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  1. wrxhoon

    Timing belt dust on 4.2L F225

    X2
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    fiberglass chip fix

    I used this in my old boat good colour match for small repairs.
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    Depressed? Think pleasant thoughts.

    For those of you that have been to Greece. Watching the sunset in Santorini.
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    Depressed? Think pleasant thoughts.

    Mine is still hanging on too. Looks like for us that are old enough we have to go back to our 70's look, much better than getting out and possibly spreading the Covid 19.
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    Bolt replacement for trim tab anode (non hex)

    I understand what you are saying but I never seen anything made in Japan ( cars+ outboards) with imperial bolts. In his case someone may have changed the anode with one that wasn't genuine ( maybe made in USA?) and probably came with a new bolt, both same imperial thread. Mercury is another...
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    Bildge pump fuse

    The circuit breakers for the bilge pumps are on the panel where the manual switches are. Just replace the fuse with a 5 amp and you should be fine. If you replaced the bilge pump with one that requires 7.5 amp fuse then you need a 7.5 but you have to make sure the wire that go to the pump are...
  7. wrxhoon

    2005 282 Sailfish Moisture Issue

    Very unusual place to have moisture even if it was kept on the water. Are you sure it's not in the gunnel? The gunnel is cored on all Grady's I have seen ( not that many I may add ), if they installed an extra rod holder they may may not have sealed it and water got in there over the years .
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    Bolt replacement for trim tab anode (non hex)

    Mine has metric, M10x 1.25 sounds about right and hex head 12 mm, you need to use 3/8 drive socket to get to it. Yamahas are made in Japan and everything there is metric.
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    Painting Scratches out of Yamaha Lower Unit

    You can never get a professional job with spray cans however it can be satisfactory for most people. Spay gun will give you a much better job, if done by an experienced sprayer you shouldn't be able to tell it was painted. As far as colour goes, it's never going to be exactly the same even if it...
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    Impeller replacement / waterpump service

    Thanks for clarifying that makes sense . My Yamaha won't pee unless you start it I don't think but that's fine as long as it works and cools the engine . I think the Merc Opti runs colder as well, do you know if that is right? I still prefer the smartcraft .
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    WTB Seafare 228

    Congrats on the new boat ...I hope all goes well for you .
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    Bildge pump fuse

    For guys that have older boats, the 40 amp circuit breaker on our boats is not a quality marine breaker . In my old boat you could see some rust marks under the breaker so I pulled it off soon after I got the boat and it had corrosion so I replaced it with a quality bussman marine breaker .
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    Bildge pump fuse

    Thanks, my boat is 2013 model besides I like to keep them clean. This is not the battery area , it's the fuel area as you can see by the fuel filter. On the 4 stroke boats you have both batteries on the port side and fuel on the starboard. On my old 228 I had oil tank and one battery on the...
  14. wrxhoon

    Fuel fill hose replacement.

    Wow, that's one terrible looking hose there!! My old boat was 12 years younger than yours but the fuel hose looked like new when I sold her.
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    Bildge pump fuse

    For those of you interested have a look how they are in my 228G 2013 model but it was exactly the same in my old 228 as well. Several other Grady's I have seen have the same set up. They are wired direct from the off, 1, 2 all , switch , obviously picked up before the switch so they are always...
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    Fuel fill hose replacement.

    What Dennis said, I would change it if it was cracked. If the boat lived up north in sub zero C temps ( sub 32F) it could become fragile with time.
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    Impeller replacement / waterpump service

    I'm glad you guys like them, I don't. Current engine F250 4.2 2013, impeller replaced before I got the boat 12 months ago by Yamaha dealer . Engine had 220 hours then. The engine cools fine according to temp gauge however the tell tale has weak pressure. When I flush at home I block the side...
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    Painting Scratches out of Yamaha Lower Unit

    Paint will cover 600 grit. Depending on how deep the scratches you can start with say 80 to 120 then progress to 320 and finally 600. As I'm not in USA I can recommend brand of paint but I would use acrylic paint two pack is better lasting but harder to use and more toxic. In any case use a mask...
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    Bildge pump fuse

    You will find them both, aft and rear, near to 1-2 both off switch. They are in waterproof fuse holders mine are mounted on the transom near the switch. The breaker you are talking about does all the power to the helm.
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    Boat trailer update

    Are you in Canada? I thought you were in USA hence my comment on fuel price. Right now 91 Ron (87 Mon USA) around $1.00 per lt but it can vary from retailer to retailer in the same City/ Suburb. I know fuel price in Canada is similar to ours but much cheaper in USA. I would say it should be...