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Subject: Re: We're in a quandary

Alan Smith
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Date Posted: 15:55:27 12/01/2009 Mon
In reply to: Robin Carter 's message, "Re: We're in a quandary" on 11:14:32 12/01/2009 Mon

Thanks, Robin. That's really clear. Having talked and thought it through since Friday, I'm now moving away from the idea of replacing the engine. At least, not now. We've a lot to do, still, to get the boat shipshape inside and out and, although it's a bit slow for the tidal Thames, it's fine for mid-Thames, where we're based.

We have checked speed with a gps and averaged out upstream and downstream speeds to give us a black-smoke-free speed of 6mph. With a bit of black smoke, she'll do 6.5. I'm starting to think that for a 45-year-old, 40hp diesel, that's not bad.

Next time we're out in her, we'll check the revs with a tachometer while the engine's under load to get a more accurate understanding of the power being delivered.

Thanks again to Robin and Ian

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Re: We're in a quandaryRobin Carter12:17:43 19/01/2009 Mon

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