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Old 16 October 2005, 17:18   #11
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Cool.

I do miss the acceleration of the outboard but I love the quietness and shear grunt of the diesel. It feels like a CalMac ferry each time starts up too.

It's a pity you had the mechanical failures and it's unfortunate that you need to rely on the err, ......professionals for service. It's a big factor to consider for you and, by Ribnet accounts, many others.

I initially paid for Volvo service parts, oil filters etc. .....you only do that once, I can tell you!

I wiped the green Volvo paint from the fuel filter. Written underneath was Bosch and the part no was a standard automotive item. Just over 3 qwid from the motor factors.

As you say, the cost of fuel is in the balance. When I was running petrol, I got to the point where I felt the pleasure of the boat wasn't worth the cost. We've had an afternoon on the boat today and it's cost about 8 in diesel. Fairly cheap entertainment.

Talking of entertainment, it was blowing a 5 from the south and it was square on to the harbour wall on the Fife side....clapotic waves, never tried them square on like that before. Now they are fun...not!
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Im guessing if your using the boat and the trim gauge is reading 8 or 10 your well trimmed out??

Does the gauge read zero when fully trimmed down?
If not the gauge probably needs calibrating again.
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Old 19 October 2005, 17:14   #13
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Im guessing if your using the boat and the trim gauge is reading 8 or 10 your well trimmed out??

Does the gauge read zero when fully trimmed down?
If not the gauge probably needs calibrating again.
i will need to see when i next go out and check to see if it needs calibrating

will advise
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