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    99’ 250hp OX66 died but started again ?

    If the lower unit was installed with the shift level not 'centered' correctly, you might have problems shifting into gear but that would not change where the neutral safety switch gets activated as far as where the throttle/shift level is. The neutral switch is in the helm control. In addition...
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    1996 Tournament dashboard teak laminate

    If your existing panel is structurally sound and you have a bit of carpentry skill and tools, there are thin materials that can be glued to the old panel and then cut out where needed. I have seen the carbon fiber type and I thought they looked pretty nice. Here is a link to one company that...
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    Good gas filler neck and cap?

    It seems like a lot of the gas filler parts use the same oring. Here is one offering at Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Perko-0513DP8-Rings-2-Inch-Plates/dp/B005FCI80W
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    99’ 250hp OX66 died but started again ?

    I would not expect the alarm to sound after the engine shut down unless there was an alarm condition. The problem is that I don't think any specific alarm will cause the motor to shut off. Serious alarms like low oil in the main oil reservoir cause the motor to revert to Safe mode but not...
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    Good gas filler neck and cap?

    The stabilizer doesn't have a lot to with whether or not water accumulates in your tank. If it is getting in through the filler, as mentioned, the o-ring is usually bad not even there. You will need the Perko model number to get the right size o-ring if there is none. If there is and it's just...
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    204C Live/bait well

    Hmmm. That made me think. For salt water you would use zinc or aluminum anodes. For fresh water you would use magnesium or aluminum. So.. I would think you need to make sure your are rigged with aluminum anodes to handle both water types..
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    Considering 2004 Marlin purchase

    What is a tip seal?
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    330 Express- Upgrade Shore Power Connection?

    One factor to take into account is that appliances that have a mechanical load like AC units, will draw more current if the supply voltage is less than normal. The supply voltage at the device will be lower due to voltage drop in the service feed ( in your case the shore power cord and / plugs...
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    99’ 250hp OX66 died but started again ?

    What does No Go mean? Did it do anything like crank over and not fire or did it do nothing? Did you get any alarm beep at the helm either when you turned the ignition one click to ON or when you turned the key two clicks to crank? In addition to checking the main power connections at the motor...
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    anchor size for a 228

    It's not that simple as what size. Go to this site and read up on types and applications and go from there. https://www.anchoring.com/blogs/anchoring/anchor-selection-guide-how-to-choose-the-best-boat-anchor-type
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    Ox66 tell tail...

    You need to look into the original issue. The first running probably loosened up /softened the impeller. Eventually, I feel that the pump is going to fail. The fact that the overheat alarm went off tells you that something is wrong. Check t-stats first, condition of cooling chambers next and if...
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    204C Live/bait well

    I've used this model https://www.wholesalemarine.com/rule-livewell-pump-w-1-straight-pickup-tube.html it plumbs directly onto the seacock outlet side. The plug you see near the bottom is where you connect a fitting and hose that goes to the washdown pump. In other words, the lower connection is...
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    Racoons

    I knew a fellow boater who did the same thing but he was a bit hard of hearing so the radio was somewhat loud!
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    Probably Dumb question

    A small amount of water in the tank during the winter may not be an issue but water in the lines, pump, filters or plumbing fixtures could cause big problems. IT's best to treat the tank and flush antifreeze through the entire system. You want to see 'Pink in the Sink'
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    Shifting Problem

    Did the mechanic change ONLY the shift cables or both shift and throttles( 4 cables in all for two motors). In general, all should be replaced at the same time if they are the same age.
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    204C Live/bait well

    The thing to emphasize is that the above approach needs a second pump (and wiring and switch) to work. It does eliminates the need for a second through hull. The original solution needs one pump only and either a Y valve to select where the water goes, live well or wash down fitting.. The two...
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    Shifting Problem

    I guess I wasn't clear. When at the dock with the motor running AND with the shift override button depressed, if you now move the throttle (motor won't be shifting because of the override) are the controls hard to move?
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    Racoons

    Unfortunately they are hard to deter especially after getting in once. When storing make sure no food, old potato chip bags , candy plastic baits etc. Remove as much of the furnishings that you can like cushions, etc. The raccoons are often looking for a cozy place to nest and give birth. They...
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    Shifting Problem

    There are some Yami models that have a manufacturing defect in the throttle bushing. You can search the web for Yamaha outboard recalls and see if your motor is one of those models. I just checked and the F150 was not included in the recall. It was 2003,4 and 5 F200 though 250s Note that tight...
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    Help - white smoke

    Could be but it shouldn't be.. Check the oil pump adjustment as mentioned.. I don't think there is too much gas in the cylinders but there could be too much oil in the gas. The oil is injected into the VST tank. Could be that by running the motor at a fast idle you are burning the oil rich...