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Originally posted by Orlando76 Orlando76 wrote:

Originally posted by Orlando76 Orlando76 wrote:

Dumb question but is the engine turning the correct direction? And you might want to check your muffler to make sure the strong backfire didn’t cause it to crack.
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Problem found (kinda) and solved (band-aid).

Somewhere in my ballast fill system I have a leak. When cruising water is being pushed in past the pump and draining/leaking into the aft compartment. It's a pretty big leak and these hard tanks are not helping me figure out where it's coming from, can't see anything!

The easy fix to take the wife and kids for a ride is that I closed the ball valve in the engine compartment until I have some time to start taking it apart again and diagnosing the failed parts(s).

I was out in it today on my lunch hour, ran it up and hit around 40 mph. To be honest, I was thinking this boat would do more than that. I wasn't pushing it (4500 rpm) so I'm not sure.

I don't think I have any reason to go that fast, more a curiosity than anything.
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I just replaced the hoses and pumps going to the hard tanks on our '99. The hoses were cracked at the hard tank fittings and underneath the muffler.   I just disconnected the hose at the thru hull fitting and used a garden hose to find the leaks. The bad news is for our boat I had to pull the fuel tank to be able to replace the hoses. PITA but while I had the tank out I installed a new steering cable and greased the rudder.   The drain and fill fittings are on the bottom of the tanks. Yours is newer so you may get lucky and find the leak before the hoses go under the tank.
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Smart boater!

I already had the tank out and I never checked these lines, duh. I did replace all the fuel lines and steering cable so I did some of it.

Wish me luck that I don't have to tear into this too much in the Florida sun.
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Park it in the shade. No sense fighting the Florida sun.
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Originally posted by NautiqueHack NautiqueHack wrote:

Wish me luck that I don't have to tear into this too much in the Florida sun.

Originally posted by Orlando76 Orlando76 wrote:

Park it in the shade. No sense fighting the Florida sun.


Hence the reason not to live in that hell hole
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Originally posted by gun-driver gun-driver wrote:

Originally posted by NautiqueHack NautiqueHack wrote:

Wish me luck that I don't have to tear into this too much in the Florida sun.

Originally posted by Orlando76 Orlando76 wrote:

Park it in the shade. No sense fighting the Florida sun.


Hence the reason not to live in that hell hole
I hate this hell hole. If it weren’t for the 90* temps and the 75*cold fronts and the easy, plentiful work I’d be gone.
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Originally posted by Orlando76 Orlando76 wrote:

Originally posted by gun-driver gun-driver wrote:

Originally posted by NautiqueHack NautiqueHack wrote:

Wish me luck that I don't have to tear into this too much in the Florida sun.

Originally posted by Orlando76 Orlando76 wrote:

Park it in the shade. No sense fighting the Florida sun.


Hence the reason not to live in that hell hole
I hate this hell hole. If it weren’t for the 90* temps and the 75*cold fronts and the easy, plentiful work I’d be gone.


Yea don’t forget to add the 99% humidity the bugs the gators the hurricanes and the blue hairs
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