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Old 07 June 2010, 18:22   #11
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The alarm will be the water level sensor, which will sound intermittently until the water pump fills the powerhead - usually takes 5 or so seconds after firing.

Plenty of manuals on ebay. The Clymer ones are ok, or you may find a genuine Soozook one.

The control boxis easily reversible, but the screws may have corroded. Take off the lower panel and the lever, remove the neutral lock plastic thingy and fit this on the opposite side, then refit the lever on the opposite side and refit the plastic cover.

If it's a Soozook prop, then the size will be cast into the shoulder of one of its blades, next to the hub: diameter x pitch (in inches)
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Old 07 June 2010, 18:26   #12
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...but on doing some pre - purchase surfing I foud the power at the prop was only 48HP anyway.
Where did you find that? Jap motors have been prop rated for a long time - well before that motor was made.
Strangely though, Soozook did also make a 48hp version of this motor.
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Old 07 June 2010, 18:32   #13
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Maybe I got the wrong info then. Do you think its too powerful for the SR4 - I was a little unsure but its all in such good nick and with the brand new trailer - never been dunked - just need to make it fit somehow. . Could be pretty good fun to find out though.
I spoke to a guy who used to work for Suz when they first brought engines over for boats. Apparently the racers liked them but when they played with them they became unreliable. If one is untampered with it tends to be a 'keeper'. Would you agree?
I was unsure if the 55 was a tuned up 40 or a detuned 60, but from what you are saying its probably the detuned 60 - being 3 cylinder.
Oh well, as long as its reliable for a bit........cant afford a nice smooth new rib and engine, so will hopefully be able to leartn to keep it sweet...
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Old 07 June 2010, 18:43   #14
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Apparently the racers liked them but when they played with them they became unreliable. If one is untampered with it tends to be a 'keeper'. Would you agree?
Hard to say, due to its age. It's nearly 20 years old, so may have had a load of use and consequently have some internal wear. But, on the other hand, if it only has low hours, then it's worth hanging onto - I would, but I've got a bit of a thing for Soozooks


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I was unsure if the 55 was a tuned up 40 or a detuned 60, but from what you are saying its probably the detuned 60 - being 3 cylinder.
DT55 & DT65 were based on the same 3-cylinder motor, the 55 having smaller carbs, inlets, etc. The DT40 was a 2-cylinder, smaller capacity and older design.
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May take a raincheck on the PTT, as I am not sure the guy really has all the bits and even if it is the right parts for the outboard.
He's not in Norfolk and called Dan is he?
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Old 07 June 2010, 19:20   #16
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A guy in Scotland says he has the rams, solenoids and motor to adapt to PTT for 430.
I don't think so
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I don't think so
Oops, missed that bit!

Still, I've got an excuse. I'm not used to my bionic eyes yet
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Whats the blue Ebay rib cover Club?
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Whats the blue Ebay rib cover Club?
The covers now sold here:-

http://ducksback.co.uk/

Extremely good value for money and lots of us have them.
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I see, thanks. Looks good value. I keep mine garaged 'in the 'lock up' - Rodney!'
Going to take some pics of rollers later today.
Also looking for a seat back hoop.........
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