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Old 27 April 2003, 16:12   #11
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So late this afternoon with the fuel lines installed and primed, I pressed the big button to see what would happen. She turned over but wouldn't start, soon sorted by bleeding the injectors. Water from the exhaust keeping the 4.2 L block cool as she ticks over. A great moment the first time she has run since early January.

A big thank you to Mal who came down and spent a whole morning sanding down the stern drive ready for the first layer of 5 coats of paint. The first is an epoxy etch coat. Odd stuff very thin and diffcult to paint on but dries quickly like evostick.

And thanks to Phil for the stern drive top cover to replace mine which was missing.
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Old 27 April 2003, 16:16   #12
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One of the engine with a hose pipe feeding directly into the sea water cock to enable the engine to be run out of the water and flush the salt water out after use when she is on a mooring. Don't think you need to flush the system through, well have a look at how much a new water cooled intercooler costs.

The wooden thing at the bottom of the picture is the very swish steering wheel. And the green things bottom right are the paddles, (thats a big engine bay then!)

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A view of the whole boat showing what she will look like in a fortnights time, hopefully, with a little help from friends to bleed the hydraulic steering, paint the decks, stern drive and a hundred other things.
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So whilst most of the members were safely tucked up in bed on Sunday with hangovers she quietly slipped into the water for her maiden cruise from Portsmouth to Southampton. 29 knots with all the MCA Code 4 kit on board and full fuel tanks. The only major problem that came to light was the prop is over size so she doesn't pull full revs. Now sorted with a call to Lancing Marine.

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