Originally Posted by Max...
Hi Simon, I think there is a topic or two on this somewhere - either Fenlander or myself posted some stuff IIRC and the manual links and service pages will be on there.
Easy to do - generally though you'll probably find it spotless and wish you had not bothered. If it has always run 100% I'd leave it alone. I always run it dry at the end of every trip.
The fuel filter unscrews and you rinse it out in clean fuel - it can be very tight to undo. I use an additional disposable in-line filter by the tank - only a few quid.
Many thanks, it is running 100%, I just thought it's one of those jobs I ought to do. Leave it alone i think! Cheers for the advice on the fuel filter, yes it is a bugger to unscrew!
One of the local fishermen was checking the motor out last week. He said he preferred to have the gear selector on the side because that way you can give it a damp good revving up in neutral before you set off. I must admit I have lifted the lid and done exactly the same before. You can't do that with the gear selector and throttle on the tiller. But, on the flip side I prefer to sit the wrong side of the outboard when helming. No idea why, just a bad habit I got into. And that's no good if the gear selector is on the other side of the engine. Love this engine to pieces, it clearly packs a big punch for a 15hp, it's quiet and definitely something to look after very carefully..