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Old 04-15-2013, 05:43 PM
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Join Date: Jul 2006
Boat: 1985 Mastercraft stars and stripes
Location: nor cal
Posts: 49
we bought the boat a few years ago with 185hrs as a replacement for my dads 85 S&S that was totaled due to some shallow rocks. It now has close to 400 on it and for the last 2 years it doesnt crank over when its warm would fire right up when it was cold and run fine but as soon as you kill the motor it cranks very slow you would have to wait several hrs for the motor to cool down then it would fire back up. just about every electrical part has been tested or replaced. after sitting for the winter it hardly turns over. I have put a breaker bar on the crank and turned it by hand with the plugs out and it has 2 hard spots in the motor im thinking something is bent. This boat has low hours but at one time I believe it has been on fire or overheated when I bought it anything plastic was melted or distorted and the engine paint is melted on the block. not sure what it is but im just sick of being the guy with the boat that always breaks down so a total overhaul is what im trying now
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