Boat

Have Boat Questions? Ask a Boat Repair Expert.

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

Related Boat Questions
James, I had my boat repowered last year (OMC Cobra 350).
James, I had my boat repowered last year (OMC Cobra 350). I also had the lower section of the outdrive replaced with a new one. The boat engine runs fine (~3800 RPM at full throttle). The boat only go… read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
22,043 satisfied customers
I have just replaced a 175hp mercruiser 4.3 in a 1987 rinker
I have just replaced a 175hp mercruiser 4.3 in a 1987 rinker 20.6 with a cpo 357 alpha 4v 275hp. My question is can the new 1.81 out drive installed last year handle that load. The boat weights 2375 l… read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
22,043 satisfied customers
Looking at a twin engine boat 470 merc c/w 898 outdrives as
Looking at a twin engine boat 470 merc c/w 898 outdrives as pretty much spare parts for a slightly smaller / lighter 21 ft with single merc 260 and alpha one outdrive. Apart from any through transom i… read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
22,043 satisfied customers
hello would a 2001 4.3 alpha one outdrive work on my 1987
hello would a 2001 4.3 alpha one outdrive work on my 1987 4.3 alpha one gen one ? twin motors i have i need to replace outdrive unit on one gear ratio ???… read more
Tan
Tan
MerCruiser Certified Technician
Certified Marine Technician
11,409 satisfied customers
Will a 1-1.98 ratio alpha 1 (mercruiser) out drive work or
Will a 1-1.98 ratio alpha 1 (mercruiser) out drive work or handle a 454 330hp engine if throttle in is done progressively. If not what gears and prop should I use for a 23' sea ray weekender. The 1-1.… read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
22,043 satisfied customers
I have a mercruiser 160HP and a mercruiser outdrive Alpha1.
I have a mercruiser 160HP and a mercruiser outdrive Alpha1. I can not find any identification numbers on the outdrive anywhere and the serial # XXXXX faded away. Will any mercruiser alpha 1 outdrive b… read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
22,043 satisfied customers
I bought a 1987 Donzi Z25 with a 454 Mag and an Alpha One outdrive.
I bought a 1987 Donzi Z25 with a 454 Mag and an Alpha One outdrive. I have about 350hp in the 454. After running the boat this summer I found out that I may have an Alpha SS outdrive. I is about 2 to … read more
Tan
Tan
MerCruiser Certified Technician
Certified Marine Technician
11,409 satisfied customers
Hi, I have a 1988 Renken 21 Cuddy. It has a 3.0 4cyl with
Hi, I have a 1988 Renken 21' Cuddy. It has a 3.0 4cyl with the Alpha One stern drive. Is it possible to install one of the 5.7 V-8 engines in this boat. Besides engine mounting and alignment issues, i… read more
James
James
Certified Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4,094 satisfied customers
I cannot identfy the numbers on the rig I got, upper and lower
I cannot identfy the numbers on the rig I got, upper and lower unit decals are ruined not legible the engine number is(NNN) NNN-NNNN 4cyl. cover ident .120 hp could be 153 cid., the transom plate show… read more
Jeff G.
Jeff G.
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4,730 satisfied customers
I have a mercruiser 1988 upper end Alpha 1 outdrive. It is
I have a mercruiser 1988 upper end Alpha 1 outdrive. It is on a 3.0 liter motor. What year lower end would be compaitable and hook up onto my upper end?… read more
Whitecap36
Whitecap36
Service Manager/Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,557 satisfied customers
what type of outdrive unit do i need i just bought a boat
what type of outdrive unit do i need? i just bought a boat with a 228 mercruiser in it and doesnt have an outdrive on it and im not familier with these type of engines at all.… read more
Whitecap36
Whitecap36
Service Manager/Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,557 satisfied customers
what type of alpha drive unit do i need alpha 1 , alpha 2
what type of alpha drive unit do i need alpha 1 gen, etc..? for a mercruiser 228. will a mercruiser 888 outdrive work? it says is has a 1.50/1 ratio it says it came off of a 1978 ford 302 engine… read more
K. Kergan
K. Kergan
Inboard/Outboard Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,031 satisfied customers
What is the correct gear ratio for the outdrive on a MCM 5.7Lv8
What is the correct gear ratio for the outdrive on a MCM 5.7Lv8 the boat is a Rinker, Engine serial # XXXXX Trans serial # XXXXX there is a 1.84:1 on at the moment but we think it has been changed, an… read more
capt ron 1959
capt ron 1959
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
348 satisfied customers
Im tring to determine what type of mercruiser outdrive is on
Im tring to determine what type of mercruiser outdrive is on my boat there are no visable markings. The year in question is 1979, motor 470 merc inline 3.7 ltr. would that be pre alpha? alpha one? to … read more
Master Tech
Master Tech
Service Manager/Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,167 satisfied customers
I have a 5.7 mercruiser 1998 model with a busted lower unit,
I have a 5.7 mercruiser 1998 model with a busted lower unit, it looks like the stern drive is a 1.62 ratio. I have acess to a lower unit off of a stern drive with a 1.94 ratio, my question is it ok to… read more
James
James
Certified Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4,094 satisfied customers
I have a 1996 20 baja outlaw w/350 mercruiser eng-stock- with
I have a 1996 20' baja outlaw w/350 mercruiser eng-stock- with a 144 series weind supercharger,750 holley carb.The boat ran great until last year. It wouldnt plane out from the start Once the boat pic… read more
capt ron 1959
capt ron 1959
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
348 satisfied customers
I need to replace or rebuild my alpha1 gen 1 outdrive. I can
I need to replace or rebuild my alpha1 gen 1 outdrive. I can buy a reasonably priced mercruiser rebuilt alpha mr. will it fit?… read more
Jack
Jack
Marine Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
54 satisfied customers
i Have a 1985 webbcraft boat with a mercruiser engine and out
i Have a 1985 webbcraft boat with a mercruiser engine and out drive. It is over heating i do not know how to tell if it is the waterpump in the foot or the waterpump on the engine that is not function… read more
Captain Dave
Captain Dave
Marine Mechanic
Master's Degree
2,672 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

2,678 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

22,043 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

Captain Dave

Captain Dave

Marine Mechanic

2,672 satisfied customers

USCG Licensed Captain, 20+ Years Boating, Fishing, Maintenance and Repair Experience

< 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