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Forum: Storage / Winterization 10-29-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 947
Posted By hardycm
454 -- I did mine last week and had the same...

454 -- I did mine last week and had the same results as you. And I agree with blackhawk. When I ran the boat with the fake-a-lake I was surprised at how much flow came out the prop seal, so I did...
Forum: Storage / Winterization 10-24-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 947
Posted By hardycm
Hey, I can relate. Just bought a 2011 PS 197 WTT...

Hey, I can relate. Just bought a 2011 PS 197 WTT after 20 years with my 88 PS 190. What a change! with my '88 I could hook it up to recirculate antifreeze through the engine and back into a...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 09-05-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By hardycm
1988 PS 190 floor replacement?

After 30 years, the floor board behind the engine cover is finally getting too soft to trust. I've seen some posts about supporting it with aluminum angle iron and have done a similar thing. ...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-23-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,946
Posted By hardycm
I agree -- check the coil. Its cheap and easy. ...

I agree -- check the coil. Its cheap and easy. If that doesn't work, try eliminating as many other non-essential electrical connections as possible and add them back one by one. On my '88 PS 190 I...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-23-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,897
Posted By hardycm
I had the coil cable removed, so no the ignition...

I had the coil cable removed, so no the ignition system wasn't operational. Based on the consistent advise, I replaced the starter over the weekend and it turned over just fine with the plugs...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-19-2017, 10:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,897
Posted By hardycm
That's actually how I mount my blower. I had to...

That's actually how I mount my blower. I had to get it out of the way to get to the starter. Thanks for noticing, just in case!
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-19-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,897
Posted By hardycm
Thanks all for the replies. In previous years,...

Thanks all for the replies. In previous years, I've always noticed that the starter certainly struggles to turn the engine once the oil is added, but like you figured there was enough room for a bit...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 10-19-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,897
Posted By hardycm
Engine hydrolocked with fogging oil - did I do damage?

They say hindsight is 20:20, and this story is a good example of this.

Background: For last 20 years I have followed the same winterization / fogging procedure on my ’88 PS 190 that was taught to...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-11-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,170
Posted By hardycm
I'm sure everyone has been losing sleep about how...

I'm sure everyone has been losing sleep about how this turned out :)

here's a pic. I opted to go the Marine-tex route as it is something I've worked with before so felt like the learning curve is...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-05-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,170
Posted By hardycm
Thanks for the replies guys. This confirms what...

Thanks for the replies guys. This confirms what I thought, which is great. Mike G -- you can see the position of the gash from the first pic -- where the hull is resting on the lift cradle...
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-02-2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,170
Posted By hardycm
And another

And another
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 07-02-2016, 09:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,170
Posted By hardycm
Here are some pics. Is this shallow enough to not...

Here are some pics. Is this shallow enough to not affect hull integrity? I'm thinking it is ok.
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 06-29-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,170
Posted By hardycm
yeah, thought of that after I left the lake. ...

yeah, thought of that after I left the lake. Will try to get some pics this weekend. I was hoping someone would be able to tell me that area is so thick with fiberglass that Ill be OK. Guess not?
Forum: Restorations and Refurbishments 06-29-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,170
Posted By hardycm
Fiberglass hull damage - cosmetic or structural??

I had a lift failure recently which caused my '88 PS 190 to crash down onto the lift cradle. Fortunately the running gear didn't get affected but I have deep gasshes in each side of the hull where...
Forum: Electrical 09-19-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 477
Posted By hardycm
starter not engaging

I've seen a couple threads on this topic, but most went away from the original post so I'm looking for some confirmation of the likely culprit to this problem.

I installed the Arco PM starter about...
Forum: General / Other 09-10-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,016
Posted By hardycm
Thanks for the replies so far! Does the...

Thanks for the replies so far! Does the Precision star show 0.5 or 0.1 MPH increments? The literature on it doesn't say.
Forum: General / Other 09-10-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,016
Posted By hardycm
GPS Speedometer recos?

I'm fed up with the old airguides on my '88 PS 190. Pitot clogs, little fingers changing the calibration, and slow response have got me looking to replace with an in dash GPS and I'm looking for...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-22-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,781
Posted By hardycm
Regarding your water leak, check your shaft...

Regarding your water leak, check your shaft packing -- it should leak a little when running. Some leak while sitting as well. You could tighten it up a bit, but you don't want it too tight --...
Forum: Electrical 07-21-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,165
Posted By hardycm
does this help? ...

does this help?

http://www.tiltonracing.com/ins/98-297.pdf
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-20-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,942
Posted By hardycm
Thanks -- My kill switch was removed long ago by...

Thanks -- My kill switch was removed long ago by the previous owner. I replaced the switch last night and think things are working OK. Tried to prove to myself that the old switch was indeed not...
Forum: Electrical 07-20-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 724
Posted By hardycm
I opted for the marine one. Surprisingly the...

I opted for the marine one. Surprisingly the Malibu showroom around the corner had one in stock so was able to get one pretty quickly.
Forum: Electrical 07-20-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,044
Posted By hardycm
I've never had that issue, but it sounds like...

I've never had that issue, but it sounds like maybe an issue w/ the ignition switch (maybe I'm biased toward that b/c I just replaced mine). Regarding the orange wire, are you talking about a wire...
Forum: Electrical 07-20-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,044
Posted By hardycm
Thanks for the quick reply. After I posted, I...

Thanks for the quick reply. After I posted, I found the post by RyanMojo and the pic he shares is the board I'm referring to. I have the electronic ignition, so no ballast resistor. I think I'll...
Forum: Electrical 07-20-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,044
Posted By hardycm
circuit board behind the dash, what does it do? -- 88 PS 190

I had a recent problem with my ignition that I think was due to a failing ignition switch. I changed that out last night and the boat runs. But, since its an intermittent problem I wanted to look...
Forum: Engine / Drive Train 07-18-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,942
Posted By hardycm
Just an update -- I did some searching on the...

Just an update -- I did some searching on the net, and found this, which describes my situation pretty well: For $25 I'll just install a new ignition switch. Any thoughts on whether I need a Marine...
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