Originally Posted by tonyjd
Hi got a 93 135hp mariner need to tweak it for some more HP's. I want some more speed out of my boat. I can spin a half way decent wrench but i don't know where to start when it comes to tweaking the carbs. I know that in two strokes "if its lean you scream" but i don't know how far i can go before i pop my motor. i found an adjustment on the top of the carbs that i thought was the idle adjustment circuit. When i fiddled with it i noticed a difference in the performance of the motor. i think it is the lean rich adjustment but i am not entirely sure and I still don't know how far i can go before oeverload. Any advice would be great thanx in advance.
Take a look at some of the off-road motorcycle sites for 2 stroke tuning tips. Realize, though that boat engines tend to be a little different than bike engines in the way they deliver power (i.e. you generally want a smoother power curve on a boat vs. a bike where you want a high top end.)
That said, if you don't really know what you're doing you'll most likely cause more problems than you solve.