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Old 26 February 2009, 07:00   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: Crawley
Boat name: Cossack
Make: Avon Searider
Length: 5m +
Engine: outboard 75 hp 2 str
MMSI: 235067342
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 45
Steamin' hot!

Ever felt a bit of a berk?

Bought a new battery for my boat as the old one wouldn't hold a charge. Fitted it, all ok so far!

Might as well give the engine a run, hose & flushing muff fitted, water on. Fuel on, starts first time. Great!

Not long though before there's smoke, no, it's only steam coming out of the centre of the prop. 'Ummm' says he, scratches his head several times thinking it looks expensive. But hold on it's running ok or at least its sounds ok.

Bloody fool! Someone has connected the hose to the hot tap - no wonder its steaming hot!

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Old 26 February 2009, 07:06   #2
Country: UK - England
Town: Lymington
Boat name: NettaMary
Make: Delta
Length: 7m +
Engine: Twin 90hp Suzuki DF
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 255

A boat is not truly yours until you start fixing the things that you have personally broken.
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Old 26 February 2009, 09:55   #3
Country: USA
Town: Oakland CA
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Feb 2005
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Old 26 February 2009, 11:50   #4
Country: UK - England
Town: Dorset & Hants
Boat name: Streaker/Orange
Make: Avon/Ribcraft
Length: 4m +
Engine: 50Yam/25 Mariner
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 5,551
I'm sure you meant to do that to make sure you had heated the engine properly /melted any ice in it ? ( that'd be my excuse )
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