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Old 12-24-2010, 06:20 AM   #1
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Question Boat has sat for 2 years? What to do?

Hello everyone, I have a 1996 Mariah 220 Talari. I went back to school to finish my degree and because of financial reasons had to let the boat sit for 2 years. However, its time to get back out there and I need to know what I need to repair, replace or check up on? I live in Southern California and don't need to winterize it because it does not get below freezing. I have kept it covered and kept the trailer tires filled and covered. Please give me any suggestions on what I should do. Any websites or email me with info. (LMUEarl@msn.com). Thanks again and I'll see you on the water.

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    Default Re: Boat has sat for 2 years? What to do?

    Hopefully you used fuel stabelizer or better yet drained the tank and ran the carb empty. If not, that would be the first thing i would do is drain everything, new filters and fuel, new battery.
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    Default Re: Boat has sat for 2 years? What to do?

    Yep, all the fluids & filters should be changed. A bit of lubrication for the moving parts (outdrive, steering etc) might be in order too. And as Mariah Bob says, hopefully you used some fuel stablizer 2 yrs ago so that the carb etc isn't gummed up.
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    If you didn't fog the cylinders before laying up, you may want to consider removing each spark plug and squirting some WD-40 or fogging oil into each cylinder. I would use a wrench on the crank bolt to slowly turn the engine over before cranking with the starter...just in case you have a stuck ring. Good luck and welcome back to the water!
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    Thank you Hudson River Steve for this useful post!
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