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    Painful sight on Aruba in the Caribbean...

    Yep, I had forgotten about Sugar Sand. Bayliner too, didn't they make the Jazz? The others I didn't know about. Maybe the aftermarket is bigger/better than I thought. I certainly hope so!
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    Painful sight on Aruba in the Caribbean...

    I did not know that. I thought the SportJet was semi-custom for SeaDoo. Let me know what comes of your inquiry to SeaDoo... I might be in the market for a C2K if there's a path to keep it running long term!
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    Painful sight on Aruba in the Caribbean...

    Granted, but shafts aren't that difficult. It's just a question of whether there's enough demand to justify designing the parts. That's why I wondered how many of these SportJet powered SeaDoos are out there. They're not like sailboats that people keep seaworthy for decades... I suspect a large...
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    Painful sight on Aruba in the Caribbean...

    This was NOT a "super clean boat". If you look closely you can see that the green upholstery is almost completely gone from the starboard rear passenger seat area, exposing the tan color foam underneath. That was the case all over the boat. However, I bet the cost of bringing in a NEW boat to...
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    Painful sight on Aruba in the Caribbean...

    Wow, this just hurts so much.
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    Water intake Grate

    The most important difference is that you now have a MUCH stronger grate protecting your jetdrive (fixed stainless vs. fixed aluminum or {gack} moving aluminum). And it cost you no performance penalty. Cheapest insurance policy you could have purchased.
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    Water intake Grate

    Folks... the eleven tine grate, Mercury part number 854810T1, fits ALL SportJet jetdrives from years 2000-2006. All of these engines used a common jetdrive. Only the engine on top (and its adapter plate) changed. Challenger 1800, Challenger 2000, SportJet 210 carb, 240EFI, Optimax 200, Optimax...
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    Water intake Grate

    If you only "drain" through the lower hole, you will not remove all of the lube - and more importantly, possibly water - that is in that chamber. Since lube has a lower specific gravity than water, any water will settle to the bottom and stay in there to corrode things. Not good. The proper...
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    Water intake Grate

    I'm the guy that had the tines removed with a plasma cutter. That gives you my custom five-tine grate, which yields the very best efficiency while still protecting the jetdrive / impeller / stator from most ingested objects. Next time, if it's the stator HOUSING that is stuck, use a dead blow...
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    Water intake Grate

    You're not being a pain, I get it. Didn't know you had the 210HP engine, but it doesn't matter. The jetdrive is a constant across the entire lineup: 200, 210, 240, and 250. See those four screws? Two are hex head flange bolts and two are torx drive countersink. Remove those and the existing...
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    Water intake Grate

    Excellent, he's a good guy. Have fun!
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    Water intake Grate

    Go here: http://www.mercruiserparts.com/partsByNumber.asp ...and enter the part number. Also: http://www.crowleymarine.com/parts/283726.cfm There are many online sources. Google is your friend!
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    Water intake Grate

    The 11 tine grate part number is 854810T1.
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    Water intake Grate

    The 11 tine stainless steel "rock grate" is more efficient than the six tine aluminum fixed version. Years ago I did a careful analysis of the obstruction each presents to the incoming water flow and the 11 is the best choice of the OEM grates.
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    Merc Winterizing

    It's probably fine, but if you don't mind the expense you could drop some of the blue in there too. You can't "overdo" StaBil although at some point more doesn't make it better.
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    Merc Winterizing

    Use Marine StaBil with the E10. It will mitigate some of the effects. Marine StaBil is the BLUISH stuff, not the standard red fluid that you can use with non-ethanol gasoline. Available basically everywhere.
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    Merc Winterizing

    Because it makes absolutely no improvement. Virtually all of the antifreeze you run into the engine will run right back out onto the driveway. The powerhead is basically an outboard mounted onto a jetdrive. You don't run antifreeze through outboards because they're self-draining by design. Save...
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    Help! 2000 Challenger Not Starting when HOT!

    If you have access to an oscilloscope, use that to test your TPS. You need to watch for "glitches" in its resistance as you turn the wiper. These will not be visible on a digital meter and likely not on an analog meter either. Hope this helps!
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    Troubleshooting 2000 Challenger 2000 with 240 mercury

    Actually, I already sold it last fall to a good friend/neighbor on the lake. I see it almost every day. I still have a deep love for it, which is why I drop in here occasionally and help when I can.
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    Troubleshooting 2000 Challenger 2000 with 240 mercury

    There is a black box under the storage bin on the driver's side (under the windshield). It's barely labeled with a Mercury part number and has a few wires going into it. It is formally called a "Mercury Throttle Guardian" and its purpose is to prevent the engine from being revved above idle when...
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