09 May 2010 | St.Catharines Ontario
I started the Vetus engine "Vicky" this morning. I was just going to crank it over till the oil pressure came up then start it but it fired on the first turn over and when to idle. This was a little surprising as the temperature was 4C. or 39 F. and I did not use the preheat. I did not have to bleed the fuel as the fuel lift pump is electric and the fuel system is self bleeding. I tested the controls and gearbox all A OK. The engine is very quiet and runs smooth. All I need now is water under the hull.