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  1. Yamaha Overheating

    Outboard Maintenance
    I have a 2001 C40 hp 2-stroke yamaha that seems to be overheating. Sometimes the overheat alarm goes off and sometimes it doesn't. The tell-tale hole is peeing strong and I have already replaced the impeller. I have also replaced the thermostat and tested to make sure it is working (dropping it...
  2. Blue Rock Extreme Trailer Maintenance

    Boat Yard Basics
    I have a Blue Rock Extreme trailer that my Beavertail Osprey sits on. The trailer needs some work. The axle is super rusted, the plastic fenders are shot and the bunks need some love. I also need a new crank and tongue wheel jack on the front. Any recommendations on where to get the parts from...
  3. Best Trailer Bearings?

    Boat Yard Basics
    The dry launch thread got me thinking about bearings. I normally replace with Timken components when I can. Sometimes if I'm in a bind I have had to replace with no name shelf parts that were available. I also notice my bearings never usually seem to last as long as the factory set. What's the...
  4. Boat Maintenance 101?

    General Discussion
    First boat should be finished up soon (Gheenoe LT 10 w/ 20 HP Tiller) and I'm wondering what maintenance should I be doing on it (motor, boat, trailer) as I have absolutely no experience taking care of anything other than a kayak/canoe. What preventative maintenance and care do I need to do each...
  5. Motor won't start

    Outboard Maintenance
    I have a 1992 30 HP Yamaha 2 stroke electric start that is currently not starting. It tries to start when I use starting fluid but immediately dies once it burns off the fluid. This makes me think it isn't getting gas. Also when I prime the bulb it gets hard but a minute after I stopped pumping...
  6. To Tip or not to Tip

    Boat Yard Basics
    Gentlemen - polling the audience here... I typically try to do as much maintenance as I can myself 1) because it teaches me more about the boat/motor and 2) it's usually a bit more convenient. However, I recently brought my HB Pro down to Titusville and gave it to Paul to have some things done...
  7. less than 20 hrs on rebuilt yam50 2 stroke....motor feels seized

    Outboard Maintenance
    I have a 50 hp 2003 Yamaha 2 stroke on my Dolphin renegade that was recently re bored and new pistons put on. Motor ran great through break in without issue until it bogged down (wouldn't go above 3500rpm) and i took it back to the mechanic. He gave it back to me two weeks ago "tuned up" and i...