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Old 14 December 2009, 06:30   #11
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The evinrude 70 I had on the sr5 I sold recently in comparison to my 60 was very noticeable, good unit and easy to work on - hard to put my finger on exactly, more top end and torquey'r
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Old 14 December 2009, 14:03   #12
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Superb little engines which have changed little over the decades because they got it right the first time round. Mine ran at about 4 gallons an hour on a Ribtec 535.

Chewy might be able to enlighten us to the changes the RNLI make to water proof them. Mine was spotless inside and a credit to who ever had maintained it in the past.

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Old 14 December 2009, 14:08   #13
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Chewy might be able to enlighten us to the changes the RNLI make to water proof them. Mine was spotless inside and a credit to who ever had maintained it in the past.

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Any inversion proofing will have been removed before sale to the public, it featured a letter box style flap inside an alloy cover in front of the carbs and mercury switches to stop the engine if it went over.
Rinsed off and sprayed with WD40 after every use is the only thing that help prevent corrosion under the hood.

On a recent thread people said not to use WD40, how is the wiring etc on yours?
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Any inversion proofing will have been removed before sale to the public, it featured a letter box style flap inside an alloy cover in front of the carbs and mercury switches to stop the engine if it went over.
Rinsed off and sprayed with WD40 after every use is the only thing that help prevent corrosion under the hood.

On a recent thread people said not to use WD40, how is the wiring etc on yours?
Never had a problem with the wiring, although tended to use Quicksilver rather than WD40.

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