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  1. Hello, new to this forum. I was looking for some advice on pricing out having all of my bellows and gimball bearing replaced, along with a new throttle cable. I just bought a 1997 Chaparral with a 2009 190 hp Merc Cruiser. Bought it from my brother dirt cheap because it took on water for a few hours due to failed bellows. It was immediately towed to the marina and the oil was changed per insurance request, in order to save the engine. According to the mechanic, it runs fine. The boat looks like new. He said to have the bellows and Gimball Bearing replaced and the throttle cable. The cost will
  2. Hey everyone, Looking for some advice on my Alpha one drive. It's a 2003 and i'm not sure what the previous owner did as far as maintenance. I have replace the impeller last season so I know that has been replace recently, but as far as getting deeper in the drive i'm not sure. How often are you supposed to look into changing the gimbal bearing, bellows etc? Are their any warning signs to look out for that they need to be replaced?
  3. I have original bellows on my 1997 Mercruiser Alpha One Gen 2. There are no leaks or other problems so far, but there are visible cracks. I mostly worry about U-joint bellows, and least about Exhaust one. How often do you replace them? Here are pics: Exhaust 18654A 1 Exhaust 18654A 1 Universal Joint 816431A 1 Exhaust 18654A 1 Shift Cable 74639 Exhaust 18654A 1 Shift Cable 74639 Universal Joint 816431A 1
  4. After last weekend I feel like I should maybe post this in the nubes section. Went on a nice crisp fall cruise with a few guests in the boat last Saturday. After reaching our destination and having a nice late lunch, we decided to head back up the river for the marina, about an hour up river at a 25-30mph clip. Made it about 5-10 minutes, well off the shore when - blaaaaahhhhh. The boat comes to a not very abrupt stop. About a stop when you come off plane a little too fast, but definitely not more than enough to throw anyone out of their seat. After surveying the situation, the admiral points
  5. Hello I have a 2006 Sig 276 and have yet to replace the three bellows. Is it necessary to replace if they look to be in god shape. If I replace them can I do that without removing the volvo penta DPS stern drive? Thank you!
  6. I have a 2004 190ssi with a 4.3 MPI with 400 hrs. I was looking at the Bellows yesterday before I went to the lake and noticed that the U Joint bellows appears to have some tiny cracks in a couple of the pleats so I think it is time to replace it. The Shift cable bellows was replaced 3 years ago by the previous owner and I had the Gimbal bearing replaced 2 years ago. Questions: Can I replace the U Joint bellows without removing the Gimbal Ring? What brands of Bellows should I consider if not OEM? What specific tools do I have to purchase and where is the best place to purchase? What tips/tri
  7. Finally got the new-to-me boat out on the water for an extended period of time over the weekend and everything worked pretty well. The only real issue I have that concerns me is that the bilge pump kicked on at one point after we were out for about 40-minutes or so. It may have run more, but that's the only time I noticed it running. I have a couple of questions for everyone: 1. The boat is only a 2010 with about 340 hours. Could the bellows be going bad already? Other potential sources of the leak? 2. I did fill up all onboard coolers with ice the night before and again the day of, so probabl
  8. Hey Shephard, I was just wondering if you knew if there was any difference between a Merc, OMC, or Yamaha lower unit shift cable? Is a cable a cable, or not? Also, what about Merc bellows and gimbal? The pictures (and what I can see on my Yamaha and Alpha drives) look identical and the Yamaha's are way more in $ as one would imagine. Thanks, Drew
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