s ?
  7. onesaintsfan

    2005 210ssi trim sender testing

    ive been a boat owner for many years so yes, not really needed but like all my stuff to work ya know. Those must be pretty crappy wires because this boat is stored out of the water, has never been in saltwater, and is always rinsed when arriving home. Also part of my wintering process is to coat the engine and outdrive in WD40 to preserve it over the winter. Boat is never even stored outside and only has 246 hours on it.
  8. onesaintsfan

    2005 210ssi trim sender testing

    No, when I say one piece I mean the frame of the seat. I take the front fiberglass piece and cushion supports off
  9. onesaintsfan

    2005 210ssi trim sender testing

    I do as stated above
  10. onesaintsfan

    2005 210ssi trim sender testing

    Thanks for the info. I did something similar. I re-designed the back seat so the whole thing comes out as one unit. Even at that it’s still going to be tough to get to the backside of the engine. I installed a oil filter relocation kit a few years ago. Can you believe Chaparral never designated that kit for these boats!!!!! I use to have to lay across the engine and dangle my arm down the port side to reach it. But back to the point, I can’t even see back there to tell what wires come from the sender. I disassembled the sender to try to get an ohm reading there but couldn’t. I jumped the contacts and the gauge moved about 1/4 down to 1/2. But that’s it.
  11. onesaintsfan

    2005 210ssi trim sender testing

    The Problem Trim gauge has stopped working in the 4-in-1 cluster Access to engine compartment is a royal PITA !!! New 4-in-1 gauge is unavailable The Boat 2005 Chaparral 210 SSI rear bench seat and 2 captains chairs 5.0 Mercruiser 2bl V8 Alpha 1 outdrive 249 hours. Never in saltwater, stored inside a garage when not used. Always flushed when brought home Always properly winterized What I have done Attempted adjustment of sender ( no response) Took apart sender and inspected ( Very clean with factory grease still intact] cleaned and regreased contacts ( no response) disconnected plugs behind gauge and attempted to clean contacts, re-greased and plugged back in ( no response) gauge responds very little when beating on face of 4-in-1 cluster but only moves a minimal distance ( also of note my tach bounces around until a beat on it as well called Cecil Marine and spoke with tech. Says very unlikely gauge is bad and suggested checking sender with ohm meter Trim limit sender functions as normal Questions At what location would you check the ohms on this boat. Due to poor design access to rear of engine where wires come into the boat is almost totally inaccessible without literally taking the rear of the boat apart trim tilt pump is only slightly better. would't stand to reason that since you can move the gauge slightly by beating on the face indicate a bad gauge? what would be the proper Ohm range if i can get to a place to test it? I have a shop manual on disk but cant find it Any suggestions, websites or youtube links or help would be greatly appreciated
  12. onesaintsfan

    Mixing of drive oil

    Yep, end of the season I’ll swap it out. I doubt it’s even 5% of the total gear oil in the system. Just making sure. Thx
  13. onesaintsfan

    Mixing of drive oil

    Just changed the gear oil out in my Alpha 1 sterndrive on a 2005 SSI 5.0 2bl. Used Merc 80w-90 Gear oil. Thought I had enough. I didn’t. So finished off with about 6-8 oz of Valvoline 75w-90 full synthetic gear oil. Filled the reservoir with it as well. I would think since 95% of it is the recomended Gear oil itvwill all mix and no big deal. Correct? Boat gets very light use. Not even 30hrs a season. So am I ok or is the boat going to grenade itself? Don’t live near a parts store
  14. onesaintsfan

    Drive Oil Mixing

    Just changed the gear oil out in my Alpha 1 sterndrive on a 2005 SSI 5.0 2bl. Used Merc 80w-90 Gear oil. Thought I had enough. I didn’t. So finished off with about 6-8 oz of Valvoline 75w-90 full synthetic gear oil. Filled the reservoir with it as well. I would think since 95% of it is the recomended Gear oil itvwill all mix and no big deal. Correct? Boat gets very light use. Not even 30hrs a season. So am I ok or is the boat going to grenade itself? Don’t live near a parts store
  15. onesaintsfan

    2009 226 SSI Garmin gps add

    Just bought a Garmin GPSmap 640. Its a combo chart plotter and car GPS. Got a good deal at Hodges marine $280 shipped. Have not put it in yet but its a decent unit for the price. Yes its discontinued but for me on Lake Maurapas and Ponchatrain it will be fine. Has decent enough maps preloaded.
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