Originally Posted by lifeboatman3
Wash with fresh water then remove the plugs. Then trunning it over but for the first time be very gentle pulling the starter cored. If you go too hard it can cause hydrolic squeeze as the water cant get out fast enough which can crack and bend things. Pull about 50-70 times, which isnt that hard as the pluggs are out. Put the pluggs in finger tight and crank 10 times. Pluggs out and crank again 20-30 time to get the last of the water out. You can blow on the pluggs to dry and dip in some petrol and then put them back in tights and put the caps back on. The prime the fuel bulb and choke out and if poss get someone to hold the throttle flat out and give it a go.
The more time you spend getting the water out the better chance of starting. This is what we do with the Lifeboat's 50hp Mariners.
For general SiBBErs as above but on some engines if its fitted with a carb theres usually a small drain screw on the bottom of the bowl that can be Slackened to drain out any fuel/water that can be purged out using the priming bulb ,
(as a matter of intrest some of the older d class engines had a larger handle/valve fitted in place so it wasent as fiddly with a screw driver )
reason i am saying this is you shouldednt get any water in the fuel tank if your using a sealed flexi /bladder tank on say a zapcat but for anyone else that capsizes with a normal fuel tank a slight amount water can and usually does get drawn in through the air blead screw on the fuel tank owing to the water tempeture then cooling and causing a vacume in the tank ,
that is is if the tanks not strapped down or it can touch the water level.