Here's my old Selva again!
I had a good weekend thrashing into some quite heavy seas. Finally, the old girl is running & planing well. Now getting +30 knots which is plenty for the boat design. Problem is, I was running at about 26 knots & she just stopped. Got towed into shore, gave it 10 mins & she fired up again, then ran all the rest of weekend without so much as a splutter. Fuel was new, 50:1 mix. No obvious faults. Didn't do anything to her to get her going again, just turned the key after a break. One theory I have is that she got too hot due to lack of water in the bounce over the waves. Has anyone heard of this before? Presumably it's not unique to a Selva motor? Any opinions valued.
Phil - on the good (ish) ship Venus