Man and Machine

Broken down outboard, being cleaned and fixed.

Broken down outboard, being cleaned and fixed.

Just the day before we were going on this trip up to the new bridge in Johor river, we mounted the OB. My new trusty Suzuki, which was stored in the cabin while we were gone to the US, refused to start! Multiple problems, fortunately for us, our neighbour Hoover was available to help. Hoover was so systematic in his debugging of the broken motor, and entertaining to watch. He soon gathered a crowd of supervisors.

Anyway, the things to fix. 1st changed spark plug. (Now I need to remember to get a new spare). That still didnt work. Next trace the fuel, spark plug was dry, indicating a fuel line problem. Clear float pan, took out carbuerattor, clear every single bit of blockage, including the little jammed pin thing. Then assemble and viola! It fired right up!

Happy man and machine
Happy man and machine

There you go, Hoover and the fixed OB.

Anyway, the trip is postponed till Weds… due to tides and new year celebrations on C dock busstop.. wouldnt want to miss any party.

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