Boat

Have Boat Questions? Ask a Boat Repair Expert.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Boat

I bought a Boat. A really nice shop kept 1996 bass boat. The

Customer Question
Good Afternoon: I bought a Boat...
Good Afternoon:
I bought a Boat. A really nice shop kept 1996 bass boat. The mercury 115hp is the one that came with the boat.
The owner hardly ever ran the boat.
His wife had it covered with sheets.
I saw and bought it.
But I have an issue with the outboard.
I understand the 1800 rpm cut-in from two cylinders to four.
It seems to do this with no problem.
Have a 1996 115-hp Mercury outboard with low hours. (under 80). It is on a 1996 Bass boat that is in excellent condition. The boat is kept indoors. Have ran/ pulled all the gas out put in new gas with additive for ethanol, replaced gas-line, bulb, fuel pump, accelerator pump, plugs, done compression check. #1,2,3 are 130 and # 4 is 135. Held them there for five minutes and no loss. Checked as per the manual the oil ratio, it is good.
Checked timing, cranking at low and WOT... it was a little off but is now good. Had the carbs redone and the mech said they are setup right. I had him check the reeds and he said they are fine.
Now.
It cranks up fine, idles fine, hole shot is good but I can not get it to W.O.T. it is like it starts missing or just does not want to maintain any RPM over 4000.
3k to 4k it is fine.
What am I missing?
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Boat
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Boat Question
Answered in 4 minutes by:
9/13/2016
Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 1 year ago
Tan
Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician
Category: Boat
Satisfied Customers: 11,108
Experience: 40 yrs. experience with complete engine repairs both inboard/outboard and MerCruiser Certified Technician.
Verified

Hello Bryan. My name is Tan.

What you need to do is to run the boat up to full throttle and squeeze the [primer bulb does it run better? If no change then we need to check spark on all cylinders at full throttle. This is done with the use of a timing light. Connect the light to each cylinder and run the boat. Watch the flash of the timing light it should be steady with no dead spots. If you find a misfire swap that cylinders coil with a known good firing coil. Does the misfire move or stay?

Can you do these tests and post back with findings?

Ask Your Own Boat Question
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Not right now.
But
I will do it as soon as I can. Will try as you suggest.
Marine Mechanic: Tan, MerCruiser Certified Technician replied 1 year ago

Ok that's fine keep me posted.

Ask Your Own Boat Question
Ask Dominick Your Own Question
Dominick
Dominick
Dominick, Marine Mechanic
Category: Boat
Satisfied Customers: 1,009
1,009 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 25 Years Experience as Mechanic, 20 Yrs Boat Yard Owner/Mechanic, Factory Certified

Dominick is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

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

695 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

15,782 satisfied customers

Degree in Marine Technology. Gas and diesel marine mechanic.

Tan

Tan

MerCruiser Certified Technician

11,108 satisfied customers

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

Jeff G.

Jeff G.

Marine Mechanic

4,728 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 >

Related Boat Questions
I OWN A1989 27 LUHRS ALURA. I NEED TO KNOW WHAT THE
I OWN A1989 27 LUHRS ALURA . I NEED TO KNOW WHAT THE REDUCTION RATIO IS ON O.E.M TRANSMISSION AND ORIGIONAL SIZE AND PITCH FOR THE PROP..SINGLE SCREW LH WHEEL..CAN YOU HELP ME? … read more
Boat Doc
Boat Doc
145 satisfied customers
4.3l Merc cruiser always seems to choke even when hot and
4.3l Merc cruiser always seems to choke even when hot and runs rich. … read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
15,782 satisfied customers
I own a Kawasaki 11 STX. 2 stroke, For the past 2 - 3 years
I own a Kawasaki 11 STX. 2 stroke, For the past 2 - 3 years we battle to start the engine when cold. Just about runs the Bat. flat. After she has warmed up no problem, leave her for a hour or three sa… read more
Boat Doc
Boat Doc
145 satisfied customers
I have a Volvo Penta 5.0 in my Azure 220. I turn the key to
I turn the key to the run position and it beeps twic like normal. When I go to crank, the starter seems to turn over but does not engage. Is it because the battery is low and does have enough cranking amps? … read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
15,782 satisfied customers
My outboard motor serial number is 0B210596. What is the
My outboard motor serial number is ***** What is the year model of this engine. … read more
Clamp-onTech
Clamp-onTech
405 satisfied customers
I just bought a merc outboard.told it was a 9 1/2 h.p I
I just bought a merc outboard.told it was a 9 1/2 h.p I would like to know h.p size and year serial #is(###) ###-#### Also I can only find drain plug on lower unit where is upper plug to tell how much… read more
Clamp-onTech
Clamp-onTech
405 satisfied customers
It is a Suzuki DF200 (2011) that stars and runs quite well
Hi! It is a Suzuki DF200 (2011) that stars and runs quite well but then the ignition cuts out completely after a while. (between five and twenty minutes). There were no fault indications on the gauges… read more
Boat Doc
Boat Doc
145 satisfied customers
I have a Jabsco VFlo 5.0 pump that runs slowly all the time.
I have a Jabsco VFlo 5.0 pump that runs slowly all the time. … read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
15,782 satisfied customers
I hope this is the right platform for this question. I have
Hi, I hope this is the right platform for this question. I have a 1989 mercruiser alpha one 1750 VBR Cobina Spirit. It has been warehoused for about 10 years. It working fine when wearhoused, and now … read more
Clamp-onTech
Clamp-onTech
405 satisfied customers
Got to the boat ramp this am, and here's what happened: 1) I
Got to the boat ramp this am, and here's what happened: 1) I electric started the motor before leaving my house to make sure it cranked, but didn't give it any throttle, just idled it for a second and… read more
Clamp-onTech
Clamp-onTech
405 satisfied customers
I have no power to start engine. Main relay clicks in and
Hi Pearl, I have no power to start engine. Main relay clicks in and stays in ans wires get hot The other engine clicks the main relay in then about 2 seconds it clicks out. I also have 3 powers going … read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
15,782 satisfied customers
I have a 75 mercury motor and have just spent around
i have a 75 mercury motor and have just spent around $1000.00 having it serviced etc. … read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
15,782 satisfied customers
I've got a question that I would pay you for your quick
Sir, I've got a question that I would pay you for your quick thoughts on the matter.We have got a contract in on a Carver 444 in FLL. It has twin 370 Volvo diesels with 358 hours on them. Boat was in … read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
15,782 satisfied customers
2008 honda 90 hp shaft. I have taken the 5 bolts out out on
2008 honda 90 hp long shaft . I have taken the 5 bolts out out on the lower unit and the lower unit will not budge … read more
Clamp-onTech
Clamp-onTech
405 satisfied customers
We talked yesterday about leaking power, probably from the
Hello jason, We talked yesterday about leaking power , probably from the distributor. Today I disassembled the distributor and found two holes in the buttom of it, and I'm pretty sure that they could … read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
15,782 satisfied customers
Dose any one know what oil would go in a Marine transmission
Dose any one know what oil would go in a Marine transmission on a 1971 hatteras 58 foot with twin 8v71… read more
Jason
Jason
Marine Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
15,782 satisfied customers
I need a cable routing diagram for a 2013 8 ft Talon. As
I need a cable routing diagram for a 2013 8 ft Talon … read more
Clamp-onTech
Clamp-onTech
405 satisfied customers
My Lawrence elite 5 dis does not display fish images (arcs).
My Lawrence elite 5 dis does not display fish images (arcs). Unit shows proper depth and bottom, but little or nothing in suspension. Help. … read more
Clamp-onTech
Clamp-onTech
405 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.

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