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| Friday, May 1, 2015

After working on another boat for most of the day, I decided to go ahead and test-run the engine, which the owner had requested just to ensure it was ready for commissioning and launching once the boat departed the shop.

I set up the engine with a bucket of water and a hose, and extended the intake hose to the raw water pump with an extension piece that I'd made up in the fall when I winterized the engine.  Since the boat was in the shop, I prepared a bucket on top of some rolling staging, propped up high enough to collect the exhaust water from the outlet once the engine started.  I figured that with a 5-gallon bucket of water inside, and an identical one outside, I shouldn't overflow anything during a brief test.

With the setup complete, I started the engine.  It cranked and started immediately, and ran well, pumping water properly with the new impeller, as it should. 

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Total Time Billed on This Job Today:  .75

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