Boat

Have Boat Questions? Ask a Boat Repair Expert.

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

Related Boat Questions
Actually I have a horsepower rating question ... Just bought
Hi ! Actually I have a horsepower rating question ... … read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
18,955 satisfied customers
Will need to replace the original mercruiser 350 260 hp with
Will need to replace the original mercruiser 350 260 hp with new engine. Boat is a 1978 Century 4000 Cuddy. The boat has always been a bit hard to get up to plane so I thought with a new engine I woul… read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
18,955 satisfied customers
Changed engine from 260 mercruiser to 7.4 mercruiser 350 hp
changed engine from 260 mercruiser to 7.4 mercruiser 350 hp . Advise as to change to a higher gear ratio. 1.5 to1 is the existing ratio. Thanks Dale… read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
18,955 satisfied customers
I have an opportunity to purchase a 1989 Sea Ray 280 at a killer
I have an opportunity to purchase a 1989 Sea Ray 280 at a killer price ... but it's missing the stern drives. The boat is powered by 4.31 V6's. I'm figuring the the out drives are going to run me abou… read more
Tan
Tan
MerCruiser Certified Technician
Certified Marine Technician
11,406 satisfied customers
Hi, I have a 610 shetland boat 21ft planing hull.With a pre-alpha
Hi, I have a 610 shetland boat 21ft planing hull.With a pre-alpha mercruiser outdrive 1.85to 1 I am thinking of fiting a perkines prima 2lt td 80 bh. Will it push the boat ok. Regards Lee… read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
18,955 satisfied customers
I cannot find my Serial # XXXXX any web sites. On valve cover
I cannot find my Serial # XXXXX any web sites. On valve cover it reads Serial # XXXXX Model MCM175 262 CID My Registration reads serial # XXXXX This is a Mercruiser 175/alpha 1 V-6 A boat Mechanic tol… read more
orcamarine
orcamarine
Proprietor
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
7 satisfied customers
If Im interested in purchasing a motorboat thats in the 3
If I'm interested in purchasing a motorboat that's in the 3 - 8 years old range, and I'm looking at 195 HP, would you recommend a Mercury or a Volvo and why?… read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
18,955 satisfied customers
I have a 1991 Bayliner Capri w/ Cuddy cabin. It has a 120
I have a 1991 Bayliner Capri w/ Cuddy cabin. It has a 120 Force inboard engine. I want to replace the engine with a Mercruiser 4.3L, 175 horsepower engine. There seems to be a lot of room, I just need… read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
18,955 satisfied customers
I have a 1991 Glastron 17 3.0l Alpha one Gen one. I recently
I have a 1991 Glastron 17' 3.0l Alpha one Gen one. I recently bought a rebuilt 4.3l with outdrive that too is ALPHA one Gen on. What would the level of difficulty be putting the recently purchased eng… read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
18,955 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
Looking at 1988 to 1994 boats with 3.0L 4cyl Mercruiser engines.
Looking at 1988 to 1994 boats with 3.0L 4cyl Mercruiser engines. Are there any performance, mechanical, issues with this motor type?… read more
James
James
Certified Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4,094 satisfied customers
I am looking for a marinised engine(4 cyl) for a vintage ski
I am looking for a marinised engine(4 cyl) for a vintage ski boat I am restoring> The boat has a marine ply hull and hardwood deck built by Borwicks of Windermere approx 1954.… read more
Kenny
Kenny
Mercury & Mercruiser Diagnostics
Master's Degree
99 satisfied customers
Where to get an owner's manual for a 1994 Bayliner Maxum?
I am looking for an Owner's Manual for a 1994 Bayliner Maxum, 1700 SR. I would like to surprise my fiancé with the manual, since he recently purchased this boat but it came without the manual. I've e-… read more
John White
John White
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
306 satisfied customers
I am about to make an offer on a 2003 25 Monterey Montura
I am about to make an offer on a 2003 25 ' Monterey Montura LS with a 350MAG mercruiser I/O. Boat has been maintained professionally, stored high and dry, and has 200 hours since new. Boat has been op… read more
mercmastertech
mercmastertech
Service Manager, Master technician
Technical School
249 satisfied customers
I have an aluminum boat with leaky rivets. Unknown to me the
I have an aluminum boat with leaky rivets. Unknown to me the bilge pump wasn't working very well and the boat filled up with water to about the level of the output shaft on the motor to the outdrive. … read more
Captain Dave
Captain Dave
Marine Mechanic
Master's Degree
2,672 satisfied customers
Good morning, We are considering the purchase of a Ski Boat
Good morning, We are considering the purchase of a Ski Boat with a Mercruiser 4.3 Alpha One engine installation and would like to know of any known weaknesses or generic problems with this unit.… read more
Joe
Joe
Owner Kingsland Auto & Marine Services
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,392 satisfied customers
I just bought a 2007 boat that has a 260HP mercruiser 5.0L
I just bought a 2007 boat that has a 260HP mercruiser 5.0L MPI engine in a heavy 20 foot boat. Its performance sucks and as a result i am wondering about increasing horsepower. what is the most cost e… read more
ROCKET
ROCKET
MASTER CERTIFIED TECH
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
426 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
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

1,074 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

18,955 satisfied customers

Degree in Marine Technology. Gas and diesel marine mechanic.

Tan

Tan

MerCruiser Certified Technician

11,406 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