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Re: Starting an engine out of water




Good thing the event didn't occur here in Oriental with the beach pirates
watching.  See
http://www.towndock.net/judges.html where we don't mess around ... much.

Mick in ONC
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Borghese" <pborghese@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <sanjuan23@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, November 18, 2002 8:44 AM
Subject: RE: Starting an engine out of water


> Thanks Bob,
>
> The torrential rain kept the spectators away :-).  I eventually got the
> engine started by taking it apart and rewinding the cord by hand.
>
> Thanks Bob and Chuck!
>
> Paul
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-sanjuan23@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:owner-sanjuan23@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bob Schimmel
> Sent: Sunday, November 17, 2002 2:16 PM
> To: sanjuan23@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: Starting an engine out of water
>
> If you are going to start the engine out of water, then at least dip the
>
> leg in the water BEFORE you pull the starter cord. This will wet and
> lubricate the impeller to minimize wear.  There is a very fine rib of
> rubber on the edge of the impeller that seals it to the water pump case.
>
>  Wear out this rib and you've worn out the impeller.
>
> 40 feet  from the dock huh?  Could the spectator crowd hear you from the
>
> dock?
>
> --
> Kind Regards
>
> Bob Schimmel
> (Always stay curious)
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