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Old    Manny (mrm2083)      Join Date: Nov 2005       10-04-2007, 1:01 PM Reply   
My boat was outside on the trailer and i forgot to pull the plug and it rained like crazy and it got flooded. The starter and alternator are shot but i charged the battery and all elecronics are good. Would the only problems be those 2 things, anything else that could have broken? Is it difficult to replace the starter?
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       10-04-2007, 1:17 PM Reply   
nope. prolly a pain in the ass to get to, but not difficult swap. 2 bolts and a wire usually. are you sure your alt is shot? usually aren't mounted that low.

how long has it been flooded and how high was the water? youre pry ok.
Old    Andy Parsons (sanddragon2004)      Join Date: Jul 2005       10-04-2007, 1:34 PM Reply   
does that have an ECU? did water get up above it if so? if not ur prob fine, just replace the alternator and the starter, should be fun! haha actually on that boat its prob pretty easy once you move all the interior around.

curios what you are doing at the age of 19 to have an x2? dang nice boat!

(Message edited by sanddragon2004 on October 04, 2007)
Old    Dizzy Jenkins (dizzyj)      Join Date: Jul 2003       10-04-2007, 1:35 PM Reply   
check the ecu. This happened to a friends boat, and the ecu was shot, but it was difficut to diagnose.
Old    Manny (mrm2083)      Join Date: Nov 2005       10-04-2007, 1:53 PM Reply   
the water was there for a day and the ecu is much higher. The whole reason it was sitting there is because the alternator was shot. I let all the water out and charged the battery and all electronics work but the starter is out.
Old    MIKE V (madvlin)      Join Date: Jun 2007       10-04-2007, 2:05 PM Reply   
I hear that this can be avioded w/ a water proof cover. (sorry) That sucks must have been a hell of a rain storm
Old    Meathead (meathead65)      Join Date: Sep 2006       10-04-2007, 3:09 PM Reply   
Check and change the Tranny and V Drive lube (if a V Drive)...they are vented at the tops of the units, and water will intrude if it gets that high. I would check the motor oil as well, just to be safe, but you would of had to been REALLY flooded to get into the motor.
Old     matt c (curtisco24)      Join Date: Dec 2005       10-04-2007, 7:01 PM Reply   
Maybe a stupid question, but, why didn't the bilge keep the water down?
Old    Jay (jayc)      Join Date: Sep 2002       10-05-2007, 2:52 AM Reply   
If the water was high enough to trash the alternator then you're going to have loads of issues. That must have been some amount of rain!
Old    Scott Dearduff (clearlakescott)      Join Date: Apr 2007       10-05-2007, 5:31 AM Reply   
this reminds me of that Carfax commercial.
Old    Jon (jon4pres)      Join Date: May 2004       10-05-2007, 7:31 AM Reply   
I would think you can change the starter, alt. and all the fluids and will probably be good. You might just want to take it to the dealer. If the alt. went out that should probably still be under warranty.

The bilge probably didnt work because his alt. was already shot and the battery was dead. Is my guess.
Old    water freak (waterfreak)      Join Date: Jul 2007       10-05-2007, 7:42 AM Reply   
How much water in the engine area. If it was significant then you should drain the tranny oil and refill. Water can get into tranny through breather tube. I am guessing your alternator went bad prior to this and so your battery was low or dead prior to this? Otherwise both of your bilge pumps should have turned on. Motor is still under warranty (3 years) so have them replace alternator.
Old    Rich (rich_g)      Join Date: May 2003       10-05-2007, 8:08 AM Reply   
before you do a lot of stuff yourself, you might think about taking it to the dealer and having it fully checked out. If there is any significant damage, you can make a claim on your boat insurance; that's what its for.
Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       10-05-2007, 8:54 AM Reply   
Manny, if you need a starter or alternator and want to put it in yourself I can probably save you a lot of money. If you can get me the numbers I can cross them or probably find an OEM replacement. It will be a lot cheaper than the dealer. We carry Leece-Neville alternators and Delco-Remy startes, which are probably the OEM suppliers to Indmar.
Old    Billy (woreout)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-05-2007, 10:13 AM Reply   
Dude just use it. If it breaks, then fix it. I would spray it down with WD40 and not worry about it. Have you started the motor yet?
Take it to a dealer if its broke and get it done right its not a 89 boat your talking about.

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