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Old 21 August 2010, 13:26   #51
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Nice to see them running in the engine gently for you, Stephen.
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No break-in period,You go flat-out, right out of the box, thanks to our boron-nitrate cylinder bores. Itís your time on the water.
Yeah, well, a couple of wee scoots up a lake probably won't make too much difference so...
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Old 21 August 2010, 15:40   #52
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I'll certainly not be caning it hard for the first few hours anyway, I'm not sure what the run-in period is on a normal outboard - what do the four stroke makers recommend?

I think I'll be changing the lower unit oil fairly early on as well, maybe 20hrs, certainly won't do any harm and as an ex Johnson owner I happen to have a couple of bottles of Ultra HPF under the bench in my garage which I forgot to give away with the old boat
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Old 21 August 2010, 15:50   #53
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Etecs over-oil for the 10hrs of 'run-in'.
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No break-in period,You go flat-out, right out of the box, thanks to our boron-nitrate cylinder bores. It’s your time on the water.
If cylinders and pistons were the only wearing parts in an engine you might be right, but they aren't so I beg to differ.
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I took it easy on mine for the first 20hrs.
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We cherished ours so much that we had it on display for a whole year before even turning it over!
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Sorry but Ian M holds the record for a cherished showroom Etec. Was years
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Sorry but Ian M holds the record for a cherished showroom Etec. Was years
Ours was on the road going to all the boat shows for a year before it was even started, at the time it was the top model in the range and I would love to know how many people had seen it on a stand and drooled over it like I still do now I'll grant you Ian's does take the biscuit, I never really understood why it took him so long to get it finished but some of the little details he spent loads of time on have really made the boat superb
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Collected Seawolf this morning, happily it all arrived OK and in good condition, so after a bit of tinkering I went off for a couple of hours this afternoon

Bloody great, love the E-TEC, talk about get up and go, with the 19" Viper prop on it absolutely flies, I think the passenger may have been gibbering a little by the time he got off

Most immediate difference was that there is less sensation of speed due to the engine being so quiet, I started thinking that it was quite a choppy ride compared to the Humber but then I realised how fast I was actually going which was somewhere around the top speed of the Destroyer on flat water reining in the ponies a bit it all got a lot more comfortable
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