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I have an OMC Cobra 3.0 liter engine with a 3.0 Cobra
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I have a 1991 seaswirl with a 3 liter gm engine and a omc cobra
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I have a 1987 bayliner with a 5.7 litre. I have not had it
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Hi, my name is Bill. I have a 1990 18ft. 4-Winns with a 4.3
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Hello, I have a 1992 Marlin El Dorado, 20ft. bowrider. It
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i have a 1989 baretta phaser with a 185hp 302 v-8 it has a
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when on the trailer my boat operates fine at all rpms and shifts
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I just bought a 82 charger deck with a omc outdrive and motor.
I just bought a 82 charger deck with a omc outdrive and motor. Boat runs great the only problem is it will not go in reverse in the water, but it will on land. It shift great into forward, but refuses… read more
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