I have a great engine
in my sailboat. a SABB type G that gives me 10hp for a 200kg engine
at 1400 rpm
Mine is equipped with an electric
and manual start.
However if its colder then 0°C its hardly impossible to start by hand without using starting ciggarettes.
Video of a SABB 10 hp started with starting cigarettes:
(Not mine, I have a trintella 1 sailboat with the same engine type from 1962)
These cigarettes are a non electric
predecessor of the electric glowplug in normal diesel
engines. They ignite by chemical reaction when in contact with diesel fuel
Nevertheless i don't have a clue where i can buy these cigarettes.
I've found some internet
gibberish about making them yourself but no "how to".
Any ideas, suggestions?
And please don't tell me to drill a hole through the cigarette holder and put an electric glow plug
in. The whole point of this is having a reliable hand start option. The engine starts fine in cold weather
when using the electric start.