Hi Pete, my dad tells me to wait till we go to inverness until i get the stuff.
It's an old Mercury thunderbolt thing, and has been sitting still for quite a while. I've had it to bits today to add a lanyard and killswitch, since it did not have this, but an old push button (not really safe going out on your own..)
I need to get hold of new plugs, they are surface discharge, but i cant find them anywhere.
At the same time i have a dad begging me not to take the bl***y thing to bits incase something breaks off, or im unable to repair it (im going to be 18 this saturday) and i dont think he really trusts me taking anything to bits..
I keep on telling him that there is only one way to find out, and that is by trial and error.
I was just joking about the mile to a gallon thing, the tank is aprox 30L i think, and it eats quarter of a tank for about 4 miles travel at variable speeds.
Also, the vent was broken, and was constantly open, with the hot weather quite a bit must have evaporated.
The engine is still not finetuned, but as im in the middle of nowhere, there is nobody near except Glasgow/Inverness (and i dont really fancy bringing the outboard all the way down there to get charged with a whacking great bill)
compression is fine on both of them, its just gummed up and surface discharge cant find anything to discharge on at a weak spark/current
as soon as it gets up to speed on one of the two cilinders, it will fire the second one up and then it will run fine... for a while.. unless it stops like it did the other day... having a dad worried sick about me out on a boat does not really help either....
I intend to clean it out in the water, attached to the boat as our old bathtub has just been cleaned, and cant use any petrol/oil in it at the moment, as it gets used to water the plants...
Maybe i should take up an apprentenceship on Outboard maintenance