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Old 09-05-2014, 05:51 PM   #8
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No, what you do is run them as gently as you please. To be anal about it, once a day, ok, maybe every other, preferably towards the end, run them up to 1800-2000 for a few minutes. They will live happily ever after. Besides space, one thing the Hatt gives you is the ability to run faster to beat weather or other reason. You have to be careful, there is more urban legend about these engines than any other. The support and parts availability you can get for these old Hatts exceeds any older boat out there.

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