Boat

Have Boat Questions? Ask a Boat Repair Expert.

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

Related Boat Questions
How do you determine if manifolds need to be replaced and
How do you determine if manifolds need to be replaced and what is the estimated cost on a 2006 Sea Ray 245 Sundancer… read more
Tan
Tan
MerCruiser Certified Technician
Certified Marine Technician
11,507 satisfied customers
i have a '94 Maxum with twin raw water cooled mercruiser 4.3l
i have a '94 Maxum with twin raw water cooled mercruiser 4.3l 6 cylinder engines with alpha drives. The boat had been stored at Sea World in San Diego on a hydro hoist, so the engines were always flus… read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
22,043 satisfied customers
What would you say is the normal life (in hours) for a well
What would you say is the normal life (in hours) for a well maintained T-350 Magnum® MPI Bravo® III MCM Engine?… read more
Tan
Tan
MerCruiser Certified Technician
Certified Marine Technician
11,507 satisfied customers
i have twin Mercruiser 305 ci (MIE228) in a 1978 Bertram 28
i have twin Mercruiser 305 ci (MIE228) in a 1978 Bertram 28 the port engine has been overheating with the temp gauge showing rapid increase at higher rpm, then dropping when rpms are reduced and engin… read more
Tan
Tan
MerCruiser Certified Technician
Certified Marine Technician
11,507 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
11,507 satisfied customers
Hi, i need to know how the sea pick up water flow thru the
Hi, i need to know how the sea pick up water flow thru the engine as only one elbow is cooled but the right one is hot.Also the stop valve inside the exhaust pipe is burn. The engine is a 5.L mercruis… read more
Tan
Tan
MerCruiser Certified Technician
Certified Marine Technician
11,507 satisfied customers
do you think the riser went bad then headgsket damage was secondary?
do you think the riser went bad then headgsket damage was secondary? the manifolds and riser have slight surface rust if i spray with pb blaster it would probably be gone?… read more
Tan
Tan
MerCruiser Certified Technician
Certified Marine Technician
11,507 satisfied customers
we have a 2,006 sea ray 320 with town 6.2 L 320 mpi with bravo
we have a 2,006 sea ray 320 with town 6.2 L 320 mpi with bravo III out drives. The manifolds where replaced in june 2,010, together with one engine because of water intrusion. Boat had 200 hrs. I boug… read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
22,043 satisfied customers
I have a mercruiser 3.0 liter 1992 motor in my Bayliner. The
I have a mercruiser 3.0 liter 1992 motor in my Bayliner. The motor has 400 hours on it and is used 75% in salt water. After every use I flush the motor with fresh water and a product called salt away.… read more
orcamarine
orcamarine
Proprietor
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
7 satisfied customers
I am considering the purchase or a 90 Sea Ray 42 Cruiser
I am considering the purchase or a '90 Sea Ray 42' Cruiser with two MerCruiser Model 7.4L with 1032 hours on them. How many additional hours do I have before a major overhaul? Thank you, John XXXXX XX… read more
Tan
Tan
MerCruiser Certified Technician
Certified Marine Technician
11,507 satisfied customers
i have a 97 mercruiser 4.3lx gen I alpha 190hp i bought new.
i have a 97 mercruiser 4.3lx gen I alpha 190hp i bought new. has 260hrs. it has been run on a salt lake in lincoln ne. is there anything i should do to maintain or worry about?… read more
James
James
Certified Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4,094 satisfied customers
I have a 2001 Volvo Penta 4.3L that is overheating at low speed
I have a 2001 Volvo Penta 4.3L that is overheating at low speed and idle. Impellar and 160deg thermostat are new and in working order. Pulled the exaust risers and found the water passages had rust an… read more
Tan
Tan
MerCruiser Certified Technician
Certified Marine Technician
11,507 satisfied customers
I am buying a 1995 Bayliner classic 2452 and was wondering
I am buying a 1995 Bayliner classic 2452 and was wondering how the engine life of the chevy small block without a closed coolant system compares to one which take it's water from the ocean or saltwate… read more
Tan
Tan
MerCruiser Certified Technician
Certified Marine Technician
11,507 satisfied customers
What could cause water in #4 cylinder on Mercruiser 140/GM
What could cause water in #4 cylinder on Mercruiser 140/GM 3lt. Removed head and gasket lookks OK no cracks that I could see. Did not remove the manifold… read more
Tan
Tan
MerCruiser Certified Technician
Certified Marine Technician
11,507 satisfied customers
what is the average lifespan of a mercruiser 4.3L V6 motor,
what is the average lifespan of a mercruiser 4.3L V6 motor, it runs around a consistant 3600-4800RPM for about 30-45 minuts at a time befor resting. It has had oil changed every 15hours of run or at l… read more
Jason
Jason
Associate Degree
210 satisfied customers
my volvo penta inboard engine keeps overheating. impeller completely
my volvo penta inboard engine keeps overheating. impeller completely burnt out. I put in new impeller but problem has not been solved. water not reaching risers.… read more
Tan
Tan
MerCruiser Certified Technician
Certified Marine Technician
11,507 satisfied customers
I have twin 2004 5.7osi -df engines original risers manifolds
I have twin 2004 5.7osi -df engines original risers manifolds volvo what should i duepop a riser and check ? What about the manifolds ? or is a good thing to replace everything(NNN) NNN-NNNNrisers man… read more
Tan
Tan
MerCruiser Certified Technician
Certified Marine Technician
11,507 satisfied customers
I have twin Mercruiser 4.3l EFI engines with 434 hours on them.
I have twin Mercruiser 4.3l EFI engines with 434 hours on them. They are 1998 vintage. At what hours should I think about replacing the manifolds. They are one piece manifolds.… 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

11,507 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