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Re: Raw Water Cooled for 35 Years?

Originally Posted by hellosailor View Post
The handles, yes. Did I mention grown men crying? (G)

Tried the handle on a Volvo, not enough room to really swing it. And I think we had similar results on another boat, but this is the first time I've heard of someone actually getting it to work!
Yes I believe you did mention grown men tearing up.

There was excellent access to the front of the engine on Far Cry. I could sort of squat facing the motor and utilize my leg muscles and body mass to handle the vertical motions and that was enough to carry the momentum through the other parts of the revolution (insert 70's porn music here )

It really wasn't that bad. If the access were poor or I had to try and muscle it with just my arms, I truly doubt I'd be strong enough to do that. As mentioned earlier, the motor fires instantly and it really doesn't take much to turn over my old 15hp Yanmar when decompression levers are flipped. I used to bleed the fuel system that way with the starter. It seemed to spin 200-300 RPM. It was way easier than pumping that silly little lever on the lift pump!!! No tears were shed in the starting of the motor...
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