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Suzuki 2.5hp

Post by Andy » 20 Dec 2018, 18:57

So xmas aint too far away, so.... opened a bottle of red, watching a boring tv programme, nuffin different there then ! So, my thoughts descend to my "get me out of jail engine" Me is thinking about my 2.5hp OB, running in, then emptying the OB of fuel.

Couple of questions.

How long would a 1 litre tank of juice last for at half throttle ?
If the tank is half full when ya dock, at tick over, how long would it take to get rid of the juice ?

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Post by harrison » 20 Dec 2018, 19:42

solarsurfer wrote:
20 Dec 2018, 18:57
How long would a 1 litre tank of juice last for at half throttle ?
Bleeding hours mate. :)

Well at least 1 1/2 to 2hrs if it’s anything like my Honda 2.3 or Mariner 3.5.

solarsurfer wrote:
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If the tank is half full when ya dock, at tick over, how long would it take to get rid of the juice.
Even more hours. How many days you got to waste?


I might however be talking total bollocks so always carry a spare can. :thumbsup
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Post by Martin » 20 Dec 2018, 21:54

yup :lol:
Hours of running on half throttle and as for emptying the tank on tick over... well thats ages + ages = Moons. :thud :LMT
I'd be tempted to pull the fuel line when you've finished running the outboard in and then allow the carb/line etc to run dry.
This can take a good 15-30 mins just to empty the line & carb on tickover.

Then syphon the unused fuel out and stick it in a tank of something you will use it up in... ie:car/other outboard/ lawn mower - obviously ensuring the fuels are the same :?
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Post by Andy » 14 Jan 2019, 11:41

I have a problem with my little suzi.

I cant get it too lift while on the transom. A couple of threads suggest it may be stiff on the clamp and sometimes needs filing down but I am not sure what people are on about.

I take it I also need some sort of bracket to move it away from the edges of the transom because of the tube tags.

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Post by harrison » 14 Jan 2019, 15:47

Andy,

Best to avoid outboard brackets if at all possible, they can be a real pain. The folding type also rattle like crazy.

To utilise full transom width for aux I’ve seen some people carefully peel off and roll back the splash guard fabric off the transom. Saving the need to cut it and able to easily reinstate at a later date if required.

Never had a little Suzuki but both my Honda and Mariner tiddlers were quite difficult/stiff to tilt when new. On both of these it was simply the plastic yolk over enthusiastically gripping the lower shaft. Initially a bit of grease eased this and with wear in use the problem disappeared. Don’t know if this could be similar on the Suzi.

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Post by Andy » 14 Jan 2019, 16:58

The instructions say "just pull it up" and then "press the release clip to lower"
Its bloody hard going, and you would never do this from within the boat.
So far I haven't even managed to move it. Its currently off boat, on a stand and I still cant move it !

Perhaps the cold dont help, I'm gunna bring it indoors, warm it up a bit (Divorce has its benefits) !

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Post by chris moody » 14 Jan 2019, 17:27

I think you will find it a lot easier to tilt when it’s mounted on the transom.
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Post by harrison » 14 Jan 2019, 18:13

Andy wrote:
14 Jan 2019, 16:58
Perhaps the cold dont help, I'm gunna bring it indoors, warm it up a bit (Divorce has its benefits) !
Still hitched and have three outboards wintering in a spare bedroom.

If divorced, would be widening front door and bringing the rib in. Heaven. :thumbsup
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Post by Andy » 15 Jan 2019, 08:11

Just about to mount it on the boat and see what happens.

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Post by chris moody » 15 Jan 2019, 08:34

I had to remove my garage doors and the door frame to get my rib inside. My rib also has its own radiator plumbed into the central heating system. :yay

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harrison wrote:
14 Jan 2019, 18:13
Andy wrote:
14 Jan 2019, 16:58
Perhaps the cold dont help, I'm gunna bring it indoors, warm it up a bit (Divorce has its benefits) !
Still hitched and have three outboards wintering in a spare bedroom.

If divorced, would be widening front door and bringing the rib in. Heaven. :thumbsup
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