Boat

Have Boat Questions? Ask a Boat Repair Expert.

Connect one-on-one with {0} who will answer your question

Related Boat Questions
Overheating only when boat on plane. 1988 3.7 mercruiser 470
1988 3.7 mercruiser 470 overheating only when on plane. Cool back down when slows down. Can troll all day long run half throttle and stays cool … read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
22,804 satisfied customers
I was told that I need a replace universal joint and pin my
I was told that I need a replace universal joint and pin my boat drive shaft. Is that the same thing as a rebuild of the lower drive shaft? or Major rebuild lower? I have been told different terms and… read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
22,804 satisfied customers
How harmful is it to use a freshwater engine in salt water?
How harmful is it to use a freshwater engine in salt water? … read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
22,804 satisfied customers
I have a 2006 Maxum 2100SD. I have always used it in fresh
I have a 2006 Maxum 2100SD. I have always used it in fresh water but now live close to a marina in San Diego. I plan on only using it in the bay. 1) can I use this boat in saltwater and if so what do … read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
22,804 satisfied customers
I'm looking at a 1997 Searay 210 Signature. The boat has
I'm looking at a 1997 Searay 210 Signature. The boat has only been used in fresh water. Looking on line, most of the 210s I see are fresh water boats. I like on the Chesapeake Bay. Will the 210 stand … read more
Noel Schembri
Noel Schembri
Marine Mechanic
Diploma
2,759 satisfied customers
I have the 350 MAG motor & Bravo 3 on my 2003 Chaparral 230
Hello, I have the 350 MAG motor & Bravo 3 on my 2003 Chaparral 230 SSI. I moor and use the boat in fresh water and therefore have the Magnesium Anodes on the outdrive. I will tho be using the boat in … read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
22,804 satisfied customers
I have (2) 5.7 liter 250 h.p. mercruiser engines and they
I have (2) 5.7 liter 250 h.p. mercruiser engines and they have v-drive drive transmission. I've noticed that the port engine uses more coolant than the starboard side. The engines are 10 years old or … read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
22,804 satisfied customers
Actually nothing is wrong with my boat. But I am a research
Actually nothing is wrong with my boat. But I am a research scientist doing research to try to prevent scale formation in boat engine coolant systems. I am trying to find out what is the coolant volum… read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
22,804 satisfied customers
I'm looking at a 1994 Sea Ray 200 BR Signature. The boat has
I'm looking at a 1994 Sea Ray 200 BR Signature. The boat has been well kept, and looks showroom new inside and out. The engine is a 5.7 Mercruiser, with 1069 hours. Not fuel injected. This guy has obv… read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
22,804 satisfied customers
We have a 2052 trophy boat with a 4.6 liter inboard
We have a 2052 trophy boat with a 4.6 liter inboard sterndrive motor. It has always been in fresh water & we want to take it into salt water. what needs done before and after having it in the ocean? … read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
22,804 satisfied customers
HI Looking to buy a 2002 sea ray bowrider with merc 4.0 220
HI Looking to buy a 2002 sea ray bowrider with merc 4.0 220 horsepower engine. Inboard/outboard Boat has been all fresh water to date, and 200 hours. I plan to use in salt water, was told ok, and that… read more
Tan
Tan
MerCruiser Certified Technician
Certified Marine Technician
11,409 satisfied customers
I am looking to purchase a 1987,32 Bayliner w/twin 260hp Volvo
I am looking to purchase a 1987,32' Bayliner w/twin 260hp Volvo gas fresh water cooled marine engines. Are there any recorded common problems with these engines I need to be aware of? The "transmissio… read more
Tan
Tan
MerCruiser Certified Technician
Certified Marine Technician
11,409 satisfied customers
I am thinking of buying a 1976 boat with cummins v504m engines.
I am thinking of buying a 1976 boat with cummins v504m engines. they only have 733 hours. Any proplems with them?… read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
22,804 satisfied customers
Will full fresh water cooling kits for Mercruiser 165 fit 1968
Will full fresh water cooling kits for Mercruiser 165 fit 1968 Mercruiser 160, or do I have to use a half fresh water cooling kit?… read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
22,804 satisfied customers
I have a 4.3 litre V-6 in a 1999 23 Bayliner Trophy boat.
I have a 4.3 litre V-6 in a 1999 23' Bayliner Trophy boat. I purchased the boat used. Last summer while salmon fishing off the West Side of Vancouver Island the boat motor's exhaust manifold had ruste… read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
22,804 satisfied customers
We are interested in a 2004 Bayliner with 5 lt Mer Cruiser,
We are interested in a 2004 Bayliner with 5 lt Mer Cruiser, it has been used in salt water and dosnt look like the owner was trrribly interested in maintenance . What do we need to be cautous of, we h… read more
Whitecap36
Whitecap36
Service Manager/Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,557 satisfied customers
Im looking at a 2001 90 HP Suzuki 4 stroke on eBay. The motor
I'm looking at a 2001 90 HP Suzuki 4 stroke on eBay. The motor is in Florida and has been run in salt water. I live in Minnesota and know nothing about the corrosion issues inherent to salt water use.… read more
Dominick
Dominick
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,009 satisfied customers
I have a chriscraft 1985 26 ft with a 305 small block engine.
I have a chriscraft 1985 26 ft with a 305 small block engine. I had it winterized in michigan I am in texas now i sold it to a friend and they just had it put in the water and called me told me it was… read more
Yachtwork
Yachtwork
Owner Team Yachtwork
Technical or Trade School
2,577 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here.

DianeDallas, TX

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ted G.

Ted G.

Rigger, Diagnostician

3,332 satisfied customers

40 years boating, Safe boating instruct., Offshore Race promoter, Failure Analysis, Expert Witness

Dominick

Dominick

Marine Mechanic

1,009 satisfied customers

25 Years Experience as Mechanic, 20 Yrs Boat Yard Owner/Mechanic, Factory Certified

John White

John White

Marine Mechanic

306 satisfied customers

11 years experience working on outboards, inboards, sterndrives & pwcs

Jason

Jason

Marine Mechanic

22,804 satisfied customers

Degree in Marine Technology. Gas and diesel marine mechanic.

Tan

Tan

MerCruiser Certified Technician

11,409 satisfied customers

40 yrs. experience with complete engine repairs both inboard/outboard and MerCruiser Certified Technician.

Jeff G.

Jeff G.

Marine Mechanic

4,730 satisfied customers

42 years experience, Certified Master Technician, All Major Outboards, Sterndrives, Hi-Performance

Noel Schembri

Noel Schembri

Marine Mechanic

2,759 satisfied customers

Advanced technical diploma

< Previous | Next >

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x