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  1. 2 hours ago, Bozeman Bob said:

    No, your exhaust manifolds are raw water cooled ,and the brass,bronze plugs are either on the back of them or underneath them in the back of them as well. And no,it is not referred to as a fresh water system,it is a closed cooling system. When you pull one of the plugs on the exchanger you either will get raw water or anti freeze coming out,if anti freeze just put fitting back in and remove the other one. No plugs are removed from the actual block as that holds all anti freeze,no raw water. 

    Here is the pic out of my manual for my system. 


  2. So what plugs do I need to pull? I got two on exchanger, 4 on manifolds. Do I need to pull the lower block plugs? Oil cooler u thing? And strainer is full of nontoxic? Sorry like I said I have had 250 hp outboards.new to me paying someone next year when it gets to a marina this year just want to get by.

  3. Ok going to drain it sat just worried about the plugs that haven't been pulled out in a long time. Previous years were done the dump and run way but he kept it in a semi heated garage. So those bolts haven't moved in the 10 yrs he owned it.

  4. Here is another one.. It has the heat exchanger on it checked the antifreeze in the resivour its good to -35. But I don't know if it is ok in freshwater before strainer has a hose attachment the original owner ran a funnel to and ran 5 gallons of non toxic antifreeze through while motor was running then shut off. Didn't pull any of the plugs. It was coming out the mufflers. Am I fine for winter? Been reading about it some people do it this way. Skimmer is full of non toxic..

  5. No sir! Can't wait to learn how to drive it and get used to it. Will be a little different then the 21 ft bass boat with a 250 on it. Have allot of cleaning to do and set it up the way I want. Then get it covered before it snows. 

  6. Well finally got it home. Now the race before the snow. Time to access the broken or need to fix items before my first trip with it this spring. Its the 262 with the 454 crusader, t9.9 kicker with the tr1 gold autopilot. 




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  7. Favorite setups

    Got tired of getting beat up with the bass boat. Bought a 26 ft Penn want to get into leadcore and copper sets now that I have a boat that I can run more then 4 rods. Looking at for now rigging 2 coppers and 2 cores. Want to be able to use for browns and later salmon. Can I rubber band copper to a planner board? Then I can have 2 400 coppers and use it as a 100 and so on. Or do I want 300s? Same with leadcore, 10 color?

  8. Crusader owners

    Looking at a boat with the 454 crusader. It has 432 hours all original. I need the ins and outs like life expectancy and so on. Been sitting since 2011 we brought it back to life sat ran great. Might need a carb cleaning but has all new hoses plugs wires, impeller. 

  9. Looking at a penn

    Guy by has a 262 competitor. Great shape been in a garage since 2011. Going to start it for first time today. Has the 454 crusader in it. Need the plus and minus for it I know the history of the boat spent ttl of. 5 yrs in service 2 for charters 3 for pleasure fishing. Has a t15 so wasn't trolled has little over 800 hrs on main.

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  10. 2008 ranger z520

    Made up my mind for a lake boat. Selling my 08 ranger z520 with mercury 250 proxs. Motorguide 101 with 52 in shaft, hotfoot,hambys keel protector, bobs hydrolic jackplate, blinker style trim and jackplate controls, lowrance x28 on bow, hummingbird 1197 c on ram mount, plus many other extras. Asking $27,000






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