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  1. Thanks for chiming in! The mechanic said that when the engine burns the fuel with Yammy lube, the byproduct is exhaust w/oil. He said that the motor isn't efficient enough to burn all the fuel basically. What's left over is an oil residue that results from the oil in the fuel being burned and the motor passes the exhaust & oil out of the prop hub. Since I have a jet, the engine uses exhaust ports, etc, but it can't burn all the oil, so some passes through the lower unit from below the power head. It's not leaking fuel, because it doesn't smell like fuel and fuel would evaporate and this stuff has been there for over 24 hours. I know it's not leaking oil, because it's not that deep Yammy blue. I'm going to roll with it and keep an eye on my oil level to make sure. I really appreciate you guys chiming in. Hopefully you'll both get out there this weekend! Thank you
  2. Well, I just got off the phone with a marine mechanic and he told me it was just un-burned exhaust oil. As long as the color isn't Yammy blue, and it's a brownish color, not to worry. Have you guys run into this?
  3. I just hooked up the motor to the garden hose, took the cowling off and ran it for a few minutes. I revved it up, etc. to put a little pressure on the system. I didn't see any leaks. So, I wonder if it's a seal between the engine and the lower unit...... Any ideas as to what it could be?????????? That's great. Thank you!
  4. I just hooked up the motor to the garden hose, took the cowling off and ran it for a few minutes. I revved it up, etc. to put a little pressure on the system. I didn't see any leaks. So, I wonder if it's a seal between the engine and the lower unit...... Any ideas as to what it could be??????????
  5. Hey guys, the boat I just bought has a 1999 50 EJRX Yammy on it. The motor was in a crate from 1999 until 2016 when the previous owner bought it from an individual. A guy who works at a marine dealer bought it for his dad and his dad never used it. So, he purchased it from the employee and actually saw them unbox the motor. Crazy stuff. Anyway, the motor was used once and then stored, inside, for 2 1/2 years WITH fuel in the motor. It was non-ethanol fuel with Stabil in it. Where the lower unit meets the top of the motor, there's clearly a substance leaking out of the motor. I have had the gas line plugged in for a few days, as I have run it for several days in a row, playing around. When I ran the motor, I would run it for about 15 minutes at a time, full out, and then stop for about 15 - 20 minutes. I think the gas may have eaten a seal and I don't want to run it again and risk burning up my motor. Do you have any idea of what the leak could be coming from? Please help!!!
  6. Hey guys, I need to buy an anchor and there are lots of choices out there. I don't want one that's too heavy, for fear that I might dip the front end of my boat and go down..... I have a 20' X 42" AFF boat with a 50/35 Yammy jet on it. What style of anchor do you use? What weight? What boat are you using? Thanks!!!
  7. Has your trim/tilt ever just stopped working? Without clicking or any other sound?
  8. Hey guys, I got really lucky and bought a boat from my friend's dad a couple of days ago. He put a '99 Yammy 50/35 jet on it, ran it a handful of times, and then stored it for years due to health problems. It was a little tricky to get it running, but it runs great now. I have two issues to fix with the motor: 1. It dies a idle unless you give it a little throttle 2. The tilt/trim does nothing. No clicking, no sound, nothing. But the key start works perfectly. With the tilt/trim, do you think it's as simple as replacing the relay? Please chime in with suggestions! Thank you
  9. Hey guys, I ran across a 2008 Topwater for sale and don't know much about the boats. I spoke with a boat dealer and he told me he wouldn't use or sell them. I'm taking what he said with a grain of salt, but here's what he told me. He said that they don't use any support between the glass on their construction. No wood or anything, so the hull will only last a year, for guide use. He also said he saw a guy put his foot through the deck of a 2016 model after he jumped a foot and a half from the boat ramp onto the boat deck. What's your experience with these boats? Did they use a support material on their boats in 2008? I know this sounds far fetched, but I need to make sure I'm not buying a boat that will need it's hull re-glassed every few years. I appreciate any and all input. Thank you!
  10. Dang! $400! Maybe I should rethink this........
  11. Thank you so much for chiming in! You're right about the boats holding their value. I was blown away when I started looking around and saw prices on 15 - 20 year old boats in the $7,000 range. I thought they should be in the $3,500 range. I'm just trying to make a good, financial decision. Thanks again!
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