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Old 06 April 2016, 10:28   #1
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Maiden voyage .... Big thanks to Cheshire fire and rescue

Well today was the first opportunity to get my honwave t32 wet, so launched in to the river dee at sandy lane, Chester

Trundled Up to the weir then turned around towards farndon, got to Churton and decided to turn back as wind was getting stronger

Very impressed with sib and outboard was running sweet..... Suddenly the motor spluttered then 3 seconds later cut out.... Couldn't start it again so prepared for the very long slow row back to slipway

Cheshire fire and rescue boat came past and stopped, towed us back..... Great bunch of lads, very helpful .... Very grateful..... Thank you 👍

Now I just need to diagnose engine problem (fuel related I suspect)
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Old 06 April 2016, 14:13   #2
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Happens to us all, better luck next time!
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Old 06 April 2016, 14:36   #3
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Thanks Max..... at least my misses was impressed being rescued by a load of firemen :-)
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All good experience. Hope you get the motor going!

Being a 2-stroke, then check the obvious, fuel-connection. Not unknown for the connection 'o' ring to dislodge cutting off fuel supply from tank. Not sure about Mercury, but Tohatsu ends are temperamental, especially if not genuine OE kit.
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Being a 2-stroke, then check the obvious, fuel-connection. Not unknown for the connection 'o' ring to dislodge cutting off fuel supply from tank. Not sure about Mercury, but Tohatsu ends are temperamental, especially if not genuine OE kit.

Thanks Spartacus

Thanks for the tip... I will check 'o' rings before I dig too deep

I think it's something simple like that or dirt in carb, fuel pump diaphragm etc

Just hope it's not too difficult to diagnose/expensive to fix

Important thing is it was still a good day out and felt fantastic to be out on the water after a 2 year break
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As you say always good to get out on the water again. Blooming shame about the engine but get it in a tank and go through the basic checks starting with fuel supply as said above.
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As you say always good to get out on the water again. Blooming shame about the engine but get it in a tank and go through the basic checks starting with fuel supply as said above.

Thanks Fenlander

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That's the great thing about a river - you're never far from the shore.

Engine - I'm sure it's not a closed tank vent?

Unlikely to be dirt in fuel - hopefully not a blocked water intake. Anyway - you'll figure it out but it's not gonna improve Mrs Stig's humour or confidence levels...
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That's the great thing about a river - you're never far from the shore.

Engine - I'm sure it's not a closed tank vent?

Unlikely to be dirt in fuel - hopefully not a blocked water intake. Anyway - you'll figure it out but it's not gonna improve Mrs Stig's humour or confidence levels...

Absolutely... Different situation if I was out at sea

Fuel tank vent seems ok, also opened fuel filler cap

Hopefully not blocked water intake, I'm thinking/ hoping simple fix.... Wish me luck 🙄

Humour is a necessity in the boating world.... And deep pockets 👍
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Were you pootling about at low revs. Maybe fouled plugs.
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