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Hello all from N Ireland Just picked up a 2004 Johnson 3.5 2 stroke outboard. on running it in my test tank its seams a bit groggy, also in gear at a set throttle it seams to rev up and down slightly ?
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Re: Newbie with a question ?

You might want to ask this on the gear and maintenance forum.

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Thanks silly me Ill do that now
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I need some definite feedback from an experienced sailor with qualifications about an incident.

I sometimes get a chance to crew a big traditional boat. The boat often loses the engine. It did so as we were on course for a stationary container ship. The wind had died and we were initially headed behind. Then it blew us to about 2.8knots and we went for going over the bows.

It find it difficult to guage any exact distances let alone at sea, but it was a big joke that we were right bang under it.

I thought this was about the least funny joke I'd ever f***ing heard. The wind was coming across us, the minute we were across the bows we went behind the ship. And the wind could have died at any time.

My fellow crew reckoned it wasn't a big deal and the worst that could have happened would have been that we would have 'bounced off the ship'. My view was anything could have happened if we'd lost course, because turning this ship is like a tug of war with God, and an accident is an accident and anything can happen.

But I could be wrong: I understand sailing is risky anyway, and that the inevitability of high winds and seas render over-caution futile. I also think that to be a timid skipper is as or more dangerous than being a bold one. So I don't want to make a fool of myself on a point on which I'm wrong.

So what's the score? I want to know if this was a dangerous stunt or or a low risk episode I should shrug off.

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