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Old 14 June 2006, 16:09   #11
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I also thought engines were supposed to be tilted OUT of the water when not in use?
Not necessarily...
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Old 14 June 2006, 16:14   #12
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When a boat is moored I have always thought it was good practice to tilt the engine out of the water to prevent the gearbox seals from going. However, a skeg can cause a fair bit of damage at that height to a neighbouring boat etc and it makes it easier for someone to nick your prop!
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When a boat is moored I have always thought it was good practice to tilt the engine out of the water to prevent the gearbox seals from going. However, a skeg can cause a fair bit of damage at that height to a neighbouring boat etc and it makes it easier for someone to nick your prop!
There must be a hell of a lot of outdrives with knackered seals then. Lifting the whole thing out of the water stops it from cruding up with weed and stuff, not much else.
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There must be a hell of a lot of outdrives with knackered seals then. Lifting the whole thing out of the water stops it from cruding up with weed and stuff, not much else.
True. However, I based my comment around an experience that occured to a friend, his dealer advised him that leaving it down on a salt water mooring was the cause. Not sure whether this is true or not, I guess I just believed the dealer!
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Anything is gonna fair better out of salt water than in it, but i don't know why the dealer was going on about seals. The effect it has on the Aluminium of the casing itself would be more of a concern.
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Anything is gonna fair better out of salt water than in it, but i don't know why the dealer was going on about seals. The effect it has on the Aluminium of the casing itself would be more of a concern.
Agreed - my anodes are completly shot.
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Lifting the whole thing out of the water stops it from cruding up with weed and stuff, not much else.
It might also stop anyone mooring too close to your stern..
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Anything is gonna fair better out of salt water than in it, but i don't know why the dealer was going on about seals. The effect it has on the Aluminium of the casing itself would be more of a concern.
Agreed, although something was clearly up with the seals on the outboard involved, because the gear lube resembled Semi Skimmed
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Quick 20min blast in home waters after putting the boat in for the first time - getting rather late.

Got to say it is a fantastic hull - such a soft ride and incredibly dry - got quite lumpy in a few sections - other boats coming in as we went out.
Well, where are all the naysayers now eh Cod? The Cod bashing should certainly be over! I think you are going to need to get a bigger truck to match the boat however, makes your Discovery look puny! I imagine that first ride was glorious indeed, was it not? All the difficulties actually make the first run all the better, I know it well. Looks good, and looks like it runs good as well, her length will make for a very nice ride I'm sure. Congratulations, I am happy for you!
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by the way, your member info needs adding to now... don't see any boat details yet.
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