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Old April 28th, 2009, 08:40 PM   #1
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Just brought home a boat brother in law said i could have. Its a 19 foot bayliner with a 125 horse force engine. Dont know much about boats at all. Said it ran awsome when parked four years ago and now im wondering what i should do before i try and start it. already planning to change out the gas battery and oil. what else complete tear down?
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take the carbs off and shoot carb cleaner in every port while cycling the butterfly valves.

clean all fuel and oil lines

drain all fuel and oil and replace.
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thanks for thes advice im hoping to get it goin cause the boat itself is still really nice
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make sure to drain the lower unit lube and replace.
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make sure to drain the lower unit lube and replace.
This is different than the motor oil??
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This is different than the motor oil??
yes. It is on the outdrive. It should have 2 slotted plugs. one upper and one lower. Take both off and drain. Then fill with lower unit lube from the bottom plug hole until it runs out the top plug hole.
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When you get it started make sure water is coming out of the exhaust, if not don't let run to long.
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how much money do you have? jeeps are expensive, but in my opinion, boats are more. so much fun though. you'll love it.
here are some things you may want to look at as well.
1. when replacing the outdrive oil (as explained in a previous post) make sure it's clean, if milky, you have other problems. a boat sitting that long will have old deteriorated parts. especially on the out site...like at the out drive. you may need to replace all the rubber boots on the out drive.
2. change spark plugs. get the model number from a boat store and buy them some where else. much cheaper.
3. change the oil filter, fuel filter, and water seperator if equiped.
4. if you don't know how to rebuild your carb, you may want to have it serviced. should be around 175 bucks.
5. check all electrical to make sure it's not all corroded. replace and clean terminal ends if they're bad.
6. check to make sure everything works like the bilge pump, navigation lights, blower, horn, ect...
7. if you plan on putting it in the water this year, get a safety check list together and equip your boat with all that crap. waste? maybe, but police do random stops to make sure you have all that shit on board.
8. make sure trailer lights work good.
9 clean it up, wax it and have fun.
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got any pictures of the boat?
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This is different than the motor oil??
assuming your 125 force is a two stroke outboard motor then yeah, the lower unit lube is different than the motor oil.

assuming it's a 2 stroke outboard (it should be)

1. change lower unit oil
2. New plugs
3. New gas
4. run some sort of fuel system cleaner through it, I suggest quicksilver quick kleen

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how much money do you have? jeeps are expensive, but in my opinion, boats are more. so much fun though. you'll love it.
here are some things you may want to look at as well.
1. when replacing the outdrive oil (as explained in a previous post) make sure it's clean, if milky, you have other problems. a boat sitting that long will have old deteriorated parts. especially on the out site...like at the out drive. you may need to replace all the rubber boots on the out drive.
2. change spark plugs. get the model number from a boat store and buy them some where else. much cheaper.
3. change the oil filter, fuel filter, and water seperator if equiped.
4. if you don't know how to rebuild your carb, you may want to have it serviced. should be around 175 bucks.
5. check all electrical to make sure it's not all corroded. replace and clean terminal ends if they're bad.
6. check to make sure everything works like the bilge pump, navigation lights, blower, horn, ect...
7. if you plan on putting it in the water this year, get a safety check list together and equip your boat with all that crap. waste? maybe, but police do random stops to make sure you have all that shit on board.
8. make sure trailer lights work good.
9 clean it up, wax it and have fun.

very helpful list, thank you. I plan on working on it this weekend. I think i should be able to handle all of those things. What kind of oil goes in the outdrive and were do i get it?
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got any pictures of the boat?
after this weekend and i get a chance to clean it up a bit. It had a good cover on it all this time but still could stand a wash.
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When you get it started make sure water is coming out of the exhaust, if not don't let run to long.
better yet, get a water pressure gauge. My Merc runs for 45 secs (on muffs)or so before it starts pissing out the telltale hole, and even then, it's just a dribble at idle
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better yet, get a water pressure gauge. My Merc runs for 45 secs (on muffs)or so before it starts pissing out the telltale hole, and even then, it's just a dribble at idle
just finally got it to run, been busy with my truck broke down so it got pushed aside. It fired right up after i changed all the fluids and stuff. But no water out of exhaust what is the longest i should let it run before i shut it down. Could it really take up to 45 sec. or more. This is in the driveway with muffs.
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So far i got $300 into it including buying it.
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I would say that the impeller in the lower unit is bad, it is not big job to change and it cost maybe $50 for the pump and housing.
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