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Old June 7th, 2012, 10:14 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by SULLY313 View Post
What should I go through before I put it in? Keep in mind that I know nothing about this boat other than what maintenance the PO told me about. Also keep in mind that this is my first boat and I have limited knowledge about outdrives and motors in a marine application.

What I was told:
The engine oil was changed when it was winterized. Oil looks good.Change it.

Outdrive oil was changed last summer. How do I check it? Does your drive have an oil resevoir in the engine compartment? If not then take the drain and fill screws out of the outdrive and put new lube in there, drives are not cheap to rebuild.

What other things should I make sure are ok before I put it in the water?

Things being done this week:
installed the new battery last night and started it.

the blower and bilge pump now isn't working. RPM gauge isn't correct and a few of the gauges quit working... It all worked when we tested it before purchase.....

install the "new" PS pump and PS line.

Depth/Fish Finder install any tips to share?

Install VHF Radio and Antenna. Tips?

The hinge pins for the center window are broke. Not sure how I'm going to fix that just yet. get new hinge pins or new hinge assemblies

I hooked up the flusher last night so I could let it run for a bit but I didn't see any water coming out of the prop like I expected. Should it? I had the trim all the way up.
if you put the ear muffs on the outdrive properly and didn't get any water out of the exhaust that could be a problem. Do you have thru hull exhaust or just out of the outdrive? have you checked the impellar? water pump? how hot did the engine get?
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