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1978 35HP Johnson Engine…

Daltona has been sitting idle for too long. The last time I was out in her was with Mike Wilkinson and we had a series of breakdowns. First a blown fuse which I fixed with tinfoil, then the wire from the spark plug broke away from the coil. This we fixed with Mikes tapered leader (fishing line for you non fisherfolk). Then the starter motor started grinding rather than starting. This could not be fixed with my leatherman but by wrapping a rope around the fly wheel I could start the engine to get us back to safety. Today I finally got around to fixing the old outboard…

  1. November 16th, 2012 at 09:21 | #1

    I’m just back from Lake Dunstan after giving the engine a good run.. No problems! Daltona is back.. This has to be one of the windiest places in NZ. A light breeze here is a force 6-7 which is what it is right now.

  2. November 17th, 2012 at 15:24 | #2

    Good work, Ronan!

  3. November 18th, 2012 at 08:19 | #3

    Thanks man!

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