You might be surprised just how much wll pour out when you "re vertical" it......
Hmm my pre start checks are
- is fuel tank vent open?
- Is deadman in?
Drive off ASAP before it oils up!
Being serious for a moment, a lot of what jezza does I do when I get home (plugs etc)
I'll test the deadman operation as soon as it's safe (i.e in deeper water while giving the aux a wee test away from the slip, or in the marina) before I go horsing off.
I'm on premix, so the whole "air in oil system" stuff is irrelvant to me, (but worth checking if you are on auto mix) and no matter how good my connections etc are whilst sat at home, a 100 mile trip down the road could shake them loose. I'll know if something electrical has come loose as soon as I turn the key - fuel I'll know before that 'coz I'll smell it as soon as I prime the carbs.