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Bruce
11-23-2006, 05:45 PM
I found a device in the back of my boat that is obviously made for engine flushing. Does not look like the previous owners ever used. In essence it a piece of 1 1/4 radiator hose with a ball valve and a female garden hose fitting. I hooked it up and it worked great. Lot of trouble so I will go to a flush pro. Now for the rest of the story. After about 20 mins. of flushing I decided to slip it in gear. Big scary noise! I did not leave it long enough to tell but my guess is it was coming from the shaft. Do they need to be in the water for lubrication or something? They must be able to do this in shops when working on them. Everything was fine when I last had it in the water. Info: 1999 MariStar 230VRS 5.7 Indmar Vortec. Boat is in slip hanging in straps. I did not have it in water because the water was way to low. The water is brackish and that is why I was flushing.
All that being said do I need a big S on my shirt.(For STUPID? Any thoughts on noise?:confused: :confused:

G-man
11-23-2006, 05:47 PM
Yes they need to be in water for lubrication. Take it out and drive it.

BriEOD
11-23-2006, 06:11 PM
LOL!! Yes, it needs to be in the water. No, you didn't do any damage. It's no big deal. Go change your shorts and relax. :D

Bruce
11-23-2006, 06:27 PM
Just changed shorts! Whewwwww . Thanks guys now I can go and enjoy the turkey. Happy Thanksgiving

ski_king
11-23-2006, 08:23 PM
No big deal as long as it was only a second or 2.

It can be fun under the right circumstances also.
http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=35541&postcount=13

Bruce
11-23-2006, 08:34 PM
Luckily it was real quick. Now for the rest of my continuing education: How do shops perform test on shafts , trans etc. without them being in the water?

JimN
11-24-2006, 12:09 AM
The shaft can be soaked with water or sprayed with light oil (WD-40, PB Blaster, or ?) for a short run. If it's going to run for a long time, it needs to be run in the water or constantly hosed down.

88 PS190
11-24-2006, 12:23 AM
Its def. a prank people play, hey check out my new boat! hey slip it in gear!

slink976
11-24-2006, 12:27 AM
Luckily it was real quick. Now for the rest of my continuing education: How do shops perform test on shafts , trans etc. without them being in the water?

They have alot water bills! your okay man, rule of thumb though I never run mine "In Gear" outside of the lake

erkoehler
11-24-2006, 12:30 AM
Luckily it was real quick. Now for the rest of my continuing education: How do shops perform test on shafts , trans etc. without them being in the water?

Most of the time, our mechanics visually inspect the shaft, and if it needs further attention, a lake test is in order.

88 PS190
11-24-2006, 12:45 AM
Careful not to destroy those bushings. Kind of a pain to remove.

Jesus_Freak
11-24-2006, 02:26 AM
Its def. a prank people play, hey check out my new boat! hey slip it in gear!

Hilarious!

mash
11-24-2006, 07:21 AM
I've been around boats and machinery for a long time, but never seen bearings that actually needed water in them to work correctly. Probably would have made the same mistake if not for reading about yours.

Thanks.

rhsprostar
11-24-2006, 07:33 AM
Your fine, my buddy did the same on his a few years back, no harm done as long as it was only for a second or so.

atlfootr
11-25-2006, 09:29 AM
Thankfully, owning an Outboard is sooooooo much easier.

BriEOD
11-25-2006, 09:36 AM
Thankfully, owning an Outboard is sooooooo much easier.
C'mon, you can't make a statement like that. In regards to running out of the water, sure. But, it is a pain in the neck to climb up that tiny little platform back into the boat.

Footin
11-25-2006, 09:52 AM
C'mon, you can't make a statement like that. In regards to running out of the water, sure. But, it is a pain in the neck to climb up that tiny little platform back into the boat.

I agree with you Brian, my friends use to call my outboard the "Veg-o-matic"

ski_king
11-25-2006, 10:08 AM
Thankfully, owning an Outboard is sooooooo much easier.
I guess you forgot about this (http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=9654)?

I think the BF200 is a great boat, but I think I will stick with a inboard.

BriEOD
11-25-2006, 05:19 PM
Their are pros and cons to an outboard and inboard for sure. I don't want to put words in his mouth. But, I don't think you can say one is definitively better than the other. I speak from experience. I had a skiing partner who had a BF 200.

Footin
11-25-2006, 05:24 PM
I have owned both, I perfer the inboard. (barely).

6ballsisall
11-25-2006, 05:31 PM
When in doubt, get both!!!!! (PS190 & BF200) :D

JohnnyB
11-26-2006, 11:16 AM
I wish I could afford both. I agree, I like the inboard better (barely).

Inboard Pros:

-bigger platform for puttin on my slalom, helping my 3yr old and 6yr old with their gear, etc.
-EASY to work on/maintain -- everything is easy to get to
-availability of most parts (most cross at NAPA or Carquest)
-better all-around (slalom/wakeboard/BF)
-quieter (unless you are into 4-stroke outboards)

Outboard pros

-much less maintenance
-easier for cold climate (don't have to re-winterize after the Dec/Jan/Feb/Mar ski sessions)
-better BF
-manueverability
-more room in the boat

BarefootWt
11-26-2006, 11:48 AM
I was told by my dealer that they sometimes just lube the bushing with water proof grease if they only need to run in gear for a few monutes. Somehow immersing in water is the best way, however according to dealer.

6ballsisall
11-26-2006, 12:31 PM
If you really need to run it in gear out of water just spray a hose over the bushing the whole time it's in gear. You'll have no problems then....