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Hello All:

Well, I said I was gone for awhile, mainly due to activities on the water, in my boat, for the season. Once again, as happened last year, my engine self-destructed much to my proverbial dismay! So I am, once again, "in the yards" (with *very* tight jaws, by the way). I also swore to this fine group that any nautically related embarassing moments would be posted here. Well, getting towed in with a dead engine and having people yelling *pointed* observations about that qualifies! So, please be kind and is anyone interested in purchasing a 26 foot floatng planter?

Best Regards to All,

-- Peter Nivling (, July 02, 1999



Have you managed to fix your engine?

What type of engine is it?

-- Thomas M. Terashima (, July 30, 1999.

Hello Thomas!

As a matter of fact, tomorrow morning I am going down to Harwichport (which is near the "elbow" of Cape Cod) and running my boat back to Cataumet (which is in the "armpit" area of Cape Cod)where my mooring is which is a pretty good run but it's finally fixed after being out of commission since June 19th. As I said above, this is an exact duplicate of last year but this time it's covered under warranty and, again, they replaced the long block and this time the old one will be sent back to Mercury Marine for analysis as nobody seems to know why this is happening. My boat is a 25.5 foot Tiara Pursuit with a Mercruiser Alpha I Generation II I/O. The engine is actually a 350 cu. in. Chevy block seawater cooled. Anyway, it's fixed and I hope for good. I doubt the people at Allen Harbor Marine Service *ever* want to see my smiling face again!


-- Peter Nivling (, July 30, 1999.

The transit is complete without incident. I did have to wait until about 11:30 to get out of there due to fog. The transit took about 4 hours as I didn't want to push this basically new engine before breaking it in. All is well though and she is back home!


-- Peter Nivling (, August 01, 1999.

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