Once safely back at the dock, Charlie ran up to the marina's well-stocked chandlery and bought the necessary parts to fix the engine, and I resumed my cleaning endeavor. After Charlie was satisfied with his handiwork, he let the engine run for about a half hour. Then, just to be extra sure, we went for a little engine-powered harbor cruise.
The early evening jaunt was lovely, uneventful, and assured us we were ready for the big trip up the coast. Oh, and by the way, an Atomic 4 is much happier at around 120 F.