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Recent content by DavidNC50

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    Power refresh on ‘89 eluder

    I have an Exciter 16.5' with a 135 Black Max.... Here is how it sits in the water.... also I want bigger! There are several guys here with 200+ and I've seen posts of 75mph and beyond. Currently with manual jack plate & 23 pitch prop I'm consistently around 65 mph. If I can/could drive...
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    Looking for input on Mercury 135 Black Max recent Constant alarm

    Gonna add an update...I really think my issues were related to that water plate being off and the engine couldn't get proper flow on plane. If anyone has experience with em and wants to comment please do. I'd also love any info or advise from those who have added...about the addition of a temp...
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    Looking for input on Mercury 135 Black Max recent Constant alarm

    Hi everyone I need some input from those who know more than me.... OK so boat has been sitting for 3-4 years. I drained gas and did the usual routine to get motor fired up after sitting. After getting all the sour fuel out I was good. I also put some straight 2 stroke oil in the cylinders...
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    My 2000 CHECKMATE STILETTO

    I need to find someone to let me do an up close high speed pass while they float! That would make a great video.
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    Torch Lake 4th of July

    WOW That's a lot of people! Lovin the Burger Barge @ 2:35.
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    4th of July Fun

    Nice! If you have any pics of the jack plate is love to see em.
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    86 Checkmate

    This is the Cape Fear river. (Fayetteville NC) We are above the third lock and dam (William O. Huske). There is a good 15mi+ stretch of river between the lock and the boat ramp. We have found several sandbars for nice sandy swimming spots. I would love to meet up with some other Checkmate...
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    86 Checkmate

    Couple quick pics from the weekend! Running good... Thanks for all the comments and advise from everyone!
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    Need Help! tilt trim motor on Mercury 135 BlackMax

    Thanks again everyone! Today, I will be attempting to remove the electric tilt trim motor. After reading replies I believe this motor is probably corroded inside. This motor seems VERY difficult to get off because it is tucked into such a tight spot! Are there any tricks to getting it off...
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    Hi Steven you will need to upload pics to a file hosting site. I use fileden.com it's free...

    Hi Steven you will need to upload pics to a file hosting site. I use fileden.com it's free. There are many free ones out there. Once you have uploaded your pics there... You will then be able to get the URL needed to post on site. When posting there is a button above the text box for "add...
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    Need Help! tilt trim motor on Mercury 135 BlackMax

    @jumbofordman Thanks! I will keep in mind if I need to buy parts. @Bill Gohr I have not released the hydraulic pressure yet to even be able to lift motor of of transom saver. I had to put boat back up because of rain. It worked great last year. I believe that I can release pressure with...
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    Motor porn

    Nice boat! Love the motor & speeds you have hit!
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    Need Help! tilt trim motor on Mercury 135 BlackMax

    Hi Everyone! Sooooo... I take my checkmate out after storing for winter and the tilt trim seems to be frozen or seized. Engine was left on transom saver over winter not completely up or down. (if that matters??) I do seem to remember it leaking down when parked last summer. (Motor fell very...
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