Boat is finally running right!

JasonAJasonA TampaPosts: 22Member ✭✭
So I purchased a 2013 290 8.2 back in May and have been fighting issues for awhile now. I was using a mobile mechanic that finally ended up telling me cylinder 6 was dead. Before pulling the motor I decided to get a second opinion and drove the boat to a Mercrusier certified shop. They found 3 bad plug wires, a bad O2 sensor, bad water pressure sensor and a bad pulley. After replacing them all no more check engine light! They also took it upon themselves to swap out the B3 24p props for some 20p they had. Boat was running 4300rpm with the 24p and fought to get up on plain, with the 20p it jumps right up on plane and reaches 4900rpm with a full tank and two people on boat and stays on plane at a much lower rpm and actually has a higher top speed (the speedo on the dash was showing just past 45 at WOT).

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  • randy56randy56 Newburgh INPosts: 1,743Member ✭✭✭✭
    Man you have to feel good about that 2nd opinion , smart move.  
    Boat Name : Knot My Prolem

    2003 - 270
  • Cableguy GregCableguy Greg Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 2,956Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Good to hear that you got everything worked out.
    2008 280 Express Cruiser, 6.2MPI, B3, Pittsburgh, PA
    Go Steelers!!!
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Cape Coral, FLPosts: 5,290Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Finally a gasser boat running right!!! LOL
  • raybo3raybo3 Revere MAPosts: 3,333Moderator mod
    Nothing wrong with the way my boat runs as a matter of fact lets have a little race and put some $$$$$$$$$$ on it........
    2002 342 Fiesta Vee PC Point Of Pines YC Revere MA. popyc.org
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Cape Coral, FLPosts: 5,290Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ok, lets see who goes the farthest at 28 mph. Lol
  • Dream_InnDream_Inn Annapolis, MDPosts: 3,846Member, Moderator mod
    Ok, lets see who goes the farthest at 28 mph. Lol

    Let's see who goes the furthest at 40mph!  - oh wait, you can't do that! :)

    Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express

  • Handymans342Handymans342 Cape Coral, FLPosts: 5,290Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    No, but I will pass you when you run out of gas lol
  • Michael TMichael T Posts: 5,939Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    .....yeah Steve - but - by the time you actually catch-up everyone will have tied-up, had drinks, dinner, more drinks and been asleep for a couple of hours :-)
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Cape Coral, FLPosts: 5,290Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Blah, Blah, Blah MT
  • reneechris14reneechris14 Pawcatuck river CTPosts: 1,026Member ✭✭✭
    2013 290 8.2 with 20p will still run at 30mph we will all arrive together to tie up and enjoy cocktails. Handy will enough fuel to tow the guy that brakes down back home. B)
    2005 Rinker FV342  boat name "Ten Forty"  Pawcatuck river,Ct
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Cape Coral, FLPosts: 5,290Member ✭✭✭✭✭
     B) 
  • raybo3raybo3 Revere MAPosts: 3,333Moderator mod
    2013 290 8.2 with 20p will still run at 30mph we will all arrive together to tie up and enjoy cocktails. Handy will enough fuel to tow the guy that brakes down back home. B)
    Imagine how slow that tow will be............... OMG see you in 2 weeks.........LOL
    2002 342 Fiesta Vee PC Point Of Pines YC Revere MA. popyc.org
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Cape Coral, FLPosts: 5,290Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    What's your point @raybo3 ?  All tows are slow. Geeezzzzz
  • trip_ntrip_n Posts: 193Member ✭✭✭
    and that smellll..................ewwwwwwww
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Cape Coral, FLPosts: 5,290Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    @trip_n that's a good name for you because you are tripping. 
  • J3ffJ3ff Posts: 1,289Member ✭✭✭
    Not sure about you guys, but on my trip this past summer the nice cruising spot was exactly 28mph... 30 felt like it was pushing it too much, 38 was wide open and 21-25 was too slow.. 

    So if you can get 27/28 with diesels, and a good mpg, sounds like the way to go! 
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Cape Coral, FLPosts: 5,290Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Well 28 is my cruising speed and 34 wot. Now after I change to 4 blade props my cruising speed should drop to 25-26 and save even more fuel. 
  • zaverin1zaverin1 Saint Clair Shores,MIPosts: 742Member ✭✭✭
    edited November 17
    handy you need to get over those japanese built 
    Diesels you got and stop acting like a old deck hand....

    ohhhh waittttt
    your pic explains it all
  • Handymans342Handymans342 Cape Coral, FLPosts: 5,290Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    LOL
  • trip_ntrip_n Posts: 193Member ✭✭✭
    edited November 17
    i bet @handymans342==can go fastest the farthest.

    rip my beloved 99.5 golf tdi=transmission died @375k=motor was still strong
    stupid money to rebuild O1M
    trip'n a way of life ;)
  • Dude_HimselfDude_Himself Posts: 103Member ✭✭
    Well 28 is my cruising speed and 34 wot. Now after I change to 4 blade props my cruising speed should drop to 25-26 and save even more fuel. 
    Sounds like I could pass you with my sea anchor out figuring out why my gasser won't run. :-D
  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLPosts: 3,672Member ✭✭✭✭
    Ah snap - he got you handy!
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