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Becoming a Fan of the A-4!
Not really a question, more of a rave on the Atomic 4. We splashed the boat the week before last, and had to motor up the ICW for three and a half hours before going under sail alone. I was really nervous, because it started to run hot.
I went down this past weekend to work on it. Long story short, the thermostat was just STUCK, and thanks to my complete inability to get the housing off, I ended up trying to lightly tap it off with a hammer. IT WOULD NOT COME OFF, so I gave up and tried a test run anyway. I must have freed it up by tapping on the housing, because it ran at 180 degrees and no higher. And with no loss of coolant or oil!