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    1. Don Lidds
      Don Lidds
      Port runs RICH with slight smoke. 6.2L Mercruisers Vdrive

      My port on start up runs rich leaving unburned fuel. It doesn't idle down slow like starboard. Starboard kicks at 800 rpm slowly gets to 650 idle good pressure.
      My port kicks at 800 immediately drops leaving unburn fuel, slight smoke and less water pressure. I need to manually put throttle up to warm up. ideas?

      Any help greatly appreciated.
    2. Almightys
      You mentioned in a thread having an excel doc with mileage port to port on both sides of mitten. Can I request a copy from you?
      We just bought a 500DA in Benton harbor and going to plan a trip to bring in home to lake st clair. My email is almightys@yahoo.com thanks in advance!
    3. EvanF
      Thanks! Any things to look at with this boat before buying?

      What were you cruising at with the 6 people on board?
    4. EvanF
      I’m looking at buying a 1998 330 sundancer with twin 5.7.

      Wondering how well this would plain out/cruise with 10-12 people on it? Any experience with having many people aboard and getting on plain with these smaller engines?
      1. Gofirstclass
        Evan, I had two 1996 330's, both with the 5.7's. I don't recall having that many people on board because it would have been just too crowded. The 330 is perfect for about 6 people because keep in mind that nobody wants to be down below when you're running on plane. I think the 330 is just about the perfect boat for any inland water and, with the right weather conditions it's a good coastal cruiser.
        May 8, 2020
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      2. Gofirstclass
        We had ours in the San Juan Islands and ran on plane in 5'-6' waves most of the way to Victoria BC The only reason we came down off plane was the girls didn't like the ride. I was loving it.

        I think the 330 is just about the perfect boat for inland waters and, with the right weather is a good coastal boat.

        May 8, 2020
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    5. Rusted Nut
      Rusted Nut
      I’d like that spreadsheet. Tom@benchmarkbuild.net
      Thank you
    6. Dono10
      Hi, I was wondering if you could send me the spread sheet you made up of the great lakes.
      Thanks, Don
    7. MI 420Sundancer
      MI 420Sundancer
      You mentioned you had a good mileage calculations from port to port in Lake Michingan...do you still have available? Thanks!
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    Tri Cities, WA
    Retired--now a boat bum
    Boat Info:
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    Boat Brand:
    Sea Ray
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Old enough to know better, young enough not to care.

    Boating, boating, boating


    1995 550 Sedan Bridge "Beachcomber"
    'There is nothing-absolutely nothing half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats"
    Proud dues paying Charter Member of the Hole In The Water Club!
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