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Old 21 October 2011, 06:20   #11
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Forgot to mention that I have a spare cowling here for a mid-late '80s DT55 which you can have for the price of a shant plus postage.
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Old 21 October 2011, 09:52   #12
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I reckon 30mm ducting will be too small for a DT55, 'cos of the big round plug on the business end of the wiring loom.
True, and on paper it was too small for my Yam 55's loom too. I removed all the electrics bar the ASIG switch form the remotes, which meant I could stuff the "free" end through from the engine. Did much the same thing when I swapped to the Merc.

Electrics are all now in my console - it was all part of a bigger plan!
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Old 21 October 2011, 18:54   #13
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chaps great advice, holes all plugged epoxied and gel coated, outboard bolted on and to my great relief when connected up the trim worked perfectly!

Two remaining issues:-

- there is no bar on the engine to connect to the steering, are these engine specific or a generic part?

- how do you get that black waterproof sealnt off your hands!!!

Will move onto figuring out tidying the wiring/cable routing over the next day or two but very happy camper at the minute!
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Old 22 October 2011, 06:11   #14
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Well fired it up and after 5 minutes of hand wringing it finally started only to oiled the plugs in about 30 seconds! Old petrol I hope!

2 other items required

- fuel connector for the engine
- safety cap for the controller - currently over riding with a screw driver!
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Old 22 October 2011, 06:57   #15
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- how do you get that black waterproof sealnt off your hands!!!
Cleaning wipes, or babywipes if you're unfortunate enough to have a supply handy
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Old 22 October 2011, 07:08   #16
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Cleaning wipes, or babywipes if you're unfortunate enough to have a supply handy
Don't know what it is about babywipes but they will clean anything. I was told about there magical powers when I had my caravan, the wipes cleaned the black streaks on the metal work below the windows also great for getting marks off grp and the tubes also works on clothes and basically anything, give it a try.
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Top tip on the baby wipes, I can see my skin again!

Back to the DT55 from what I can see it has an automatic choke? The only way it will fire is if I manually operate the choke at the engine (by pushing the linkage). Is this correct or are there wires in the loom that need conected.

Engine runs for 10 seconds then dies, very smokey so need the fuel freshened up. Battery on charge for a another try later.
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A few items needed - any offers of used items or where I can get new ones form would be most excellent!

- kill lead for ob, cap style
- steering link bar
- fuel connector for engine

small battery box and isolator switch

deck cleats for fuel tank and battery box

Cheers
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also need the securing block for the outboard for the control cables, might have to make something, Nasher anything in your spares box?
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A few items needed - any offers of used items or where I can get new ones form would be most excellent!

- kill lead for ob, cap style
- steering link bar
- fuel connector for engine

small battery box and isolator switch

deck cleats for fuel tank and battery box

Cheers
Why cap style kill switch, the rocker type can be reset so the engine can be ran without the killcord, this may be a good or bad thing depending on who uses the boat?
Steering bar needs to be the right length to get the same turns each way.
Fuel connectors I'd buy new.
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