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Dave Bevan
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– brand new Suzuki water cooled engine (we were persuaded that it is not too much trouble to wash the engine out in fresh water after sailing)

We also opted for the little Suzuki, and although we didn’t need to use it in anger, it performed well when we ‘tested’ it between Bosham and Itchenor last week, and pushed us along at around 3-4kts at very low revs.
Washing out was no problem, I clamped it to the workmate, and used one of those large garden buckets you get from the garden center, but make sure you keep the shear-pin safe if you remove the prop’ – it’s absence led to an unexplained lack of drive when we first used it, followed by a trip to a Suzuki dealer šŸ˜³