Well, finally got the boat out on Sunday, would have loved to go with the crew on sat but had to work, looked like a fun trip. This was my first trip on the boat, went to the Knik as well, got well past second bridge, then, pretty sure I took a wrong turn and ended up running out of water. This was just a shake-down trip anyway, so just wanted to run boat anyway. No beaching though. Have a 18 foot valco and a 115 yamaha 2s
Had to line boat out of what we were in, clear everyting, sucked up all kinds of stuff, motor did not have water indicating stream when we got back going, beached it again, what we ended up figuring out is that the plastic outlet clogged, never know for sure since I managed to drop it in the water, just zip tied tube out of motor and all seemed good. good stream. Well, first trip caused another round of questions, any input would be appreciated. All in all a good trip for me.
- What extra parts do you guys carry? Already in process of putting together a more comprehensive tool kit, but was wondering any "typical" extra parts you might need on river?
-Lubing the jet, outboard jet instructions just say to add enough grease every 10 hours run time to "clear any water" no indication on how much. What type of grease is everyone using? Any visual fill signs for quanity?
Was fun running it, already in process to correct a few other things learned yesterday, but already planning the next trip!