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641 rangertimbo Re: Leaky Lencos and pink fluid 10/5/2005 22:33:00

Surfrat2,

I'm going to drain and replace my steering fluid with the Seastar stuff or
perhaps the
walMart mil spec stuff I've heard about. I think the pink stuff is what is
causing my
steering to be a bit stiff, plus I'm getting an uneven resistance in the wheel
lately (air?). It
should be fun working with the hydraulic system. I like to tinker with the boat
-- that way
I learn how to fix things when it's not an emergency on the water. One of the
few benefits
of keeping it on a trailer.

I think I will take my bad actuator apart to see what did it in, just for fun.

The horn that was working last before I sprayed Boeshield in it is now singing
beautifully.
Evidently the Boeshield spray needed to dry before it would do it's protective
magic. It's
louder than it ever was. Now I need to get the other one working. I tried
taking it apart
once but didn't have time to finish. I will try your tricks.

I have enjoyed not having the splash board. It is no longer in the way and I'm
not tripping
on it while fighting fish. Yaay! When I wash the boat down with the raw water
I don't have
to wait long for the water to drain either. You always need to keep an eye on
the stern;
rogue waves will fill your boat whether you have a splashboard installed or not.
Don't
anchor in the stern and use a sea anchor off the bow if drifting. They really
do the trick.
Perhaps I'm less sensitive to water in the splashwell because of my last boat --
a Key
Largo, also known as "that wet POS!" My feet were never dry in that boat. I
had to use
rubber stoppers in the scuppers and wear boots. Perhaps you should re-install
the
splashboard, just for piece of mind and comfort.

Ranger Tim
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--- In <a href="/group/parkerboats/post?postID=yLBD28iHmxuM3jnJUbT9Fu3rsd0zP01Ig7tAFt0h0CqTAQ0Np-WJHz-Be0c16ZUTaJRdHrHP0FmyZQZoqyucETKGdw">parkerboats@yahoogroups.com</a>, "surfrat2parker" <surfrat2parker@y...>
wrote:
> Hi Ranger Tim,
>
> Just to share:
>
> 1) I too have had pink fluid coming from helm pump ever since new
> (2004 21'dvsc). What's up with that?
> 2) My starboard actuator also failed this summer and Lenco had sent
> me a new one (I have not installed yet, need to take the boat out of
> the water). They said there were many problems with the actuators
> and I received a new one in less than a week.
> 3) I have factory Ongaro horns which failed to work this spring. I
> had to take them apart and observed some rust around the center of
> the diaphragm. I sprayed silicon on the diaphragm and inside the
> horn and I adjusted the screw adjustment. so far so good on the
> horn.
> 4) After removing the splashboard this season, I do get water in the
> boat from other boat's wakes. Really need to keep an eye out.
> Fortunately, the drains fairly fast except when washing the boat. I
> always have water pooled up in the rear corners, even with a full
> tank. This was one of the reasons I tried removing the splashboard.
> It only helped that I can squeegee the water through the scuppers.
>
> Surfrat2
>
>
> --- In <a href="/group/parkerboats/post?postID=yLBD28iHmxuM3jnJUbT9Fu3rsd0zP01Ig7tAFt0h0CqTAQ0Np-WJHz-Be0c16ZUTaJRdHrHP0FmyZQZoqyucETKGdw">parkerboats@yahoogroups.com</a>, "rangertimbo" <kstreagle@e...>
> wrote:
> > Oops! trigger happy!
> >
> > Matt,
> >
> > I leak fluid from the fill valve on the helm pump, but only during
> the summer heat. It gets
> > right warm in the sport cabin when it's closed up tight. What is
> the warranty on the
> > Seastar pumps?
> >
> > I have a trim tab actuator on order from Lenco. I hope it's easy
> to install with a minimum
> > of four letter words. I don't have the gumption to switch to
> Bennets.
> >
> > Ranger Tim
> > ---------------
> >
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> <unclematts@y...> wrote:
> > > rangertimbo -
> > >
> > > I have a 2004 23SE and I lost my starboard side trim
> > > tab today out on Cape Cod Bay. Made it tough and slow
> > > going with the wind and waves today. I also noticed
> > > pink oil leaking from the base of my steering column
> > > on the console. My startboard side actuator failed
> > > last year thanks to a hairline crack letting water in.
> > > I'm not very impressed with the Lenco's.
> > >
> > > Matt
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> > > >
> > > > 1. Re: Horns Dead on mine too
> > > > From: "Richard M. Hatch"
> > > > <fishdoc@d...>
> > > > 2. Re: prop question for 2520xl with single
> > > > f225
> > > > From: mike332382@a...
> > > > 3. Re: Horns Dead on mine too
> > > > From: mike332382@a...
> > > > 4. Horn Adjustment?
> > > > From: "rangertimbo"
> > > > <kstreagle@e...>
> > > > 5. Re: Horns Dead on mine too
> > > > From: "rangertimbo"
> > > > <kstreagle@e...>
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> > > > Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2005 16:32:39 -0400
> > > > From: "Richard M. Hatch" <fishdoc@d...>
> > > > Subject: Re: Horns Dead on mine too
> > > >
> > > > Rangertimbo.....
> > > >
> > > > What brand are your horns? They may just need
> > > > adjusting...... Mine were not working properly and
> > > > quit and all I needed to do was to take the back off
> > > > of them and tweak the adjusting screw..... they work
> > > > fine now.
> > > >
> > > > Richard Hatch
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> > > > From: rangertimbo
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> > > > Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2005 11:52 PM
> > > > Subject: [parkerboats] Horns Dead on mine too
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Okay, my horns finally died too. Has anyone tried
> > > > pulling them apart and working on
> > > > them? This is disappointing, they're less than two
> > > > years old and the boat is kept 100 miles
> > > > from the nearest salt water.
> > > >
> > > > I lost a trim tab actuator also. Hope they will
> > > > get a replacement to me quickly.
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> > > > Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2005 22:32:49 EDT
> > > > From: mike332382@a...
> > > > Subject: Re: prop question for 2520xl with single
> > > > f225
> > > >
> > > > The numbers you are trying to hit in terms of RPM
> > > > and top speed at WOT are
> > > > possible with the standard black stainless prop
> > > > under certain circumstances.
> > > > How many people are on the boat? Is the tank full
> > > > of 173 gallons of fuel?
> > > > What are the sea conditions? Do you have a bimini
> > > > open? Where is the engine
> > > > trimmed to? Are your trim tabs down? As you can
> > > > see there can be several
> > > > things that affect performance. Must be glad as me
> > > > to have single engine with
> > > > fuel prices the way they are though!
> > > > Mike.../
> > > > 2520 xl 2004, 225 4 stroke Yammi
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> > > > Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2005 22:36:25 EDT
> > > > From: mike332382@a...
> > > > Subject: Re: Horns Dead on mine too
> > > >
> > > > I have the twin horns on my 2004 2520xl and they
> > > > work fine. I always have a
> > > > habit of spraying EVERYTHING shiny including in the
> > > > horns with Boeing T-9.
> > > > This product works great. If you spray it on
> > > > something and let it dry it
> > > > puts a film over what you ahve sprayed that can
> > > > withstand some real abuse. By
> > > > the way it is not the easiest to remove a year
> > > > later.
> > > > Mike...
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> > > > Message: 4
> > > > Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2005 03:41:52 -0000
> > > > From: "rangertimbo" <kstreagle@e...>
> > > > Subject: Horn Adjustment?
> > > >
> > > > I'm going to check out the horn adjustment. Last
> > > > time I tried to get into the other horn
> > > > (which quit working first), I couldn't get the back
> > > > off completely. Any secrets?
> > > >
> > > > By the way, I called Lenco about the non-working
> > > > trim tab. They are sending out a
> > > > replacement actuator immediately. It was the most
> > > > painless warranty call I've ever made. I
> > > > will be posting a follow-up on the replacement
> > > > process. Gotta be ready for striper season
> > > > on Oct. 4!
> > > >
> > > > Ranger Tim
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> > > > Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2005 03:46:18 -0000
> > > > From: "rangertimbo" <kstreagle@e...>
> > > > Subject: Re: Horns Dead on mine too
> > > >
> > > > " I always have a
> > > > > habit of spraying EVERYTHING shiny including in
> > > > the horns with Boeing T-9.
> > > > > This product works great."
> > > >
> > > > Funny, that's the spray I used on the last working
> > > > horn right before it died. Perhaps it was
> > > > too little too late? Go figure.
> > > >
> > > > Ranger Tim
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