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No pressure, but I've been wondering....

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I think it's time we all quit being polite and ganged up to tell Porf to get off his butt - we've been waiting far too long for the final chapters.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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Yeah! He invited us in, said he was going to show us something cool, then he excuses himself for a minute and he leaves us sitting! I've got other things to do, buddy...I've got a life. Another, er, month or two, and I'm out of here!

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This kind of behavior could get him banned.... in which case, he couldn't update us... Uh, - nevermind...


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Did this story ever see a happy ending?
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Did this story ever see a happy ending?
That depends on how you look at it.

Our hero was in the process of re-installing the motor, when he dropped it.

The newly rebuilt engine fell overboard in 15 feet of water, and then sank into the mud. Fortunately, it still had the 5/16" high tensile, galvanized chain attached.

He now uses the engine block as a mooring.


Ya, I know that this story is total BS, but the lack of follow up information from PorFin has led me to starting a rumor...

How about an update from the man who lived this dream?


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I PM'd him about it a couple of weeks ago and was ignored - and after all my good advice.

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Hmmm... PorFin's last post was on 8-12, over a month and a half ago.

All kidding aside; I hope that nothing is wrong with him...


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Hmmm... PorFin's last post was on 8-12, over a month and a half ago.

All kidding aside; I hope that nothing is wrong with him...
Same here. I've been a little worried.

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Re: Perkins 4.108M DIY Rebuild -- A Narrative

As a 4-108 owner, I've been very interested in Porfin's progress too. I'm contemplating the same rebuild.
Anyone heard any updates on this project?
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