So I have a single in my charter boat with 16k hours that now won't start without ether. Once it gets going with ether she runs like a top. No smoke and good power. We just sea trialed with the mechanic and the blow by showed 3000 when he said it should read max 1000. They are recommending over haul. I'd rather wait until the season is over and keep using the ether until then. How silly is my thinking?