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View Poll Results: Is my boat good to go or do I need to start shopping for a replacement?
It's fine stop worrying about it 37 61.67%
You're screwed better break out the pocket book 23 38.33%
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Old 03-04-2008, 01:36 PM
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How is my boat UPDATE HELP!

Just a question to answer the need peace of mind thread for myself. Is my boat alright or not? Post em up.
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Old 03-04-2008, 01:44 PM
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Here is the story to go along with it.

I need some help. I am not for sure if I F'd up my boat this winter. Long story short, I winterized using the following steps Drained block, pulled impeller, drained exhaust manifold, drained tranny cooler. Didn't antifreeze b/c I thought there was a chance that I'd be back out before it got stupid cold. I was wrong. Went to check on the boat this weekend and noticed that a freeze plug was popped out on one side but not the other and this is very worrysome. Soooo... Is there any way to check if the block is cracked before starting it up? Again I need some peace of mind and reassurance that I didn't done anything harmful to my third child!
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Old 03-04-2008, 01:51 PM
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Might as well fix it now if it is broken. It is a heck of a lot easier to sell a boat that has no problems or question marks around it. Running is a good thing. If you decide to sell now with the engine's questionable soundness you are going to have to take a lot less than it will probably cost to repair it. You are going to have to disclose the problem in your ad to sell it. That will mean lower offers and difficult discussions..
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Old 03-04-2008, 01:52 PM
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Absolute worst case, fix it. I've had to replace the engine in mine twice. I wouldn't sell it if there is something really wrong with it if you like the boat.
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Old 03-04-2008, 01:54 PM
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I don't think dealers should be allowed to respond to this poll....
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Old 03-04-2008, 01:55 PM
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Take it to the dealership and get the real story. You are not going to get price of mind here!
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Old 03-04-2008, 01:57 PM
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Take it to the dealership and get the real story. You are not going to get price of mind here!
That too, we can all guess and tell our stories, but with out looking and knowing, doesn't really help you at all.
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Old 03-04-2008, 02:10 PM
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Take it to the dealership and get the real story. You are not going to get price of mind here!
Woops... typed on my iphone... sorry for the misspellings

Seriously though. Take it to the dealer and find out. You are going to get varying opinions here that are all based upon speculation. Get it looked at by a pro and find out exactly what has happened...

Here is my opinion. The boat is trashed and you should sell it to me for $1000 and walk away from it. I hope this puts your mind at ease!
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Old 03-04-2008, 02:48 PM
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Shot or not I think I'll keep it around. How much am I looking at to replace the motor?
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ok you're not going to like this but I replace a LT1 in my '93 Maristar for around $8K... dealership is going to cost more... I had a friend of the family put it in and hook it up and I had the dealership dial everything in and I'm thinking it was around $8k... we bought a refurbished block and everything and I'm telling you the boat runs better now than before... if it weren't for filling up the extra fat sacks in the Maristar and the tower speakers on my x2 I would still be rocking the teal and pink Maristar
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