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  1. #1
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    Unhappy Mirage Sugar Sand

    We dropped our 1997 Mirage Sugar Sand 120 in the Lake last week, first launch of the 2009 year. After turning over a few times, the cylinders filled with water. We immediately drained the cylinders.. have not restarted the boat. What could have caused this?

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    Question Re: Mirage Sugar Sand

    Drained and flushed engine, replaced exhaust manifold gasket. Boat started and ran. Any other Mirage owners with Mercury Sport Jet 120 have this issue?

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    Default Re: Mirage Sugar Sand

    Ran well for about 20 minutes, including full throttle and up to plane, then 'bang'. Engine froze. We may scrap boat.

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    Angry Re: Mirage Sugar Sand

    Decided against scapping boat, may donate it instead. Looking for Blue Book value and local donation program.

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    Unhappy Re: Mirage Sugar Sand

    Nephew offered to look at motor, out of the water. We'll see what he finds.

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    Red face Re: Mirage Sugar Sand

    Moter was fine, no issues when pulled from boat. However, jet drive was froze, would not move. Opened case, all bearing shot, no lube.

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