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Mate
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Registered: ‎12-08-2019

2 year old motor corrosion

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Mate
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Registered: ‎12-08-2019

Re: 2 year old motor corrosion

The tilt unit failed. The motor was overheating constantly so I had to set up a fix with the dealer and move the 40 foot boat to a marina 40 miles away to be pulled. The motor stayed in the water for 2-3 months. It was completely corroded way above the waterline. 2 previous Yamaha outboards when left in the water, only had to scrape off barnacles.

Hilarious. Evinrude says the 10 year warrantee is void.
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Mate
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Re: 2 year old motor corrosion

Better video of motor

https://youtu.be/uPXZNOKNG9E
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Admiral
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Re: 2 year old motor corrosion

 

We do not and can not diagnose from a video or a picture, but can offer suggestions.

 

From the pattern of corrosion, it looks a lot like a stray current problem from your videos. If so, it could be caused not only from your boat, but any boat around you or from dockside current leakage into the water. Automotive battery chargers (not marine) have been known to cause that type of corrosion if left on for long periods.

It would be to your advantage to enlist the services of a surveyor with corrosion experience or some company that specializes in the marine corrosion field.

The following links may help explain the types and causes of corrosion.

https://www.boatingmag.com/how-to/zinc-anode-failure/

 

http://www.marinadockage.com/technical-bulletin-understanding-ac-leakage-current/

 

 

 


"There is never just one thing wrong with a boat";
                    -- Travis McGee, main character in a book series by John D. McDonald 


 



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