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  1. I just noticed a rusty residue coming from intake holes on my lower unit. Maybe I should be draining the outdrive each time I use it (but I don't). The boat is dry stored in my side yard. This boat only has 140 hours on it and it's a 2007 SSI 246, with a 350 Mag. Mercruiser Bravo III. I purchased it with 110 hours on it and have used it 10 times in the last 6 months. I use it in fresh water and, so I'm told, so did the previous owner. I did just have it serviced (yearly service). And it wasn't showing this rust before the service. Is this something I should be concerned with?
  2. Hey All, I'm still a newbie - 2nd season on my first boat - a 2010 Chaparral 216 with a Volvo-Penta 5.0 GXIC-J with dual prop with about 150 hours on the original engine. The boat is wonderful, but I having a problem that I just can't seem to figure out. The starter is rusting around the drive end, which eventually prevents the Bendix drive from engaging the flywheel during starting. I don't believe there has ever been a high water event before I bought the boat (it has always been stored on a trailer). The previous owner installed a black mooring cover in 2016, and replaced the starter less than a year later (for the same rusting issue). About a year later I had to have the starter replaced, and then again this summer. I definitely never had a high water event since owning the boat. I do run the boat in brackish water (Solomons, MD) just off the Chesapeake Bay. I think there are two possibilities on why this is happening: 1) Since the mooring cover also covers the engine-bay vents, the wet bilge is just a hot steamy place and rust is having a great time forming on the starter. 2) Cooling water is somehow making it's way on to the starter drive end during engine operation and causing the rust. Originally I thought it was from the mooring cover, since the starter problems seemed to start a few months after he installed the cover. Now I'm not so sure. I always have a wet bilge after running the boat for a few hours - it is only a gallon or so and I've never seen the bilge pump come on automatically. Makes me suspect a cooling line connection may be leaking slowly and dripping on the starter. Also I've never had the stern drive off yet, so probably will have that done this winter to replace the bellows just in case. Any thoughts?
  3. Hello I have a 1990 2350 7.4L mercruiser and the starter has been acting up. One day I went out to the lake and got ready to take the boat off the trailer and it wouldn’t start just kept hearing a click click click. Luckily I didn’t untether the winch and I was able to load it back on the trailer and pull over to the side and evaluate the situation. After removing the doghouse I turned the motor by hand with a breaker bar and socket on the balancer and I was able to loosen the motor up a little bit it finally cranked up. Launched the boat and had a great day on the water I cut it on and off at least 6 times. The following weekend I decided to check it the day before taking it to the lake and it had the same symptoms and I did the same thing to get it started but this time I sprayed pb blaster in the hole above the starter going into flywheel housing. The next morning it started just fine and I was off for a day of fishing. Today I came out and as soon as I connect the battery the starter immediately starts trying to crank and the ignition switch is turned off. I checked the solenoid on the starter and there was rust but it didn’t appear to be enough build up to make contact. I used pb blaster, a wire brush and sand paper to remove all the rust I could see. After reassembly it did the same thing when I connected the battery. So now I need to know if it could possibly be the ignition switch gone bad or if it’s the starter or if there is another solenoid I need to check. Thanks for any input
  4. Hey guys, I’m a old school diesel guy and new here on the forum...Can anyone identify this part and what I’m up against to get replaced? I could really use some advice on this...I was crawling around in the engine compartment replacing bilge vent hose when I saw thiis rusted out arm on my newly purchased 2001 freshwater 260 Signature with 5.7 L efi and Bravo lll w 245 hrs, it’s the only place I’ve seen any significant rust...I was just fixing to have the 300 hr service...Any advice would be greatly appreciated, I’m guessing my maiden voyage this week is canceled....
  5. The condensate from the AC unit is very rusty in my 310, and I'm planning on pulling the unit out soon to fix the rusty pan. Anyone have any experience with this job and have any pointers on removal and permanent rust repair?
  6. The 90* and flat angle brackets which hold the gas rods which hold up the port/starboard swim platform lockers/coolers are rusted badly. Funny, they are the only thing not stainless on the boat. Are these brackets available for purchase so I can replace them? Do I have to replace the rods? Or do they dismount from the brackets?
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