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    Clean all the crap out of the splash well for gods sake !

    EDIT - didn't watch till the end, you DID clean all the crap out
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    Quote Originally Posted by specboatops View Post
    Clean all the crap out of the splash well for gods sake !

    EDIT - didn't watch till the end, you DID clean all the crap out
    :lol, thanks for watching until the end

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    Maybe just me, but I wouldn't use a steering cable that was rusted up and you had to soak it and beat on it to free it up..... Jmo...
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    Quote Originally Posted by W2F a V-King View Post
    Maybe just me, but I wouldn't use a steering cable that was rusted up and you had to soak it and beat on it to free it up..... Jmo...
    Good point, but you would also not put an oversized outboard on the iffy transom of an undersized boat......

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    Part 67:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevewatr View Post
    Good point, but you would also not put an oversized outboard on the iffy transom of an undersized boat......

    Steve.
    True for one part of that statement....

    I am putting a very oversized engine on an undersized light boat....BUT the transom is rock solid

    Have been a faithful viewer of ALL the Tower of Power video's.... Rock On..
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    At long last, the day arrived when I was able to get the old Mercury out on the water!

    Part 68:

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    So what can I say.....
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    Hello to everyone following my adventure in this thread. In part 70, I talk a more about what I've learned about the boat from the manufacturer.

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    I hope you got it fired up like immediately and let it run for an hour.

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    If you haven't started it yet pull the spark plugs out and spin it over first before you try to start it...get any water out that might be in the cylinders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanUmbarger View Post
    If you haven't started it yet pull the spark plugs out and spin it over first before you try to start it...get any water out that might be in the cylinders.
    Hello Dan,
    I was lucky. Because the motor never totaly submerged, very little, if any, water got in the cylinders. That old teleflex steering cable is the only thing that saved it from going to the bottom of the lake. Luckily it was not the style that mounts through the tilt tube lol.

    Steve.

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    Part 71, I find out that the wiring inside the Mercontrol is completely trashed. I'm surprised it worked at all, and was lucky it didn't short out.

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    In Part 72, I fire up the Mercury, and am pleased to see it appears to be fine after it's near disastrous adventure on the Old Town boat:

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