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Forum: Engine / Drive Train 05-21-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,877
Posted By Chicago190
I don't have them on my current computer, but I...

I don't have them on my current computer, but I will be at the lake next weekend and I can take new pictures and add them. If you have any questions in the interim I (or someone else here) can...
Forum: General / Other 05-21-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4,962
Views: 402,719
Posted By Chicago190
Put in the dock and de-winterized yesterday;...

Put in the dock and de-winterized yesterday; polished/waxed hull this morning; and, finally, put the boat in the for the summer. Of course, it was raining all day, the water is frigid, and there is...
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,029
Posted By Chicago190
I highly recommend this product. My platform was...

I highly recommend this product. My platform was very mildewed, and I don't have an electric sander or the patience to hand sand it properly. Teak-nu completely cleaned the teak in one application...
Forum: General Discussion 01-06-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 997
Posted By Chicago190
Easy enough to fix. Take a file to the right...

Easy enough to fix. Take a file to the right trailing edge and you're golden.
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1,081
Views: 128,665
Posted By Chicago190
Thanks for getting croakies. I'll definitely...

Thanks for getting croakies. I'll definitely place an order at some point.
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2010, 10:27 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,605
Posted By Chicago190
It's particularly impressive because only 1...

It's particularly impressive because only 1 person by my count (TT197) has even driven a boat with an Ilmor engine.
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2010, 11:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,402
Posted By Chicago190
I assume because it is a direct drive there are 2...

I assume because it is a direct drive there are 2 different transmission options. There is the standard transmission, which has a 1:1 ratio, and an optional transmission with a 1.26:1 (1.5:1 in the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2010, 12:32 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,605
Posted By Chicago190
Does anyone know what the difference is between...

Does anyone know what the difference is between an Ilmor 5.7 and the MCX, other than some of the features on the engine and accessory placement? I'm not sure if it's fair to comapre a new car or...
Forum: Storage / Winterization 11-14-2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 885
Posted By Chicago190
I agree the smartest thing to do is take the...

I agree the smartest thing to do is take the thermostat out. I've re-used the gasket in mine for 2 years without any leaks. I've also had success cutting my own with a generic roll of gasket paper...
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,401
Posted By Chicago190
MC manual isn't much use for maintenance, at...

MC manual isn't much use for maintenance, at least compared to this forum.
Forum: Storage / Winterization 10-27-2010, 11:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,149
Posted By Chicago190
If the boat is already winterized just drain the...

If the boat is already winterized just drain the oil from the hose overnight into a drain pan.
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2010, 12:20 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,024
Posted By Chicago190
On the bright side, the hull looks...

On the bright side, the hull looks repairable.

If you're marginally mechanically-inclined you should be able to replace all the running gear yourself. Strut and prop shaft might be repairable -...
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,394
Posted By Chicago190
No, if the thermostat is closed anti-freeze will...

No, if the thermostat is closed anti-freeze will still exit through the exhaust

I always take the thermostat out before adding anti-freeze.
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,470
Posted By Chicago190
Perfect Pass is no longer available on new boats....

Perfect Pass is no longer available on new boats. http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=24914
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,044
Posted By Chicago190
Straightline had an issue with handle failures a...

Straightline had an issue with handle failures a couple years ago and I read they were very good about replacing them.
Forum: Storage / Winterization 09-28-2010, 11:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,333
Posted By Chicago190
That's probably true, but I know it can be done...

That's probably true, but I know it can be done through pouring. My guess is that you can fill the block by pouring through the J-hose off the water pump and then fill the manifolds through each...
Forum: Storage / Winterization 09-28-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,333
Posted By Chicago190
Everyone has their own winterization procedure...

Everyone has their own winterization procedure and for the most part they all achieve the same effect. Some people prefer to drain the block, others prefer to fill it with anti-freeze, and some like...
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,893
Posted By Chicago190
It might depend on the lift, but on my...

It might depend on the lift, but on my Shorestation the cradle bottoms out on the lift base before it runs out of cable.
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-16-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,464
Posted By Chicago190
I wouldn't recommend a 50/50 solution for someone...

I wouldn't recommend a 50/50 solution for someone in the Northwest. A gallon of RV anti-freeze is less than $3...not worth the risk of a diluted solution not having proper freeze protection,...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2010, 09:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,824
Posted By Chicago190
You're better off draining the block, removing...

You're better off draining the block, removing the thermostat, reinstalling the plugs and then sucking up the anti-freeze. Additionally, it takes me at least 4 gallons of AF before it starts to come...
Forum: General Discussion 09-06-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,007
Posted By Chicago190
Heads, intake and cam would be the most common...

Heads, intake and cam would be the most common upgrades. You could always add a supercharger if you really want to get aggressive.

Oh, and upgrading to a CNC prop will make more of a difference...
Forum: General Discussion 09-06-2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 329
Posted By Chicago190
In theory you don't need to drain the manifolds. ...

In theory you don't need to drain the manifolds. I have no idea how much anti-freeze you would need to completely fill the manifolds with undiluted anti-freeze. After I drain the block and...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 09-05-2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,071
Posted By Chicago190
I tightened it by hand until it was snug. I had...

I tightened it by hand until it was snug. I had to re-tighten it after an hour of running, so it's probably a good idea to leave the floor section out for now.
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,926
Posted By Chicago190
Another from a few weeks ago.

Another from a few weeks ago.
Forum: Electrical 09-02-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,479
Posted By Chicago190
The usual cause of this problem is the float...

The usual cause of this problem is the float inside the sending unit expands slightly and then gets stuck inside the sending unit. Alternatively, you can have the problem I had, which was the glue...
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