Deja Vu

Trip Start Apr 20, 2013
Trip End May 08, 2013

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Flag of United States  , Tennessee
Saturday, May 4, 2013

The guys spent the night last night at Aqua Marina in Pickwick Lake, MS and got up early to get a head start on the day.  It got down to 39 degrees overnight and there was a little fog before 6:00am.



Then the engine quit at 6:20am.  GoDevil pushed Perla back to the Aqua Marine dock so they could do repairs.  



They thought the ignition system was the culprit so Joe went to the store in Iuka with the courtesy vehicle and bought new coil, points, condenser, rotor, and distributor cap.  At 10:45 everything was back together and the engine started on the first crank!

And then it died.  They tightened the points and cranked it again.  And then it died.  They thought the fuel pump might have stopped working so they pulled it and realized it was not pumping.  So at 11:15am, Joe went to the marina and bought a new fuel pump and installed it.  At 12:00 noon the engine was started and running and they felt confident enough to cast away again.  Perla left Aqua Marina for the second time at 12:12pm and she's running better than ever with a totally new ignition and fuel system.  Even the thermostat seems to be working now.  Surely they have worked out all the kinks!  Perla will be in great running order by the time it makes Nickajack Lake, TN!

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Susan Farmer on

I was thinking the excact same thing right before I read what you wrote...they'll have all the kinks worked out before they get to their destination!

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