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Old 09-05-2011, 07:11   #16
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Re: A Quizz For the Experts Only: Why the O/B Engine Could not Run?

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Left the fuel tank at the marina?

WE HAVE A WIINER............YESSSS!!!
exactly, we left the fuel tank and the hose at home...!!
and only when everything installed and the tender in the water with the engine on the transom, we were realizing something was missing !!!!!
no way we can't get back to pick it up as we already were 6 to 7 hrs of sailing from the marina...

BRAVO...
(just a question: are you smart or did that happened to you also?)
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:12   #17
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Re: A Quizz For the Experts Only: Why the O/B Engine Could not Run?

If it was a 4 stroke, maybe no oil in crankcase and low oil cut off switch would not allow fire... ?


Novice operator had mounted the BBQ grill rather then an outboard to the dingy in his confusion?
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Re: A Quizz For the Experts Only: Why the O/B Engine Could not Run?

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Free thinking operator refused social construct that would require pulling the start cord?

Simply willing the outboard motor to start proved frustrating, and resulted in existential crisis>?
I love that one !!!
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:13   #19
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Re: A Quizz For the Experts Only: Why the O/B Engine Could not Run?

Oh fine... post the answer while I am typing....

FWIW,

Shrew and I both had the right answer in the first 2 replies...

no fuel tank would mean no fuel...
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:18   #20
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Re: A Quizz For the Experts Only: Why the O/B Engine Could not Run?

No, no.. no gas no fuel, tank empty is not the same at all as NO FUEL TANK....
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Re: A Quiz for the Experts Only: Why Couldn't the Outboard Engine Run ?

Shouldn't this be posted in the Sailor's Confessional instead?
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Re: A Quiz for the Experts Only: Why Couldn't the Outboard Engine Run ?

And your Wife reminds you of this little detail every time you have friends along for a sail....
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Re: A Quizz For the Experts Only: Why the O/B Engine Could not Run?

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exactly, we left the fuel tank and the hose at home...!!
That's funny. Definately a Sailors Confessional post.

Priceless!
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Re: A Quizz For the Experts Only: Why the O/B Engine Could not Run?

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That's funny. Definitely a Sailors Confessional post.

Priceless!
In fact we were so proud of us being able to put the tender in the water and install the engine and having the two of us in the dinghy safely...
and only at that time, when I was about to prepare to start the engine, I saw we didn't have the tank and hose!!
we were laughing so much we almost get in the water...
But we know how to get the dinghy in the water and back.. at least..
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And your Wife reminds you of this little detail every time you have friends along for a sail....
When I told the Admiral we could not start the engine because the tank and hose were still at home, she asked if that was really necessary to have them with us...
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Re: A Quiz for the Experts Only: Why Couldn't the Outboard Engine Run ?

Wow, there's 10+ minutes of my life I'm never going to get back.
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Re: A Quiz for the Experts Only: Why Couldn't the Outboard Engine Run ?

Yes, a good sailor's confessional post. Congratulations on the new tender and outboard solutions. Check lists are good.
I was going to go racing with my newly built sailing dinghy once and left the daggerboard at home. But I think your post beats that one.
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Re: A Quiz for the Experts Only: Why Couldn't the Outboard Engine Run ?

And here I was thinking it's because Neptune hates champagne (Being Roman).

By the way, you could have done one worse and let go before trying to start the engine. I'm amazed how often I see people doing that...
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