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  1. As above get a service manual. My local wouldnt sell me one but I rang around a few places close by and ended up getting one from townsville dealer. They ordered it from the US so it took a few weeks, but it came and they posted it to me for an additional 10 bucks. total was about 60 all up. its so detailed it literally tells you every single bolt and screw to undo with pictures to go with it. Well worth it IMO.
  2. Thats a good point I wonder what your range is now with the new motor and 240Litres!! I had a 120 + 40 litre tanks in my little carribean and a 90hp 4 stroke and it goes 2+km/litre. I couldnt think of a time I would be doing a 320km round trip!! Like you said I found the fuel just sat in the tank for long periods so I would occasionally top up with 95. Ive since removed the 40L tank and turned it into a kill bin.
  3. Do you think you will drop a prop pitch considering you were not fully loaded and didnt quite make it to 6000rpm? Also, cant believe your old 21 year old 200hp is still 31kg lighter!
  4. Sorry for the delay. I have it sitting on the ramp to try and even up the weight distribution between the two axles. Without it the front axle seems to take all the weight and the tyres looked heaps flatter. Dont even need to have the brake on. Two wheels are chained together on the other side and its chained to the driveway via a shackle dynabolted down.
  5. I have a 1994 15hp yammy. Its a 15D model if that helps (dates back to 1982 i believe). I had the leg offand noticed this hole up inside the upper casing (top right corner). Is it meant to be there? It seems very cylindrical. It doesnt show up on any parts diagrams. Also when i fired it up it has exhaust coming up the upper front part or the casing. Seems to be coming from around these grommets. Does anyone think the two may be linked?
  6. I am in the exact same situation, 18ft fibreglass. I park mine on the driveway no worries. I have a dual axle trailer. I drive up, have the wife put two small caravan ramps (or i made my own with wood) under the back wheels, then I reverse back onto the ramp for the rear wheels only. that way the boat sits almost horizontal. Ive never had any issues with it moving. I also lock the wheels together with a chain (safety 1) and bolted a D-ring into the concrete and chain it to that as well (safety 2) and trailer also has a hand brake. Ill try and get a photo. I drive my trailer up so the back of the boat is facing down and it drains while I wash it. Even when its unhitched its on a slight angle down for drainage. I then unhitch, drive the car forward into garage and back out (double bay garage). its a bit of a PITA with a landcruiser but it works. I have a small house with no street parking. Ill try get a photo later tonight to better explain.
  7. Fishop

    15hp Yamaha

    Is the fuel breather open?
  8. If you post a pic of the foil Im sure someone will be able to identify it. 😎
  9. Fishop

    Outboard problems

    I too do this with my little 8hp 2 stroke. When I flush the motor i just disconnect the fuel line. Gives it about 5 minutes of run time/flush time before it runs out of fuel.
  10. My dream trailer boat is a walkaround cabin with a diesel inboard. So when I accomplish that dream ill let you know!
  11. Would it not be the same as other outboards and exhaust through the prop/under water? Plenty of diesel inboard motors getting around.
  12. They do a 300hp version with 680nm of torque and its 395kg. Or for 20kg lighter you can go 300hp and 650nm of torque with COX. Not sure how a 3.0L 6 cylinder weighs more than a 4.4L V8!?!
  13. Plenty of people hit up the 120km return trip to the GBR where I am from in North queensland in Renegage's. Just gotta pick your days and make sure you have all the safety gear if you get in trouble!