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4skin
08-01-2015, 11:53 PM
So spent all day getting a boat running
Ran it off a gas can to bypass fuel system after replacing filters and cleaning carb the second time #}^}*#^}
Yea it runs
Pump fuel tank out with a pump fuel comes out clean
Wtf ? So dump a gascan of fuel back in with pump running
And here comes the water and crap from bottom of tank
Filled a pop bottle and was 50-50 gas water mix
Did a second gas jug and finally got clean fuel
Now it runs so go put boat in lake warming it up and it overheats
The impellers gone in the raw water pump
guess the pressure from garden hose kept it cool at the house
Boats suck

Nutbar
08-02-2015, 11:38 AM
yup boat's are a hole in the water to throw money into. Even when maintained and stored properly. But then again I own a Jeep or 2 so what do I know lol

4skin
08-02-2015, 04:32 PM
Yea this one was stored in a shop and winterized

harvester_sorrow
08-02-2015, 05:26 PM
it can be hard to get all the water out of the tanks.

methahydrate? a fan blowing in it to dry out empty tank?

i love my dingy. ride it hard and put it away wet. never winterized it. owned it for 20 years, maybe i should check the impeller one of these years.....:dontknow:

beagle..t
08-02-2015, 10:43 PM
BOAT= BREAK OUT ANOTHER THOUSAND

epic3
08-04-2015, 11:23 AM
get a fuel water separator. Boats can be reliable and easy to work on if you do it right. My family relied on a boat daily for commuting living up indian arm. over 10000 hours on our 115 merc before trading it in for a 150 merc with zero major work done to it. Just proper prep and maint. Even sank it once.

hoser
08-04-2015, 11:47 AM
Love how people say boats are just a money pit.. Owned one for years and have never had a major breakdown.. Have always done yearly oil changes and winterized it properly and alls been good.. Even the dirty johnson runs good and ive never done a damn thing to it and its stored outdoors year round..

harvester_sorrow
08-04-2015, 03:43 PM
Love how people say boats are just a money pit.. Owned one for years and have never had a major breakdown.. Have always done yearly oil changes and winterized it properly and alls been good.. Even the dirty johnson runs good and ive never done a damn thing to it and its stored outdoors year round..

How's the dirty Johnson doing now?

4skin
08-04-2015, 05:15 PM
I think the new owner got a bad fill at the marina
Or because he ran it out of fuel it sucked all the shit out of the bottom of the tank
fixed now and running fine like it did when buddy had it

hoser
08-04-2015, 07:58 PM
How's the dirty Johnson doing now?



Well I did just have to replace the power pack on it but it runs mint again :party0010:

harvester_sorrow
08-04-2015, 08:21 PM
Well I did just have to replace the power pack on it but it runs mint again :party0010:

Dingy!

Trailjunkie
08-04-2015, 10:01 PM
Boat s are kick ass no matter the cost its worth it. Id never be a a land lubber again. Lol

vajayjay
08-04-2015, 10:55 PM
The boat isn't the money pit...

The props are :D[16]

barracuda
08-05-2015, 06:49 PM
jets dont have that issue. :dontknow:

jet on a pontoon would be great , no prop to worry about very little maintainance (squirt a lube after every day out) and super safe no blad to slice and dice the manatees.

Trailjunkie
08-05-2015, 10:59 PM
jet on a pontoon would be great , no prop to worry about very little maintainance (squirt a lube after every day out) and super safe no blad to slice and dice the manatees.

you sir are a smart man.