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Old 11 August 2014, 17:14   #11
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Old 14 August 2014, 15:25   #13
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Thanks for the advice Regarding the motor on idle however, mine is a water cooled two stroke, so would need to be underwater when started/running to allow the water to circulate?
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Thank you all for your advice and valued information.

I finally opted for the Standard Horizon HX290, which floats, is waterproof for up to 30mins in 1.5m of water (IPX8). It cost 102, so was within my strained budget. Solid construction, and a decent squelch adjustment, rather than the Cobra's squelch on or off configuration.

I also learned you get what you pay for with drybags; a couple of cheap ones let water in, and a couple of not cheap at all let some in, so they are now relegated to camping use, which is what I suspect they were meant for Only casualties were some sweets for emergency (I am diabetic) tissues and some paracord I carried as a matter of course.

My SIB is a 2.6m and has a 4hp Evinrude, so I suspect the person suggesting I let the motor idle whilst out of the water a while though my boat was somewhat bigger and perhaps not water-cooled. As it is a vintage OB, it takes a little while to start, but once going goes well, or at least , it did in the bucket, and around the bay when we managed to get it out there. We plan to try it out on the canal, which may be easier to launch and board/alight, and i can then try my hand at rowing if we come to reeds etc. I understand that there would be a speed limit on a canal, is it a universal 3 or 5mph? We shall only potter along to check out the views and get to practice handling the boat anyway before considering our next very fine weather inshore sea trial
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it wont over heat in 5-10 seconds at idle on choke......... 4hp.....

Row clear of the breaking surface only need enough water under you to float then drop motor when you are in deeper none breaking water.

PRetty much all out boards are "open loop" cooled (suck water in to cool motor) but even when in water they don't draw straight away. although there may be no thermostat valve in a 4hp.

Just make sure you flush the motor after every use as soon as you can and replace the impeller regularly.
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I understand that there would be a speed limit on a canal, is it a universal 3 or 5mph? We shall only potter along to check out the views and get to practice handling the boat anyway before considering our next very fine weather inshore sea trial
Canals 4mph and you need a licence from British Waterways.
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Now the Canal and Rivers Trust in England and Wales after the current Government did away with British Waterways in 2012.



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