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Old 21 April 2014, 13:07   #1
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It works!!

After a few weeks of dead engine, my knowledge came to it's end on outboards and was preparing for the hefty engineers bill, one last thought was to fill up and empty bin and run instead of muffs! And it's worked!!! now just Wating for some gearbox oil to arrive then I'm off! anyone recommend a good launch spot down hamble?
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Yeah, the back pressure of a few inches of water can be enough to stall an engine tuned to perfection with a finely balanced idle mixture on muffs.

Take a screwdriver for your mixture screw(s) on your first trip - If you get afloat and it sits lower in the water than it did in your bucket you might find it stalls again....

Same thing may also happen when you open up the throttle. (although you can get round that by "blipping" the choke as you open the throttle)


I say all that assuming you have a carburetted engine....
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