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Old 07-13-2013, 10:51 AM
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Installed a new jack on the trailer. It was much needed. I had a terrible vision of the old one collapsing and pinning me against the wall while I wheeled it into the garage.
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Old 07-13-2013, 11:55 AM
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The boat has finally turned up.
-Removed the vinyl on the engine cover ready to have the stitching repaired, lucky my good friend is an industrial machinist.
-Replaced all the gas struts including the glove box.
-Oil change and new filter.
-Installed water hose connection point on water intake so I can start it at home.
-Removed, cleaned, and re-oiled the teak platform.
-Removed vinyl on back seat ready to have stitching repaired. (Wish they used UV stabilised cotton!!!)
Think that will do for today. Might go and have a beer.
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Old 07-13-2013, 12:02 PM
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The boat has finally turned up.
-Removed the vinyl on the engine cover ready to have the stitching repaired, lucky my good friend is an industrial machinist.
-Replaced all the gas struts including the glove box.
-Oil change and new filter.
-Installed water hose connection point on water intake so I can start it at home.
-Removed, cleaned, and re-oiled the teak platform.
-Removed vinyl on back seat ready to have stitching repaired. (Wish they used UV stabilised cotton!!!)
Think that will do for today. Might go and have a beer.
we need pictures... - we love seeing this stuff
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Old 07-13-2013, 03:21 PM
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Bilge Pump Cleaning

Question for me should be, what type of work haven't you done on your boat today?
  1. Mildew stain removal
  2. Teaking platforms
  3. Radio installation
  4. Bilge pump cleaning
Probably the most least favorite part of the boat to clean, next up to do after this storm overhead passes by.

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Old 07-13-2013, 03:33 PM
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Probably the most least favorite part of the boat to clean, next up to do after this storm overhead passes by.
What are you using some Totally Amazing Cleaner?
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Old 07-13-2013, 03:39 PM
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I did buy some of the TA totally awesome the other day, but went down to West Marine a little while ago and picked up some of their bilge cleaner.

So I thought I would try that and see how it works for the first time.
Now that you reminded me, maybe I'll do a works comparison between the two.
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Old 07-13-2013, 03:44 PM
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12x the cost - hope it works better than TAC
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Old 07-13-2013, 04:00 PM
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Probably more than half the cost, it was 12 bucks ...
Everything down at West is high dollar um, I'll let you know how it compares.
maybe a while before I clean the bilge, it still raining outside.
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Old 07-13-2013, 04:15 PM
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Very cool. As you know we have the same boat. I'm going to buy a blank plate from GreatLakesSkipper and get rid of that remote and do the same thing you did. Do you just use the PerfectPass as your speedo? Can't get rid of my cupholder
I only use the perfect pass for my speedo. You can see that I removed the pickup mounts and filled in the holes. Next I'm going to remove the covers that are used for the pickup hoses and fill them in also. I thought that I could go without the cup holer but I was wrong.
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:48 PM
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A day of survival. Drove 330 miles with boat in tow to start week long vacation at lake. Drove in rain so thought I would wash boat and trailer before arriving at cabin. Pulled into wash bay and forgot i had tower up. Hit overhead door. I didn't dare look for several minutes.

Eventually my son had to hold door up so I could back out. Amazingly no damage done.

Floating boat off trailer. Turn key. Engine turns over but will not start. First time this has happened since I bought it 5 years ago.

Check kill switch. Still nothing. Scratch head. Feeling embarrassed. Call local mechanic. He says he doesn't work on inboards. Mechanic who does is out until Monday.

Call Midwest Mastercraft. No mechanics in this late on Saturday. Guy working helps me as best he can.

Call another Mastercraft dealer. He helps me confirm fuel pump is working and kill switch it not the problem. Boat still won't start. I've been by loading ramp for 45 min.

I am now that guy.

Sick to my stomach I am resigning to the idea of pulling boat out and leaving on trailer until someone can fix issue...likely 2-3 days

Guy staying at resort comes down and starts asking questions. Indicates he is a mechanic.

After about 15 minutes of asking questions and looking around engine he suggests maybe the crank sensor is the culprit. Sure enough...it had worked loose. I suspect I bumped it a couple days earlier when I lubed steering cable.

Sweetest sound I heard all day was that engine start to rumble. Man, was I thankful!!!

He put his boat in a short time later. Evidently angels drive Glastrons.

What a day.
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