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Old 20 August 2016, 10:18   #21
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Looks like you got a steal of a deal!! The kit alone on that is worth what you paid!
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Old 21 August 2016, 07:43   #22
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It does look like a bargain - will let you all know more when the engine gets looked at on Friday!!!

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Old 26 August 2016, 17:49   #24
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Test was because I just typed all the following and lost the lot when i hit post! AARGGHH!

Anyway, here I go again

Today I had the engine looked at by an engineer and we found:-

Engine is 1996 Mercury 200 Saltwater - V6 3 litre (apparently a Ford Cosworth engine - no not from the cars but from that team - Anyone know if that is true - I like the sound of that!)

We connected battery pack and.....
• Trim system worked and raised and lowered the engine
• Flywheel turned so the engine not seized - a good start! Once freed it would turnover the engine
• Spark plugs removed and not rusty with signs of oil
• Starter seized but freed up with WD40/Diesel mix!
• Compression on all chambers was good (120psi)
• Some rubber tubes perished so will replace all
• No spark on 3 cylinders so ignition system needs some attention
• Throttle cable seized
• The prop is in good condition and the right size (21)

Anyway, the long and short of it is I still think I have a bargain here. Engine refurb will be about 1k to 2k. Even if it goes a bit above that I am still quids in!

On other news the tube cleaner I bought (bought two, tried both and one of them is amazing stuff - Rib Revive - Rib & inflatable boat tube cleaner

I am going to finish cleaning the tubes tomorrow and will take some more pics!

All in all a good day and I reckon I will be doing a test run, I hope, in about 6 weeks!

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No spark could mean a few things.

CDI? 😩

Corroded ground??

Three bad coils not likely.

Bad kill switch is often the main culprit.
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I'll keep you posted!
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Old 27 August 2016, 12:14   #29
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Thanks Willk - "remember me" switched on!

So, spent 4 hours with two lots of Rib Revive, a brush and a hose and the tubes look much much better.

Here are some pics - they are taken indoors so not that good but in one you can see the bit I missed (oops!) but it does show how much cleaner they are.

The two full shots are when I had only done the outside face. Again you can see the difference!

Question - anyone got any tips to get the rubber fixtures back to black, and perhaps the rubbing strake?

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Oh and have also ordered some tube conditioner so hopefully the tubes will look as good as new (ish)!

Next time I work on the boat I will have it outside - wife had the big car with the towbar today!

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