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Old 08-15-2009, 04:08 PM
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Got the same 210 VRS as you. Under the center rear seat, remove the fiberglass bin, and if you look to the the left side of the v-drive you'll see a black hose with blue strip that connects to the thru hull. The hose is held on by two hose clamps. I just losen those up, the black hose off and stick the garden hose down the black hose about 18", turn the water source on and fire the engine up. Very simple IMHO.
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Old 08-15-2009, 11:49 PM
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Sanded and polished my Rudder and Prop...Pics







I first used Wet Sand 600 grit. All of the sanding was done by hand. I started at a higher grit because i wanted to keep the Craftman's Filings, and grindings visible. Then 1000 wet sand, 2000 and then used >>>Happich Semi Chrome Polish Here<<< Three hours later Waahh-Laahh... Peace!

PS I didn't want to make it too shiny because, I didn't want the Lake Fish to think it was a Giant Lure!...
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Old 08-16-2009, 12:08 AM
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Wow, those are gorgeous.
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Old 08-16-2009, 12:10 AM
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Kell-->Thanks for the picture, and I see know where the water pick up is. I will hook it up tomorrow to get the oil hot enough to change.

Mcfire-->That plunger is a terriffic idea! that's an easy alternative as well. i thought you guys used Axe's and not plungers...

(Not so) Dummy-->I guess I could get a T-Valve as weel like one of those flushing kits and make one pretty cheap. thanks for the info. I like the garden hose idea so the wife can do it...i can tell her to go Gardening in the boat...lol

Chicago190--> I didn't realize it could BLOW! I'm glad you chimed in. the old owner just told me to start the engine with the cover open. Is that a good idea? i wrote it down to check the blower. My 3 left hoses go don about 2 feet and then END. the one on the right is the only one that looks connected... I'll ceck it out tomorrow...
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Old 08-16-2009, 12:25 AM
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Kell-->Thanks for the picture, and I see know where the water pick up is. I will hook it up tomorrow to get the oil hot enough to change.

Mcfire-->That plunger is a terriffic idea! that's an easy alternative as well. i thought you guys used Axe's and not plungers...

(Not so) Dummy-->I guess I could get a T-Valve as weel like one of those flushing kits and make one pretty cheap. thanks for the info. I like the garden hose idea so the wife can do it...i can tell her to go Gardening in the boat...lol

Chicago190--> I didn't realize it could BLOW! I'm glad you chimed in. the old owner just told me to start the engine with the cover open. Is that a good idea? i wrote it down to check the blower. My 3 left hoses go don about 2 feet and then END. the one on the right is the only one that looks connected... I'll ceck it out tomorrow...
There is nothing wrong with starting the engine with the cover open, but it will not help you with fuel vapors building up when the boat is idling or you are going through no-wake zones. A bad blower is easy to diagnose, just flip the switch on the dash and if you here a humming noise then your blower is turning on. As long as it turns on just ensure air is blowing out of one of the rear vents. If it doesn't turn on then you may have a problem with the blower, wiring, or switch - but these are all relatively easy problems to diagnose and repair for mechanically enclined individuals.
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Old 08-16-2009, 12:45 AM
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I concur with Chicago190, you don't want to take the chance with gas vapors,. Run the blower for at least 4 minutes. I don't open the hatch, but I always run the blower for at least 4 minutes and when idleing around. If your bloswer is bad, they are easy to replace and very inexpensive. The left 3 hoses don't connect to anything and I beleive they are there to allow air flow when under way. There are two vent openings in front of the windowshield, one on the drivers side and one on the observers seat, that vent to the front of the motor box and then exit out of the three vents that do not connect to anything (there should be a short section of vent tubing hanging down to the bottom of the boat behind the silent muffler, which will pick up and discharge the air coming from the windshield vents. The far right vent should connect directly to the blower which is right underneth the alternator on the port side of the engine.

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Old 08-16-2009, 12:59 AM
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How about the strut! Just kdding, that looks awesome. Nice work. I may have to give that a try as well.
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Old 08-16-2009, 01:32 AM
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you forgot to sand and polish the prop nut... just kidding

looks sharp... nice job
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Old 08-16-2009, 08:16 AM
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I first used Wet Sand 600 grit. All of the sanding was done by hand. I started at a higher grit because i wanted to keep the Craftman's Filings, and grindings visible. Then 1000 wet sand, 2000 and then used >>>Happich Semi Chrome Polish Here<<< Three hours later Waahh-Laahh... Peace!

PS I didn't want to make it too shiny because, I didn't want the Lake Fish to think it was a Giant Lure!...
One of the board members told me there was a new guy here with a pic as big as mine.........nice pic dude, but watch out.........there's alot of people with small pic syndrome here and they get offended easly
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Old 08-16-2009, 10:16 AM
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Coz--->Those are small pics to me. It's not the size of the prop that makes a man... hahah

D3skier-->I'm thinking about sum Chrome Nuts...

Kell-->I think the STRUT is either the Stainless shaft, which I did get but not much, or the brassy colored thing holding the strut? I thought Strutinwasn't Kool anymore...lol
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