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Old 06-07-2013, 02:30 PM
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I am not replacing them because of the sag of the originals, but rather to put a bigger/better tire on (not readily available on 14" rims) as well as increase prop guard clearance. I may put new springs of the same height on in the near future, just because I assume these are original and have read the wonderful stories of busted springs. I only tow more than 5 miles once a year, so if they let go, hopefully it near by (****mier Luck would guarantee that it won't be).
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Old 06-07-2013, 03:38 PM
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I am not replacing them because of the sag of the originals, but rather to put a bigger/better tire on (not readily available on 14" rims) as well as increase prop guard clearance. I may put new springs of the same height on in the near future, just because I assume these are original and have read the wonderful stories of busted springs. I only tow more than 5 miles once a year, so if they let go, hopefully it near by (****mier Luck would guarantee that it won't be).
No worries, just wanted to put out the info for ya.
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Old 06-07-2013, 03:43 PM
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In hindsight, if I had known about the custom suspension shop that the local NAPA can get parts from; I likely would have gone with higher arched custom bent springs and killed two birds with one stone. I wouldn't have touched the springs if I hadn't been putting on bigger tires anyways, so i'll call it a wash. I appreciate the info though ... that would definitely make for a bad day.
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:54 AM
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At work 'til 7 today but when I get home I'm doing a new steering cable, sending unit, and bow eye. Wife wants to take the boat out tomorrow for her birthday tomorrow so the steering cable at least has to get done. This is my first boat that I bought a couple weeks ago so wish me luck.
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Old 06-08-2013, 12:03 PM
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Replaced my water pump. Easy job!
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Old 06-08-2013, 05:11 PM
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...This is my first boat that I bought a couple weeks ago so wish me luck.
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Old 06-08-2013, 05:43 PM
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Working out of town, but when I get home next weekend, I have a bunch of stuff waiting for me that has arrived while I've been gone. New depth sounder with air and water temp. Complete new ballast system (1600lbs and 3 new Johnson pumps) new prop and a new towing cover. Will be bringing the rear hatch into upholstery as I build a new 3 piecer to replace the big existing one piece cover. I'll post some pics when I get done everything. Gonna be a busy weekend!
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:46 PM
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I have been having the same issues others have had with the metal floor board. The hinges from the engine cover have gradually been crushing the floor board so I finally addressed the problem. I found some scrap aluminum and cut a couple of pieces and put them as a backing plate to help spread out some of the pressure from the screws. It seems to have done the trick, but I guess only time will really tell.

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Old 06-08-2013, 11:38 PM
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I like the backing plate idea. Nice.
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Old 06-09-2013, 12:02 AM
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Installed new prop and PSS shaft seal, reinstalled strut, shaft and interior. Ready to go if the rain stays away tomorrow.
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