Went to the boat today. Lowered the engine, squeezed the bulb till it went hard, opened the throttle a tad, put on the choke, and pulled.... and pulled and pulled and pulled.. Not a splutter. I tried every technique I know. There was plenty of fuel getting to the carbs so I assumed I'd flooded it. Disconnected the fuel line and pulled for another fifteen minutes to try and clear the cylinders. Still no joy. This happened to me a month ago, the next day I went down to the boat and it started on the second pull. Is there a set routine on how you start an outboard without flooding it? Are all outboards this temperamental? Can you suggest what I should do next? We missed out on a days fishing because of it. Is it me doing something wrong??
Cheers for now