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Old 07-14-2008
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Mine coughs one puff of black smoke and about a pint of black water at start-up without fail. Then it's smoke-less with clear water. I've always assumed it was the extra fuel in the chamber that was shot in there during the 3 seconds of cranking before ignition.
S/V Gracie
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