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    sv Bella crossing Lake Michigan

    Thank you for the starter/engine advice last week. I decided that I had lots to make sure was right before crossing beside the engine. We left Milwaukee at 13:00 on last Tuesday. Weather was clear for most of the trip, though I think I saw snow sometime after midnight. It was COLD! On the west...
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    Bella is For Sale

    Bella is sold. Thank you.
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    Bella is For Sale

    I've loved my Vega, but have purchased a boat in Miami and moved to Florida. Bella is For Sale. The original Volvo Penta is kaput. There are new cockpit locker lids and lifeline stanchions to install. She is really well equipped. Luckily for someone, I didn't have time to grab any of the choice...
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    No one Home?

    I'm here in the cold north too. Bella needs a few projects completed in Spring and we are heading from the Great Lakes to the Bahamas or close via the Erie Canal, Hudson River and the ICW. If the cruising kitty runs out & I need to stop and work before I make it all the way to Bimini then...
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    sv Bella crossing Lake Michigan

    Thanks, guys! I'm on the Michigan side of the lake now, but I am always up for a beer. Tom - I'll keep an eye on my schedule in Mid July. Patrick - do you have any need for a custom made Vega cradle? I would only use it next winter before heading south and am working out whether I want to go...
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    Flywheel won't turn.

    Sorry, there were lots of boat details I've been working on. The engine will turn, it bogs down when the decompression lever is dropped and won't start. It seems quite likely the starter needs rebuilt.I have decided to make sure that all else is good on the boat qnd cross the lake engineless...
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    Flywheel won't turn.

    I bought Vega #2620, s/v Bella and am rigging to launch. This afternoon we tried to turn over the engine, a Volvo Penta MD6A. She won't start. The flywheel is not turning. We tried turning the engine by hand with the handle. With the decompression lever up, the engine/flywheel would not budge...