Inexplicable Personal Messages Question?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by MonacoMike, Feb 18, 2020.

  1. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    As many of you know I have not been able to be as active here as I have been in the past. However I have participated in a lot of threads here so from time to time I get a PM asking about something I posted and am more than happy to assist as best I can. That is only logical. Also I am not complaining, just find it odd.

    What is illogical is over the past several months I have had PM's with random questions unrelated to anything I have posted about before. The topics are seemingly random, 06, 340 engine will not start, install locations for rod holders on an Amberjack (model not noted), and how to flush coolant in a 71, 427 engine. I have never owned any of these boats nor offered advice on them.

    I just seemed odd that these would trickle in as they do and was curious if others of you experience similar random PM's?

    MM
     
  2. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Mike, I'm guessing here, but I suspect there are a lot of CSR members (myself included) who view you as sort of an expert on all things boating related. That may be the reason they reach out to you.

    Now that there is an Ask The Captains area maybe you could simply direct them to that.
     
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  3. Quint4

    Quint4 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    S.W. Ohio
    330 Sport Bridge (Sold)
    5.7 MPI 350 Merc Bluewaters
    Where you been dude? Hell I'm still here and don't own a boat.
     
  4. douglee25

    douglee25 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    Dallas, TX
    Cruisers 3575
    Twin 7.4l
    I have this odd noise when I put it into gear. Can you help? :D
     
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  5. b_arrington

    b_arrington Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Feb 21, 2007
    Setauket, NY
    2018 Back Cove 34
    Cummins QSB 6.7 480
    Nope, no random questions.

    Can I ask you for advice on my non-Sea Ray?
     
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  6. spikedaddy99

    spikedaddy99 MMSI 338186739 PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 11, 2008
    Prentice, Wi
    2005 500 DB
    QSM-11
    People just miss you. :p
     
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  7. Steve S

    Steve S Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 5, 2007
    Northern IL.
    2000 400 Sedan Bridge with twin CAT 3116's

    2000 340 Sundancer - SOLD!
    210 Monaco 1987 - SOLD!
    Twin Caterpillar 3116's 350 HP straight drives
    My engines won't turn over right now... Can you help?
     
  8. scoflaw

    scoflaw Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2011
    cape cod mass, cape coral fl
    1999 Powerquest legend 260 sx
    502 mpi Bravo 1
    Did Brady/Belichek cheat their way to an early elimination this year ?
     
  9. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    HI MM,

    Noticed I hadn't seen you around CSR very much lately, thanks for stopping in.

    I do have a question.

    First some background. Finding some water in the engine room, can't tell whether it is salt water, fresh water, or from the black water holding tank. Thinking I should ask my boat management person to taste it, see what he thinks. Not sure if is related, but have a couple of lights that have failed on my rope lighting that goes around the bow. This leads me to my question, do you think it will rain in Florida the 3rd week of March?

    thanks,
     
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  10. Todd320

    Todd320 Well-Known Member

    Jul 21, 2016
    St. Petersburg, FL
    2007 Sea Ray 320DA
    Twin V-drive 5.7L 350 Horizon
    I am hoping everyone is following up their posts with several actual PMs with even more random, non-specific, and impossible-to-diagnose questions.
     
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  11. carterchapman

    carterchapman Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 25, 2008
    Lake Chickamauga/Marietta, GA/Ft. Myers, FL
    2006 Sea Ray 58 DB
    MAN CRM V8-900s, Twin Disc Drives; Onan 21.5 Generator
    Where is W*i*n*g*l*e*s*s when we need him!
     
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  12. spikedaddy99

    spikedaddy99 MMSI 338186739 PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 11, 2008
    Prentice, Wi
    2005 500 DB
    QSM-11
    Now we need a thread explaining what this means :D Winter is getting long!
     
  13. b_arrington

    b_arrington Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Feb 21, 2007
    Setauket, NY
    2018 Back Cove 34
    Cummins QSB 6.7 480
    Saying the name 3 times summons an annoying troll.
     
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  14. Todd320

    Todd320 Well-Known Member

    Jul 21, 2016
    St. Petersburg, FL
    2007 Sea Ray 320DA
    Twin V-drive 5.7L 350 Horizon
    It took some research, but now I understand. “Turd Burglar” stood out, haven’t heard that since my father in law passed away... Do not, under any circumstances, click search, and enter that userid in the “posted by member” field!!
     
  15. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    This pot doesn't like stirring like it used too. I still lurk form time to time. Likely be more active in boating season.

    I wish all of us were not so far apart so we could meet more often. Truly my biggest lament of the changes in SR is the unfulfilled promise of an annual "Homecoming" at the now gone Knoxville location. The excitement built in just one meet was amazing and would have easily doubled the next year. This year would have been the 8th year of an event that had loads of potential. Can you imagine thousands of SR owners from around the world descending on Knoxville the weekend after dealer meetings, and CSR leading the way!

    Ugh, did I fall asleep typing, I have a smile on my face it must have been a helluva dream...
     
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  16. firecadet613

    firecadet613 Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2007
    Indiana
    '07 V358
    T- VP 5.7GXi
    Mike we should get together for dinner soon...help break up the winter ...
     
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  17. DWABoat

    DWABoat Well-Known Member

    606
    Aug 13, 2019
    S Louisiana
    2001 280 Sundancer
    1989 220CC Cuddy Cabin
    Twin 4.3 w/Alpha Ones
    5.7 Mercruiser Alpha One
    On your original question, I did recently get a strange PM from someone I have never communicated with about an engine I know nothing about. I politely directed him to the Maintenance forum. That is the only one I have gotten.
     
  18. PlayDate

    PlayDate Well-Known Member

    Dec 25, 2006
    Washington DC
    1994 370 Express Cruiser
    454 Mercruisers
    "Mike,

    I hope you can help me. I just installed this in my Engine Room and plan on using it tomorrow for a long cruise. How do I tap this into my gas tank so I don't have to refill it? Also.....as you can see I have it properly mounted and secured. The moving blankets reduce the vibration and act as a sound shield......"


    [​IMG]

    We miss you......
     
  19. Sublimetime

    Sublimetime Active Member

    803
    Oct 22, 2007
    clifton nj
    420 da
    454
    The scary part when I see a picture like that is---they might be boating right next to you. They are out there.
     
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  20. Skip Boyer

    Skip Boyer Active Member

    116
    Sep 24, 2015
    North Carolina
    1998 500DA Sundancer, 1999 Maxum 2800, 1998 270DA, FFG 7 Oliver Hazard Perry
    Twin Detroit 6V92TA
    They walk among us..................................................
     
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