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This however, is not an appropriate forum for debates on taxation, politics, gun control, and other non-boating subjects. Stay On Topic Please try to stay on topic and please try to return discussions to the original topic when they stray. This is a brand specific forum that contains many discussions of a detailed and precise nature about specific models, problems, fixes, etc. Deviating from the topic defeats a very valuable resource for all members, the “Search” function. For example, if a topic on open water cruising deviates to a discussion about how to read a radar unit, then future searches for “radar use” will not find that discussion. If you need to deviate off a topic to ask something, by all means, please ask your question, but do it under a new topic with an accurate title so other members using the search function can find it in the future. Help Us Help You Please take the time to complete the location information in your profile and to add a signature to it that gives the year and model of your boat as well as the engine, and transmission or drive type. All of that information is critical to getting you the correct answers to your questions. For example, unless we have your location, we don’t know if you are in salt water or fresh water, if you deal with freezing temperatures or not, if you must haul out for the winter, etc. Just knowing you have a 30’ Sea Ray is useless without the year since the company has offered several different 30 ft boats. Knowing you have a Mercruiser outdrive is nice, but not nearly as useful as knowing if you are working on a pre-Alpha (which one?) an Alpha (which one?), a TRS, a Black Hawk, a Bravo, or a Bravo III. They are all different and what works on one may not work on another. 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