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Old 03-16-2013, 04:24 PM
Tateau18 Tateau18 is offline
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Join Date: Dec 2012
Boat: 1996 Mastercraft Prostar 205
Location: Southeast
Posts: 43
Well, I got the steering cable in but the old guide tube had to be cut down and recycled. The new tube that I ordered from Skidim had no threads except for the end and the block that clamps on to it was threaded. So, I just cut the torn thread off and adjusted the length, everything with the steering system works great now. I took the boat out this morning and I thought everything was running great....until... I put the boat on the trailer and found a decent bit of transmission fluid in the bilge. Not too excited about that but it seems to be coming from the bell housing around the starter penetration. I assume it is the shaft seal on the front of the transmission. I am kind-of aggravated that the guys at Rambo didn't mention that this could be a problem on a boat that has sat for 2+ years unused. I started looking around after i saw the fluid and saw that it is a fairly common issue with boats that have been stored for an extended period of time, especially with no fluid in the trans. I am assuming that I will have to pull the engine to swap this seal, debating whether I should do it myself or not. Here are some photos of the boat in the water and the bilge after I discovered the tranny leak. Can anyone give me any tips about how to keep so much water out of the battery compartment and the cooler box in the floor? Thanks
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