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Re: Triton Owner's - Review Help
Since you aren't getting many responses so far, let me add some observations that you might find useful. Of course, one of the qualities of a Triton that people like about the boat is it's ability to withstand heavy weather. When the conditions are bad enough that they begin to scare you, you'll really appreciate the boat that can stand up to it. The boat has enough weight that it can keep driving to windward against heavy chop. If the speed begins to drop because of the chop, you can start the engine, and the engine, when coupled with the sail power, will help the boat drive to windward through the chop. If the engine is an A4, one trait of the A4 is that the engine is prone to stalling if the boat heels excessively. The reason is that, if the boat heels too much, the gasoline spills out of the carburetor float, causing the engine to stall due to fuel starvation. If you reduce the angle of heel, the engine will start again. One other somewhat unusual quality of the boat is that, because of it's weight, it can coast for an unusually long distance in smooth water without either engine or sail power. If the engine stalls while entering a marina, it might coast far enough to get to a dock or piling that you can tie up to temporarily.