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Old 06-01-2014, 07:44 PM
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Hi everyone, I bought my first 1981 mastercraft friday afternoon, took it to the lake an spent the whole day on it. After having it out I have a couple questions.


1. is my bilge pump seems to be just flopping around the bottom of my boat. Can anyone explain where or how to locate this?

2. it seems that my drivers side manifold is leaking when I'm driving. the stringer on the outside of the motor mount is getting water and also the back of the engine cover is getting wet on that side.

I'm not sure if the is the correct place to ask these questions I'm new here but bare with me. Thank you for all your help.

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Old 06-01-2014, 07:53 PM
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You're in the right place. Welcome to TT. I'm sure one of the "classic's" guys will be along pretty quick with some helpful info.
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Old 06-01-2014, 08:16 PM
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Old 06-01-2014, 08:18 PM
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Old 06-01-2014, 08:19 PM
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Old 06-01-2014, 08:20 PM
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Old 06-01-2014, 08:22 PM
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Please don't be to hard on me. This is my first boat and I know it needs a little TLC but that's why I'm here for all your help.
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Old 06-01-2014, 09:13 PM
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Please don't be to hard on me. This is my first boat and I know it needs a little TLC but that's why I'm here for all your help.

Welcome! Where exactly is your leak? Is it between the upper and lower sections of your exhaust risers, between risers and block, or risers and exhaust hose? Pictures are worth 1 billion words around here! That is a good looking S&S. There are several ways to run her on the trailer for diagnostic reasons. Most of us use a 5 gal bucket and a garden hose.


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Nice S&S. You'll have a blast reconditoning this boat. You'll be suprised how far elbow grease goes with these boats.
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Old 06-01-2014, 10:03 PM
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I'm not sure where the leak is at but thanks for
Telling me know about the dry run that will help a ton! Know anything about the bilge pump?
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