This is in regard to a 1999 Challenger 180.
My steering was getting stiff, so we cheked the cable by disconnecting it from the jet drives, it was nice and loose. So we grabbed the steering jets and could barely move them.. Went to the local dealer and was told to dissasemble, clean, replace bushing and lubricate.
Then the most amazing conversation began. We were asked, " how often do you lubricate your boat?"
"Two to three time a season, or whenever we take it out of the lake".
"You leave it in the water?"
"Of course its a boat!" "And it's in fresh water"
Well it's like we commited an immortal sin, "you can't leave it in for more that a few days at a time." "We have a 2007 in here right now that needs a new motor and jet pump from leaving it in fresh water, and the factory will not cover it due to negligence".
"Silly me, I thought boats were made for water"
So, this is news to me. Have any of you heard of this????
If this is the true, anyone interested in a very well maintained (except for keeping it in the wate) 99 Challenger?
smaazMember Since 06 May 2006
Offline Last Active Jun 19 2011 05:51 PM
- Group Members
- Active Posts 3
- Profile Views 2,918
- Member Title Novice
- Age 67 years old
- Birthday January 6, 1953
Year of DOO
Model of DOO
Engine in DOO
Twin 110hp Rotax (800)
Hours on DOO
State or Province
- Website URL http://