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    Repower for 226 - anyone running a 200 hp?

    A Merc 225 4 stroke mechanical would be the ideal solution - if you can find one. A mechanical 4.2 Yamaha is rather light also, but around 80 lbs heavier than the Merc.
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    One for the Yamaha 4 Stroke/Fuel System Gurus

    Take the hose off the output side of the bulb. Have a container handy to catch fuel. Start squeezing the bulb. Oddly mine pulled fuel most easily horizontally. Once air was out of the supply side, I connected the hose to the output side. Problem solved until I couldn't overcome the air pressure...
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    One for the Yamaha 4 Stroke/Fuel System Gurus

    See post 13.
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    GW 307 Freedom Head Operation

    Sorry for the confusion. Mine is not a vacuflish. It is the manual to electric conversion. I have to look at the diagram to confirm if I replaced it.
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    GW 307 Freedom Head Operation

    I'll have to take a look, but I think that was part of the assembly I replaced. I hope it was anyway! If not, oh joy!
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    GW 307 Freedom Head Operation

    Since we are on the topic... I flush the head and all of the waste water is pumped from the bowl. A day or 2 later there is what I assume is nasty water in the bowl. I'm assuming it is black water that has somehow back flowed. Why would this happen? I didn't have this issue on the 248 with the...
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    Grady White 330 Express anno 2010 with Yamaha 425

    I'm guessing a call is out of the question. :)
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    What would you do differently?

    Every person (me included) that I know who has gotten a new boat is dieing to take it out for the 1st time. The urgency impairs judgement and the new owner takes it out in conditions that are too windy. The result is either a close call or damage when leaving or approaching the dock. Don't be...
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    One for the Yamaha 4 Stroke/Fuel System Gurus

    My bet is on the clear fuel filter bowl. If it is anything like the f150's, it has all of the fabulous design qualities to make it leak air. My port engine did the same this year after changing the filter. To get it properly seated, I removed the assembly from the engine and compressed it with...
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    Do I suck or is it my boat?

    No one is advising him to launch, but maybe he is a "hold my beer and watch this" kind of guy. Who would want to miss a 282 airing it out! I see Halfhitch's point. If a novis tried some of the agressive moves in the conditions the video was shot, they could end up with a handful of teeth or worse.
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    Do I suck or is it my boat?

    I can definitely relate to that analogy.
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    Do I suck or is it my boat?

    Love that video. The acting skills of the couple in the cc are impressive. Getting the absolute tar pounded out of them and they act calm and collected at the helm - with a death grip on the seat and wheel. The slow motion helps to hide violent jolt the bodies take on impact. J Russel, I'm sure...
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    Dodge ecodiesel for towing (and stopping) a 228?

    I'd be most concerned about the lack of engine braking with the ecodiesel. Unless a diesel has an exhaust brake (I don't think the ecodiesel does) you practically free wheel down a hill relying on brakes only. I'd do your homework to understand that better. Despite their size, my 2.7 and 3.5...
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    Do I suck or is it my boat?

    I have experienced the same in some conditions and had wondered if I was nuts. Yes, in some conditions with some hulls going faster can actually help.
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    Do I suck or is it my boat?

    If you are having issues after 5 years, spending $ on instruction might help or at least validate what you already know. I've spent a lot of hours behind the wheel of 3 different GW boats and all 3 we're night and day different. I say this because unless the instructor has operated your boat...
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    Can a Marlin with twin 350s get on step with just one engine?

    Like Magicalbill said. Not good for the engine. You can potentially get away with it on trips, but not twins. You wouldn't drive your car 30 miles with 2x the max tow rating with the pedal to the floor. Don't do it with your outboard unless it is an emergency.
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    2018 275 Grady White Freedom

    I figured there was an adjustment. It's just low on my priority list so I've calibrated my brain to make the adjustment instead!
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    2018 275 Grady White Freedom

    Look at your engine trim gages and set them equally, then look at you engines. My starboard engine always needs at least one more bar on the gage to be close to level with the port.
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    New 1996 Grady White Islander 268 with twin 200 V6 Mercs

    I take it the screws had to be removed from the back side? Was the backing material for the the bolsters rotted? If so, what do you plan to replace them with?
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    Higher Fuel Prices

    The Navy is already electric. Prices have come down here about $0.80. They aren't giving it away, but it is a little easier to swallow. Regardless it won't stop me from enjoying a short and less congested season. Weather forecast looks amazing here. My kids will just have to live with inheriting...