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ryanwhaler posted 01-10-2004 07:46 PM ET (US)   Profile for ryanwhaler   Send Email to ryanwhaler  
Sometime in the next few weeks Iím going to remove my 15 hp Mercury from my 11-Sport and take it to Maine for its yearly service. It will be transported in the trunk of a full-sized american car.

I have transported my other motor before in just a truck bed, but I want to make sure that this one doenít get scratched up. The motor only had about 30 hours on of use and is nice a shiny. I'd like to keep it that way.

How do you suggest I transport it? Should I use any kind of packing material to make sure it is not damaged?

Thank you in advance,

keltonkrew posted 01-10-2004 08:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for keltonkrew  Send Email to keltonkrew     
wrap it with that bubble wrap stuff....pretty cheap, plus you can have fun popping the bubbles when you're done!
Jarhead posted 01-10-2004 10:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jarhead  Send Email to Jarhead     
You can't be serious...
ryanwhaler posted 01-10-2004 11:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for ryanwhaler  Send Email to ryanwhaler     
Thanks for the reply, keltonkrew .

Thats what I think I'll do, rap it in bubble rap or something close to it.

I'm worryed about the guys at the shop I'm takeing it to. I'm going to leave it there in came back a few weeks later. Since the motor is not going to be on a boat, I was worryed that it would get scratched up when they move it around. I'll just be sure to make sure that they know I care about it when I drop it off.

Thanks for the reply, KeltonKrew.

Toad2001 posted 01-10-2004 11:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for Toad2001  Send Email to Toad2001     
Apart from plugs and lower end oil theres not much to a 15 Horse. You may want to save your time and money. The only other thing I can think of is keeping a film of oil (like LPS 3) on the motor/components so they won't rust - particularly in salt water environments.
ryanwhaler posted 01-10-2004 11:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for ryanwhaler  Send Email to ryanwhaler     
I do all that stuff myself, sir.

The outboard shop is replaceing the waterpump.

Toad2001 posted 01-11-2004 01:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for Toad2001  Send Email to Toad2001     
You said "yearly service"...I was just trying to help.
Toad2001 posted 01-11-2004 01:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for Toad2001  Send Email to Toad2001     
By the way, its a simple job to replace an impeller or water pump.
I could describe it to you, or you could buy a manual.
Libraries have complete technical sections with Mercury manuals as well so you can get all the data for free.
WHALER27CC posted 01-11-2004 09:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for WHALER27CC  Send Email to WHALER27CC     
Uh-Oh....I see the beginnings of another mindless,usless, thread.....
HAPPYJIM posted 01-11-2004 10:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for HAPPYJIM  Send Email to HAPPYJIM     
How about wrapping it in an old blanket?
ryanwhaler posted 01-11-2004 10:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for ryanwhaler  Send Email to ryanwhaler     
I know you where trying to help, toad. Thank you for your attempt.

Don't worry WHALER27CC, it will only be a mindless useless thread if certain people make it one. I for one know how to handle these kind of people now.

Jarhead posted 01-11-2004 01:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jarhead  Send Email to Jarhead     
You're right 27CC...

When a thread starts out mindless/useless there's little doubt it will continue in that direction...

Buckda posted 01-11-2004 02:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
Hi Ryan-

Put a piece of old cardboard on the floor of trunk and be sure to lay another piece over the "threshold" of the trunk - there is a latch loop that can sometimes reach out and grab/scratch heavy objects when you are lifting them over and into the trunk.

The shop should take fine care of your engine - I would not be too concerned about it - they'll probably use a wheeled cart and bolt the engine right to it so they can move it around the shop.

One question - with only 30 hours on the engine, why are you having the water pump changed? (is there a problem, or are you doing it for peace of mind?)


ryanwhaler posted 01-11-2004 03:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for ryanwhaler  Send Email to ryanwhaler     
Hi, Dave.

I'm have the waterpump replaced because the motor left the factory in 1990 and was started for the first time last spring. It pumps water, but runs much hotter then my 1987 8hp Merc does. I think over the the empeller has gotten dryed out over the years.

Buckda posted 01-11-2004 04:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
I see. I was under the impression that it was a new motor with only 30 hours on it.

Thanks for the clarification.


ryanwhaler posted 01-11-2004 05:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for ryanwhaler  Send Email to ryanwhaler     
The gentleman who sold me the motor told me that I should have the waterpump checked before I started useing it. I didn't, I did just for peace of mind. While useing it I kept finding myself looking behind me to make sure it was pissing water and putting my hand on the cowl to make sure it wasn't getting hotter then normal. This way here it will be done and out of the back of my mind.

WHALERBOY 14 posted 01-11-2004 09:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for WHALERBOY 14  Send Email to WHALERBOY 14     
Hey it is not hard to replace a water pump impeller. i am 14 and have done it many times with no trouble. All you have to do is drop the lower unit, take the bolts out of the housing to take it off. then you put the impeller in the right way and put the housing over it then spin the shaft clockwise to tighten the housing down then replace the bolts and put the lower unit back on. unlike you i don't make rude comments on other forum members threads when the are looking for info.

whalerboy 14

Tightlines & happy whalin'

JBCornwell posted 01-11-2004 10:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
You just did, WB14.

Leave it alone.

Red sky at night. . .

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