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  1. Marathon1150
    hi there: many, many thanks for providing these comments - very much appreciated. We have two boats and the one currently stuck in Tahiti has a Perkins 4.108. It starts by just looking at it and thinking "start". The Volvo Penta 2003 on our boat here is very reluctant to start when cold and as mentioned in my post, smokes and produces a sheen on the water. I will get on to the approach that you describe right after xmas. Many thanks again!
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    Vessel Make/ model
    Coast 30
    Vessel Name
    Ladner, Delta, British Columbia Canada.
    engineers pattern maker/semi retired
    Sailtraining youth education.
    I served an apprenticeship 1966 to 1971 as an Engineers pattern Maker in a full service British engineering company, That had both ferrous and non ferrous foundries. After a 13 month first period in Canada I returned to England and worked as a Blacksmiths striker for eight months before spending three years in the tool and die trade.

    Being a member of an old established Canadian family I moved to the west coast permanently in 1976. During which time I have worked at various times in five different boat building companies, worked as a machinist making Boeing aircraft parts. Spent several years in the gear cutting trade: which led to running my own Pattern making business. I also hold a BCTQ in bench joinery.

    I have a serious interest in history, have conducted Primary maritime history projects, and have also studied and practised trades from a historical perspective from the Victorian era forward. I remain interested in the youth education method of Sail Training & have promoted it in the Pacific Northwest.


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