I Got My Ride

Harrington89

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Sep 5, 2007
753
22
Mission Beach, CA
Name
Kent
Boat
285 Boston Whaler conquest "Sin or Swim"
So i have been wanting to get something little bigger and newer around 20K-25K and put 5k-10k down but i decided just to get a boat and not have any payments. So i bought this one.

1990 Wellcraft 18'
1991 Merc 115 EFI

Now the boat needed a little work so i have been working on it quite a bit, and now i am about spent... The bait tank does not work in front,or the custom one in back(any ideas) I would like to get the motor serviced soon who should i go to?

My buddy and i took her out yesterday rolled around the bay for a few hours every was going great so thought we might do some kelp fishing well about 2 miles out off La Jolla we start doing some fishing 30 min later i try to start the motor and nothing it wont start. :zelfmoord


So i call some people that i know that might know whats going on, i Tell one person and he says nothing to worry about you just flooded the engine just wait for it to drain. So i did and what do you know about 20 min later the motor start back up again just fine.

So we went back in to MB and just rolled around for a few more hours. The boat is looking really good and cant wait to get her out this weekend.

Kent on boat.jpg IMG00090.jpg IMG00098.jpg
 

johnnylite

Never too late to change.
Sep 19, 2006
3,791
17
Camarillo
Name
John
Boat
Triumph 210cc
Check the fuel system since it's an older boat. Filters, lines, etc.
Check fuse block for connections corroding, connections at pump for bait tanks.
Not sure of a service spot near you. Nice boat by the way nothing beats paid for.
 

Weazel

Captain
Jun 3, 2004
2,453
55
41
North County
Name
Zach
Boat
skipjack
The bait tank does not work in front,or the custom one in back(any ideas)
Need a little more info like does the pump work, type of pump etc.

A couple problem area:
1) bad wiring
2) fried bait tank motor
3) if a thru-hull pick-up, check to see if the ball valve or seacock is open
4) Bait tank pump could be mounted to high so it won't prime. Try dumping a few bicks of water into the tank and see if you can force prime it if the pumps allright.
5) bad switch on your dash

Just a few ideas....
 

Kareem Korn

Muffin Monster
Feb 17, 2005
5,054
1,171
State of Confusion
Name
Tim
Boat
Longboard, 15' Calibogie ("Bogart")
Need a little more info like does the pump work, type of pump etc.

A couple problem area:
1) bad wiring
2) fried bait tank motor
3) if a thru-hull pick-up, check to see if the ball valve or seacock is open
4) Bait tank pump could be mounted to high so it won't prime. Try dumping a few bicks of water into the tank and see if you can force prime it if the pumps allright.
5) bad switch on your dash

Just a few ideas....
check fuses too
 

Darylfw

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Apr 19, 2006
1,522
11
Chula Vista
Name
Daryl
Boat
29' Pro-line, The Four D's
Congrads on the new boat. If you can get it up to Sunset Marine Randy can get your engine taken can of.
 

fishnbuddy

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Jun 10, 2007
1,675
3
Murrieta
Name
Junior
Nice clean looking boat!! Just a few minor things. Looks like your gearing up for an excellent season!!
...fishnbuddy
 

DaveR

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Feb 22, 2006
3,186
11
Irvine
Name
David
Boat
28' Skipjack
Congrats to you on your new boat. There's always one thing that you can count on and that's there will always be things needing to be done, until your next "happiest day as a b.o.a.t. owner" that is... enjoy!
 

sdfishkiller

Cod Smuggler
Mar 13, 2005
5,060
522
Point Loma
Name
Todd Victor Mora
Boat
19' Whaler: EL SUPER LIZARDFISH
Try adopting some Ho's that have experience with electrical. Trade a trip for labor.
 

BUGDIVER

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Sep 21, 2005
282
4
63
Calfornia
Name
Bill
Boat
20' C.C. Bugdiver
Nice boat, congratulations.
Go gets some blood on her.
 

Squid Vicious

me vale verga
Feb 17, 2004
3,167
4
57
So Cal
bloodydecks
Name
Manuel Frias
Boat
none for now
..............nice rig Brutha
 

sdfishkiller

Cod Smuggler
Mar 13, 2005
5,060
522
Point Loma
Name
Todd Victor Mora
Boat
19' Whaler: EL SUPER LIZARDFISH
Oh and go ahead and change your profile now. You're a boat owner!
 

griffin40

Well-Known "Member"
Oct 27, 2007
51
0
Fort Lewis
Name
michael
Boat
don't have a boat yet
nice boat brother. Can't wait to get that place and take that boat out everyday.
 

bassspotter

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Jan 14, 2005
512
1
59
poway
Name
Tom
Boat
parker 2520
Anyone know where i can get a new pump and how much?
See what you have in there first and check out the West Marine catalog on line. You should be able to match up with whats in there now. If its the whole pump, somewhere around a $100, if its a cartridge, about $50-60. Sometimes the get jammed, so give it a rap to see if you can get it going. And get an ampmeter, its really helpful when doing electrical stuff on a boat.
 

The Notorious S.U.A

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Feb 17, 2005
7,795
6
laguna
Name
jorge
Boat
none
nice sled.