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Old 01-03-2014, 01:29 PM
skitilldark skitilldark is offline
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Originally Posted by RocketScientist View Post
I've only been on a true inboard ski boat a couple of times in my life. I'm going to look at a 96 ProStar LT1 this weekend. In my mind I think I would look at the following durng a sea trial:
- smooth running of engine
- engine temperature normal and steady once warmed up
- leaking coolant
- leaking oil
- transmission not slipping
- transmission going into gear smoothly and easily
- leaking transmission fluid
- no excessive vibration
- excessive water coming into the boat causing the bildge pump to cycle
- all guages working
- all systems working

Any other thoughts?
I would add to make note of the steering wheel operation. It shouldnt be hard or resistant anywhere during lock to lock... And look closely at guages...volt meter especially.
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