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Old 09-26-2008, 02:48 PM   #21
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Joined: May 2007
Location: Motoplex
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On an outboard powered boat off of Tarpon Springs, FL.-the motor suddenly quits running.

Remove cowling, bouncing along in 3-4 foot waves-I verify spark and fuel-but no start!

I look further and with an adjustable wrench I remove the flywheel nut and find it had sheared its key. I line up the notches and with a knife and said wrench I manage to cut some pieces off of my office mailbox key-just enough to hammer down into the slot-it got us home.
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