CDR John R. Erickson USCG (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sun Feb 22 09:50:13 1998
Thanks you guys for the info on the carburator. Its been a big help.
Big hello to Mark (down under), we have few bushies down in the swamp
also. Apart is no problem, however putting it back together again, AH
there's the rub.
"However, if you take something apart and put it back together enough
times, pretty soon you will have enough parts to make two", sayth the
ancient swamp, bush, whatever, mechanic.
Anyway this thing could lead to a serious rif in our shipboard domestic
relations. You see the ladies worked on this engine, removed the head,
fixed a stuck valve, replaced the head gasket, re-torqued and
reassembled the engine and it ran fine......except for the carburator
which is out of adjustment and causes the engine to run too rich and
eats spark plugs. Yes even the hottest ones we can buy. Now I'll leave
it to your vivid imagination as to who overhauld the carb and for some
of you to guess why the mayday. Actually this story gets better but
longer so I'll just sign off.
Yours In Smooth Sailing? YISS....John Erickson, skipper Ship 1,
PS As we say during MADI GRAS "Throw me something mister"