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Old 08-17-2008, 11:08 PM
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As I told you before, good move taking it in.

We had a great time on Buckeye Lake Saturday, even called the pizza shop on the lake an placed a to go order and picked it up on the boat. Went to the sand bar and had a family picnic.
See, now we could meet out there before the lake freezes over.
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Old 08-18-2008, 12:16 PM
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Hve you checked the prop??
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Old 08-19-2008, 02:28 PM
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Yes. It would have to be missing a blade to do what it does in the water. But, the trick is, the condition can be replicated in the driveway after I wet the drive shaft and cutlass bearing. It can happen as soon as I put it in gear, and if not then it will do it when I carefully apply some pressure to the drive shaft coupler with my boot.
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Has the dealer called you for an update, yet?
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Old 08-19-2008, 03:50 PM
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Has the dealer called you for an update, yet?
Nope, I know it's OH and all but there is still a little wait list. I had to drop it off Sat for a Tues eval. I'll let you know.

Here's to keeping it under 12 hours to remedy eh?
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Old 08-19-2008, 03:53 PM
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Nope, I know it's OH and all but there is still a little wait list. I had to drop it off Sat for a Tues eval. I'll let you know.

Here's to keeping it under 12 hours to remedy eh?

What a load of BS! I am sure the SoCal dealerships could have had you in on Saturday..... It would have been Saturday, Sept. 20th, but it would have been Saturday!
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Old 08-19-2008, 07:22 PM
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I still think you might want to check the damper plate. I suspect the sound you are hearing when you engage the transmission and the backfiring are separate issues.

Hopefully it's not too expensive or too long before you get the boat back.

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Old 08-19-2008, 07:31 PM
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Have you checked to see if the strut wobbles? If it doesn't, with the keys in your pocket, sit on the ground or a blanket, facing the prop. Grab the prop (wear gloves to avoid cutting your hands) and rotate the prop quickly. It should move smoothly with no additional sounds.
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Old 08-19-2008, 07:49 PM
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Ryan, If you get it back in the next week a few families are getting together at Alum Creek.
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Old 08-19-2008, 09:02 PM
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Have you checked to see if the strut wobbles? If it doesn't, with the keys in your pocket, sit on the ground or a blanket, facing the prop. Grab the prop (wear gloves to avoid cutting your hands) and rotate the prop quickly. It should move smoothly with no additional sounds.
I tested this at the end of last season. At the time I thought believed the cause had to do with the shaft, bearing, alignment, strut, loose prop etc... but I never could rule out the damper plate as a culprit.

I do regret not replacing the shaft packing while I had the floor up and all.

I still wonder if the timing is off and that putting the transmission in gear is just enough resistance on the crank shaft to miss a spark here and there. I don't have a timing light and have never used one. But, lack of experience hasn't held me back before. I figure I'm at least as smart as the guys in the shop, if they learned how so can I...as long as I have time. Plus, my wife started saying she wants to hurry up and get on the water twice a week!
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