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Determining Hrs on my motor?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:27 pm
by candeman
I have a 2002 188FS with a 4.3V6, boat did not come with a Hrs meter. Is their a way to determine the Hrs my boat may have. Some type of internal system that records running time, Thanks :roll:

PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:58 pm
by AndrewT
If it's EFI you can hook up a diagnostic device and download the hours, if carby I think it's anybody's guess?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:20 am
by taffy3
I believe that Andrew has it right.

I wouldn't worry about it too much either way though. I've never seen an engine in a small boat wear out due to being run to death. The boat disintegrates around the engine and the engine deteriorates due to lack of maintenance, corrosion and lack of use.


PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:38 am
by AndrewT
I have only done 90 hours in 3 years, even though we take her out fairly regularly. Even if we spend the whole day on the river , she may only run 2-4 hours all up.
I service her once a year in our fall (may), so that she sits for about 4 months with clean oil in the motor and out-drive, give her a good clean and wash, polish and wax. Battery is hooked up to an on board charger that maintains the battery fully charged over the winter months.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:38 pm
You're doing it Right Andrew! She'll outlast you :shock: :lol: