Boat

Have Boat Questions? Ask a Boat Repair Expert.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Related Boat Questions
Re 1988 Bayliner 24.5 w/5.0 cobra engine & outdrive.
re 1988 Bayliner 24.5 w/5.0 cobra engine & outdrive. Shifting is impossible when in water under load. Distributor is a Bosch single wire with points. Engine will not slow down when shifted. Repair man… read more
Boat Doc
Boat Doc
247 satisfied customers
My 4cylinder 2.3 liter ford boat motor runs good for a few
my 4cylinder 2.3 liter ford boat motor runs good for a few minutes then stalls and wont keep running when u put it in forward or reverse … read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
17,310 satisfied customers
four winns 190 freedom: I have a 1989 omc 4.3 cobra. The engine
I have a 1989 omc 4.3 cobra. The engine starts fine but it is hard to get in gear without stalling it and once I get it going it is impossible to shift it to neutral without stalling it. It does this … read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
17,310 satisfied customers
my boat when i idle slowly looses rpms and dies. it runs just
my boat when i idle slowly looses rpms and dies. it runs just fine at high rpms and turns on okay.… read more
Tan
Tan
MerCruiser Certified Technician
11,490 satisfied customers
I have a 1989 Bayliner 2650 Sunbridge which had an OMC Sterndrive.
I have a 1989 Bayliner 2650 Sunbridge which had an OMC Sterndrive. Last year the leg blew-up, and the best solution was to replace it with a SEI16 Sterndrive requiring an adapter. I barely got the "br… read more
Tan
Tan
MerCruiser Certified Technician
11,490 satisfied customers
My 19 foot 1988 cris craft OMC 4.3 v 6 badly misses when starting
My 19 foot 1988 cris craft OMC 4.3 v 6 badly misses when starting out. After a while it may run great. Stop and again a bad miss very bad miss. We have replaced the carb ( carb exchange L.A ) new poin… read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
17,310 satisfied customers
Hi my name isXXXXX own 1988 Galaxc Boat it has a 350 Chv Eng
Hi my name isXXXXX own 1988 Galaxc Boat it has a 350 Chv Eng and OMC Cobra out Drive I Have a new Trim Gauge its not working ,Do you know ware the trim Sender Wire go s to. the Gauge is a faria Gauge … read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
17,310 satisfied customers
Okay, 1986 deck boat, OMC cobra V6 chevy. Have gas,have fire.
Okay, 1986 deck boat, OMC cobra V6 chevy. Have gas,have fire. Engine cranks acts like it wants to start. Thinking electrical. What electrical parts would keep it from actually starting. Interrupter sw… read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
17,310 satisfied customers
Randy at Tucson Arizona, Ive had this boat for a year now,
Randy at Tucson Arizona, I've had this boat for a year now, it an 1987 four winns with a 4 cylender 165 hp engine. Before I take the boat out to the lake i put the water muffs on and test start, i jus… read more
Jeremy R.
Jeremy R.
5,362 satisfied customers
boat runs rough and wont start after it is warm.Replaced plugs,coil
boat runs rough and wont start after it is warm.Replaced plugs,coil ,cleaned carb reset points and timing.fuel pressure good .Runs fine when cold but 5 minutes across lake spits ,sputters dies,.Very h… read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
17,310 satisfied customers
Need an OMC Cobra expert. Shifts well when cold but dies whe
Need an OMC Cobra expert. Shifts well when cold but dies when shifting in or out of gear after a cruising run (warm engine). Replaced ESA(deletes overstroke switch)/Coil(oem equivalent)/cap/rotor/wire… read more
Jeremy R.
Jeremy R.
5,362 satisfied customers
My outdrive (1988 OMC Cobra) has two covers (caps, plugs,
My outdrive (1988 OMC Cobra) has two covers (caps, plugs, etc??) on the outdrive exterior I lost one today at the lake so my impeller intake is all good but water blows right outside the outdrive thro… read more
Whitecap36
Whitecap36
Service Manager/Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,545 satisfied customers
1988 ford cobra 460 engine- where can we find a water pump
1988 ford cobra 460 engine- where can we find a water pump? the ones we buy haave 2 extra holes and water shuts out everywhere.… read more
shane j forrest
shane j forrest
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
270 satisfied customers
1994 OMC Cobra 5.0 stearndrive in a Seaswirl boat. The engine
1994 OMC Cobra 5.0 stearndrive in a Seaswirl boat. The engine will run fine and let me jump up out of the hole and reach high speed with no problem for the first 15 minutes or so then I can feel it st… read more
Jeremy R.
Jeremy R.
5,362 satisfied customers
I have a 1989 Galaxie 18.05 ft. boat with a 175 horsepower
I have a 1989 Galaxie 18.05 ft. boat with a 175 horsepower in/out V6 motor. on the lower chamber, there are 3 plugs. Is the bottom plug where I put gear oil? What is the middle plug for?… read more
mercmastertech
mercmastertech
Service Manager, Master technician
Technical School
249 satisfied customers
got a 1988 omc cobra boat 3.0 Litre engine the top rpms on
got a 1988 omc cobra boat 3.0 Litre engine the top rpms on the boat is 3000 should be 4200- 4500 and at full throttle it seems to surge to about 3800 for a second or two but the drops back down… read more
TOM
TOM
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
196 satisfied customers
I have a problem with the shifting,when in gear you have to
I have a problem with the shifting,when in gear you have to shut the engine off to get it neutral.the switch on the engine is not hooked up.where do the 2 wires hook up to.5.0L omc… read more
Ted G.
Ted G.
Rigger, Diagnostician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
704 satisfied customers
I have a 1988 Fourwinns H-200 OMC 4.3L V6. I purchased this ...
I have a 1988 Fourwinns H-200 OMC 4.3L V6. I purchased this boat from a man in FL. I ran the boat twice and it ran fine, but I did hear what sounded like the outdrive slipping out of gear on the secon… read more
Pappy's Sales and Service
Pappy's Sales and Service
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
586 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:

Dominick

Dominick

Marine Mechanic

1,009 satisfied customers

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

Ted G.

Ted G.

Rigger, Diagnostician

704 satisfied customers

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

John White

John White

Marine Mechanic

306 satisfied customers

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

Jason

Jason

Marine Mechanic

17,310 satisfied customers

Degree in Marine Technology. Gas and diesel marine mechanic.

Tan

Tan

MerCruiser Certified Technician

11,490 satisfied customers

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

Jeff G.

Jeff G.

Marine Mechanic

4,729 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