Makes me rather sad. We have had our shed done before. Maybe thirty years ago. Scrotes stole our Honda lawnmower lawnmower. Jolly good one it was too.
Last night I took this image of the new switch on the little Honda outboard. I put it on two forums. tracking me down is dead easy.
For the second time the Mushroom on the fail safe cut-off had failed. I was going to replace it with a switch but in the meantime I thought I would dismantle the broken switch in situ.
Inside was a perfectly usable button off switch so I gkue gunned it into place.
I had been sent a replacement proper switchfor freemans
by Steve from this place
he sent it to me because he had seen this film about old Hondas
I went in to start packing for sailing this week and contemplating if I should put the little tender Wweet Pea on the roof and then noticed the little Honda 2.3 was not where I left it.
I assumed I had moved it and forgotten that I had done it and I noticed that Eleanors tent was on the floor
before it was on top of the Tohatsu
The shed was unlocked so I assume that I am uninsured. Call me a fool for not locking it but it was hammering down with rain when I went to bed.
I have no idea if the theft was related to my blogs and on-line activity – or if it was because my shed doors are often open when I am working on the boats and any passing transit driving scrote can see the outboards and all the other stuff in there. There has been a bit of a wave of shed thefts locally – all from people who are not active on the web. In addition I was done when it was belting down with rain here. The scrotes would have had to come within six feet of the backdoor where maggie sleeps. In the heavy rain she would never have heard them.
On the other hand the last time I had something stolen from my shed the internet had not been invented – so who can say? I assume it is local blokes – and it was our turn. Our shed is seldom locked at night so there was no forced entry.
If it was online that you heard about my engines and you scrotes are reading this blog – or you happen to be one of the nearly as bad blokes who have bought a surprisingly cheap Honda 2.3 with a modified cut out switch or a really well looked after Tohatsu 6hp with coil charging I would hate them to change hands for less than they are worth.
Both outboards – the Tohatsu and the Honda 2.3 have been fed regular quantities of spark plugs and fresh oil.
They are both excellent starters. If you wish to see them running here is the Honda in action just before Christmas
and here is the Tohatsu starting from cold
I shall attempt to be philosophical about this. It is a bitter pill to swallow.
On the bright side I now have a push button off switch for an air cooled Honda spare
and am driving to the boat to go sailing this week.
I shall miss both engines and I shall also miss the money I will have to spend to replace them